“During the Korean War, a Navy pilot collides with an unknown aircraft. A deadly component from the crash lands on a remote island beach, and remains there until it is discovered decades later. The story rapidly progresses to present day, when U.S. sailor, Randy Farren, finds the round, rose-colored object on an uninhabited Korean island, and begins experiencing headaches, hallucinations, and nightmares.
This story follows the journey of the mysterious object, and explores the effects it has on everyone who tries to possess it. Insanity, murder, government conspiracies, and hints of humor and romance are included in the race against time, as the fate of civilization hangs in the balance.”
I was given a copy of this book by the author, Robert M. Roberts, in exchange for a review. I must say I’m glad he chose to let me read his book, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I started reading this book about mid morning one day, and that day quickly turned into a ‘lazy day’ because I wanted to finish the book, I didn’t want to put it down until I was done. The story starts out in the Korean War with a pilot seemingly lost in the fog above the ocean. He decides to continue on his current course and finally finds his ship but just as he’s about to make an approach to land, Poof! he’s gone.
The story quickly advances to modern times aboard another navy vessel in the same ocean, where they are doing testing on a remote island. A team is sent to the island and, as they are boarding their boat to head back to the ship, one of the sailors finds a strange object in the sand . This strange object, and how it affects everyone that comes in contact with it, is the subject of this story .
The author takes you on an exciting journey from Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 through to current times. Using commonly known facts he weaves a story of intrigue and mystery involving UFOs, Area 51, and strange deaths caused by the unknown. The characters in the novel are well thought out, believable, and colourful. Roberts has taken a well known subject and given it a new and refreshing twist, while throwing in some unexpected developments. It’s hard to believe this is Robert Roberts début novel, I would recommend it to anyone with a love of intrigue and adventure. I look forward to reading his new novel Souls of the Desert, maybe I’ll even sweet talk him into a copy of that one. hehe kidding… 🙂
You can purchase The Monkey Toy here:
and his new novel Souls of the Desert here:
Don’t forget to check out Robert’s website at Robert’s Novels where you can find a sneak peak into both The Monkey Toy and Souls of the Desert.