Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Wayward Son Review
Wayward Son by Tom Pollack with Jim Alves and John Loftus
Genre: Adult fiction
Source: Library Thing Member Giveaway Win
A Powerful Tremor Unearths an Ancient Secret.
Buried near Italy’s Mt. Vesuvius is a fortified observatory containing artifacts dating to the earliest record of human events. Only one person—the Getty Museum’s Amanda James—can unlock the mysterious doors that guard the chamber.
But once inside, Amanda is shocked to discover evidence left behind by a notorious Biblical killer—who long ago wandered off the pages of history.
When a strange relic unveils the miraculous truth about this villain, Amanda must confront sinister forces intent on suppressing her stunning revelation—before it alters the destiny of millions.
The first novel in a series, Wayward Son propels the reader back in time, where epic adventures in Egypt, Greece, China and Rome collide with modern-day intrigue and suspense. Journey with Amanda and witness the extraordinary saga of the world's original Wayward Son!
This was an interesting read. I was intrigued by the premise of the story, but felt the authors spent too much time on past. The writing is good, but I would have enjoyed the story more if they hadn’t spent most of the book on the killer’s past.
I was hoping for more adventure and more from Amanda’s character, but was disappointed.
The book leads the reader to believe that Amanda would be more prominent in the story, but she is the minor character in this installment. I don’t know if I’ll read more in the series. I hope that you try the book and make your own judgment.