Maria Alvarado uses a cruise with college friends to disguise joining an archeological expedition in Guatemala which her parents would disapprove of. Her friends guarantee they can put her parents off while she discovers Mayan treasure with Prescott, assistant to well known archeologist Professor Zigler who is already on site at the temple. Prescott picks up Maria at the port of Santo Tomas and they drive off deep into the jungle. After several hours of driving, Prescott and Maria meet a truck with armed men blocking the road. In the scuffle that follows, Prescott is shot and Maria escapes into the jungle.Back in the states, FBI Supervisory Special Agent Caitlyn Tierney is just finishing up a case when Special Agent Jake Carver shows up, bored from hiding out after a lengthy deep undercover assignment while waiting for the trial in which he must testify against a biker gang. He plans to hang out with Caitlyn once her case wraps up. Unfortunately, Caitlyn is called to investigate the disappearance of Alvarado and she is off to Guatemala. Carver wishes to go with her but she tells him to stay safe at her apartment and research the Alvarado family for the Alvarado family once lived in Guatemala but had fled to the United States decades ago.
I enjoyed reading about FBI Special Agent Caitlyn Tierney and look forward to reading Blind Faith and Black Sheep, the first two books in the series.