Winner of the 2015 Shelf Unbound Indie Notable Award
Thanks to a drunken accident in Western Uganda, Martin and Andrew think they've found the next culinary craze to hit Manhattan's trendy restaurant scene. They're about to find out they've stumbled onto a centuries-old secret that, once unleashed, may be impossible to contain.
Everyone wants something from the new discovery. Andrew wants a chance to make a decent living and escape his dead-end job. Self-absorbed, greed-driven Martin wants to profit from a cutthroat industry that envisions a revolutionary product lurking in the find.
Military organizations at home and abroad have their own more violent agendas. And, hidden in a West Ugandan valley, a tribe of guardians wonder if an ancient prophecy is reaching fulfillment or if the world discovered their secret too soon.
In a story reminiscent of Crichton and Brown's corporate and religious thrillers, John Butziger presents a potent mix of adventure, conspiracy, and the mystical. From the petty double-dealing of a culinary network channel to the high-stakes world of cyber espionage, Butziger weaves a complex adventure where few can be trusted-and all want to control the power of The Second Tree.
"Greed, exclusivity and rampant, aggressive commercialization are all themes brilliantly explored in Butziger's brisk narrative..." (Kirkus Reviews)
"...Butziger's work is one roller-coaster ride of intense emotion and heart stopping suspense." [New Vision (Uganda's leading daily)]
"An immensely promising start to a new thriller series." (Kirkus Reviews)
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a mix of religion, espionage, and human nature
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This was the first time I used audiobooks and I dont think I could have picked a better story
When Andrew first realized the powers the fruit possesed
He did a good job separating the characters voices so you felt you got to know the characters personally
I listened to this book while commuting to and from work. I found myself sitting in my driveway after arriving home because I wanted to hear another chapter
I found this book to be extremely enjoyable. I thought the characters were well developed and the transition between them during the course of the book was smooth and easy to follow.
- Edward J Lambert