Buried near Italy's Mount Vesuvius is a remarkable observatory containing artifacts dating to the earliest record of human events. Only one person-the Getty Museum's Amanda James-can unlock the mysterious doors that guard the chamber.
But once inside, Amanda is shocked to discover evidence left behind by a notorious biblical killer-who long ago wandered off the pages of history.
The first novel of a series, Wayward Son takes the reader on an amazing voyage, where epic adventures in Egypt, Greece, China and Rome collide with modern-day intrigue and suspense.
The Wayward Son by Tom Pollack With Jim Alves and John Loftus is an awesome story of past and present. Amanda James is asked to come to Italy to help a friend and his Grandfather all of who are archaeologists. They need her help deciphering a lock on a door of some place they stumbled on. The night she is leaving she offered a job in Tokyo. Amanda declines Tokyo and heads to Italy. There she is followed and chased by unknown forces. Finally Amanda is able to go to the dig site to see this door and once she figures out the lock she goes into this observatory where 2 dead figures are frozen in place. Something triggers in this observatory and the doors shut. Amanda sees a tile hanging from one of the corpses hands. As she touches it, she is taken on this journey through the life of Cain.
The Wayward Son is an awesome story. The take on what became of Cain is unique and fascinating. The Wayward Son depicts the battle of good and evil throughout the story. The descriptions of the times and surroundings put you right there in the middle of it all. The historical details of those eras and times is just right on. I truly couldn't put the book down once I started. Tom Pollack, with Jim Alves and John Loftus write a fascinating story that when it ends it definitely leaves you waiting for the sequel. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Fiction because it has something for everyone- mystery, history, romance, tragedy, and moves at a nice pace!