Legend has it there’s millions of dollars of Incan gold buried on Black Rock Island, off the coast of Brazil. For nearly two centuries, treasure hunters have been searching for the treasure, but bad luck, murder, and a series of dead ends left them empty-handed, ...Read More
Legend has it there’s millions of dollars of Incan gold buried on Black Rock Island, off the coast of Brazil. For nearly two centuries, treasure hunters have been searching for the treasure, but bad luck, murder, and a series of dead ends left them empty-handed, destitute, and demoralized.
Now, two years after the most recent Black Rock death, the producers of a new reality show have flown twenty teenagers to the island to match wits in a treasure-hunt themed, televised competition. The show was envisioned as an easy ratings bonanza: smart, attractive teens scheming and taking turns voting each other off a beautiful, tropical Brazilian island, with a million dollar prize for the winner. But it doesn’t take long for the game to twist into something darker.
Nearly everyone is hiding a secret: there’s Riley, whose father has ties to the murdered treasure hunter, and Hassan, who resurrects the old treasure hunt using secret information. Alex signed up for the show to atone for something in her past she’s ashamed of, Santi has a completely different agenda and isn’t there to play the game at all, Daria’s got a lifetime of hurts she wants vengeance for, and Cody’s acting as a mole and saboteur for someone secretly searching for the treasure behind the scenes.
A long and bloody trail has led to Black Rock, and an ancient curse on the island says seven must die before the gold can be found. Five men have died since the hunts began in 1841. Will one of the teenage contestants be next? With a million dollars of prize money on the line, millions of viewers out there, and a group of desperate people who are willing to do anything to get what they want, the stakes are high. The only thing for certain is that no one will return home unchanged. And one person might return home a millionaire…if they return home at all!
Tiffany Brooks is an author, lawyer, website creator, and treasure hunter with a taste for ancient bounty.Close›