In Golden Blood

by Stephen Woodworth | Horror |
ISBN: 0440242525 Global Overview for this book
Registered by HoserLauren of Burlington, Ontario Canada on 12/26/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Got this as a Christmas present.

From Chapters:
Natalie Lindstrom has a gift: the power to speak to the dead, to solve crimes by interviewing murder victims. But now Natalie wants to escape. Escape from the voices that fill her head. Escape from the organization that has used her as a crime-solving tool…and now wants to recruit her daughter. So Natalie takes a job as far from crime and punishment as she can get: with an archaeologist in the mountains of Peru. Her job: to find a trove of priceless artifacts–by channeling those who lived and died at an ancient Incan site.

But in the towering Andes, Natalie enters a 500-year-old storm of betrayal, murder, greed, and rage–and she cannot silence the voices of the dead. The slaughtered reach out to her. The slaughterers boast of their crimes. Alone, cut off from her family, Natalie faces a chilling realization: every truth she uncovers is leading her one step closer to a terror beyond imagining.

Journal Entry 2 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, March 15, 2009
The third book in the violet series sees Natalie Lindstrom still struggling as a single parent with no hopes of finding a job. She is a violet, a person who can summon the spirit of the dead with the use of a touchstone, something the person touched or owned while they were alive. Since Natalie gave up her government job, the government has been following her around and threatening to take her child, also a violet, into the government program. All violets must work for the government.

Natalie gets some under-the-table work and receives interest from the man running an archeological dig in Peru named Nathan Azure. Azure sends Dr. Abe Wilcox to convince Natalie to come act as a conduit for Francisco Pizarro, a Spanish conquistador that conquered the Incan Empire. Natalie soon finds out that Wilcox isn't exactly who he appears and Azure is only interested in treasure hunting at any cost.

This book, like the last two, was very easy to read. The concept is quite interesting and the ability of people to have a voice after death makes this set of books quite unique. Even thought the concept of treasure hunting in Peru was a bit ridiculous, the characters made up for it and it almost had an Indiana Jones feel to it at the end.

Journal Entry 3 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, March 23, 2009
This book is with me :)

Journal Entry 4 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, April 26, 2009
Natalie Lindstrom is a violet, a person who can talk to the dead. She has stopped working for the government and is watched constantly. This makes finding any work almost impossible as this type of work is only sanctioned by the government. Natalie is a single parent and now her father has had heart surgery and has mounting medical bills.

When she is approached by a professor wanting her expertise in the Peruvian Andes on an archeological dig, it sounds too good to be true. She is to find the unrecovered treasures of Francisco Pizarro, a Spanish conquistador. Azure, the man funding the dig is obsessed with finding the treasure and Wilcox, the professor is not who he says he is.

Natalie finds dealing with the slaughtered Incans almost unbearable. This is a tale of greed, betrayal, murder and mystery.

I find this series fascinating. In this book the ability to talk to someone in the distant past and learn more about history was most interesting. Some of the book read more like a movie script but it was still a great read

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Saturday, May 30, 2009
I'm adding this to my birthday partner's birthday package!

Journal Entry 6 by TITurtle1 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, July 16, 2009
Ahhh! Sorry Lauren! I haven't mad a journal entry yet. Thank you so much for the birthday package. And I've been in desperate need to continue this series for some time...

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