~Written by Anthony Caplan
A father and son stumble into the secret world of the Santos Muertos, a crime cartel bent on global domination. The son must find his father and keep the secret of the ancient Mayan code underlying the creation of matter in the universe from falling into the wrong hands.
A story of sacrifice and love.
Savior is a riveting thriller that leaves death and destruction in its wake. Yet, within all the anger and cruelty there is tenderness and sacrifice.
Al and his teenage son, Ricky decide to take a South American vacation to honor the passing of Ricky's mother. Al spends this time trying to reconnect with his son, but when Ricky uncovers an old Mayan tablet father and son are catapulted into a crime world with a sinister plan. After a violent attack, Al sacrifices himself in order to safe his son and is captured by the Santos Muertos. Ricky knows the importance of the tablet and will stop at nothing to protect it, but who will protect him?
Savior is told in a matter of fact way, lacking the fluff of descriptive language, which seems to work well for the story. This tone effectively conveys the strained relationship between Ricky and Al, the methodical thinking of the Santos Muertos, and the, often times, irrational thinking of a teenager. The story keeps a quick pace with danger lurking around every corner, arousing a reader's attention and making it difficult to put the book down.
Savior is a story of love, friendship, and coming of age, filled with thought-provoking action and intrigue. There is something in this story for everyone and I recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.
Anthony Caplan is an independent writer, teacher and homesteader in northern New England. He has worked at various times as a shrimp fisherman, environmental activist, journalist, taxi-driver, builder, window-washer, and telemarketer, (the last for only a month, but one week he did win a four tape set of the greatest hits of George Jones for selling the most copies of Time-Life’s The Loggers.) Currently, Caplan is working on restoring a 150 year old farmstead where he and his family tend sheep and chickens, grow most of their own vegetables, and have started a small apple orchard from scratch His road novels, BIRDMAN and FRENCH POND ROAD, trace the meanderings of one Billy Kagan, a footloose soul striving after sanity and love in the last years of the last century. LATITUDES – A Story of Coming Home, released in the summer of 2012, is a young boy’s transformative journey overcoming dysfunction, dislocation and distance. His new book SAVIOR, a dystopian thriller, will be out from Harvard Square Editions in early 2014. (www.anthonycaplanwrites.com)
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