"RESTORATIONS" by Charles Strickler - Book Review
Review by Marc J. Rauch
Exec. Vice President/Co-Publisher
THE AUTO CHANNEL
Although the narrative soon departs from a discussion of the vehicle itself, the mystery of a billion dollars worth of stolen Tsarist gold and its connection to a New York Mafia capo takes over. The tale's protagonists (Miles West) and his girlfriend (Bramley Ann Fairchild) are anything-but-helpless victims who take their fight to the bad guys, which is one of the aspects of the yarn I liked best. Along the way the reader also learns some history (another of my favorite subjects) and details related to cryptology.
I could imagine this to be the first in a series of adventures undertaken by Miles West and Bramley Fairchild, and a visit to the author's website seems to suggest it. I can also imagine this becoming the basis of a Netflix or Amazon television series. It's easy to picture any combination of male/female actors to take the roles.
The book is relatively short - certainly long enough to deliver a captivating story, and also long enough to turn both sides of a trans-continental flight - or a weekend on a poolside chaise lounge - into very pleasurable sojourn (with or without some appropriate beverages).
It's definitely worth a read.
Pub Date: 03-20-2019
Softcover: $16.95 9781633937796
Hardcover: $24.95 9781633937819