An action-packed adventure from beginning to end
5 out of 5 stars
A medallion has been discovered that could rewrite American history and shock the research community to its core. While this is happening, a group of terrorists is also after the same artifacts that have been recently discovered and their reasoning is completely lost on everyone including the FBI. Dan Kotler is a researcher and a jack-of-all-trades looking into this recent change in historical fact when he stumbles across the real reason for the terrorists peaked interest in the Coelho Medallion.
The Coelho Medallion was narrated by Richard Rieman who does a great job. He allowed me to get completely immersed in the story which is pretty awesome considering I was driving to and from work when I was listening. His narration provides the perfect timing and “feel” to grab the user and keep them interested.
I love stories like this. I have no idea what genre they actually are, but the action-packed-treasure-hunting-with-lots-of-clues-and-intrigue genre I guess. But in all honestly, the way that Tumlinson set this story up really hooked me. It wasn’t a slow burning book by any means. It lit a gas fire from the start and didn’t burn out until the book was finished.
The main character Dan Kotler was really fun and easy to follow along. He was the perfect mix of egotistic and actual real and helpful kind of person that was needed for this role. The supporting roles around him were also well thought out and executed. Everyone in this book felt real and necessary.
Overall, The Coelho Medallion was an enjoyable action-packed ride from beginning to end. Tumlinson’s writing was reminiscent of Dan Brown and Boyd Morrison.
You won’t see me say this too often, but I really hope that I see more books from this series.
This book was gifted to me by Audiobook Boom!
The Coelho Medallion by Kevin Tumlinson
Narrator: Richard Rieman
Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
on September 30, 2016
An ancient medallion is unearthed in Pueblo, Colorado, revealing a secret that will rewrite the history of North America - the Vikings somehow made it to the continent's interior, centuries before Columbus made landfall, and there they built a city of gold.
But today the Coelho Medallion has been stolen, and a linguist and researcher has been abducted in connection with the crime. Could the abductors be after the fabled city of gold? Or do they have a more sinister plot in mind?
Dan Kotler is an independent researcher who often finds himself in more trouble than he was expecting. But when his colleague is abducted, he finds himself being investigated by the FBI, and he must use all of his brilliance and expertise to find her and absolve himself.
Anwar Adham has plans for a terrorist action on US soil, and information from the Pueblo research site can give him everything he needs to put his plans in motion. Unless Adham is stopped, thousands and possibly millions will die.
Whoever wins this contest of wits and wills will hold the fate of thousands in his hands, and will also lay claim to the fabled city of gold.
It's an adventure that can redefine the history of America as we know it. Kotler finds himself facing off against both the FBI and Adham's terrorist network as he struggles to solve the mystery of Vikings in Colorado, to rescue Evelyn, and stop Adham's plans before it's too late.
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
About the Author:
Kevin Tumlinson is a thriller and speculative fiction author traveling the U.S. with his wife, an RV, a chihuahua named Mini, and a fully-loaded laptop. He writes multi-million-dollar blockbusters that can be read for only a few bucks.
Kevin grew up in Wild Peach Texas—an actual village wedged between the Brazos and San Bernard Rivers, with a population of less than 2,500 people and seemingly not a peach tree within a hundred miles of the place. He has had an eclectic career that includes engineering, teaching, broadcasting and media, and marketing. He has also been the recipient of numerous awards for writing, public speaking, and his work in advertising and marketing.
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