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Book Review-The Escalante Enigma-Rod Lewin

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


What a roller coaster of a read! I finished this on 3 hours--I could not stop! This is non stop action in an ancient plane with one of the occupants a very large guy who LOVED to pontificate on everything under the sun. Heaven help me I knew someone like this character once--when he would step into my office I knew I was a goner-there was no getting him to leave. I definitely sympathized with Mitch and Ronnie (whose husband and brother had disappeared into thin air) who were in a plane with this guy flying from Australia to Utah. Of course they did have to stop to "gas" up a couple of times along the route. Strange things, like getting shot at--then seeing apparitions of Indian maidens. This is kind of an Indiana Jones type tale--and that my friends is a very high complement coming from me!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

When Ronnie McCall, Mitch’s long-forgotten love, shows up out of the blue begging for help to locate her lost husband and brother—both U.S. Air Force special ops officers who have disappeared in Texas—Mitch, an ex-Australian Air Force and airline pilot now living a sybaritic life on his own WWII PBY flying boat in Sydney Harbor, agrees to come to the rescue. Mitch and Beyer, his retired physicist partner, decide to literally fly to Ronnie’s aid in the PBY, the Wayward Wind. Their flight across 8,000 miles of Pacific Ocean and into the vast, rugged, and unexplored canyons of the Escalante River in Utah is harrowing enough. But their attempts to trace the missing airmen turn dark and dangerous as they stumble upon something sinister and supernatural in the heart of the Navajo Nation. What they discover in that maze of mysterious canyonlands turns out to be far more eerie, bizarre, and deadly than they could ever imagine in their wildest dreams… The Escalante Enigma is an action-packed novel set in the heart of the American Southwest. Filled with high drama, the book is both gripping and beautifully rendered.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)


Rod Lewin was born in Brisbane, Australia. His acclaimed autobiography, Steel Spine, Iron Will, wherein he narrates his recovery from paralysis after a near-fatal plane crash, has been in constant demand for over two decades. Rod has spent the last 35 years as a professional aviator. He has experienced all manner of adventure as a true "knight of the air," from operating seaplanes on the Great Barrier Reef, the far outback of Western Australia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Greece, to airline flying in DC-3s, 727s, and 737s in the U.S. The Escalante Enigma is based on some of his own astonishing exploits.

More about this author can be found at Outskirts Press
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28 comments :

Masshole Mommy said...

I LOVE Indiana - well, action stories like that in general, so this apparently is another book I need to get. I can't believe you finished it up so quickly! It MUST have been good.

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

I love books that you can't seem to put down because the story is really, really good! This must be one of 'em! :)

Maddi'sMommy said...

Wow, it looks like a novel that grabs you and takes you for a ride! Sometimes, the best books are so amazing because they're based off real life experiences. Not that he had experience with the super natural, but he is a pilot.

Kristy Figueroa said...

I love a great book that is impossible to put down. This one sounds pretty suspenseful.

Dan from Platter Talk said...

A 3 hour read is an automatic must-try book, in my book!! Thanks for another excellent recommendation!

Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack said...

Oh it sounds like a fantastic book. I love books that grab me like that

Heather Jones said...

This would be a good read especially since I'm all into the missing Mylasia Flight 370 thing going on in the news right now.

mail4rosey said...

I love the books you can't put down. And 3 hours, woot! That's some nice reading you've logged. The books sounds amazing!

savannah said...

The best books are def the ones that are hard to put down. I've been up to 4am before because I kept telling myself just one more chapter!! lol

Stacey @ miscfinds4u.com said...

Definitely going to pick this up... I love a good non stop action book. Perfect for a lazy Sunday!

Kristi Maloney said...

Now isn't that the best kind of book? It's so darn good you finish it in 3 hours. I haven't done that in a long time. If it has action and thrills like Indiana Jones, I'm sure I would really like it.

Shawn Ann Griffith said...

I love a good book, and for me they are really hard to find. They must be the type that you just can't put down, which this one sounds like it would be. Thanks!

Jessica said...

Oooh! I love a good fast read for the summer, I am going to add this to my summer book list. Maybe something to read if I get called in for jury duty and have to wait.

Kung Phoo said...

Sounds like an interesting read! A book that cannot be put down has to be on the top of the list.

Elisebet F said...

It sounds REALLY interesting! I love adventure and thriller books.

amanda mcmahon said...

The author's story itself makes me interested in what he has to say.

Joanna Sormunen said...

Some books are just amazing! I have had the same thing happen to me, I just can't put the book down!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Wow, that's amazing! If you finished this in three hours must be so good!

Jamie F said...

I just love books that I can't put down!

Lexie Lane said...

I think we've all come across people like this very large guy. My husband would probably enjoy this. It must have been really great if you couldn't put it down and read it in 3 hours!

bxcrochet said...

That looks like a really great read. I have to start reading more.

Michelle F.

Payal Bansal said...

I love reading books and I have never got a chance to read such a different story. Thanks for the amazing review :)

Felicia Franceschelli said...

How do you have time to read all these books? I love all your great reviews but you have a different review every day and these books are not short!!

Danielle @ We Have It All said...

OMGosh that sounds good, I'm curious what happens... I think this is one my hubby would like too.

Sheila said...

impressive reading skills 3 hrs wow. I like stories like this because there is emotion and suspense. Thanks for sharing. reading the snippet arouses my curiosity to check this book out.

Liz Mays said...

It sounds like it would make for a great movie too! Lots of adventure!

Elayna Fernandez-Bare said...

I love it when I have no desire to do anything but keep reading. I'm excited for you!

Cococute Manaloto said...

I am really amazed how you really love reading books and sharing your thoughts to us and it is so great that you have a lot of time doing all this things. Nice review and this sounds like a good read (if I am able to get one copy)

 
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