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Book Reviews

What the people are saying about this book:

You can tell from the detailed descriptions of the Spanish countryside, that the author knows what he is talking about.   His words, literally paint a rich picture of the culture and the people.    If you like mysteries and like to figure out the ending before you get half way through the book, you are going to think twice about this one — because you’re not quite sure how it’s going to end.   The story is an amazing one.   The details of a civilization going back some 500 years and how that civilization rears its deadly head in modern times.   Working backward, layer by layer, the hero Gino Cerone, tries to figure out why his sister was murdered.  The more layers he strips away, the more his life is in danger; and those around him seem to mysteriously die.   You are going to love the ending!Grace Buro

Blue Ink Review

When his sister is killed in a mysterious car accident in Granada, Spain, U.S. Secret Service agent Gene Cerone travels to the heart of the former Islamic kingdom and is soon confronted with a confounding mystery surrounding his sister’s death. In his debut novel, Len Camarda unfolds a measured, history-rich conspiracy thriller that reads like a European-based version of gritty cop flicks from the 1970′s.

Camarda does a nice job of spreading a mix of breadcrumbs and false leads, keeping readers in suspense. The plot eventually revolves around an unfathomable conspiracy, as well as a search by various parties for seven treasures, whose locations were long ago masked, using phrases from a collection of fables we now know as *The Arabian Nights*.

… some might see echoes of Dan Brown in its fictionalization of history based on a few truths. But the novel is awash with the rich culture and vibrancy of the Iberian Peninsula. Camarda has obviously done his research and his travels in the region lend credence to the book’s fertile setting and story. Readers who appreciate a complex plot and engaging historical fantasy will find much room to roam in The Seventh Treasure.

Clarion Review

The Seventh Treasure is a thrilling first novel by Len Camarda. Set in modern-day Spain and painted with layers of history and forgotten lore, this novel combines Tom Clancy’s knack for political suspense with Dan Brown’s love of secret societies.

Len Camarda draws from his wealth of life experience as an international businessman to add authenticity to his settings. Little details sprinkled throughout the book lend a lot of credence to the plot, and the exciting descriptions of customs and scenery are likely to infect readers with a wanderlust and maybe even a desire to book their next vacation in Granada. Also, Camarda’s exhaustive research gives plausibility to the idea that Moorish royals from an ancient bloodline could be staging a comeback in the modern world.

Readers of all ages who enjoy conspiracies, thrillers, and legends will love The Seventh Treasure.

From The Joplin Independent, May 24, 2012 by Jack L. Kennedy

Politics, power and intrigue, pressures past and present often make good reading, when expressed by a good author.  That certainly is the case in the intellectually and physically well-traveled hands of Len Camarda through The Seventh Treasure (Author House).

The plot and action are well-crafted, particularly for a first novel.  “Treasure” is a theatre of the mind.  Turn off TV.  Read this good book.

ByLanderSea Book Review

I’ve  read Dan Browne’s books because I enjoy  the way he entwines mystery with historical facts.  Len Camarda’s follows a similar path in this, his first novel, using the storyline from the <em>Tales of the Arabian Nights</em>. His writing is descriptive, he keeps the plot moving, and involves politics (in a similar fashion to Tom Clancy) and uses plausible methods to uncover the mystery.  If you like historical thrillers or are just looking for a good read, I suggest Len Camarda’s The Seventh Treasure – and, of course, a trip to Spain!