The General’s Gold by LynDee Walker & Bruce Robert Coffin – Book Review

The General’s Gold by LynDee Walker & Bruce Robert Coffin – Book Review

The Generals Gold by Lyndee walker and bruce robert coffin

The General’s Gold
The Turner and Mosley Files Book One

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A treasure so priceless, it’s worth killing for…

When Mark Hawkins is found dead in a seedy motel, police deem it an accidental overdose. But billionaire computer genius Avery Turner suspects there might be more to the story. Her old friend was on the trail of the legendary General’s Gold, and now Avery is determined to pick up where he left off…

Teaming up with Carter Mosley, a deep-sea shipwreck diver and adrenaline junkie turned social media sensation, Avery embarks on a dangerous quest for the treasure—and the truth. From Florida to Maine, and from the mountains of Virginia to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, they face treacherous gangs, man-eating sharks, and a world of deception and double-crosses.

As they navigate hidden clues and uncertain allies, Avery and Carter must outwit their deadly adversaries and unravel the mystery surrounding the General’s Gold. But in this high-stakes game, losing the treasure could cost them their lives.

Review by Clive

Firstly, thank you to the publishers for supplying an advance copy of this book which is the first of three Avery and Carter novels due to be published in April, June and October of this year.

The General’s Gold has everything you would wish for in a modern thriller; great characters, excitement, lots of villains, plenty of wealth and action across varied locations, some of which are lavish.

I’ve not heard of either author before but individually they have a number of published novels. One assumes that Bruce Robert Coffin uses his background as a police detective to flesh out Harrison’s character with LynDee Walker taking the lead on Avery’s storylines. Whatever way the workload is split the partnership really works as the lively plot keeps the reader engaged. I enjoyed the different action scenes and the colourful locations, showing off several attractive features of the eastern United States.

The three lead characters really work well together. As with many literary partnerships, Avery and Carter have, to date, a platonic relationship that hints of closer union later. With his years of police experience, the older Harrison brings stability to the team. During their travels they meet some interesting people, good and bad, who help this novel to really sparkle. In giving Avery a backstory of achieving great wealth at a young age the authors have given her the ability to fund her investigations including a private jet which certainly speeds up movement across the country.

Many aspects of the plot may well have been used in previous literature. For centuries books have featured sunken or buried Spanish treasure and for me anything nautical or featuring diving is a draw. So what if some of it seems familiar, at the end of the day we all love what we know and Walker and Coffin certainly know how to put everything together to make a good story.

The General’s Gold really had me hooked. Nothing less than a five star read. Look out for all three novels: The General’s Gold to be published in April 2024, The Cardinal’s Curse in June 2024 and The Pirate’s Secret in October 2024. Amazon are currently offering all three e-books on pre-order at between £1.99 to £2.99 each.

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LynDee Walker & Bruce Robert Coffin

LynDee Walker

LynDee Walker is the Amazon Charts bestselling author of two crime fiction series featuring strong heroines and “twisty, absorbing” mysteries. Her first Nichelle Clarke crime thriller, FRONT PAGE FATALITY, was nominated for the Agatha Award for best first novel, and her second Faith McClellan novel, LEAVE NO STONE, was named a 2020 Thriller Award finalist.

Before she started writing fiction, LynDee was an award-winning journalist who covered everything from ribbon cuttings to high level police corruption, and worked closely with the various law enforcement agencies that she reported on. Her work has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the U.S.

Aside from books, LynDee loves her family, her readers, travel, and coffee. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, where she is working on her next novel when she’s not juggling laundry and children’s sports schedules.

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Bruce Robert Coffin

Bruce Robert Coffin is the award-winning author of the Detective Byron Mysteries. A former detective sergeant, he supervised all homicide and violent crime investigations for Maine’s largest city. Following the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, Bruce spent 4 years investigating counter-terrorism cases for the FBI, earning the Director’s Award, the highest award a non-agent can receive.

His short fiction appears in a number of anthologies, including Best American Mystery Stories 2016.

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