The Seventh Treasure

by Len Camarda



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/2/2013

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 440
ISBN : 9781477290026
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 440
ISBN : 9781477290033
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 440
ISBN : 9781477290040

About the Book

A young woman is killed in an apparent traffic accident in the mountains outside of the city of Granada, Spain. Her brother, who heads up the Attack on Principle training unit of the U.S. Secret Service, travels to Spain to bring her body back to America. There, and in the company of a female lieutenant in the National Police Force, it is discovered that there may have been foul play associated with his sister Gina’s death. Soon, the consequence of this incident generates a cascade of mysterious murders that confounds local authorities and shuts down all leads to why Gina Cerone was killed. Eugene Cerone, after a thirty year career in the Secret Service, retires so that he can participate in the investigation of Gina’s apparent murder. Working with Lieutenant Mercedes Garcia Rico, an attractive, strong willed and competent investigator, the two uncover an unfathomable conspiracy that dates back to the time the Moors surrendered their kingdom in Spain to the Catholic monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabela in 1492. Driven first by the mission to bring the killer of his sister to justice, Cerone is forced to confront a true evil empire, one that could threaten the stability of an allied nation, Europe as well as the security of the United States. Without official sanction from either government, Cerone builds an unlikely support network and investigative team that includes resources from the Secret Service, a Hollywood film studio, the CIA and the Spanish Police Scientific Unit. Innovative behavioral analysis techniques, financial forensics and intelligence systems are used to link historical events and Arabian fables to crimes and conspiracies of the 21st century. Cerone and Lieutenant Garcia must decipher fact from fable, evidence from whispered rumors and leads from legends, to solve the mystery and stop a silent revolution — and convince both Spanish and American authorities, that the conspiracy is real and not fantasy.

About the Author

Len Camarda has published a few short stories, but The Seventh Treasure is his first novel. He is also an accomplished painter and believes writing and painting are interrelated, as the writer must paint images in the reader’s mind to be effective. From Brooklyn, New York, he is a graduate of St. John’s University, with BS and MBA degrees. A forty-year business career, mostly internationally, took him virtually around the world, including working and living in Panama, the Netherlands, and Spain with his wife and daughter, “George.” Living abroad was truly life changing, allowing him to experience different cultures and awesome vistas and create friendships that have endured for more than thirty years. The majesty, magic, and mystery of Spain, however, were the inspiration behind this novel. The lifestyle, the people, the food, and the unique character and traditions of each region of Spain open up new vistas and experiences that create an indelible mark. He returns often to Spain for an almost annual infusion of España. Len, his wife, Terry, and two toy poodles—Demi Tazza and Cappucino—now live in the low country of South Carolina. An ambiance of beautiful weather, live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss, and a terrace overlooking a tranquil lagoon, all inspire his creative side with the beginnings of a second novel and more paintings.