Sunday, October 29, 2006

The Spider Stone by Alex Archer

Rogue Angel - The Spider Stone
By Alex Archer

The third book in the Rogue Angel series The Spider Stone will be hitting the stores in early November. Though I haven’t had the pleasure of reading the first two, The Spider Stone is exactly the type of book I like to read. Having had the privilege of getting an advance copy of The Spider Stone for review has got me hooked on this series.

The book opens in West Africa, in the year 1755, Yohance the keeper of the Spider Stone has been captured and sold in the slave market and is destined for America.

Flash forward to present day. Annja Creed, an archeologist by formal training is called in to support a group of people excavating the remains of slaves that were buried in an underground explosion dating back to the Underground Railroad and the Civil War.

At the dig site a marvelous tigers eye stone is found. The stone is a gift to the Hausa tribe from the spider god Anansi. According to the legend, as long as the stone was in possession of the tribe, they would always have a home.

Etched within the Spider Stone is ancient writing and a map with directions to an ancient treasure. Annja tries to decipher the writing on the stone and the group of archeologists falls prey to an attack from a group of hired mercenaries with ties to an African warlord and Al Qaeda.

With the help of Homeland Security, Annja finds herself in turmoil facing the African warlord who hired the mercenaries in a head to head battle for life and treasure in the African savanna.

This is a great book. Fast paced, good characterization with an absolute real setting, this book will keep you turning the pages. Archer is an awesome author and I can’t wait for more from the Rogue Angel series.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Make it a Combo Please


Here’s a combo post of what’s been going on since my last post.

I’ve been changing the look of the blog as you can see.


My wife thinks I’m nuts, go figure. She thinks I’m nuts because I read so many books at one time. Right now I’m reading the following:

Velocity by Dean Koontz
Rogue Angel – The Spider Stone by Alex Archer (will have review on this blog soon)
Jaws by Peter Benchley
More than a Hobby by Hobby Lobby guru David Green
And sure enough a writing instructional book - Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell
Just bought one last night by Patricia Cornwell Portrait of a Killer – Jack the Ripper, Case Closed

All this and trying to get a short story written for a contest too. Maybe I am nuts!

We didn’t have Fall Break when I was a kid…But I am off on Friday!!!!
We’re headed off to Kansas City this weekend for fun and adventure at Worlds of Fun. Then on to see my son Carson and his team of Norsemen play some head to head Football on Saturday. Tonight will be some fun and great Bar B Q provided by (Sutoma ?) and my good friend Wilson Grider who got the tickets for us, then on to Luther for a high-school football game.

As most of you know I’ve recently been put on blood pressure medication and I’m checking in to report my average blood pressure is now sailing in at a LOW 122 over 70. My goal is to still lose the weight through diet and exercise and eventually get off the medicine.

MISSIONS – For those of you at MUMC
We had the Thanksgiving Outreach Meeting last week. There were a few folks who showed up for the initial meeting, and we’ve decided to sponsor a couple of Mustang families with food baskets for Thanksgiving and make some sort of basket or comfort gift for the folks at Strawberry Fields in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you wish to help out, drop me a line at and you’re hired!

God bless,

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Under Construction

This site is under construction for a day or so. The old links will be back soon.