Monday, September 19, 2005

Operation Red Jericho

This is the first of a trilogy. A brother and sister, Becca and Doug MacKenzie, are aboard their uncle's ship the Expedient. Becca and Doug's parents are missing somewhere in China. The story begins in Shanghai in 1920, and as one reviewer has described it -- the story hasa the feel of an old Jackie Chan movie.

The kids get involved in an amazing adventure that includes the story of an ancient order that was created to protect the world from evil. It does take some time to get involved in the book. (At least I didn't get involved right away -- could be I was reading when I was tired.)

The author, Joshua Mowll, has used a remarkable archive of documents to piece together the events that took place more than 80 years ago. The book itself is different from most and offers an interesting change. The book is filled with diagrams, sketches, blueprints, and photographs.

You can read the first chapter at


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