Searching for Nazi Gold

Have you heard of the Nazi gold train (Wałbrzych)? I apparently live under a rock, because I hadn’t until I received a publisher galley of Janet Evanovich’s latest book, The Bounty. Unfortunately, this is just an urban legend about a train laden with gold and treasure that was hidden by the Nazis in southwest Poland during the last days of World War II, but the book was still a fun read.

Special agent Kate O’Hare and international con man Nick Fox team up for the seventh time to face their most dangerous foe yet—a vast, shadowy international organization known only as the Brotherhood. Directly descended from the Vatican Bank priests who served Hitler during World War II, the Brotherhood is on a frantic search for a lost train loaded with $30 billion in Nazi gold, untouched for over seventy-five years somewhere in the mountains of Eastern Europe. From a remote monastery in the Swiss Alps to the lawless desert of the Western Sahara, the two crisscross the globe in a desperate scramble to stop the bad guys.

The CIA, the FBI, and a WWII treasure map… what’s not to like about that combo? Janet Evanovich’s books always make me smile, and The Bounty was no exception. It’s a romcom and spy thriller all rolled into one Indiana Jones-esque adventure story loaded with historical references. The Bounty was a kick and is perfect for the beach or a staycation. If you are more into audiobooks, this one is narrated by Scott Brick, one of my favorites. 4 stars.

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