Wednesday, May 7, 2014

"The Golden Crystal," by Nick Thacker

"Intense action." "A fun ride." "Couldn't put it down." So say readers and reviewers of Nick Thacker's mystery/thriller, "The Golden Crystal." Read on!

The Golden Crystal, by Nick Thacker
Price: $4.99
480 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 93 reviews

"From the very first page, I couldn't put it down--I devoured the entire thing in one sitting. It was tightly plotted and fast-paced, so it really kept me turning the pages. The idea is original and just plausible enough to keep you hooked, and anyone who's a fan of Dan Brown will have much to like here--but this book does not pretend to be the truth and just sets out to entertain, which is an improvement upon Dan Brown's on treatment of his novels. And since I'm already comparing the two, I say that I much prefer the hero in this book particularly because he's not trying to be a hero... he's simply the protagonist who reacts to his circumstances and whose characterization is really solid. Overall, very enjoyable read." -- Amazon reviewer

In 1791, two men began planning the layout for the nation's capitol city. One is shunned and resigns in disgrace, and the other is all but forgotten. Years later, an original copy of the plans -- long thought to have been destroyed -- is found, with hastily marked notations by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.

During the second World War, American military scientists discover some fascinating properties of the hydrogen atom and its link to an ancient mystical number. The exact findings are never published, but a national laboratory is built in 1943 to further their research in covert silence. America is told it is a defense project, code-named "The Manhattan Project."

An ego-maniacal entrepreneur and his company, Vilocorp, will stop at nothing to build the "perfect" human specimen. His firm's research has been getting closer every day, but they seem to have uncovered a horrific, ancient secret that has been locked away for thousands of years.

Now, it's up to Bryce to understand the mystery surrounding the events and ancient symbolism before Vilocorp unleashes a hellish fury upon the earth; one that hasn't been seen for ages...

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Meet the Author

Nick Thacker is an author of fiction (thrillers, action/adventure, suspense, etc.) novels and nonfiction books. His first novel, The Golden Crystal, was published in 2013 by Turtleshell Press.

His list of publishing nonfiction books include Welcome Home: The Author's Guide to Building A Marketing Home Base, Expert Blogging, and The Dead-Simple Guide to Amazing Headlines, among others.

He lives in Colorado with his wife and two dogs, and enjoys skiing, golfing, and of course writing. Read more about Nick (and learn about the writing and marketing world) at his blog, www.livehacked.com.

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