Mystery Thriller Week Book Review: The Praying Nun – A Slave Shipwreck Saga by Michael Smorenburg

The Praying Nun - A Slave Shipwreck SagaThe Praying Nun – A Slave Shipwreck Saga by Michael Smorenburg
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read this book in the one sitting. It was so well told and so energetic from the very first sentence throughout. There is a beauty in the story. The beauty of being underwater, seeing something that just can’t be. The beauty of the fear of running out of oxygen. All beautifully told and yet, I was sitting on the edge of my seat as they raced against air loss and powerful storms.

The first part of this two-part book deals with modern times and the search for treasures and artifacts on the ocean floor in the oceans off of South Africa. Jacques and his friend are diving for wreckage when they both discover something unusual. From that moment on, it was a race against time, the military, and the government.

The second part tells the perilous journey that slaves were taken on with no free will of their own and no consideration for their safety. Meeting the ones that in the days of slave traders take a ship full of humans and sail into dangerous water.

This is a book that anyone that loves treasures, history, and adventure needs to read. A great quick read.
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Mystery Thriller Week Book Review: A Deep Thing by A. K. Smith

A Deep ThingA Deep Thing by A.K. Smith

  • Paperback: 372 pages
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc. (December 19, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1509210482
  • ISBN-13: 978-1509210480

 

 

My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Mystery Thriller Week Book Review: El Dorado The Lost City Book 1 and 2 by Ben Hammott

The Lost City Book 1 and 2: The Search for Colonel Fawcett's Lost City of ZThe Lost City Book 1 and 2: The Search for Colonel Fawcett’s Lost City of Z by Ben Hammott

 

  • File Size: 3731 KB
  • Print Length: 603 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: December 25, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B019UF6C9S

My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Book Review: Mona Lisa’s Secret, by Phil Philips

Mona Lisa's SecretMona Lisa’s Secret by Phil Philips

  • Print Length: 374 pages
  • Publisher: Phil Philips (September 15, 2016)
  • Publication Date: September 15, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01L7BWDC8
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    The Gemstone Chronicles Book 1: The Carnelian, by William Stuart

    The Gemstone Chronicles Book One: The CarnelianThe Gemstone Chronicles Book One: The Carnelian by William L. Stuart

  • Print Length: 334 pages
  • Publisher: William L Stuart; 3 edition (August 11, 2012)
  • Publication Date: August 11, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008WV90JQ
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Book Review: A Dubious Mission by Gerald J. Kubicki

    A Dubious Mission (Colton Banyon Mysteries, #1)A Dubious Mission by Gerald J. Kubicki
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    Gerald Kubicki has written a wonderful completely mesmerizing book called A Dubious Mission. This story starts in the 1930’s and carries all the way through to current day. It does it so effortlessly that it is easy to keep up with all the characters, their plights and their accomplishments. The characters are written so well that you understand the reasons for all they do.

    Walter Pierce starts out as a child in the book and by following his life, you know what makes him tick. You see his character traits as well as his character flaws. He is human but he has strength of character that sometimes feels like it leaves him on occasion. But he always finds his nobility again. He is likable and you are not sure exactly if you are supposed to like him. Walter then shares more about himself and he kind of disgusts you. He is all inclusive. He is a exactly what I would describe as a conundrum.

    There is Colton Banyon. He is a man that has lived a normal life. Now he has found himself in a terrible situation for the last year and has no clue why. He knows he did nothing wrong except he had to say he had caused an accident. He no longer could trust anyone, especially the police. I, as a reader can not blame him. He has some odd events happening and he is feeling pretty paranoid.

    The acting Police Chief and Agent Loni Chen are great. There are laughs and quirky moments between Loni and Colton. All in all this book is so interesting and so full of historic events and colorful stories, I can’t help but love it.

    The book had an explosive finale that was perfectly satisfying and unexpected.

    Then the fact that there are eight other books in the series. That made me even more happy. I am off to garner book two. You should read this series, I know I am going to. Excellent work by Gerald Kubicki.

    A Dubious Mission (A Colton Banyon Mystery Book 1) is available in hardback, paperback and Kindle Edition through Amazon

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