The Coelho Medallion

  • by Kevin Tumlinson
  • Narrated by Richard Rieman
  • 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An ancient medallion is unearthed in Pueblo, Colorado, revealing a secret that will rewrite the history of North America - the Vikings somehow made it to the continent's interior, centuries before Columbus made landfall, and there they built a city of gold.
But today the Coelho Medallion has been stolen, and a linguist and researcher has been abducted in connection with the crime. Could the abductors be after the fabled city of gold? Or do they have a more sinister plot in mind?
Dan Kotler is an independent researcher who often finds himself in more trouble than he was expecting. But when his colleague is abducted, he finds himself being investigated by the FBI, and he must use all of his brilliance and expertise to find her and absolve himself.
Anwar Adham has plans for a terrorist action on US soil, and information from the Pueblo research site can give him everything he needs to put his plans in motion. Unless Adham is stopped, thousands and possibly millions will die.
Whoever wins this contest of wits and wills will hold the fate of thousands in his hands, and will also lay claim to the fabled city of gold.
It's an adventure that can redefine the history of America as we know it. Kotler finds himself facing off against both the FBI and Adham's terrorist network as he struggles to solve the mystery of Vikings in Colorado, to rescue Evelyn, and stop Adham's plans before it's too late.

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Tracking the Vikings in America

The plot of "The Coelho Medallion" reminds me a bit of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt series. The premise is that the Vikings discovered an underground river that allowed them to sail a longboat all the way to Colorado, where they interacted with the native cultures (Aztecs, Mayans, etc.) Doctor Coelho's team has discovered a gold medallion and pieces of the boat in a hidden cave, and there are terrorists hot on the trail of the artifacts.

Our hero is a private researcher with multiple PhDs and an insatiable curiosity. Because of his ties to a number of murdered or missing people, the FBI has him at the top of their suspect list. He has little choice but to help them in their search for the terrorists, especially when his ex-lover/friend is abducted.

Expect lots of action, references to real artifacts believed by some to be Viking in origin, confusing clues, and ruthless bad guys.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from AudiobookBoom in exchange for an honest review.
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- Bookaholic

Sprawling and confusing but oddly interesting

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Clearly needed some aggressive editing. The concepts are abit of a mashup, but the root of a fast moving, multifaceted story are here.


Would you be willing to try another book from Kevin Tumlinson? Why or why not?

Sure, he is clearly a good researcher and writer.


What three words best describe Richard Rieman’s voice?

Consistent
Interesting
Strong


If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Unlikely, I wait until home release


Any additional comments?

I was provided this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.

This offering has some interesting concepts and imagery and is worth the credit, esp. for historical conspiracy theory fans, such as I am.

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- Matthew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-30-2016
  • Publisher: Kevin Tumlinson