Book Review-MONGOLIA AND THE GOLDEN EAGLE An Archaeological Mystery Thriller #2-Bradford G. Wheler | Miki's Hope

Book Review-MONGOLIA AND THE GOLDEN EAGLE An Archaeological Mystery Thriller #2-Bradford G. Wheler

Thursday, February 4, 2016

I read the first book in this series-Inca's Death Cave-(read my review here) and liked it enough that when asked if I would like to read the 2nd in the series I agreed.

I truly enjoy reading about archaeology and if there is a mystery involved all the better! Now this is a novel but the "regions, cities, archaeological sites, rivers and national parks are all real. The major historical figures, and experts plus their works are real. I have tried to accurately describe the cultures and landscapes of Mongolia." (from the Acknowledgments by the author at the end of the book.) The illustrations throughout the book are fascinating.

The story line itself is fictional but will leave you wondering if this could all really happen. I truly hope not!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Why is Cornell archaeology professor Robert Johnson, a pre-Columbian scholar, selected to head up a multimillion-dollar project in Mongolia? Why is this so important to high-tech billionaire Walter Falone? Why is he using consultants from Israel Aerospace Industries for his government contract in Mongolia?

For Johnson and his colleague, brilliant and beautiful assistant professor Abbey Summers, it becomes the adventure of a lifetime in MONGOLIA AND THE GOLDEN EAGLE, a new mystery thriller from author Bradford G. Wheler. Cyber security threats, high-tech spying, and Chinese agents mix in this ingenious and thrilling plot of full of twists and turns. Somewhere in spectacular snowcapped Altai Mountains of western Mongolia there is a mysterious object that people are willing to kill for. Readers will meet fascinating characters they'll never forget: a high-tech billionaire, a quick-witted professor, his beautiful young assistant, a former sumo wrestler, a full-blooded Navajo Indian, and the people of Mongolia. This assiduously researched, fast-paced novel brings archaeology and cyber espionage to life against the backdrop of the wild and rugged landscape of Mongolia, the land of Genghis Khan.

Along with riveting action, MONGOLIA AND THE GOLDEN EAGLE contains 27 illustrations and photos. Wheler draws on his own expertise in engineering, technology, and business to help readers feel that they are living the adventure. Mixing the action of David Baldacci's The Hit, the tech thrills of Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park, and the dialogue of Robert B. Parker's Spenser novels, MONGOLIA AND THE GOLDEN EAGLE is a true pleasure to read.

Purchase the book here

About the Author (from Amazon)

Bradford G. Wheler author of "INCA'S DEATH CAVE An Archaeological Mystery Thriller"
and President of

BRADFORD G. WHELER is the former CEO, President and Co-owner of Allan Electric Company. He sold Allan Electric to a New York Stock Exchange listed company. After staying on as President during the transition, Brad retired.

Brad's lifelong love of history, art, books, and the inherent humor in man's nature led to the founding of and the authoring and publishing of Inca's Death Cave as well as GOLF SAYINGS: wit & wisdom of a good walk spoiled, "CAT SAYINGS: wit & wisdom from the whiskered ones, HORSE SAYINGS: wit & wisdom straight from the horse's mouth, DOG SAYINGS: wit & wisdom from man's best friend, and SNAPPY SAYINGS: wit & wisdom from the world's greatest minds.

His community involvements include being a Trustee of Community General Hospital in Hamilton, NY, and chairing their Finance Committee. He is the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cazenovia College, and former Chairman and member of the Board of Directors and Alumni Association and President of the Sigma Phi Society at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce and several other boards.

Brad played polo on the Cornell University men's polo team for four years and was a member of the Cazenovia Polo Club. In 2012 he was inducted into the Manlius Pebble Hill Athletic Hall of Fame.
He holds a BS and ME in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY as well as an MBA degree from Fordham University in New York, NY.

Brad, his wife, Julie, and their golden retriever Quincy live in Cazenovia, NY and Fort Pierce, FL.


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Masshole Mommy said...

That sounds like a great read! My husband would love this, too!

Unknown said...

Love the combination of archaeology and mystery! I am quite the history buff and this sounds like it would be a great read and a book I can learn something from.

Parenting Patch said...

Sounds like a great book. My grandpa would probably have liked this one because he liked that genre of books.

Anonymous said...

I am so interested in archeology so it sounds so interesting. Looking into getting this book.

MIchelle F.

Lydia from Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen said...

I would give this a try. It's interesting to learn about a culture through the stuff that was left behind.

Beck Valley Books said...

Sounds like a great mix of characters to bring it to life. Love the sound of the illustrations and photos within the story.

Anonymous said...

Definetely a great read. Very good selection of photos.

Liz Mays said...

This sounds like such a thrilling adventure. Meeting all of those interesting characters throughout the story sounds great.

Unknown said...

Oohh I love archeology and mysteries this sound very interesting!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book. I love mysteries and ones where I learn something too.....

Unknown said...

I love the mystery adventure genre! I know this is something my hubby will actually read with me!

Crystal said...

Maybe because Harrison Ford is so dreamy, but archaeology is always an element I enjoy. Can't wait to read this book.

MyTeenGuide said...

My husband would love this book. He loves archaeology.

Life is Good said...

This looks like a great book to read. My mom would love this one.

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

This book is right up my alley! I love crime and suspense novels! Books that keep me turning page after page is what I really love to have in my collection. Thanks for the review!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love that this book makes references to archaeology. This must make for a more interesting read with a lot of historical references.

Unknown said...

Sounds a good book, never seen this before. I would love to have it.

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