I'm late posting this today because I was up until 2:30, polishing edits that were due this morning. This reminded me how very, very hard it is to produce a good book. So many craft components go into the telling of the tale on paper. And if the author uses all the techniques at his disposal without having a fascinating story to hang it on, then all the work is for naught. And if the story is compelling, and the craft is executed with finesse, but no universal truth is mined for the reader to discover, then the work is reduced to a nice bit of entertainment. Classics are read again and again. They're studied in schools. But most importantly, they move a reader from on place of understanding to a better place.
Buried beneath the poverty-stricken barrios and wealthy enclaves of Southern California, a Spanish mission is uncovered during a construction project---along with evidence of a crime. When four people begin work on unraveling the mystery, they each face a moral dilemma. Will their choices perpetuate the very crime that doomed the mission hundreds of years before?
*Lost Mission - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1416583475
Author Web site - http://www.atholdickson.com/
Author blog - http://whatatholwrote.blogspot.com/
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Rebecca LuElla Miller
New Authors Fellowship
John W. Otte
Donita K. Paul
Tomorrow, I'll give my review of Lost Mission.