While cataloging looted antiquities in Brussels, Grace learns that her son's bride has been attacked in Switzerland. Her day careens from bad to catastrophic when daughter Maggie, a hydrologist, disappears in France.
Coincidence is a luxury that Grace cannot afford. Particularly when near-fatal history—saturated in espionage—is repeating itself.
Family members convene in Paris, where they discover the key to the danger consuming them. Embedded like a taproot in the Ancient Near East, the cuneiform clay tablet is their only lifeline. But before they can save themselves, they must first find and rescue their elderly friend—if he'll let them.
On an epic journey following two brothers, crossing three continents, and spanning four thousand years, the Madison family risks it all to save it all. They rediscover and reinvest in love. Offer and receive redemption. And summon the courage to face truth: about themselves, each other, and the difference in right and wrong. (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads)
I have binge read NLB Horton’s books and I CANNOT WAIT for more! They’re vivid, consuming, and non-stop jammed pack action. I love that most of the story is from Grace’s view. Rather than a stereotypical heroine, Grace’s commentary is from a mother’s perspective and therefore has very funny quips that only a mom could provide.
Horton is a background in biblical studies and a particular interest in archeology so she has a way of weaving an extra layer of history and commentary around the scenery that really adds to the story. Much in the way Dan Brown mixes history with a thriller, Horton does a great job balancing great story with archeology. Horton’s books are particularly interesting because they provide a peek of a world many in the US are unfamiliar with: The Middle East and the Mediterranean. In this second book, Horton continues the story where the Madison’s have a chance to repay favors and through thick and in – find a way to stick together. I’m ABSOLUTELY looking forward to seeing more!
Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review courtesy of Virtual Author Book Tours.
Rating: 5 stars!
Who Should Read It? All mystery fans or anyone interested in history/geography.
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