Desert Intrigue

(2 customer reviews)



When Julia’s brother announces that his dude ranch is haunted, she believes that someone is trying to sabotage his place and force him to sell. The mysterious happenings have to do with Superstition Mountain, the lost Dutchman’s goldmine, and the great Thunder God. Is it possible that the legend of the Thunder God is actually true? After a terrible thunderstorm, everyone begins to wonder. John and Julia quickly head to Mesa, Arizona and discover a few mysterious events. Will they find out who is behind these disasters before Uncle Kelly’s dude ranch is ruined?

2 reviews for Desert Intrigue

  1. Patricia Reichardt

    What a fun adventure!

    I love Linda Weaver Clarke’s stories, each one catches me up in an adventure of fun, romance and suspense! This one had so much going on, and I loved every minute of it. Julia is a reporter, and she is trying to prove herself. When she stumbles across some fish that have died of cyanide poisoning after a horrible flood, she thinks she may have found her story. What she uncovers is much bigger than expected, and her adventure is fast paced, exciting and dangerous! This book is so much fun, it’s underlying historical value as well as the story makes it such an interesting listen. But what I truly love is John with Julia. He is so supportive and loving, and goes on this trek with her to keep her dream alive and them both safe! With car chases, a little romance and the uncovering of artifacts, it has something for everyone!

    Carolyn Kashner gives a very good performance of this story. She has such an array of voices to share in the book, and each one is specific to the character. She brings out the personalities in each, let’s us feel the suspense and helps us through the danger with her inflections and emotional pull. It was wonderful.

  2. Julie Howard

    I enjoyed this book. It wasn’t what I was expecting having listened to the rest of the books in this series, as there is no wild trip looking for lost treasure, but I still enjoyed the adventure. In fact it is more what I would normally choose to listen to, as there is a mystery to solve. Don’t get me wrong there is still a well researched legend connected to lost treasure and curses and backed up by history, it’s just this story focus more on who or what is behind the run of bad luck. I like the characters as there is a lot of teasing, banter and love between the family making you experience all the emotions with them from laughter to worry. The mystery was interesting and kept me guessing, I never did guess right. I think I might have to say the series has gotten better with each book and this is my favourite so far but each book does work as a standalone.
    Sharlene and Faith Evans head out to Arizona to help there Uncle on his Dude ranch. The ranch has been in the family for generations but if they can’t turn things around he might have no choice but to sell. Staff are quitting unexpectedly, guests are cancelling reservations, tools are go missing and something is killing the cattle. All of the events started happening after there Uncle took a group of tourists up Superstition Mountain. Has he been cursed or is one of his staff trying to get him to sell. When things don’t improve with the twins being there the rest of the Evans family head to the ranch to help. Can Julia find out who or what is responsible or will her worry over April and Matthews up coming wedding plans get in a the way?
    I like the narrator. I have heard this narrator read a number of books, which also includes all the books in this series, and find that she is a pleasure to listen to and brings excitement and adventure to the story.
    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request from audiobooksunleashed and have voluntarily left this review.

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