Sunday, May 8, 2016

Review Tour: Chakana by W.E. Lawrence

In 1940, before the start of World War II, James Fleming, the original British secret agent, races on a high-stakes chase to track down the ancient lost treasure of King Huascar of the Incas. He must recover it before the Nazis do or the whole world will be in imminent danger.

Fleming joins forces in the remote ruins of Peru, South America with Kate Rhodes, a policewoman on leave from the United States, her archaeologist brother, Nick, and their college professor, Dr. Charlie. Together, they must decode and interpret the clues, and face the challenges of the Chakana on their hunt for the treasure.

The group is hounded throughout their search of the ancient Sacred Valley by international artifact smugglers, familiar with the Chakana and working with the Nazis, who are determined to acquire the treasure to help finance their war effort. Intrigue, danger, suspense, action, adventure, and even romance abound in this brave band’s quest to save the free world.

What others are saying:

“Chakana by W.E. Lawrence is a romantic historical adventure that is impossible to put down. Chakana has all the adventure and excitement that will keep you on the edge of your chair and reading late into the night. W.E. Lawrence knows how to keep the suspense, romance, adventure and mystery alive on every page. If you like Indiana Jones, you will love Chakana. I don't think anyone will be disappointed when reading this book - it is a five star plus winner.” - Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite

“Chakana is written for modern audiences looking for a slap-bang adventure brimming with intrigue and romantic tension. In this regard, Lawrence’s novel excels splendidly. Its simplistic style of narration makes it an easy read and highly accessible for a wide variety of audiences… the book offers a drama that most people will heartily devour and which will have those people wondering where the time has gone after they’ve done so.” - Reviewed by Red City Review

Chakana by W.E. Lawrence is Indiana Jones meets James Bond meets romance (real romance), and while that description will make the story sound cheesy and unappealing to some, I guaranty you that is not the case at all.

James Fleming is sent to Peru to find certain Incan Treasure. Kate Rhodes wants to help her brother. Together they must battle the Third Reich because if they fail, the world will belong to the Nazi’s. But it is more complicated than that. It is a race in which they have to battle the jungle, unknown traps, and bad guys…and in the middle of it all, they find they have a mutual attraction.

If you like historical, action/adventure, spy novels, you have to read this book. The idea is intriguing, the writing flows nicely, and there isn’t anything that will leave you rolling your eyes. It could have happened. W.E. Lawrence wrote a great story that was hard to put down. I will admit that the beginning was a little slow, but it quickly picked up and I wanted to keep reading. I give this book 4 stars and recommend everyone read it today!!

W. E. Lawrence graduated in 1978 from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with a BS in business administration. He has run a successful home health care supplies distributorship for the past twenty-three years.

Passionate about God, writing, reading, family, sports, politics, and America, Lawrence currently lives in Davidson, North Carolina, with his lovely wife and their two wonderful children.

W. E. Lawrence enjoys writing historical romance novels filled with action, adventure, and suspense. He published his debut novel Guardian of Paradise in October 2014. His latest book Chakana was published in December 2015. 

To learn more, go to

Readers can connect with W. E. Lawrence on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.