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Book Review: Savior by Anthony Caplan

(This ebook was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review)

Goodreads summary: 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 Chocomal, the ancient Mayan code underlying the creation of matter in the universe, from falling into the wrong hands. A story of sacrifice and love set in a contemporary, dystopian America.

Publication Date : April 18, 2014
Published by:Harvard Square Editions as an ebook for Amazon's Kindle

Al and his 15 year old son Ricky go on holiday to Guatamala.  Al thinks that this would be good for them both to do some boding since after the death of his wife Mary, their relationship is strained. Ricky chose to not to follow what his dad wants him to do which is football and ski instead. While they are on holiday they try to reconnect and reminisce on Mary's memory and go to the places that she loved to visit. 

Ricky stumbles on an ancient Mayan artifact called the Chocomal while looking around in a surf shop. Nothing but death has led up to anyone that had any dealings with the Chocomal. Before long Al gets kidnapped and Ricky must find it within himself to track down his father's kidnappers and rescue his dad.

He does whatever he has to do such as running with thieves, hackers, etc.

The story opened strong and it kept that level throughout the story. We are first introduce to Al. He is held captive in Canada. We see what mental state he is in physically and mentally. He also does flashbacks of his life before he met his wife and after. He is being tortured for information on the whereabouts of the Chocomal. While trying to hold on to what little hope he has, he is being drained from that also. 

Even though Ricky and Al's relationship is strained they try to bond especially for Mary. That would be what she would have wanted. They both love each other and will do anything to protect one another. 

This is definitely a story of love and sacrifice. I could not agree more. 

Rating 3.5Stars

Recommend? Yes

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