This is definitely a page-turner. Towards the end of the Civil War, General Tecumseh Sherman had captured a golden eagle statue and had it sent to Sacramento as part of an association’s bid to create a paradise in California. One hundred fifty years later, Kalei Boyce is helping track it down, and the effect of the search will make a number of changes in his life, whether he wants it to or not, as every time he gets close to the statue it wreaks havoc with him. Eventually he must make a choice as to whether he will keep pursuing it or let it go.
This is definitely a fun book to read, and I would love to be Kal. It is best to look at this book as three acts, with the first act ending as the first attempt to find the Eagle closes down, the third as Kal makes his decision, and the second an interesting conspiracy theory behind California interspersed throughout the book. The first act is a great thriller, with a nicely shocking end, as we get our bearings on who Kal is. The third act deals with the ramifications of the other two, and ends with some interesting develops in the chase.
This is one of those books where the plot twists are earned; it is hard to put the book down when you pick it up. You’ll want to toss this book at the nearest fire a few times, but then you make the mistake of opening it up again. It is also great to have an actually reluctant hero, who is on the cusp of being forced to participate in the quest, and yet wants to see it to the end. This is a great book, and you will love reading it.
|Page Count||292 pages|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime, Thriller|