Book Reviews

Book Report; “Excavation” by James Rollins copyright 2000

Cover of

Cover of Excavation

James Rollins is one of my favorite authors. I try to keep one or two of his books in my stash. I can depend upon a fun and exciting read. Excavation did not let me down.Archeologist Dr. Henry Conklin has discovered a 500-year-old mummy. Trying to prove that the Inca’s were not the first civilization to inhabit the area in Peru, Conklin brings the mummy back to the States for analysis. There he meets and old college sweetheart and possible current age grave robbers.Conklin’s dig has been left in the hands of graduate students, security personnel, and local tribe member laborers. Personality conflicts between the students and security could be considered normal. However, miles from the nearest civilization makes for dangerous and exciting stories.

In some of the books I have read by James Rollins, the author has added a section at the end where he talks of what is fact and what is fiction. Excavation does not have this. But in no way does it deter from the story. What we “boomers” were taught about the birth of civilization has been changed.
We were told that all history was developed by Europeans and Christianity. We are finally being educated in beliefs that there were other civilizations that not only existed but thrived. Rollins’ use of South and Central America expands on that belief. It is up to the reader to decide which is fact and which is fiction.

Rollins provided a book that kept me entertained and ready to keep going. Hope that you would find it the same.

Next up, “Double Image” by David Morrell copyright 1998. Although new to me this is not his first. He has titles from the 70’s. To have that many books printed, he must be good. I will let you know.

Until next time, make everyday count. I know it sounds trit but I am learning, every day, that there is a fine line between life and death.


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