Audiobook Mini-Review: Perilous Treasure

23 Dec

Perilous Treasure by Dan Walsh is the concluding book of the Jack Turner Suspense Series. I am really going to miss Jack, Rachel, and Detective Joe Boyd and the modern-day mysteries with WWII connections. Although Jack doesn’t play as large a role in this final book, I think it is my favorite of the series. I liked the exploration of treasure seekers and finders and what the promise of material wealth can do to someone’s psyche. If you haven’t read any of these books, begin at the beginning — you are going to love your time in Culpepper, Georgia!


Young history Professor Jack Turner is settling into his new position at Culpepper University, when he gets a surprise visit from his friend, police Sgt. Joe Boyd. Joe has started a new hobby, a fun pastime that’s also helping him lose some weight — metal detecting. Joe asks if he can do this on Jack’s lakefront property, which includes over a dozen acres of woods. Intrigued by a hobby that combines physical exercise and Jack’s love of history, Jack asks to tag along. Neither man has any idea that this seemingly harmless hobby will cause their paths to cross with a 70-year-old mystery involving tragedy, smuggling, multiple murders and stolen Nazi loot. It’s just an innocent hobby Jack tells his wife, Rachel. Really, what could go wrong?

Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of 23 novels (all available on Amazon), including The Unfinished Gift, Rescuing Finley, When Night Comes, and The Reunion (now being made into a feature film). Over 1 million copies of Dan’s books are in print or downloaded. He’s won both the Carol and Selah Awards multiple times, 4 of his novels have been finalists for RT Reviews Inspirational Novel of the Year.

Reviewers often remark about Dan’s rich, character-driven storylines and page-turning suspense (even with his more inspirational books). He’s been writing full-time since 2010. He and his wife Cindi have been married 44 years, have 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren. They live in the Daytona Beach area, where Dan grew up. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter, read his blog, or preview all his books by visiting his website at


My Impressions:

We all grew up with the childhood rule of finders keepers, losers weepers. But have we ever thought of the ramifications of that notion? Perilous Treasure by Dan Walsh, book 4 of his Jack Turner Suspense Series made me go a little deeper in my thoughts on the matter. The characters in this novel all deal with the reality of a found treasure and the ethics of keeping it or taking it away. The treasure in question is Nazi loot stolen from Jewish people sent to the extermination camps. No ethics involved there, but as it makes its way from Germany to the United States through many hands, questions arise. The novel is pure suspense with some bad guys out to claim the treasure no matter what. There seems to be little crisis of conscience there, but other characters who are mostly good, but of course human, struggle as well. I found the question of what is right and what is wrong in found items to be thought-provoking. As always, Walsh keeps his readers a bit off-balance and turning the pages as quickly as possible. With both those assets, Perilous Treasure is perfect for book clubs that like suspense fiction. My husband and I have been making our way through this series via audiobooks. Both of us found excuses to listen as often as we could. For men and women, alike, you cannot go wrong with this book or series.


Audience: adults.

(I purchased the audiobook from Audible. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)


2 Responses to “Audiobook Mini-Review: Perilous Treasure”

  1. Gretchen December 23, 2020 at 7:31 pm #

    I have not read this series. I love mysteries and I have enjoyed other books by Dan Walsh, so this sounds like a good fit for me!

    • rbclibrary December 25, 2020 at 1:10 pm #

      I hope you enjoy it!

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