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The shocking sequel to the #1 Sci-Fi Bestseller, The Dig (Book 1 of the Matt Turner Series).

A Cuban logging company discovers a priceless Egyptian opal sealed deep within a felled tree trunk - hidden from the world for at least 1,000 years. A remarkable find, considering Columbus didn't explore the region until centuries later. Out of place artifacts, or Ooparts such as these rarely meet with satisfying explanations ... Unless, of course, you know the right people.

Matthew Turner's gift is also his curse. At age 9, he discovered his special ability to "read" the imprints people leave on objects. Now 26, the talent has since landed him both wealth and trouble. After a harrowing experience in Kenya, Matt and his girlfriend are enjoying a relaxing Tahitian vacation, but their trip is cut short when an enemy they thought long gone shows up with other plans. Matt is kidnapped away, dragged halfway around the globe, and ordered to find "the rest" of the lost treasure.

In the mountains of Southern Cuba, Matt finds not riches, but even deadlier foes, and the secrets of a long-dead explorer who will forever alter Matt's life.

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The Opal (Book 2 of the Matt Turner Series)
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the Opal
June 25th, 2016
Nowhere as good as Dig. I bought this after reading the first novel in the series Dig, which was 5* with original ideas, but this is really poor.
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The Opal
April 1st, 2016
Enjoying following Matt Turner on his adventures, good read, a little more violent than The Dig but still entertaining. Looking forward to Return. (Book 3 Matt Turner adventures)
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October 7th, 2015
Can't wait for book 3...oh wait, I don't have to wait! Another great read. Couldn't put it down. My house is a mess, we're eating Mac and Cheese again, but I got it finished just in time for bed.
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Great read
August 13th, 2015
Fast paced, well written. a great adventure. I am looking forward to the third in the series now, and if he writes any more.
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July 30th, 2015
Great series of books. Matthew Turner is a good character, but not too good. Keeps you wanting more!
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The Opal
June 26th, 2015
Quite good in parts but there were chapters tha just seemed too long and rather unnecessary to the plot.
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The Opal
June 2nd, 2015
I loved the first book in this series - The Dig. I couldn't put it down so I was anxious to begin The Opal. I must say The Opal was a major disappointment. This was an action book with lots of gunplay and to many story lines. I found myself skimming most of the book because the descriptions of who was shooting at whom from where was boring. I ended up not finishing the book because it just got to chaotic and there really wasn't an interesting story line.
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2 of 2 people found this helpful
2nd excellent book, great series do far!
March 20th, 2015
Another solid story with an excellent storyline. Again well written with attention to detail where it's needed. Another joy to read with a brilliant main character. I look forward to further books in the series. Happy days!
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