Series: Dane Maddock #2
Published by Gryphonwood Press on January 1st 1970
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
1539- In a remote Spanish outpost, one man holds the secret to the greatest treasure and deadliest secret in human history. Utah, Present Day Cave paintings in a newly-discovered Indian site provide evidence that Christ visited the New World. Or do they? Dane Maddock returns in another unforgettable adventure! When Dane rescues beautiful archaeologist Jade Ihara , he joins her on asearch for the legendary Seven Cities of Cibola. Cibola takes the reader on a journey across the American southwest, where the ruins of the mysterious Anasazi hide deadly secrets, and foes lurk around every corner. Dane and his partner "Bones" Bonebrake must decipher clues from the fabled Copper Scroll, outwit their enemies, and be the first to unlock the secret of Cibola.
Plot 3 out 5 stars – predictable pathway
Characters 4 out of 5 stars
I read the second adventure because I enjoyed the first, the mystery is a lot of fun and introduces us to the main enemy group (goes a different route than Cussler) and the group is then carried throughout many novels as the main bad guys (the Domnion) it actually helps the novel and provides some quality jerks to the plot line.
The characters are better developed. The novel takes place in the US Northwest.
Overall 3 out 5