Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Blog Tour-Hoodoo Sea

About the book: (from the website)

The government of the United States of America is on the verge of startling the world.

Billions of dollars had been invested in its space program.

And now, the moment of truth has arrived...

Scott Reed is the man for the historic mission. He is the Wing Commander chosen by the elite brass at NASA. The assignment to test flight the first speed of light craft, held top secret, was about to shock the world. The risk? Utter and complete failure. The reward? Being a part of the greatest human accomplishment ever known to mankind.

Major James Harrow, second in command of the four person crew, despised his Wing Commander. Harrow was a proud and patriotic American. What was NASA thinking when they selected a Canadian to pilot the voyage? There was no comparison as to who was the better skilled aviator. This was his time, his moment. Major James Harrow was about to prove to everybody they were wrong to bypass him as Commander.

The weather conditions were perfect and lift-off for the test flight was text book. The triumphant cheers from Mission Control in Houston were echoed all the way to Cape Canaveral. The silent fear of the first hurdle of the flight had been succumbed. All systems were go! That is, until the crew and SOLT-X1 entered the Bermuda Triangle...

About the Author: (from the website)

Rolf Hitzer was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1959 and raised by his parents, Erna and Julius Hitzer.

Rolf attended Princess Margaret Elementary School, John Pritchard Junior High and Graduated from Kildonan East Regional Secondary School where he had majored in Culinary Arts.

Rolf is married to his wife Irma since 1997. Together they have a wonderful blended family with Rita and Clark Bodoano and Grand children, Alexandria, Patrick and Braeden. Jason and Leah Tutlies, and Grandson Easton. Mandel Hitzer, and the youngest Jessica Hitzer. Clearly the growth of his family is still a work in progress.

Rolf Hitzer has several passions besides writing, they include being at the log cabin on weekends. Spending time on the water with a fishing pole in hand. Wildlife viewing and especially Moose calling during the fall rut. Playing a range of Poker card games and a variety of board games.

Rolf is a Member of the Winnipeg Real Estate Board, The Manitoba Real Estate Association and the Canadian Real Estate Association. He is currently working on his second novel.

My Review:

This was definitely a surprising book! I was totally expecting it to go one way but then it flips and turns another! Hoodoo Sea is a good first novel, written by Rolf Hitzer! The characters are well developed and nicely fleshed out and the plot was amazingly well done for a first time writer!

I will admit to not being a total fan of the cover (both front and back) but I will say that once you open the book and get reading you will forget about it and get lost in the story.

From start to finish, this book was a fun read. I love the Bermuda Triangle and all the weirdness that comes with it, so this book was a treat for me! The story did seem a bit abrupt at the end, but it worked so I am not calling that a strike against it.

All in all I say this is a solid effort from Mr. Hitzer and would definitely suggest this book! I give it a strong 4/5 rating and definitely hope to hear more from Rolf Hitzer in the future!

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