Yes, it is Teaser Tuesday time and I once again had a difficult time deciding which book to use for my teasers. I am going to go with:
Goodreads describes the book:
High in the Andes, Dr. Henry Conklin discovers a 500-year-old mummy that should not be there. While deep in the South American jungle, Conklin’s nephew, Sam, stumbles upon a remarkable site nestled between two towering peaks, a place hidden from human eyes for thousands of years. Ingenious traps have been laid to ensnare the careless and unsuspecting, and wealth beyond imagining could be the reward for those with the courage to face the terrible unknown. But where the perilous journey inward ends–in the cold, shrouded heart of a breathtaking necropolis–something else is waiting for Sam Conklin and his exploratory party. A thing created by Man, yet not humanly possible. Something wondrous . . . something terrifying.
Pg 11: In the dawn’s light, his red blood glowed brilliantly against the black rock. It was his last sight as he died – his life’s blood flowing across the Incan alter, shining as brightly as gold.
Pg 17: If his blood was spilled on such a sacred site, European or not, they would have been forced to mummify his remains. It was probably why they left him his cross. Those who died on holy sites were honored, and it was taboo to rob their corpses of any valuables.
Obviously I’m not very far in the book but it is a positive, adventurous start to what I hope is a thrilling read. I love archeology – in finding pieces of the past, we can better understand ourselves – yes, it is a cliché but still true. I had thought about pursuing it as a career when I was younger but we had an archeological dig on one of our construction sites and the pure drudgery of painstakingly analyzing everything that was brought up only to discard 98% of it as nothing, was too much for me. As hard as it is to believe (ha, ha), I am an inpatient person. I need to see positive results quickly to keep my enthusiasm up. 🙂