Book Review – And the Beat Goes on by Tracy Krauss

And The Beat Goes OnAnd The Beat Goes On by Tracy Krauss
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a suspenseful edgy tale. It starts off with a glimpse into the distant past. We see a race of pre-flood people who worship pterodactyls. This provides some great texture to the story. We then jump to present day and join Mark Graham – an archaeologist on a very important dig. Things get hairy when he discovers remains of an ancient civilisation – and pterodactyl bones buried along with human remains.

Suddenly Mark finds himself in grave danger. A conspiracy is at work. Mark isn’t sure what to believe through all of this. His Christian family see his discovery of evidence for creationism. As a non-believer Mark is highly sceptical.

I enjoyed the development of Mark’s character. He was portrayed in a gritty realistic way through every step of his character journey. Woven into all of this was a romantic sub-plot which was nicely done. We see the characters go through a whole range of emotions as they deal with the various issues that come up.

This is a story of danger and betrayal. In his hopelessness, Mark refuses to give up. As the story races towards its thrilling conclusion we discover a dark villain who reflects the worst parts of us when we try to do bad things for the sake of a good cause.

I highly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others.

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About Adam David Collings

Adam David Collings is an author of speculative fiction. He lives in Tasmania, Australia with his wife Linda and his two children. Adam draws inspiration for his stories from his over-active imagination, his life experiences and his faith. Adam is a great lover of stories, enjoying them in books, movies, scripted TV and computer games. Adam discusses these, along with his monthly Christian Science Fiction & Fantasy Bulletin on his youTube channel.
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