This is the sixth review of the book.
A must read by a New Author….YOU have to check this book out, August 11, 2010 by VP in India.
I rarely read books by new authors unless someone I trust recommends the book, but the cover and the description intrigued me. The mix of ideas between medieval knights and modern times appealed to me. I read the book, and was surprised at how good it was!
The book is about an organization known as the Order of the Saltier, which works in secret to help people without the existence of the Order ever being revealed. The Order is structured like the orders of knighthood during the times of the crusades, but rather than armor and swords, they have all the same high-tech gadgets that you would expect the CIA to use. I liked the way the author blended the ideals of chivalry with the unpleasant realities of modern times (murder, robbery, drug trafficking) to tell a story that I really enjoyed.
Against the backdrop of this secret organization, the book also tells the story of a father and a son who are estranged, as so many fathers and sons are, and how they eventually reconcile and build a closeness as adults that they could never achieve as a parent and child. The author weaves in this part of the story with finesse, and I find that it made the story much more personal and believable.
I am delighted that I found this book, and I highly recommend it to everyone who wants to read a well-written telling of a fresh and compelling story. The author may not be well known at the moment, but I anticipate that to change once more people pick up this book and read it.