* "...In his debut novel, Baker shows great skill, expertly upping the stakes while keeping the progression believable. His characterizations and dialogue are excellent... Baker includes a few welcome laugh breaks; he also writes a good erotic scene... A multilayered, surprising and beautifully written novel of mythology, suspense and mystery." - Kirkus Review
* "To call this a 'murder mystery' is simplification at its worst: The Last Ancient is actually an action-packed thriller, more accurately, and belongs on the shelves of readers looking for spicy, darker, sexier Indiana Jones-style sagas that reel off subplot after subplot.
It's hard to believe The Last Ancient is a debut novel: the author's approach and writing skills seem those of an experienced thriller writer, not a newcomer, what with its
attention to detail that submerges readers in a 'you are there' feel throughout the story, evident from the very first line..." - Midwest Book Review
* "This wickedly funhorror novel thrusts readers into a Nantucket setting with a mixture of localhunters, wealthy do-gooders, and a sordid family past... Blending social observations,the surreal, and strong writing, the reader is immersed in a world in which agod of old is alive and well, dwelling just in the periphery of gentle societybut preying upon its members." - ForewordClarion Review
* Novel of the Year, 2013 Champagne Book Group Annual Author Awards
From the Author
Above all, I hope you have fun when you read The Last Ancient
. But if along the way you find yourself re-consideringthings like science & mythology, warfare & technology, journalism &corruption, obsession & love, alchemy & philosophy--all the better.