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The Armada Legacy

by Scott Mariani

Series: Ben Hope (8)

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A sunken secret. A missing woman. A race against time. Former SAS major Ben Hope is relaxing at his home in Normandy when he hears the worst news of his life. His ex-girlfriend Dr Brooke Marcel has been kidnapped. Racing against the clock, Ben's frantic search for Brooke leads him from Ireland to the Spanish mountains and the rainforests of Peru. What is the mysterious link between the kidnapping, the salvage of a sunken 16th-century Spanish warship and the secret activities of its wealthy discoverer? As the trail of wreckage and mayhem intensifies, Ben soon uncovers a web of intrigue, corruption and brutal murder. But will he be too late to find Brooke alive?… (more)

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The Armada Legacy by Scott Mariani.

Book Six in the Ben Hope series.

Yet again Mariani provides us with another fast-paced thriller. As a specialist in recovering kidnapped people, the tables are turned on Hope when he has to try to locate Dr Marcel Brooke with whom he has had an on-off relationship. She is abducted under unusual circumstances, but her captor has a particular reason for wanting to acquire her for himself. The legacy referred to is connected with the Armada in that something very important is discovered on a wrecked Armada ship off the coast of Ireland.

The villain of the peace in this adventure is a former Colombian drug dealer with pretensions not only to great wealth, but also to ennobling himself through the discovery in the wreck. With his history he does, of course, have some particularly unpleasant sidekicks, but is not unhappy to perform acts of violence himself.

This could be the last of the Ben Hope series if the course of action described at the end of the book actually comes about! A ripping read – one that I found hard to put down, and that is the first time I have said that in a couple of months.

4.5 stars.
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  Alan1946 | Jun 25, 2016 |
FinishedThe Armada Legacy by Scott Mariani, book 8 in the Ben Hope Series. Another very enjoyable book, but would have liked a bit more history as a back drop. Full of action and adventure. 4 stars. Recommend this series to others. ( )
  Andrew-theQM | Jun 20, 2016 |
The Armada legacy is the eighth novel in the Ben Hope series by author Scott Mariani. A sunken Spanish warship that was part of the Spanish Armada sent to invade England is recovered revealing many treasures. It is also includes some secret documents that if revealed could change the understanding of British history of the time. Dr Brooke Marcel is invited to the celebration party by one of her friends, only it turns out that someone else will stop at nothing to get their hands on those documents. That's when Dr Brooke Marcel is kidnapped and others found dead. On hearing of his on-off girlfriends disappearance Ben Hope tracks her down in a journey that will take him first to Spain and then to the heart of the Peruvian jungle.

Don't expect a strong historical conspiracy in this book. Scott Mariani gave up those pretensions a long time ago. Read the full review here ( )
  thecrimescene | Aug 18, 2013 |
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A sunken secret. A missing woman. A race against time. Former SAS major Ben Hope is relaxing at his home in Normandy when he hears the worst news of his life. His ex-girlfriend Dr Brooke Marcel has been kidnapped. Racing against the clock, Ben's frantic search for Brooke leads him from Ireland to the Spanish mountains and the rainforests of Peru. What is the mysterious link between the kidnapping, the salvage of a sunken 16th-century Spanish warship and the secret activities of its wealthy discoverer? As the trail of wreckage and mayhem intensifies, Ben soon uncovers a web of intrigue, corruption and brutal murder. But will he be too late to find Brooke alive?

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