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Publication Order of Florida Keys Adventure Books

Gold in the Keys (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunted in the Keys (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revenge in the Keys (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Betrayed in the Keys (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Redemption in the Keys (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Corruption in the Keys (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Predator in the Keys (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legend in the Keys (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Abducted in the Keys (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Showdown in the Keys (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Avenged in the Keys (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Broken in the Keys (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Payback in the Keys (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Condemned in the Keys (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Voyage in the Keys (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guardian in the Keys (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Menace in the Keys (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pursuit in the Keys (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Defiance in the Keys (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Treasure in the Keys (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killer in the Keys (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hostage in the Keys (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Jason Wake Books

Matthew Rief is a published author of fiction.

Rief is perhaps best known for writing the Florida Keys Adventure series. He would follow that up with his action adventure series, the Jason Wake series, which started in 2020 with the publication of Caribbean Wake.

They say that you should write about topics that you know about, and in Matthew’s case, his novels reflect some of the things that he is most passionate about in life. Rief has always had a love for the ocean and adventure. Other things he enjoys include traveling, going rock climbing, going diving, and of course, writing fictional adventure novels with plenty of action.

Matthew Rief is the creator and the author of the Florida Keys Adventure series of fictional novels. This exciting series first became available for readers to enjoy with the publication of the debut novel Gold in the Keys in 2017. He would follow this up with the engaging sequel, Hunted in the Keys, in 2018. The third novel came out the same year, titled Revenge in the Keys, followed by the fourth novel, Betrayal in the Keys. These were followed by several more action and adventure novels in this series, so if you are looking for a new series to enjoy with plenty of installments, be sure to check this one out!

Gold in the Keys is the first novel in the Florida Keys Adventure series by author Matthew Rief. This story features plenty of tropical locations and adventure as the past finds its way into the present.

The time was 1521. It was then the Tenochtitlan, the capital city, saw one of its greatest treasures simply disappear into thin air. The Aztec treasure was likely one of the greatest to ever be put together, and it has vanished. It was totally unknown who took it and where the treasure had gone at the time. None of it was ever recovered.

Fast forward to present day. it has been nearly five hundred years since the treasure went missing, but now it potentially could be coming to light again. Main character Logan Dodge used to be a Navy SEAL and has now left the service. One day he is surprised when he finds potential treasure while in the Florida Keys. While on a secret ledge, he finds a gold coin that doesn’t appear to be modern.

Logan does some looking into things and finds that the gold coin has an origin story. When he finds out about it, it’s clear what he will choose to do. Logan embarks on his own personal mission to go out and find the treasure with the hopes that he can recover it all and return it to the Mexican people who had lost it in the first place.

However, the last thing that he thinks of is that he’s not the only one that could be after treasure. It turns out that there are other forces at work that want the treasure just as much as he does. This includes Black Venom, a drug cartel in Mexico that has built up quite a reputation for itself. It appears that the cartel is right behind him, and they want nothing more than to find the gold and take it all for themselves. They will resort to anything to find it and keep it, no matter what it takes.

Just like that, Logan is in a race against time with some notorious criminals not far behind. So Logan turns to some friends for help. He’s going to need a team to help him on this one, and so he seeks out various individuals with different skills that could help him. These include an old buddy from the navy, a mercenary, a charter captain from Key West, and even a marine geologist.

Time is running out if they’re going to find the treasure. Logan is determined to get to it before the cartel or anyone else does. With the goal of tracking down the treasure and getting back to the hands of those that deserve it, he’s racing against the clock to try and find this gold. If he can bring the cartel down with him while doing it, so much the better.

Full of intense action and adventure, including speed boat chases, this is a classic tale of the quest for treasure set in no other place than the Florida Keys. If you’re looking for a fun story to read, be sure to check out this debut novel in the series from Rief!

Hunted in the Keys is the second novel in the Florida Keys Adventure series of fictional novels by author Matthew Rief. In the first book, readers got to meet former Navy SEAL main character Logan Dodge. In this sequel, Logan is back once more, and so is all of the action.

Summer has finally come around, and this is the time where all of the tourists head out of the Florida Keys and go back to the states that they’ve come from. Logan is enjoying the season and when it comes to what he wants to do, he’s concerned with nothing but enjoying the ocean. He’s also planning on hanging out with his friends as well as his gorgeous girlfriend.

Logan intends to fully enjoy the start of a blossoming relationship. The only thing is that summer in the Keys also means that it’s the time when hurricanes start rolling in. Hurricane season means that there’s going to be lots of rain as well as strong winds blowing in. But aside from the weather, there may be more trouble going on in paradise than he thinks.

Logan is surprised when he hears the unmistakable sounds of gunshots on a Dry Tortugas Island. Of course he decides to look into it. But as he investigates further, he discovers that he’s ended up in the middle of a standoff between a family and the gang that wants to kill them.

Logan knows that the numbers are against him here, but can’t just walk away. He takes on thugs all on his own, but can he survive the fight? Find out in this story that is full of bullets and adrenaline by picking up this adventure novel for yourself!

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6 Responses to “Matthew Rief”

  1. Chris Ponder: 2 months ago

    Love this series, been to Key West and know the streets and landmarks he references. Seems like I’m there!

  2. Kara: 6 months ago

    This is hands-down my favorite series right now. Every book delivers. I love Logan and Ange! These books just seem to have the perfect blend of story and action. I can’t wait to start the Jason Wake series, too, but I’m doing that with a friend so we can discuss them.

  3. Cory J Cooley: 8 months ago

    I just bought the first 6 books of this series because I have heard great things. I have one more book in a current series I am reading and can’t wait to get started with book 1 of this series and getting to know Logan Dodge. I will comment more after I finish book 1.

    • Larry: 2 months ago

      Looking forward to starting this series. I love the keys and can’t wait to “dive” into this series.
      If you like this kind of adventure, I would like to reco.mend Tim Dorseys
      series about serial killer Serg Storm.
      He only targets those who have committed crimes against people who could not look out for themselves. Serge has a photographic knowledge of all things Florida. Unfortunately, Tim passed away this year, so more ooks won’t be forthcoming.

  4. Mary: 2 years ago

    Love your books. You are one of five authors that I read everything they put on paper.please keep writing and don’t ever stop!

  5. William Wayne Martin: 3 years ago

    Just finished book 9 of the Logan Dodge series. I have already purchased all 13 of them. I am a scuba diver with 229 dives in my log book. Also did 16 whale shark encounter off Utila, a Honduran island. Did not get certified until age 55. Really enjoying these books can’t put them. Thanks


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