The archeology and archives classes I took in college always sparked my imagination, so this first novel by NH author Jacquelyn Benson definitely caught my eye!
Archivist Eleanora Mallory discovers a map to a legendary city that could be the truth behind a myth. 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 deadly 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. --Publisher's blurb