Book Title: Curse of the Ancients by Hawk MacKinney
Series: The Moccasin Hollow Series Book 3
Category: Adult Fiction, 278 pages
Publisher: Sage Words Publishing
Release date: April 2018
Tour dates: May 28 to June 15, 2018
Content Rating: R (This book is rated R for explicit murder scenes.)
As Craige Ingram climbed the stairs of the derelict building, that peculiar stench of a dead body hit him. It was the same smell no matter where—SpecOps SEAL encounter gone sour, or in a vacant, roach-infested apartment. Inside, his SEAL buddy-turned head of Buckingham Parish Homicide’s Investigative Support Division, Grayson MacGerald, was huddled with the coroner next to a swollen decaying corpse that was days old and hardly more than oozing dead meat.
The PI inside Craige had a gut feeling that there was more to this than a dead body, and Craige’s Grannie always told him, “Trust your feelin’s.” But that was before Mihály Keaulescu set down two of his Black Falcon choppers on Craige’s Moccasin Hollow private airstrip in an uninvited stopover. It got worse. From his airstrip to Israel, to Turkey and a nightmare-dream of one-of-a-kind ancient artifacts that not only threatened the serene life Craige knew and loved at Moccasin Hollow, it would destroy the world.
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I have to admit, this book wasn’t for me as much as I thought it would be. It focuses a lot on the military aspect of things, and some of the chapters were very technical. Many people who enjoy mystery novels love for a lot of technicalities. The premise of the story was very interesting, and the plot moved rather quickly. The world-building was also in-depth which allowed you to be drawn into the universe.
This book was also quite gory. If someone is looking for a very gritty action thriller, this would definitely keep their attention and draw them in. I usually don’t get affected by gore in books, but even I felt disgusted by some of the scenes. They were definitely very detailed.
I didn’t even see any editing errors in the book, even though it was an advanced copy. All in all, if it wasn’t for the fact that it was so technical, I would have loved this book.
I would recommend this book to people looking for a new action thriller that enjoy books with very detailed militaristic lingo.
With postgraduate degrees and faculty positions at several medical universities, Hawk MacKinney has taught graduate courses in both the United States and Jerusalem. In addition to his work in classrooms and laboratories, he has written numerous professional articles on chordate neuroembryology and authored several novels that reflect his southwest upbringing in Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma. Moccasin Trace, a historical novel nominated for both the prestigious Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction and the Writers Notes Book Award, details the family bloodlines of his protagonist in the Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series. Hidden Vault of Secrets and Westobou Gold, Books 1 and 2 in the series, have received national and international attention. Hawk is also writing a science fiction series, The Cairns of Sainctuarie.Connect with the author: Website