Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Book Review: Secret of the Scribe by Douglas Misquitta

Secret of the Scribe (SoTS) is yet another intriguing tale by Douglas Misquita after Haunted. In SoTS, the plot and the adventure is completely different where a highly futuristic technology is unveiled and we are taken on a hair-raising expeditions through ancient sites.

Summary: A cave-expedition to the remote borders of China and Tibet unearth enigmatic discs that are believed to be of extraterrestrial origin. But their discovery is quickly squashed and erased from official records. When venture capitalist Mark Steinberg launches Linguistics, Inc. and unveils cutting-edge Nanotechnology-based communication, an enthralled human race is ready to proclaim the written and spoken word a thing of the past. But unknown to the world, Linguistics is setting the stage for total control. Leading the scattered resistance movement, Lance Michener wants to shut down the Linguistics network before the damage is total and irreversible. At the center of the conflict is the hunt for the mythical Book of Thoth - the Book of Wisdom of the Gods; a Book that contains the secrets of the language of all earthly species and languages yet unknown. And as Linguistics ushers in an era of global mind control, the race is on to prevent The Book from falling into the wrong hands.

Review: Yet again, Misquita packs in a fast-paced complex narration, that makes you flip back-and-forth through pages, along with his characteristic choreography of action scenes.The plot differs a lot from his first book, but it once again a fast paced page turner. The book is action-packed right from the get go. The book transports you to various locales, each vividly described. Fast paced and unputdownable, I give this book ***/5.

- S

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