Monday, August 25, 2014
INCA’S DEATH CAVE An Archaeological Mystery Thriller by Bradford G. Wheler
Adventure, archaeology, technology, and mystery mix to form a breathtaking action-packed tale.
What happened to a band of Inca rebels who journeyed north in Peru to seek the fabled cave of the true gods – and escape the disease and destruction brought by Spanish conquistadors? They were never heard from again. Did they just melt back into their villages or was something more sinister involved? What trace or treasure did they leave behind?
The ingenious plot of this thriller is full of twists and turns, excitement and adventure, archaeology and technology. Readers will meet fascinating characters they’ll never forget: a high-tech billionaire, a quick-witted professor, his beautiful young student, and her still-tough grandfather, a retired Marine gunny sergeant.
Cornell University professor Robert Johnson and his star PhD student are hired by a billionaire entrepreneur to solve a 500-year-old archaeology mystery in northern Peru. But first, they will have to survive corporate skullduggery and drug-lord thuggery. And why, 6,700 miles away in Vatican City, is the old guard so upset? What dark secrets could centuries-old manuscripts hold?
This assiduously researched, fast-paced novel brings the Incas and their ancestors to life against the backdrop of the Peruvian Andes.
File Size: 12777 KB
Print Length: 386 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: BookCollaborative.com (August 11, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
My review: INCA’S DEATH CAVE An Archaeological Mystery Thriller by Bradford G. Wheler
I liked this smart action, mystery thriller. Some of what I learned was over my head, some I loved learning and makes me want to go to Peru. Yes some parts were hard to get through the facts, science of the book. The search for the cave and the action part of the book I really enjoyed and wanted them to find the information.
I loved the characters, they are such a mix. You Have Robert Johnson that is a Professor and will lead a team. I like him he is funny, smart. His student is Abbey who started college at 15. She is smart, calm and has hidden talents you don't expect for this 22 year old. You have a billionaire that is smart, backs up his people, likeable and gets the job done. I can't get the scene with two of the team dancing and singing Ding Dong the witch is dead out of my mind. You want these characters to keep learning and seeing the things they come up with to do the job.
The main setting for the book is Peru. They are on a ranch owned by the billionaire owns with labs underground and lots of toys lie drones, computers, planes even golf carts what ever they need to be safe and get the job done. I would have loved flying over sites in a blimp or plane.
This is one smart book and makes for a good story of what is out their to learn about the past and what might be the future of some computer programs. I would love to see more of these characters in the future.
I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and in return agreed to give honest review of it.