The Rhapta Key

The Rhapta Key (Book 1) by Urcelia Teixeira
Romance...adventure...action...Christian values. Everything you'll want for the perfect binge-read!

When fear stands between you and your enemy, what do you do? Raised by two archaeologist parents, Alex Hunt was quite familiar with the dangers that come with adventure. But when death tragically claims her mother’s life, she vows to never partake in another one.

Until years later, her father mysteriously disappears. Ill-equipped to face her fears, and as life’s irony often has it, the duty falls upon Alex to solve the mystery and find her missing father.

Tasked to go with her, the inexperienced Sam Quinn joins her on an action-packed adventure through the treacherous African Savannah, where an abundance of danger, fear, and heartache confront them head on. As they come face to face with sabotage, crime, and betrayal that will test their inner strength and will to survive, the pair takes on an enemy they never saw coming.

Lara Croft meets Jason Bourne in this pulse-pounding clean adventure thriller where the pages turn themselves! Perfectly brought together with a dash of modern romance and Christian values, this first-in-series sets the stage for an epic clean suspense series!

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A New Archaeological Hero is Born!
The Rhapta Key is a barn burning, fast paced adventure into the wilds of Africa with all of its exotic beauty and intrigue. I really enjoyed the premise and characters of the book and will definitely continue reading this series. BTW....did I mention that this was really a FUN read?!!
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5++ Stars!
This is a stupendous, action packed and absolutely terrific archeological thriller. It is such good reading that I would give it more than five stars, if possible. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
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An Alex Hunt Adventure You Won’t Soon Forget!
If you have never been on an adventure with Alex Hunt, you are in for a treat! There is some history, action, unexpected twist n turns, some lite romance, and a mystery to solve! I read it in one sitting (had to know what happened next). This is my third book by this author and she has delivered another winner! Give this one a try! You won’t be disappointed!
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Based on the true legend of Rhapta
About 2000 years ago, Rhapta was speculated to be the first real metropolis of Africa. The famed lost city was substantially known for its abundant produce of tortoiseshell and metal weapons among traders.
Rhapta soon became one of the wealthiest cities in the world and was mentioned in the Greco-Egyptian writer, Claudius Ptolemy's book Geography.
The fact that he captured his findings in his writings proves that they knew of the city's existence as far back as AD 50.
But approximately 1600 years ago, at the peak of its existence, the entire city suspiciously disappeared.
The city vanished without any trace and with it took bounds of artifacts and architectural insights.
For years, archaeologists, scholars, and divers have been baffled by its disappearance.
The exact location is not known. However, it is believed to have been somewhere off the coast of Tanzania, near Mafia Island.
A recent accidental discovery by a diver in 2016 has the world excited with the prospect that he found Rhapta.
At present, they are in search of artifacts or any proof that the suspected ruins are conclusively ruled to have been the lost city of Rhapta.

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