Saturday, April 14, 2012
Title: THE DISCOVERY
Author: Dan Walsh
Michael Warner’s grandfather has just died, and suddenly Michael finds himself a millionaire. His grandfather was a best-selling author. But the will is barely read when the grandfather’s agent calls Michael talking about a book contract—a biography about his grandfather.
Michael is torn. The agent wants stuff that grandfather was always tightlipped about. How and where did Michael’s grandfather meet? Where did he grow up? What about his growing up years? Michael doesn’t know these things. And neither does anyone else in the family.
Until Michael discovers an unpublished manuscript in his grandfather’s typewriter suitcase. And a journal that states that Grandfather was leaving this for Michael to find—and to decide what to do with. And suddenly, all the secrets becomes clear.
THE DISCOVERY is the most recent book by Dan Walsh. It is really slow starting and took me well into a hundred pages to get into, but then it got exciting and hard to put down. I enjoyed reading the grandfather’s manuscript more than Michael’s own story, really, and wish Mr. Walsh would have stuck with that as a solo story, not mixed into modern times.
The story within the story is a very interesting twist on a real life WWII about German spies being sent into America on u-boats. I thoroughly enjoyed that story, literally not being able to put it down. If you enjoy WWII stories, then you will want to read THE DISCOVERY. 4 stars. $14.99. 345 pages.