Gary Grossman, author of the wildly popular Executive series, returns with a high-octane thriller that digs into the history of the Earth to find the secrets people are willing to kill to keep concealed.
In the summer of 1601, Galileo Galilei made a startling discovery in the mountains of Eastern Italy that, if made public, could shatter faith in religion, bring down governments, and lead to worldwide turmoil. For more than 400 years, the secret has been guarded by a small group of incredibly powerful people, willing to do everything in their power to keep these discoveries from being made. But now, a university dig in Montana headed by paleontologists Quinn McCauley and Katrina Alpert threatens to expose the secret Galileo unearthed, the event that caused him to turn his study to the stars, and the hidden reason the scientist was convicted of heresy by the Inquisition.
McCauley and Alpert find themselves in a global game of cat-and-mouse, seeking answers for a mystery that has endured for centuries, hunted for what they might discover. Old Earth weighs age-old arguments between science and religion in a tense thriller that spans time and questions recorded history.
"An ambitious tale loaded with heaping doses of adrenalin, Old Earth sweeps the reader away with history, intrigue, espionage, engaging characters, and an intelligent conclusion - all elements of the perfect thriller!" (Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author, The Lincoln Myth)
"A high energy combination of history and intrigue, and last but not least, a great book to bring along the next time you travel." (Peter Greenberg, CBS News Travel Editor)
"Old Earth's richly detailed and unique premise will delight fans of Dan Brown and Michael Crichton." (CJ Lyons, New York Times best-selling author)
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Wanted to like it
Great Story with lots of new twists and turns
Intriguing, fun, unguessable
What they found in the end
When the main characters joined up with the priest to find answers in a different cave in Europe
Take a pinch of Dan Brown, a measure of James Rollins, a little of Indiana Jones and a full measure of something new and you have the recipe for a story that is hard to put down. Wonderful narration and a unique story. I tried and tried to figure out where it was going and couldn't, which made it all that much more intriguing. The only thing I found a little slow was the beginning where the scene kept switching back and forth. It was a bit hard to follow for awhile. The characters were great, the historical and scientific research was excellent and I learned a lot. My only complaint would be the determination that "the world wasn't ready to know about this" premise. Too many authors use that as an out. It always irritates me when others think they have the right to make decisions for the rest of the inhabitants of Earth. There is too much of that going on these days in the real world. Otherwise, I definitely will be looking for other books by this author and other books narrated by P.J. Ochlan. These are the kind of adventure stories I love listening to!
- Blue Dragonfly "BlueDragonfly"