An Indiana Jones type of story from a not very typical author: Christine Kling is the author of several popular thrillers and lives aboard her 33-foot, writes books and travels wherever the wind and free wifi may take her. Circle of Bones is her latest work which has got a lot of attention among thriller and adventure story fans.
A Brief Summary:
The French submarine Surcouf, once the largest submarine in the world, departed Bermuda in 1942 and vanished without a trace. The author Christine Kling imagines what might have happened in this mystery thriller.
Sailor Maggie Riley is cruising aboard her forty-foot sailboat when she rescues a sexy but crazy archeologist who is swimming totally nude off the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.
She soon learns he is searching for the wreck of a mysterious submarine. Cole Thatcher claims the sub holds millions in gold coins as well as secret documents from a powerful inner circle of Skull and Bones whose goal is to keep America at war for their own profits.
Cole hopes for Riley's help in decoding his father’s journals that are the key to the location of the wreck. However, the adventures and challenges ahead prove to be beyond her imagination.
This is not a literary piece of work so don't read this book with the expectation of reading a sophisticated piece. The novel though is a compelling story with the potential to be turned into a movie.
Kling handles the sailing pieces very well and it's obvious that she is very familiar with the setting. The main plot is such that keeps the reader curious on what is going to happen even if the reader is not a devoted follower of the books in the adventure sub-category.
The length of the book could be reduced as there are several characters and side stories which don't add any value to the book and thus could be eliminated: A French Sub-marine, a secret society, a dangerous evil character and sailing in the Caribbean are enough to move the plot forward.
Overall, an entertaining read. We recommend this book to the readers who enjoy adventure stories in exotic locales. Also fans of secret societies and conspiracy theories might like book as well.
Our Rating: 3.0
Do You Like Nautical Stories and Thrillers By Christine Kling?
You might want to take a look at some of other titles by Kling if you like adventure novels. She excels in stories involving adventures in bizarre locations. Click on the images to to the Amazon link for each book
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