by Marc R Lieberman Print book : Fiction  |  2nd ed
Heartwarming action/adventure scifi thriller   (2009-10-04)
Sign of the Anasazi by Marc Lieberman is a mix of Roswell science fiction and desert history. Action and family. Lieberman has woven all of this together in a surprising but seamless manner.
Dov Bar Lev is an FBI agent. Keenan Darstow is also an agent whose “rogueness” is established fairly early on in the story. Mariah, Brittany and Jacob are a family used as pawns in a one-sided game. Andrew Sawyer is a journalist with a tabloid looking for the next big thing. Thomas Kuzmic is a PI friend of Dov’s. And Dr. Marcus Aaron, Mariah’s missing father, is in the middle of it all.
Apparently Dr. Aaron has taken a spaceship and Keenan Darstow is determined to get it back and be a “hero”. And some more power wouldn’t hurt, either. He uses the family as a pawn by kidnapping the children and basically holding Mariah hostage in an effort to get Dr. Aaron to return the ship. For reasons of his own, Dr. Aaron needs this ship. So how to save his family, keep the ship and get rid of the bad guys? Quite the adventure.
The joining of Agent Bar Lev, Thomas, a man named Old Vic and his two bears Waldo and Boris, forms an unexpected but formidable team in its way. Along the way they get to Jacob and Dr. Aaron and at some point Mariah. Also helping are Andrew and an old friend of Dr. Aaron’s, Trixie. Throw in ingenuity, intelligence, and some albino Anasazi Indians and you have people who will save the world.
I wasn’t sure what to expect of this book, but it certainly wasn’t this. It will grow on you page by page as you unravel mysteries and the human psyche along with the characters. Each person in this book is on their own personal journey, sometimes learning surprising things about themselves and sometimes learning surprising things about some of the greatest mysteries.
This has made me quite interested in any other Dov Bar Lev mysteries. He’s a very engaging character and I can’t wait to see what comes to him next.
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