Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wayward Son by Tom Pollack

Wayward Son
by Tom Pollack with Jim Alves and John Loftus
Publisher: Cascada
ISBN: 978-1450755634
512 pages

About the Book
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.

My Thoughts:

This historical fiction novel with a Biblical twist, will keep readers turning the pages to find out what happens next! Centering around Amanda James and her ability to read ancient languages, the story takes her to Italy to decipher a startling find. Her discovery leads to a remarkable and unusual adventure around a very well known person of Biblical history. I was pulled into the story and really had a hard time putting it down and makes me yearn for the next book in the series!

"Wayward Son" jumps between past and present and brings to life some very exciting times in history. If you  enjoy historical fiction, Biblical fiction, or stories about archaeological finds, you will enjoy this book. There is a Christian message, but not a blaring in-your-face type, so this novel should be enjoyed by everyone and not just the Christian audience.

About the Authors:

Tom Pollack (center) has a passion for sailing, which led him to a friendship with Roy Disney, and ultimately to the release of Walt Disney Pictures' critically acclaimed motion picture, Morning Light. The film is based on Tom's original idea of documenting the exploits of a group of college-aged sailors recruited to compete against seasoned pros in the Trans-Pacific race from Southern California to Hawaii.

Tom graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a bachelor's degree in political science. He resides in Dana Point with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children. Tom serves as President of the Mission Basilica School Foundation in San Juan Capistrano and the Chairman of ExplorOcean, Newport Beach's popular nautical museum.

Jim Alves (left) recently completed a 25-year career in bond sales and trading. He graduated from The University of Massachusetts with a bachelor's degree in finance and economics. He currently is Chief Executive Officer of Prometheus Holdings, a financial consulting firm. Jim resides in San Clemente, California with his wife Jackie and their two young boys, having successfully launched two older sons from the nest.

John Loftus (right) spent 23 years at Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), where as a Managing Director he focused on new product development and marketing. A graduate of Stanford University and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, his writings have been published in various financial journals and textbooks. Now President of Cascada Productions, John is also active in philanthropy and the non-profit sector. An Ohio native, John resides in Newport Beach, California, with his wife, Lori. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.

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I received an e-copy of this book to read and honestly review for this tour.

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