I post this because Plunder of the Sun
by David Dodge is a fine, exciting novel, but also as a reminder to myself not to get persnickety about categories. It's not a detective story (or, at least, its protagonist is not a detective), but it is a crime story and a heck of an adventure story. It's the tale of two men and their quest for Inca treasure in the mountains of Peru, so its location qualifies it for this site. It integrates Inca history into the storyline with ease and grace, so you'll learn something and have fun doing so.
Hitchcock turned Dodge's novel To Catch a Thief
into the movie of the name. He should have filmed this, too, or if not Hitchcock, maybe Kurosawa.© Peter Rozovsky 2006
Technorati tags:David Dodge
Labels: David Dodge, Peru, thrillers