I spotted this book on BookBub with my daily emails and was immediately intrigued. It sounded like a story straight out of an Indiana Jones movie but with my previous experiences of free eBooks I didn’t know what to expect. Safe to say this book was well above my expectations and there was no way I was putting it down until I reached the end.
Cosega Search follows the archaeologist Ripley Gaines, whose name has been tarnished with his recent theory that mankind has existed long before previously thought. The support of the scientific community is spread thin with his controversial idea until one artifact appears in the hills of Virginia. This artifact could rewrite history and threaten many influential people, as others join forces to stop the world from hearing of Ripley’s discovery, his life is threatened as no cost is too much to have his silence in place.
I was hooked on this book in a matter of pages, it didn’t take long for the action to unfold and the entire plot was fast paced and a real page-turner. I started reading this book when I was very ill with the flu and it was exactly what I needed. I got lost in this book and read all of it in one sitting; I was so lost in the pages that I didn’t see the hours going by. As soon as I finished Cosega Search I immediately went online and bought the next two books because I needed to know what was happening next.
The characters in this book are likeable, hateable, and detestable. Ripley Gaines is a great archaeologist who is intelligent, witty and wary which all works in his favour. He devotes his life to his work and his passion is commendable throughout the plot. He is suddenly paired with Gale Asher, a nosy reporter and the last person he wants to be stuck with as he runs for his life. She is a character that from the beginning I didn’t know what to think of and remained for much of the plot as someone I was suspicious of. There are also many characters that are friendly, likeable and memorable but this book is not short of strong, motivated and hated characters too. Many different people and personalities are introduced in the book and as I started reading it I thought it would be a weakness to the plot, too many people to remember but in actual fact it was enjoyable having so many people playing different roles. Over the space of a few chapters you become concerned and excited as you follow all of them on their journey for the artifact.
On some level this book also reminded me of The Da Vinci Code, history entangling with the future, a race against the clock to preserve something that could change everything known about the history of mankind. There are many scientific and archaeological references making this book highly intriguing, it’s a real, historical, addictive and fast paced thriller. This book also got me thinking if scenarios like this happen in daily life such as things being found and hidden from public view because they could reveal an unthinkable truth. I know this isn’t a new idea as it’s been said plenty of times before but it was interesting to read such a close to the bone plot with fictitious government officials, religious and monetary influence playing such a big part in a cover up story.
This plot has so much to it that I could easily talk for days about it, all I can do is encourage everyone to buy it while it is still free and prepare for a whirlwind of a journey. It is such a good book and one that I can see myself rereading in the near future. I will definitely be checking out more books by Brandt Legg who is a underappreciated author in our time and who deserves a lot more recognition for this book. This plot would make an amazing movie and one I would definitely like to see on the big screen.
For obvious reasons I gave it a 5 out of 5 stars on goodreads and over the next few days I will be posting my reviews for the second and third book so keep checking back.
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