Trouble and Treasure
Odette C. Bell
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An action adventure packed with danger, mystery, and just enough romance, the Trouble and Treasure series follows the adventures of Amanda and Sebastian as they try to track down one of the most valuable treasure maps in the world.
Amanda is just an ordinary girl, but when she wakes up one night to find everything from common criminals to highly-trained mercenaries traipsing around her house looking for the 'goods', her life takes a turn towards the adventurous and far too dangerous.
Sebastian is a lawyer who just happens to have an unusual hobby: he's an esteemed and accomplished treasure hunter. But when he meets Amanda that all changes. On the run for their lives with every criminal unit he has had ever heard of on their tails, Sebastian has to somehow keep Amanda safe while getting his hands on the Stargazer Globes, the greatest treasure map in the world. Only problem is Amanda screams too much. But then again, Sebastian has a problem too, he lies.
are, and I promise I will do everything within my power to keep you safe,’ though he had a truculent look on his face, his tone sounded sincere. ‘Just don't tell me that they're back at the manor; I really don't want to have to deal with Maratova again today.’ ‘Who is he anyway?’ I finally bothered to ask a very important question. At this point, while I had known academically that there had been quite a number of different bad guys after me, I didn't really know who any of them were. ‘Not much
five-year-olds, ‘and now that you've found a set of scales, I think the word stone refers to the unit of measurement. So maybe if we could—’ Sebastian suddenly leaned in, grabbed the scales off me, brushing past my arms as he did, and stared down at them. ‘Excuse me,’ I blurted out. Sebastian licked his lips. He then placed the scales on the ground, picked up his spade, and before I could stop him swung it around in a great arc and struck it. I actually gave a stifled little scream. ‘What are
a feel for their pattern. And then he finally moved, and maybe he had learned this time, because he did not drag me along, he just offered a gentle tug of my hand as he finally stepped off the last step and onto the completely soaked concrete path below. The metal steps we had been on joined right up to the path, but there was a gap. And there was probably a very good reason for it; with all the water that seemed to inundate the path during the storm, it had to go somewhere, otherwise it would
only somewhat muffled when his big heavy boots came in contact with the lush carpet of this small lounge room. He looked wetter than he had before; his hair now slick against his face and his collar saturated. Mark looked confused. ‘What? Why are you—’ he began. But before Mark had a chance to finish, Maratova did something a little unsuspected, he raised his gun, pointing it right at Mark's chest. ‘Put it down,’ Maratova growled. ‘What the hell?’ Mark snapped. Mark couldn’t do anything, and
nothing but an unlocked door separating me from whoever the hell was beyond it. If it was the police, if it was somehow the Army – if it was some legitimate Government security force, they would announce themselves. They'd shout out a quick 'this is the police, we're here to help you, ma'am, and we're here to catch the bad guys'. But sure as hell the guys outside of my kitchen door had not paused to reassure me they were just here to help. In fact, it was just at that moment that one of them