The Smoke Hunter

The Smoke Hunter : A Gripping Adventure Thriller Unlocking An Earth-Shattering Secret

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THE SMOKE HUNTER by Jacquelyn Benson brings you the thrills of Indiana Jones, the action of Scott Mariani, the conspiracy of Dan Brown and the authenticity of Clive Cussler. Are you ready to join the adventure?

'Intrigue and suspense aplenty. A refreshing and original new voice' Scott Mariani

'The illegitimate love-child of Lara Croft and Indiana Jones... Fast-paced and action-packed' Stephen Leather

Chasing a threat born in smoke...

London, 1898. Archivist Eleanora Mallory discovers a map to a legendary city. But is it the key to unravelling an ancient mystery or a clever hoax?

Compelled to find out, Ellie journeys to Central America - with a merciless enemy hot on her heels.

In a race to uncover the map's secret first, Ellie is forced to partner with maverick archaeologist Adam Bates, a man she's not sure she can trust. Together, they venture into an uncharted wilderness alive with smoke and shadows, where an even greater danger awaits them.

For what lies there whispering to be unearthed has the power to bring the world to its knees.

Join Ellie and Adam as they battle rivers of scorpions, plummeting waterfalls and pre-historic death traps on the journey to uncovering a deadly secret that could shake the fate of the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 29mm | 315g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1472238346
  • 9781472238344
  • 994,928

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Intrigue and suspense aplenty. A refreshing and original new voice Scott Mariani
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What a fun book! ... I was hooked * Curiosity Killed the Bookworm * Action packed and dynamic ... an entertaining adventure * Books, Life and Everything * A fresh and exciting tale with a fierce heroine at its core ... real escapism * The Book Bag * This debut novel is a girl's own rip-roaring adventure, pure escapism ... I enjoyed reading it immensely * BeadyJans books * A great adventure story ... it actually did keep me guessing until the end * WordsOfaPaige * Are you ready for a grand adventure that has the flavour of an Indiana Jones tale? ... a very exciting read with lots of action * Long and Short Reviews * Indiana Jones meets Lara Crofts in Benson's engrossing action thriller. From the very first page, Benson entices readers ... one fun, wild ride of an adventure * RT Book Reviews * Fans of spirited heroines, dashing heroes, and perilous mysteries will love this rollicking adventure. A thoroughly engaging debut * New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn * Prepare for an intense ride... Jacquelyn Benson keeps you guessing and her smart storytelling weaves thread after thread to create a thrilling adventure, right up until the last page -- David Leadbeater, author of The Bones of Odin Conspiracy, mystery and a courageous suffragette with an eye for adventure - a sparkling debut novel from Jacquelyn Benson -- Rob Jones, author of The Vault of Poseidon Wonderful characters, thrilling action, a social conscience, mystery and a dash of romance: this is a page-turner with everything... Read it before it becomes a must-see movie! -- Iain King, author of Secrets of the Last Nazi and Last Prophecy of Rome The illegitimate love-child of Lara Croft and Indiana Jones... Fast-paced and action-packed but with a keen eye for detail, it moves from Victorian London to the badlands of Central America with barely time to draw breath... If The Smoke Hunter doesn't get made into a movie, I'll eat my Indiana Jones fedora -- Stephen Leather Intrigue and suspense aplenty. A refreshing and original new voice -- Scott Mariani
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About Jacquelyn Benson

Award-nominated playwright Jacquelyn Benson always wanted to grow up to be Indiana Jones, but since real archaeology involves cataloguing pot shards and digging through muck rather than diving out of planes and battling Nazis, she is devoted to shamelessly making things up instead.

After studying anthropology in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Jacquleyn is now married and living in Dublin, New Hampshire. When not writing, you may find her turning flowers into wine, herding her unruly offspring, or hiding under a blanket devouring genre fiction. THE SMOKE HUNTER is her debut novel.

Follow Jacquelyn on Twitter @JBheartswords, find her on Facebook at, and visit her website
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227 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
5 39% (88)
4 38% (87)
3 20% (45)
2 3% (6)
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