Monday, November 28, 2011

Review: The Fossil by David Brookover

Just because we have evolved and developed over millennia, we still must relearn some things that have been lost to time. Early man may have been wiser than we are willing to believe. This story began with the discovery of a skeleton in a cave near a desolate stretch of the shore of Loch Lomond in Scotland. Nothing about this discovery is like any other known to present day man. Three Americans are drawn into the investigation when British Intelligence discovers it has a mole and gruesome murders start to occur. The three Americans are an FBI agent, a Florida sheriff and an eccentric psychic from the bayou country of Louisiana. A motley group they are, but it is a trio of fast friends with quick minds and true loyalty to each other.

The author, David Brookover, has written an even better book than his previous work, “Demon Key” that was described by this reviewer. This book is gripping and fast moving. The author provides just enough detail to give the reader enough to outline a picture, but not enough that it impairs the imagination of the reader. Too many authors don’t trust their readers enough to only guide. Mr. Brookover doesn’t dawdle in his telling of this story. He spends just enough time to make the reader curious for more of the story.

The style is brisk, but not so much that the reader is left wondering about loose ends. The entire book fits together into a nice, ghoulish little package. The twists and turns, even though unexpected and unpredictable, are perfectly fitted into the weave of the plot. The work is easily readable without being overly simple and the readers are treated with respect.

David Brookover is the author of four previous novels including the aforementioned “Demon Key.” This reviewer is hopeful for many more, as long as the style is as fresh and readable as “The Fossil.” This book is highly recommended for reading and passing along to friends.

Reviewer: John Helman, Allbooks Reviews Int.

Title: The Fossil

Author: David Brookover

Publisher: Curlew Press

ISBN: 978-0-578-07064-3

Pages: 316

Price: $17.95 US

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