Winner of the 2015 Shelf Unbound Indie Notable Award
Thanks to a drunken accident in Western Uganda, Martin and Andrew think they've found the next culinary craze to hit Manhattan's trendy restaurant scene. They're about to find out they've stumbled onto a centuries-old secret that, once unleashed, may be impossible to contain.
Everyone wants something from the new discovery. Andrew wants a chance to make a decent living and escape his dead-end job. Self-absorbed, greed-driven Martin wants to profit from a cutthroat industry that envisions a revolutionary product lurking in the find.
Military organizations at home and abroad have their own more violent agendas. And, hidden in a West Ugandan valley, a tribe of guardians wonder if an ancient prophecy is reaching fulfillment or if the world discovered their secret too soon.
In a story reminiscent of Crichton and Brown's corporate and religious thrillers, John Butziger presents a potent mix of adventure, conspiracy, and the mystical. From the petty double-dealing of a culinary network channel to the high-stakes world of cyber espionage, Butziger weaves a complex adventure where few can be trusted-and all want to control the power of The Second Tree.
"Greed, exclusivity and rampant, aggressive commercialization are all themes brilliantly explored in Butziger's brisk narrative..." (Kirkus Reviews)
"...Butziger's work is one roller-coaster ride of intense emotion and heart stopping suspense." [New Vision (Uganda's leading daily)]
"An immensely promising start to a new thriller series." (Kirkus Reviews)
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A mixture of adventure, conspiracy & the mystical
100%! Likeable protagonists with biblical overtones forming a well paced and entertaining book. A great book!
I liked Martin and Andrew. They have their own take on the situation in which they are involved that makes them interesting characters.
I thought that all the characters were both well developed and well performed. Great narration in what promises to be a great series.
Yes. I did it in two as I was listening on a journey.
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