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Lafitte's Treasure: Unlimited Historical Fiction Adventure [Kindle Edition]

Joe Corso
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The British offered Jean Lafitte a Captaincy in the British navy along with extensive lands, titles and $30,000 in gold if he agrees to join with them to fight against the United States. So why does Lafitte refuse their generous offer?

In the approaching War of 1812 General Andrew Jackson hasn’t any weapons, ammunition or money to fight the British with and no one to turn to for help but the notorious pirate Jean Lafitte. Jackson hates pirates, but he agrees to meet with Lafitte, and he forms an unlikely alliance with the dashing pirate. What changed Jackson’s mind about attending the meeting?

Before the war begins, Lafitte buries an unusual treasure, one that is sought in the 21st century by two men and a beautiful woman.

Julianna Montaigne a direct descendent of Pierre Lafitte has found his diary in her grandfathers old sea man’s trunk. The diary has a clue to the treasure. Eddie Calto a New York City firefighter has a second clue left to him by his great great grandfather, The two join forces in an attempt to find Lafitte's Treasure. But there are dangerous men who want the treasure for themselves and for 200 years they have waited patiently for anyone seeking Lafitte’s Treasure.

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About the Author

I grew up in Queens, New York and after retiring from the FDNY I moved to sunny South Florida where I live with my wife Giovanna. I began writing books to help pay for my grandchildren’s college education. So far I've completed 15 novels and nine short stories including my popular 'ENGINE 24 FIRE STORIES' trilogy which includes the 5th installment in the ’STARLIGHT CLUB' series. LAFITTE'S TREASURE has been published now i plan to edit 'THE STARLIGHT CLUB 5: VENGENCE' which i shelved to write LAFITTE’S TREASURE. then i plan on writing a sequel to THE ADVENTURES OF THE LONE JACK KID. AWARDS THE STARLIGHT CLUB won the silver in the 2012 eLit contest in the ‘True Crime category'. in 2013 it won honorable mention in the ‘Historical Fiction category’ and Finalist in 2014 in the IPPY and Eric Hoffer awards, THE LONE JACK KID won ‘Finalist' in the 2013 readers favorite ‘Western' category. My short story 'FIRE: BOX 598' won the bronze in the 2013 Readers Favorite contest in the ‘Historical Non Fiction category'. Go figure. if i would have known that i could write a good story, i would have started writing a half century ago.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1471 KB
  • Print Length: 184 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0578139804
  • Publisher: Black Horse Publishing, new fiction, winning award, llc; 1 edition (July 26, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LP49BLE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,425 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This was a great book July 14, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
All I can say is wow. This book had it all. Action, Adventure, Suspense. I couldnt even stop reading it. I found myself reading this book in the morning, evening, and even to my newborn at night to help him fall asleep. I dont want to spoil the story but I was shocked with how everything turned out in the end. I have never been one to be into books that includes things such as pirates but this story was different than what I anticipated, in many ways. The author is brilliant and this was really a great book to read. There is so much more I would love to say about this book but it is just something that has to be read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars but the topic was great and deserves more August 8, 2014
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Author didn't do his homework. Referring to a Seal or Marine as a soldier is a fighting insult. The plot was not well developed, but the topic was great and deserves more.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great treasure hunting adventure. July 21, 2014
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This book begins way back in the past, and Governor Claiborne of Louisiana’s refusal to meet with the pirate Jean Lafitte, denouncing him as a “Hellish Banditti,” a decision which was to affect the lives of future generations of both families, and others.

For in 1813, the British had approached Jean Lafitte, asking them to join them in fighting the Americans, they had no idea of what sort of a man he was. He was a pirate, yes, but he was also a mason and lived his life by their codes of honour. Luckily, General Jackson recognised those codes and virtues also, and the rest as they say is history...

The decisions we make in life not only affect us, and the lives of those around us, but their repercussions can be felt, as ripples, far into the future. Eventually though these ripples do start to settle, and so it is, that through chance events and discoveries, the lives of two people, who had previously never met, converge.

The legacies, left to Eddie, and Julianna, bond them as they embark on their exciting and dangerous adventure. Following clues left in the past, they travel to New Orleans on their quest to discover the lost treasure, however, they are not the only ones who know about it, other’s want it too, and will do anything to procure it.

This story, for me, it has all the vital ingredients, action, adventure, murder, mystery, and romance. This author’s attention to detail has meant that he has also added a lot of fascinating history about New Orleans and the famous pirate Jean Lafitte.
I can thoroughly recommend it to lovers of treasure hunting action adventures and think it would make a great film.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Leeway
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The storyline started out in an interesting way but the writing style reminded me of something a high schooler might have produced and the characters were cartoon-like.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent mystery and action novel July 28, 2014
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Mr.Corso is a good author and I really enjoyed Lafitte's Treasure. The pace of the story was quick enough to keep it interesting but detailed enough to be realistic. There was only one half page of gratuitous sex between the two major characters and I think that even my mother could read this without blushing. I don't want to be a spoiler but the bad guys got what they deserved and the good guys came out on top. It's up to you to enjoy how it happened.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shades of the Da Vinci Code August 18, 2014
Joe Corso's background as a firefighter, his solid historical research, and his knowledge of Freemasons and the settings and places described in the story, creates a strong sense of realism in this exciting novel. If you liked the Da Vinci Code and would enjoying reading another fast-paced thriller with ingenious plot, I highly recommend Lafitte's Treasure.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By rich b
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I read this book was not bad but it is not a 5 star book in any way sense or form. The book starts out ok but the characters are very predictable and wafer thin. The story becomes less and less plausible and the ending way way too much. I think in the hangs of a more experience writer it could have been a very good book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars History with a Mystery August 4, 2014
By Noni
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This was a fantastic book. I read it straight through in one day. Couldn't put it down. A master of history woven with a mystery and intrigue in a fascinating story. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more Joe Corso books in the future.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A great New Orleans flavored book
read this book from start to finish in one sitting. As a New Orleans native I have been to Lafitte's Blacksmith shop many times. Read more
Published 13 hours ago by Kindle Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Very amateur
Very disappointed in this one - I found the writing very stilted and unimaginative - almost like a school essay. Read more
Published 3 days ago by sleepless
2.0 out of 5 stars but left me with a bad impression of the author's writing skills
This is only a 2 book, but for $2.99 was okay.
As another reviewer said, the characters are paper thin or stereotypes. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Bern
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
weak plot details
Published 6 days ago by Mitchell Buck
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
The idea of a treasure hunt was very exciting, but the story was too predictable.
Published 11 days ago by Rossana Malaver
2.0 out of 5 stars Stiff and Tedious
The basic plot wasn't bad, but the composition was very dry. The characters weren't fleshed out enough to be interesting. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Flon Klar
3.0 out of 5 stars Fast read
Good historical data and insightful.
Some poor transitional moments, but overall a good read.
I would recommend this to history lovers who enjoy a fictional overlay.
Published 15 days ago by Wayne Tutrani
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating
Exciting! What an adventure! This is the 3rd book that I have read by this author. Again, this book would make a great movie. This book was captivating from beginning to end. Read more
Published 19 days ago by AnnMc
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
it was ok
Published 24 days ago by ronald
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story
I enjoyed this, it was a good story even if a lot of it was implausible. It had a little bit of everything a good action book should have, a beautiful woman, car chases, a crooked... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
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More About the Author

I grew up in Queens, New York. I started writing late in life hoping to help my grandchildren pay for their college education. I found to my surprise that I could tell a good story which resulted in my publishing 16 books and 9 short stories, including my popular 'ENGINE 24 FIRE STORIES' trilogy. LAFITTE'S TREASURE and THE STARLIGHT CLUB 5: REVENGE are the latest books to have been published. The Time Portal 6: The Philadelphia Experiment will be published before the end of the year.

Go figure. If I would have known that I could tell a good story. I would have started writing a half century ago.


1 Won the SILVER in the 2012 eLit contest in the 'TRUE CRIME' category'.
2 Won HONORABLE MENTION in the 2013 Reader's Favorite 'HISTORICAL FICTION' category'.
3 IPPY award FINALIST in 2014.
4 Awarded the Gold Seal in 2014 as a Eric Hoffer MONTAINGE MEDAL FINALIST.
5 Won FINALIST in the 2014 (NIEA) National Indie Excellence Awards in the CRIME-FICTION CATEGORY
6 Won the BRONZE on August 25, 2014 in the CIPA (Colorado Independant Publishers Association) in the HISTORICAL FICTION category.

THE LONE JACK KID won 'FINALIST' in the 2013 Readers Favorite in the 'WESTERN' category.

My short story 'FIRE: BOX 598' won the BRONZE in the 2013 Readers Favorite contest in the 'HISTORICAL NON FICTION category'.

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