Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Golden Crystal - A Review

A Review

A techno-thriller that moves from the American southwest to the home of the Egyptian pyramids, from the beginnings of the American nation to the modern armed forces.  The book is exciting - but is sometimes hard to follow as it moves from scene to scene.  

Though the book needs a bit of editing, the story is entertaining and well thought out.  The underlying thesis of a missing artifact that has chemical and physical properties that can be used for any number of purposes - good or bad - sets the backdrop against which the author develops his story.  Though there is no direct connection, the story has elements of SyFy’s Warehouse 13.  The protagonist must not only discover the artifact, but also how it influences the world around us.  Though the science is not perfect, it is intriguing.  

The book is recommended for a reader who is looking for an adventurous summer read that includes a bit of science and mystery.

This review is based on a free electronic copy of the book provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review.  The opinions expressed are mine alone.  

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