Reviewer Mary Lignor: Mary is a retired librarian, originally from Connecticut but now living in New Mexico. All her life Mary has loved books and has passed this love on to her daughters. Mary started working in a library when her children were young as an Assistant Librarian and ended up as its Director. Her favorite books are suspense, political intrigue and anything involving the World War II era.
Author: Tom Williams
A scientific tale
walking hand-in-hand with a cool adventure story about buried treasure
-- Who could ask for anything more?
Two scientists, Peter Clopec and Brian Pauliss, are working for OPC (Odessa Petroleum Consultants). They were hired to look for oil deposits on the earth using satellite technology. The satellite is unable to work as efficiently as they wanted it to, so the scientific team of Clopec and Pauliss are fired from OPC. The CEO of the oil company has been planning a “move,” using a satellite to find oil, in order to drive up the price of the company's stock so he can buy, sell, and retire a billionaire (SOUND FAMILIAR?) Of course, he ACTUALLY plans to bring the satellite down and blame the scientists for not being able to find any oil. But, instead of slinking away, the team is determined to show that their ideas are noteworthy, so they sneak into OPC and re-calibrate the satellite to detect the density of gold. And, by the time the CEO's plan is completed, they will have found treasure beyond their wildest dreams.
Along with Billie Johnson, a beautiful dive master and salvage expert, they start on their quest for treasure. Peter and Brian think that, although the satellite couldn't find the oil deposits, it IS able to ascertain that there is real gold under the ocean and they can find it. After all, the antique gold is there for the taking and the three of them are game to try. They are also running away from a real psycho, who follows them from the ocean near South Florida to the depths of the Black Sea in Europe. If the super-trio can stay alive long enough they will collect treasure that will astound the world.
Lost and Found is an intriguing book that will keep you reading long into the night. Along with treasure hunting, CEO's back-stabbing their own companies, and, of course, a villain who is a real nut, this fabulous book is very hard to put down. These men are not greedy, they just want everyone to know that their satellite technology really works, and will do anything to get redemption in the scientific community. It is literally a treasure hunt that the likes of Captain Jack, Indiana Jones and, of course, Clive Cussler, would be proud to be a part of.
Mr. Williams lives in Florida and is a columnist and feature writer for a number of newspapers in South Florida. He is also a Master Merchant Marine Officer with the US Coast Guard. Along with being a veteran scuba diver specializing in shipwrecks, he has an enthusiastic interest in deep-sea archaeology. So, it stands to reason that he knows his subject. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Lost and Found. The book has everything you could ask for in a mystery/thriller. Good Luck Mr. Williams!!!