Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wayward Son (Book Review - Preview)

Buried near Italy's Mount Vesuvius is a remarkable observatory containing artifacts dating to the earliest record of human events. Only one person--the Getty Museum's Amanda James--can unlock the mysterious doors that guard the chamber.

But once inside, Amanda is shocked to discover evidence left behind by a notorious biblical killer--who long ago wandered off the pages of history.  

The first novel of a series, Wayward Son takes the reader on an amazing voyage, where epic adventures in Egypt, Greece, China, and Rome collide with modern-day intrigue and suspense. 

Although I have been reading and enjoying Wayward Son, I have not been able to finish the book before the tour date.  This is what I can tell you so far:

Wayward Son is a story within a story.  In the modern-day opening, we meet Amanda--an independent young woman who has had her share of heartache.  When she agrees to take part in an archeological project in Italy, the door to the second story is opened.  This story centers on Cain (yes, the son of Adam and Eve) and begins just after he has killed Abel.

The Cain storyline is very much fleshed out from what is recorded in the Bible.  Consequently, it has to be viewed as highly speculative.  While the story is interesting to read, a few parts of the plot are quite far-fetched.

I'll tell you more after I finish reading the book.

  • Title:  Wayward Son
  • Author:  Tom Pollack with Jim Alves and John Loftus
  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Cascada (November 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450755631
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450755634

Disclosure:  I received an e-reader copy of this book for review purposes.  I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions are my own.  Thanks for Glass Road Public Relations for the opportunity!


  1. This sounds like an intriguing book!

  2. this is the type of book my fiance is into. i'll send him the link to your blog post. i'm more into biographies imnotarunner at gmail dot com


I love to hear what you're thinking, so thank you for leaving a comment!

Spammers are unwelcome here, and spam comments will be deleted.