Author: Robert G. Pielke
Source: Tribute books for review.
It has taken centuries to recognize that all humans possess certain unalienable rights. There will come a time when we have to consider whether others deserve those rights as well. That time will come on July 3rd 1863. When a stranger carrying a shiny,metalic valise steps aboard a train carrying Abraham Lincoln home from a 2 year stint in Congress, everyone stares, wondering about the stranger’s odd clothing and strange footware with the word Nike emblazoned on them. When the strange man shows up in Lincoln’s office at the White house 14 years later, still wearing the same clothes, carrying the same valise and looking not a day older, the president and his staff know something is odd. But when Edwin Blair opens his valise and projects a 3d image of the Earth on Lincoln’s wall, then proceeds to tell a fanciful tale about time traveling aliens preparing to land at Gettysburg on July 3rd, they are sure they’ve met a lunatic. Unfortunately for them, they’re wrong. (Taken from Amazon)
I became hooked on this book from the first chapter and I really hope there is going to be a second book as I can’t wait to read it. This is the kind of book that you read in one sitting and it leaves you hungry for more.
The writing style of Pielke is heartwarming and it really draws the reader into the story. I found the historical accuracy of the novel in places extremely accurate and help bring a certain authenticity to the novel and its characters.
The ending of this book really caught me off guard and wasn’t what I was expecting to happen. I really hope this novel gets the credit it deserves and with the right publicity it has the potential to become a best seller around the world.