For 200 years, Oak Island in Mahone Bay kept its secrets. Treasure hunters came and left, spirits broken and bank accounts drained.
A British admiral’s wartime journal brings new hope – and new dangers – to museum curator Carlos Sheldon and his student assistant, Lauren Gates, as they join the hunt for the elusive Money Pit treasure. When they respond to lighthouse keeper Rudy Maddock’s invitation to translate the admiral’s journal, they’re met with suspicion and careful cordiality. With mounting tensions between the two rival treasure hunting companies working Oak Island, another interested party isn’t welcome.
Desperation runs high as the Money Pit’s 200th anniversary shines the spotlight on the treasure hunting operations’ failures. With escalating debts and losses, one hunter takes a wrong turn, as another discovers the island’s secret riches or cruel hoax.
For Dr. Sheldon and Lauren, timing is everything.
Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers’ Favorite: 5 Stars
“The Money Pit treasure has been out of reach for 200 years. Carlos Sheldon and his student assistant Laura Gates are determined to bring it up out of the hole and show that it wasn’t just a legend after all in Jenn Rekka’s Last Assault on Oak Island. With financial failures by treasure hunters abounding, it is becoming clear that Mahone Bay on Oak Island is home to one of the most extravagant hoaxes in history. However, where one treasure hunter has taken a wrong turn, another finds yet more mysterious discoveries that have been shrouded in myth and legend for two centuries. After finding a British admiral’s wartime journal and discovering new information surrounding the Money Pit treasure, Dr. Sheldon and Lauren might just have found the right path to unraveling the mystery. Will one last stab at the Oak Island treasure reveal the truth or is it nothing more than a legend that has haunted treasure hunters and their backers alike?
Jenn Rekka has intertwined Last Assault on Oak Island with mystery and suspense enough to keep the reader turning pages and unraveling each set of clues. Each of the characters involved and the way in which they interact with each other as the pieces of the puzzle come together keep the reader engaged all of the way up until the end. Last Assault on Oak Island is a brilliant must-read for those who love suspense and mystery. The book will take you on a wild ride right up to the end.”
Kindle Review: 5*
“This book called to the historian and archaeologist in me. It was brilliant! Well-written and well-researched, which can be hard when weaving historical fiction. I loved the truth of the treasure which was masterfully woven. . . Rekka’s Last Assault on Oak Island is perfect for fans of Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, or David Gibbins. Intrigue, danger, pirates, treasure, and a legacy of the Revolutionary War! This book has it all.”