He currently edits the Wet Their Whistles newsletter for animal water rights (solarsippers.com). He draws the popular humorous Animal Viewpoint Cartoons for newspapers. He continues to please his fans with new novels in his River Sunday Romance Mysteries collection. In his fiction he describes his recurring theme that human settlers since prehistoric times in the Chesapeake region have left a mist of legend and history that permeates its modern stories with a certain compelling truth.
To the town''s surprise, it seems that Father Tom had access to gold - to the tune of millions of dollars. None can figure out where the stash of precious metal was coming from, or how many millions still remained. A modern day gold rush ensues, with prospectors descending on the town from all corners of the world. John struggles to fend off the enthusiastic claims of the church as well as the scrabbling efforts of neighbors while making his own furious explorations of the brush-encrusted fishing property Father Tom maintained.
When a Native American burial mound presents evidence of a history tracing back far more than local tribes could account for, John realizes the significance of his discovery could go far beyond monetary wealth. His world enters the realm of science fiction, and he races to stay one step ahead of death in his efforts to share the truth with the world.
The storyline will have you hooked from page one, the novel takes us along the path of a hidden treasure and the thrill and excitement of trying to locate it. The language, text and short chapters give the reader plenty of time to digest the storyline. The characters are excellently portrayed and you feel you are beside them and want to offer them your help.
The novel has several twists and turns which keep the reader guessing. This is the third novel I have read by this author and hope to read any further work he publishes.
The author adds to the novel with the research he has done into the Native American tribe along with Inca and Mayan traditions.
As in all good tales good verses bad who will triumph. When or if the treasure is found who will reap the rewards. If you like a book with mystery, murder and history this is the perfect read for you.