When Dr. Marcus Aaron, a brilliant linguist, steals an alien shuttle from the U.S. government, it triggers a series of events that could potentially threaten the entire universe.
In this riveting novel, author Marc Lieberman weaves an action-packed tale of supernatural suspense firmly rooted in the enchanted lands of New Mexico. As Dr. Aaron deciphers the aliens’ language and begins using their technology here on earth, a renegade FBI agent kidnaps his grandchildren and does everything else in his power to recapture the alien property. With the help of a former Navy SEAL, a good hearted internist, and a couple of grizzly bears, Dr. Aaron and his daughter visit an underground empire inhabited by the lost tribe of the Anasazi as they struggle to save their family and escape to the far reaches of the galaxy.
Combining modern science, mystical intrigue, and the wisdom of the ancients, Sign of the Anasazi is fast-paced adventure on a mythic scale.
Look for the second installment of the series where once again, it is up to Dov, Thomas, Mariah, and their rag-tag band of volunteers to prevent villains bent on destruction from achieving their aims.
IT FILLED HER WITH A SENSE OF PURPOSE, sitting at the silent
board, awash with its glow of white lights, waiting for the alarm that
each day signaled danger and intrigue. For three years, Mariah had
sat at this post and listened for the sounds of thieves and murderers
at their work. She was the fi rst defense against them, and as her arrest
record proved, she was pretty good at her job.
A light to her immediate right turned amber. She turned the rheostat
switch below the light, increasing the pickup level of the microphones
embedded in the walls of the home where the sound that tripped the
alarm light had originated. The label below the amber light read “SF
263.” She didn’t need to check the manual to see whose home that was.
It was hers.
The kids! They were undoubtedly asleep, their babysitter having put
them to bed long ago. The sitter herself should be asleep. Mariah’s
mind raced as she strained to identify the sound that had tripped the
alarm. She listened carefully, as she had been taught to do.
Her headset hissed, “I know you’re listening.”
A stranger was in her house! She threw the toggle switch imme-
diately below the amber light, automatically dispatching a Santa Fe
police car to her address.“We’re taking the children,” the voice continued in a harsh whisper.
“They’ll be returned when and if you deliver your father—the Profes-
sor. We’ll be in touch.”
Mariah felt faint. She didn’t recognize the voice. But worse, she
understood its message.
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Reader Reviews for "Sign of the Anasazi"
|Reviewed by Ann Hauer
|This science fiction story catches the reader immediately with suspense and a cast of characters is introduced right away. The suspense builds as this story unfolds telling a bit of the character's tale, stopping in just the right spot and letting the reader hang; similar to the way a movie will shift scenes or the television show cuts to commercial so you are wondering what happens next.
Marc Lieberman did a wonderful job in keeping the reader aware of the location of this cast of people, as many were introduced quickly for me, it was a tiny bit confusing to keep track of who was whom until the events began to play out and it lasted only a couple chapters. The chapters were short, and this is a quick fun read if you want to escape today's events and love a good 'Roswell' story.
The story captured me right away, I was in suspense at what was happening to the main character, and as the events played out, I was hooked! Just as with any good 'X-file', I loved the creativity that went into this story, yet it seemed to me a few things needed more development or explanation, as I wanted to know more about a few characters, but that is my preference. It felt like the story wrapped up a bit quickly, but it was not the ending I expected either. There were some good twists and turns, and there are possibilities for the reader to ponder.
Lieberman proves an interesting tale of conspiracy, which leads to kidnapping, assault and murder. Dr. Aaron's daughter must try to reunite with her long lost father by using special clues he sends along the way to her, allowing them to meet for what could be one last time. Little do they realize that those they should trust are not exactly on their side. However, they inherit a group of allies along the way. All of these people have their agenda, but it all aligns in the same time and place with much action and thrilling suspense.
There is a second installment which includes some of these characters and their new friends and I would indeed look forward to reading it as I did enjoy this story and a few of the delightfully fun people introduced, but I especially enjoyed the 'pet' bears used with a sense of protection and their caretaker.