Review of The Roswell Conspiracy by Boyd Morrison
Overview from www.barnesandnoble.com: After the 1908 Tunguska blast levels a Siberian forest the size of London, a Russian scientist makes an amazing discovery amongst the debris.
In 1947, ten-year-old Fay Allen of Roswell, New Mexico, witnesses the fiery crash of an extraordinary craft unlike anything she's ever seen.
More than sixty years later, former Army combat engineer Tyler Locke rescues Fay from gunmen who are after a piece of wreckage she claims is from the Roswell incident. Incredulous of her tale, Tyler believes the attack on Fay is nothing more than a burglary gone wrong. But when he finds himself locked in the back of a truck carrying a hundred tons of explosives and heading for a top secret American base, Tyler knows that he has stumbled onto the opening gambit of something more sinister than he ever imagined.
Because disgraced Russian spy Vladimir Colchev is after an Air Force prototype code-named Killswitch, an electromagnetic pulse weapon of unprecedented power. Although Tyler is able to avert catastrophe at the US facility, Colchev gets away with the bomb and plans to turn it on America itself. To complete his mission, he needs only one other key component, a mysterious object recovered from the Roswell crash.
In a desperate race against time, Tyler must unmask a conspiracy a century in the making to rescue the United States from electronic Armageddon.
I must again apologize for not posting a review last week but I wanted to give the book I was reading a fair chance in spite of its disappointments. It turns out that I was wrong to do that. I got half way through it and wanted to scream so I stopped. Unfortunately the next book I read was even longer so I am just now posting my review.
The story begins with our main character Tyler (and his partner Grant) who has an assignment which he is only grudgingly accepting. He is in New Zealand to look at some artifacts that the elderly Faye claims to have taken away from the Roswell crash site. She also claims to have had an encounter with an alien that day and wants Tyler's help in verifying that a hunk of metal she found there came from an alien space ship.
Tyler arrives thinking he is merely there to take a look at her stuff and tell her that any test he might run will probably only yield inconclusive results. He instead hears a gun shot coming from the woman's house and must now help her get out of there and away from some would be assassins.
Thus begins the young man's quest to discover what it is about Faye Turia and her Roswell artifacts that made someone want her dead. He doesn't quite believe her story about the aliens but knows that there must be something special about what he has and after some pleading from her and her granddaughter, who also happens to be his ex girlfriend Jess, he decides that he will do what he can to find out and hopefully protect her in the process.
The plot has many twists and turns which I will not detail here. Not only am I hoping to avoid spoilers but it would also take too long. It is a very interesting story with lots of twists and turns as well as plenty of comic relief.
I particularly loved Tyler's bravado as well as his partner Grant's sense of timing and humor. You couldn't help but liking them even if they sometimes seemed a tad over the top.
In fact, I think my only disappointment in the whole story was the way things turned out for Grant. He just didn't seem to get a fair shake with his dream girl.
Other than that I loved it. And I even liked the connection with Roswell and how it was explained in the end. It all seemed very likely to have happened the way the book described it. But most important it kept me entertained the whole time. It would be really cool if they made a movie about it. As long as they didn't mess it up.
Contains: some sensuality, language