Monday, March 27, 2017

First Chapter Review: Sealed Up: The Course of Fate: Book One by Steve Dunn Hanson


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Is that a fantastic cover or what? I wanted to review this but because of time restraints I am going to post a first chapter review.

BLURB:

The Da Vinci Code unsettles. SEALED UP shakes to the core! UCLA anthropologist Nathan Hill, in a funk since his young wife’s death, learns of staggering millennia-old chronicles sealed up somewhere in a Mesoamerica cliff. This bombshell rocks him out of his gloom, and he leads a clandestine expedition to uncover them. What are they? Who put them there? No one knows. But, self-absorbed televangelist Brother Luke, who funds the expedition, thinks he does. If he’s right, his power-hunger will have off-the-charts gratification.

 

Striking Audra Chang joins Nathan in his pursuit and brings her own shocking secret. As they struggle through a literal jungle of puzzles and dead ends, she finds herself falling in love with Nathan. Her secret, though, may make that a non-starter.
When a shaman with a thirst for human sacrifice, and a murderous Mexican drug lord with a mysterious connection to Brother Luke emerge, the expedition appears doomed. Yet Nathan is convinced that fate—or something—demands these inscrutable chronicles be unearthed.
And if they are . . . what shattering disruption will they unleash?
Intricately layered and remarkably researched, this enthralling suspense-driven and thought provoking tour de force begs a startling question: Could it happen?

BOOK COVER:

As I mentioned above, this cover is strikingly attractive and matches the theme of the book. I just love it.

FIRST CHAPTER:

We start out with Nacom dying. He motions for Kish to reach for the key around Nacom's neck to open a special box. Kish turns the key and opens it. There are two cloth-covered objects.  Kish goes to open the one on the bottom and Nacom stops him, telling him to close the box. And then Nacom dies.

KEEP READING?:

The imagery with this first chapter is amazing. The author uses descriptive verbiage that helps you to visualize the story happening. Hanson is a great wordsmith. So what's up with the box? And why did Nacom say the word "priest" to Kish?

I will definitely keep reading!


About the Author

I've lived in places that grew me . . . from a small Idaho farm town, a run-down neighborhood in St. Louis, and a middle-class southern California community, to Sydney, Australia, and Bucharest, Romania. My experiences are as varied as the places I've lived. I have a hopper full of "reality" including being a volunteer jail chaplain and flying with a U.S. presidential candidate in his small plane when an engine conked out. And all of this is fodder for my writing.

My latest book is the action/adventure/suspense novel, Sealed Up.

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I give this first chapter 5 book trees!