Wow, this book absolutely blew me away. It is a mystery about a letter that surfaces after 60 years, an NTSB investigator is about to discover that will change the entire world. It touches on the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Program (MFAA) which was formed to recover stolen art during World War II and return to the rightful owners. The author also weaves in mysterious passage supposedly written by British explorer Percy Fawcett that was translated into German and sent to the heroine’s grandfather. The characters were so well written. This book is thought-provoking, sometimes heartbreaking, but always non stop action with many twists and turns. It is so good it leaves you wanting more. Just when you think this amazing author can not get any better he does. I highly recommend this fantastic story.
The Last Monument
One small handwritten letter,
Sent from a dark, remote corner of the planet,
And lost in the system for sixty years,
Is about to change the entire human race.
Outside Denver, Colorado, Joe Rickards stands over a small aircraft wreckage, studying burnt remains still smoldering in a field of freshly fallen snow…an investigator for the NTSB, working to carefully roll back the last several hours and identify the cause of the accident.
But this time, he can’t.
The details behind this tragedy don’t add up. Unlike every other investigation of Joe’s career, the facts make no sense. Each new piece of information only makes the accident more mysterious, and more baffling.
Why would a person receive an age-old letter and suddenly disappear into the thick of night…paying to be flown out of a closed airport in the worst possible weather conditions, by a pilot who hadn’t had his hand on the stick in years?
With the only surviving relative insisting her grandfather would never have climbed into a small airplane in the first place, even in perfect weather.
A bizarre string of events culminating in a horrible accident unlike anything Rickards has experienced. Leaving his only hope at understanding it in the hands of the victim’s sole remaining relative. Beginning with how a mysterious letter could turn up after being lost in the system for sixty years. Sent by someone who should have already been long dead.
A single letter, Joe Rickards is about to discover, with a secret that will change the entire world.
About the Author
For years, Michael Grumley dreamed of writing thrillers the way he thought they should be written; complex, multi-genre stories with unique plots that ‘move’. Enter BREAKTHROUGH, AMID THE SHADOWS, and THROUGH THE FOG: all deeply human stories with endings you will never see coming.
Michael C. Grumley lives in Northern California with his two young daughters. He’s an avid reader, runner and most of all father. He dotes on his girls every chance he gets. His website is http://www.michaelgrumley.com and his email address is email@example.com
He is currently working on the next Breakthrough story.