Graduate students Jonathan and Michael Rickner, sons of eminent archeologist Sir William Rickner, are no strangers to historical secrets and archeological adventures. But when Michael is discovered dead in his Washington, D.C. apartment, Jon refuses to believe the official ruling of suicide. Digging deeper into his brother’s work, he discovers evidence that Michael was murdered to keep his dissertation research buried. Joined by Michael’s fiancée Mara Ellison, Jon travels to New York where he uncovers the threads of a deadly Depression-era conspiracy – one entangling the Hoover Administration, the Rockefellers, and the rise of Nazi Germany – and the elite cadre of assassins that still guard its unspeakable secret. Finding themselves in the crosshairs of the same men who killed Michael, Jon and Mara must navigate a complex web of historical cover-ups and modern-day subterfuge, outwitting and outrunning their all-powerful pursuers as they race through a labyrinthine treasure hunt through the monuments and museums of Manhattan to discover the last secret of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., before their enemies can bury the truth – and them – forever.
About The Author:
An avid reader since the age of three, Jeremy Burns was devouring novels by the time other children his age were still learning their ABCs. Blessed (and, at times, cursed) with a decidedly active imagination and an insatiable curiosity for nearly everything, Jeremy made learning and storytelling two of his chief passions. After earning his degree in History from Florida State University, Jeremy accepted a position teaching literature, creative writing, political science, and philosophy at an international school in Dubai. Like the characters in his books, Jeremy is an intrepid explorer whose own adventures have taken him from Mayan ruins in the Yucatan to the pyramids of Egypt, from medieval castles across Europe to the jungles of Bangladesh, and beyond. To date, Jeremy has traveled to more than twenty countries across four continents, seeking adventure, discovery, and ideas for future novels. When not exploring a new corner of the globe, Jeremy lives in Florida, where he is working on his next thrilling novel.
Jeremy Burns is a wonderful author! His writing style is superb and his characters are absolutely gripping. From page one, the author pulled me into the story, making me feel a part of the intense plot line. From murder, to conspiracy, to amazing twists, this author takes the reader on one heck of a ride!
Jonathan Rickner’s character is absolutely awesome. I felt a part of him instantly, and the wild suspense ride he went on, I was right there beside him. Finding out your brother is dead because of suicide just doesn’t cut it for Jonathan. I totally was with him when he knew there was more sinister stuff behind the “suicide”. Enlisting the help of Michael’s fiance, Mara, Jonathan sets out to uncover the truth behind his brother’s death.
In the 1950’s you just don’t get a lot of murders popping up, so what Jonathan and Mara uncover is just jaw dropping. The reason behind Michael’s death will leave you stunned. It’s a conspiracy of secrets, lies, death and so much more. But, for Jonathan and Mara, their time is limited, and running out fast.
I won’t go into too much more detail for this amazing 5 Book worthy debut, because I don’t want to giveaway spoilers! But I will say, that if you love an intense, action filled, mysterious conspiracy thriller, then Jeremy Burns is the author to turn. Jeremy Burns’ debut thriller is one of the best I’ve read in ages. I am totally looking forward to what’s happening with Jonathan Rickner and the next book can’t come fast enough for me! Well done on your debut, Jeremy!