BOOK REVIEW: BURIED LIES
A stop at a barbershop and the discovery of a rare book sets Gus Ivyís life on an entirely different course. Gus is retired and living in Chandler, Arizona. His time is spent playing golf and he is beginning to get bored. Gus stops at the barbershop for a haircut and spies a box of books. One close to the top, Cavity Lake Gang, is written by one of Gusí favorite authors but Gus has never heard of the book. Frank explains that the book was sent to him with a letter dated December 24, 1945. The books were sent to members of the Charlie Company, Eleventh Airborne Division, Sixth United States Army. Preston and Ellen Kittridge sent the books. Their son Jack did not come back from the war alive. Now truly fascinated by the letter and Frankís story, Gus negotiates with Frank and buys the entire box of books.
He is further puzzled when he reads the book and does a little research. There are only a few copies of the book that were ever printed. The writing is stilted and not in keeping with the authorís normal style.
The pleasure of finding the rare book is short lived. It seems someone is after the old book and will stop at nothing to recover it. Gus is just as determined that he is going to keep the book safe.
Gus soon realizes what a dangerous situation he has gotten himself into. A woman named Cassidy Bower contacts Gus. Cassidy identifies herself as a granddaughter of the author of Cavity Lake Gang. Cassidy says that the book is written with buried clues to lead the reader to a treasure. Cassidy doesnít know what the treasure is or the secret to the code. Gus and Cassidy put their heads together to uncover the secret contained in the book.
Following the clues is no easy task and very dangerous. Buried Lies takes the reader on a journey that wonít soon be forgotten. A visit to an Indian Reservation as well as participation in some of the ceremonies adds much to this story. Murder, kidnapping and even romance all combine to keep the reader turning pages.
REVIEWED BY PATRICIA REID
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