Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Tears of the Jaguar by A. J. Hartley

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
I chose Tears of the Jaguar by A. J. Hartley as one of my recent Amazon Vine picks. Here is the description:
Six months ago, museum curator Deborah Miller had never heard of Ek Balam, an obscure Mayan archaeological site known for its carved figures. Now here she is, having traded Atlanta’s urban jungle for a remote village in Mexico’s Yucatan, tasked with overseeing Ek Balam’s excavation. But when a sudden rainstorm causes a partial collapse at the site, an unexpected treasure is unearthed: a collection of rough-cut rubies hidden from the world for hundreds of years—and very out-of-place in the Yucatan. It is a find of immeasurable value, one that Deborah vows to protect—and yet is powerless to prevent from being stolen soon after its discovery. Determined to retrieve the stones, she sets out to trace their complex history across four centuries and two continents, from Mexico to northern England where the jewels once played a harrowing role in the Lancashire witch trials of 1612. But Deborah is not the only one searching for the stones; close on her heels are archaeologists, occultists, and one very determined arms dealer, all of whom will stop at nothing, not even murder, to claim the prize for themselves.
Slowly she stepped back into the dark air, lowering herself with both hands gripping the stiff root, feeling with her feet for the outcrop she had seen in the momentary flash of the lamp. For a moment she was hanging there, just suspended over nothing, then she let her hands slip another foot or so down, and the root tore a little. 


  1. Oh, I would dread being in her situation. Just swinging with nothing under my feet and my hand on a root. Mercy, she needs to be rescued fast.

  2. That does sound a bid scary, but the synopsis sounds great! This is typically one o those books I'd enjoy!
    Thanks for sharing :)
    My Teaser
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  3. Intense situation, I hope she gets out of it safely!

    Here are my teasers for this week =)

  4. Uh oh! Hope she's not dangling over the abyss or anything! ;)

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)


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