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- "This book is intense and gripping!The suspense and unexpected surprises kept me reeling. The characters of Leah and Jack are so strong and so well defined. The relationship between them is raw and deep.
- "A gripping novel that combines archeological, historical, scientific, and romantic elements to create a thrilling, strong story. Authentic characters, all-too human relationships, adventures and mysteries transport readers into past, present, and future events--a wonderful discovery for this reader, who cannot wait for more!"
- "We are writing with some fabulous news! Your book has been named the Winner in the ACTION/ADVENTURE category of the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Congratulations!"
- "California author Kevin Tinto writes for the San Francisco Chronicle, Reno Gazette Journal, Bike Transamerica, Scuba Diver Magazine, and is Editor-In-Chief of [...]. The other half of his qualification as a writer of outdoor adventure is attributed to his passion for mountaineering, skiing, scuba and free diver, Private Pilot and adventurer. He knows his territory and writes it well."
- "Kevin opens his novel with a telling Prologue that visits the source of the all-important crystals that serve as the guide through this mystery thriller. The place - New Mexico where we encounter a young warrior girl - 'K'aalógii wondered whether her father might be watching her from the ancestral lands, the Navajo place of origin to which all dead returned. If so, she knew he'd be both proud of and terrified for his daughter, for she had chosen to face "them" with a courageous heart and sharp spear.'And from this reenactment of origin of the crystals flows the exciting story Kevin spins and that is well described in this synopsis.
- It is rare that an author can intertwine archeological history with politics but Kevin has done a magnificent job of resolving these polar extremes. His writing is penetrating and propulsive and in Leah Andrews and Jack Hobson he has create an irresistible pair of sleuths whose future adventures promise the rise of a cinema worth team. Grady Harp HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
From the Author
- ASIN : B01557MW80
- Publisher : Three Dog Publishing, LTD.; 3rd edition (September 20, 2015)
- Publication date : September 20, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 2817 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 326 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #44,169 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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A great premise, but Tinto's research is haphazard at best and completely off base at worse. He links Native American tribes as living together that were hundreds, if not thousands, of years apart while ignoring the Apache, which were native to the Gila Forest where the site is discovered. Also, the author got the distances and geography of southwest New Mexico painfully incorrect. You can't drive in an hour from Albuquerque to the Gila Cliff Dwellings, it's a 6-7 hour drive with only one road in and out of the cliff dwellings monument. There are several other issues with the story just with the Gila Forest setting (note that the Gila Cliff Dwellings are surrounded by the Gila Wilderness, a region that doesn't allow any motorized vehicles within it, yet people in the story drive trucks and ATV all over the pristine and protected forest, including government officials).
Too many archealogical conjectures unanswered, too many alien and technogical conjectures unanswered.
I did not find Dr Leah believable in word or action.
Series needs significantly more research!!!!!
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The characters are about as preposterous as the plot, over the top and out of sight. Even trying to make a valid précis of the plot is difficult without sounding plain daft.
The female lead has more testosterone than a 1960's eastern European lady hammer thrower and is a cold un likeable self centred person. Her male lead - sort of ex husband, may be able to climb Everest in his underpants but is totally subservient to her, making him a less than admirable hero. There are several more standard issue American characterless characters to make quite a large cast. If you can follow the plot, which develops at breakneck speed, and accept all the tenuous links, co-incidences and down right silliness then you are more likely to enjoy this book than I did. BUT I am the only 1 star reviewer to date versus 80 four and five stars.
Ok for me the whole idea of reading a work of fiction is to be carried away into a place in my mind where fantasy is allowed to live. Unfortunately this is a fragile place, a place that you can be abruptly kicked out of when your eyes trace over words that should not be there. When this happens the flight of fantasy is spoilt, well no not just spoilt but sometimes actually completely wrecked.
Tip to writer:- ALWAYS USE WORDS THAT ARE IN KEEPING WITH THE STYLE OF THE BOOK.
Plot is decent although the ‘writer’ like so many other ‘writers‘ (apparently in an effort to show how great a wordsmith they are) throws in words that 1/ are rarely used in day to day conversation and as such are not really fully understood, they don’t fit the tone of that sentence so to most readers actually come as a “err what are they on about?” 2/ not only do not really fit either the writing style or the actual place they have been thrown into, but often as not they are not even the right words or best words to actually achieve the desired result.
I did finish the book so in reality I must have found it not too disruptive a read. But I must admit the further into the book I got the more I was wanting it to end, than wanting it to continue.
Simple things like the 'writer' putting 'insure' instead of 'ensure' yes it may have been a type error but the book contained enough of these errors, for example "snatch and grab" both snatch and grab are variations of a similar action but different enough to make the term "snatch and grab" absolute nonsense. To use if I remember correctly, yielded instead of wielded show insufficient proof reading from both writer and proof readers.
Nitpicking aside I would happily recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good action romp with enough technical detail to convince me that the author either knows their stuff or has made the effort to do their research, yet at no point did the detail detract ftom the plot or momentum. Enjoy.