We are delighted to introduce the sixth book in the Ardis Cole series, The Pirated Emerald. Set in the United States, in Galveston, Texas, The Pirated Emerald is the story of a fabulous gem that was stolen twice.
In this story Ardis does a little scuba diving and meets with danger and adventure.
When Ardis Cole's colleague, Red Michaels, meets with a fatal accident, Ardis volunteeers to take over his project. Ardis flies to Galveston, Texas, where in 1858 the old clipper ship, the Fortune, wrecked in a hurricane.
Known to be aboard the sunken ship is a fabulous gem, once stolen by the infamous pirate, Jean Lafitte--the Sea Star Emerald. Ardis soon discovers that modern-day treasure hunters are determined to beat her to the jewel.
After Ardis retrieves the gem from the ocean's depths, the Sea Star Emerald is pirated again! This time, Ardis finds herself accused of the theft. With time running out, hounded by a relentless sheriff, Ardis must face a vicious killer in order to prove her innocence.
All of our books in the series contain a complete mystery, so they don't necessarily have to be read in order. They are set in locations around the world, from China, Scotland, Egypt, to the United States. We hope you will enjoy some of Ardis' adventures with her.