Find: Book one, The Course of Fate Trilogy

By Steve Dunn Hanson

Find: Book one, The Course of Fate Trilogy

By Steve Dunn Hanson

Book Description

A room full of mind-bending chronicles will change the destiny of the world. IF they are found.

A Maya shaman, with ties to a time long since passed, possesses an ancient bark-paper manuscript that hints to where startling records sealed up nearly two millennia ago are hidden. Their keepers, a mysterious Mesoamerican people, were destroyed. But not before they concealed their society-shattering inscriptions so they could not be discovered.

Until NOW.

UCLA anthropologist, Nathan Hill, in a funk since his young wife’s death, is recruited by the shaman to head a clandestine mission to find them. He leads a bizarre group whose lives become entwined in gripping and unexpected ways. No one foresees the intricate puzzles, unsettling dead ends, and macabre deaths that stalk them as they search the jungles of Guatemala and the hills of Veracruz, Mexico. Not everyone will return.

As for Nathan, the mysteries compound and two questions loom: Am I a pawn of destiny? What are we about to unleash?

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Review by Melissa Dalton Martinez

It’s rare to find a clean adventure novel meant for adults, but that’s what you’ll get with FIND.

It follows Nathan Hill, a UCLA anthropologist, as he is recruited by a televangelist who believes he’s discovered the location of ancient records hidden in Mesoamerican ruins. For the televangelist, this could make his career. For Nathan, this discovery could mean a breakthrough for the anthropological world.

The crew embark on a journey to discover these hidden records. Along the way, they face puzzles, traps, run-ins with a Mexican drug lord, and a mysterious Mayan shaman who is determined that they follow his rules.

I liked this book for several reasons. You really get to know the characters, and the characters are well-developed. Nathan Hill is someone I’d want to follow through many adventures, evocative of Indiana Jones. Meanwhile, the shadowy shaman kept me on the edge of my seat.

The mystery of the ancient documents made me start to think about our own world and how we view what we know about history. As the story went on, I found myself engulfed in the action, stealing seconds to read more and find out what happens next. I also liked that this was almost two books in one. There is a sort of resolution halfway through the book, but the story is not even close to over.

FIND is a clean, fast-paced story that I recommend for fans of Indiana Jones, history, or action books in general. If you’re looking for your next big action read, this is it.