Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Roswell Conspiracy by Boyd Morrison

After the 1908 Tunguska blast levels a Siberian forest the size of London, a Russian scientist makes an amazing discovery amongst the debris. In 1947, ten-year-old Fay Allen of Roswell, New Mexico, witnesses the fiery crash of an extraordinary craft unlike anything she's ever seen. More than sixty years later, former Army combat engineer Tyler Locke rescues Fay from gunmen who are after a piece of wreckage she claims is from the Roswell incident. Incredulous of her tale, Tyler believes the attack on Fay is nothing more than a burglary gone wrong. But when he finds himself locked in the back of a truck carrying a hundred tons of explosives and heading for a top secret American base, Tyler knows that he has stumbled onto the opening gambit of something more sinister than he ever imagined. Because disgraced Russian spy Vladimir Colchev is after an Air Force prototype code-named Killswitch, an electromagnetic pulse weapon of unprecedented power. Although Tyler is able to avert catastrophe at the US facility, Colchev gets away with the bomb and plans to turn it on America itself. To complete his mission, he needs only one other key component, a mysterious object recovered from the Roswell crash. In a desperate race against time, Tyler must unmask a conspiracy a century in the making to rescue the United States from electronic Armageddon.

The Roswell Conspiracy sucked me in at the beginning and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.  It’s a bit of Indiana Jones meets Tom Clancy.  Okay, that’s a bit of a mixed metaphor—or maybe not, considering the tone of the last Indiana Jones movie.  At any rate, as the blurb says—it’s full of spies, action, archaeology, and Roswell theories.  And it’s a good read, although I was disappointed at the end.  I felt there was a loose end left dangling.  Was there another mole in the OSI (The Air Force equivalent of the Navy’s NCIS)?  I missed the answer, and I had a theory about who it was.  If you read it and find the answer, please let me know and I’ll revise my review.  But for now, it bugs me to have been left with an unanswered question and an unproven theory.

Length:  352 Pages


Paperback:  $10.95

E-Book:  $4.99

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