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Slave Graves #2020

Slave Graves By Thomas Hollyday Slave Graves Librarian s Note this is an alternate cover edition ASIN B C QDr Frank Light archaeologist is vastly annoyed He s settled into a plush life cushy department head job at a university suave girl
  • Title: Slave Graves
  • Author: Thomas Hollyday
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  • Page: 169
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  • Slave Graves By Thomas Hollyday Librarian s Note this is an alternate cover edition ASIN B006C7581QDr Frank Light, archaeologist, is vastly annoyed He s settled into a plush life cushy department head job at a university, suave girlfriend, book in the works Now he s been ordered into the sludgy, back water marshes of Maryland to fend off hordes of mosquitoes, all because of an inconsequential finLibrarian s Note this is an alternate cover edition ASIN B006C7581QDr Frank Light, archaeologist, is vastly annoyed He s settled into a plush life cushy department head job at a university, suave girlfriend, book in the works Now he s been ordered into the sludgy, back water marshes of Maryland to fend off hordes of mosquitoes, all because of an inconsequential find at a bridge construction site Maggie, the outspoken state archaeologist working the dig, insists the shipwreck has historical significance Pastor Allingham is even vehement, insisting the decaying timbers hide a rud, long lost slave graveyard Real estate tycoon Jake Terment is furious that his construction project is held up by the growing concerns of Frank and his team Jake cranks up the pressure for a quick resolution Others passionately feel the archaeology project should either come to a crashing halt or press full speed ahead An eclectic group of butterfly fanatics, a mysterious waterman of Mexican heritage, a curvaceous movie star, and even ghosts make their presence known When several attempts are made on the team members lives, Frank draws on lessons from his Vietnam vet past He has to decide on which side of this battle to stake his claim and if he is ready to risk his life again for his beliefs.
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    About "Thomas Hollyday"

    1. Thomas Hollyday

      Thomas Hollyday 1942 present was born in Easton, Maryland His father was an acclaimed photographer and his mother a brilliant teacher.His father s family were active in the history of Maryland since its settlement while his mother s family were prominent in Democratic Party politics His grandmother s family descended from a well known German industrial family of Balti He grew up in the southern atmosphere of the Eastern Shore with its maritime and military heritage He studied writing with Elliott Coleman at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and with C.Michael Curtis of the Atlantic Monthly He served with distinction in Vietnam and became a successful international businessman.He also drew illustrations for national magazines and published maritime and Civil War history He currently edits popular video blogs on you tube for animal water rights and for book reviews He draws the popular humorous Animal Viewpoint Cartoons for newspapers He continues to please his fans with new novels in his River Sunday Romance Mysteries collection In his fiction he describes his recurring theme that human settlers since prehistoric times in the Chesapeake region have left a mist of legend and history that permeates its modern stories with a certain compelling truth At the same time he incorporates the stories of machines with those of their human owners Each novel, located in the small town of River Sunday, Maryland, also records the continuing beautiful nature of the area His writing portrays today s problems, conflicts, and memorable local characters with their loves and their combat with evil.

    162 Comments

    1. This book had so much potential subject matters that I am very interested in archaeology and the disgusting slave trade The author became a bit preachy concerning the environment but only the butterfly environment No outrage about the barrels of oil and diesel that was dumped into the river and the effects that can have on the environment and the creatures that live in it I don t get that.It was a very light romance really doesn t even classify as romance in my opinion Yes there was the right ba [...]


    2. This one started out on a high note and, in my opinion, crashed and burned quickly The idea for the plot is a great one however, Thomas Hollyday didn t develop it nearly enough and threw in too much that didn t have much to do with the story First, I deducted points for the poor editing Next, I deducted for the contradictory descriptions of people and places Finally, I deducted points for what I saw as characters not conducting the dig properly Even when writing fiction, the real life facts must [...]


    3. This book was very descriptive for my liking But it was not as bad as it could be I enjoyed Maggie s description of what life is like for a slave The book covers a lot of history It is clear that the author did his reasearch My favorite part of the book is the dialogue Dr Light, Maggie, and the pastor are memorable characters I root for them I see these characters struggle and grow As the novel progresses, the tension builds and builds until everything just suddenly explodes As a result, the rea [...]


    4. Interesting novel highlighting the value of archeological findings in today s modern world The archeological sections were accurate and detailed the story about the fight to keep the dig site from being demolished was exciting, if perhaps overdramatized For me, the true strength of this book was in the stories told by the characters as they worked together These stories, about the African slave trade, childhood memories, the main character s time as a soldier in Vietnam, held my attention and le [...]


    5. Interesting, but not edited very well I enjoyed the story, and the information about ships and the history of the area approximately, since the town is fictional seemed sound But the editing could have been better, at a few times in the story there were typos that made the context confusing Not misspelled words, but rather it seems that autocorrect was on in whatever document words used to transcribe the story for Kindles.Or a name was inserted into a sentence where it didn t make sense.


    6. History unearthedJake Terment has a massive real estate deal beginning when a possible shipwreck is unearthed Archeologists are called in to determine whether the site is of historical significance when things start to blow up, literally.A very interesting, fast paced read Packed with bits of local and world history, a modern animal rights dispute and a centuries old family secret this book does not slow down disappoint


    7. Not that goodThe story line was good, but there was way too much information that didn t not need to be in the story The description of the area and the archeological find was interesting The story itself was to rambling and It was boring in many parts The characters were way to predictable and uninteresting.


    8. I REALLY enjoyed this book The characters were very believable, the story flowed, the backstories were certainly realistic This was a fun read, I couldn t put it down, and I was sorry to see it end Thomas Hollyday is my new favorite author I am now reading another of his books, and plan on getting the whole series.


    9. Good Mystery Great Story Though, at times, Thomas Hollyday, seemed to get a bit off track with minutiae surrounding the characterise in some places Overall, though the story takes the reader on quite a ride that keeps your attention throughout


    10. AbsorbingA very absorbing read The tale of the African children on board the Adam Eve ship was harrowing and desperately sad I m glad the bad guy got what was coming to him, and with his death came the final truths of how and why the ship sunk.


    11. Slave gravesThough I gave this rating I did enjoy the book I found the theme atypical, the characters predictable I would recommend this book to inform the uninformed of the vagaries of slavery.



    12. Liked the historical aspect but found some characters stereotypical and a bit one dimensional, the butterflies


    13. An okay bookPretty laid back but interesting to read Some action but mostly narrative It s a doubtful historic event but still interesting



    14. Interesting read I didn t expect this book to be about a Vietnam veteran but it was well written and a great read.


    15. Enjoyed this book thoroughly I love history novels anyway and this didn t fail Kept you guessing just enough and then put a curve in at the end Have already recommended this as a really good read.


    16. Great read Really enjoyed the process of working on a historic site The greed d and hatred were defeated The many different people were great


    17. Okay guys, today I bring you all a book review that I read awhile ago, and somehow slipped through the cracks Not hard to do with a brain like mine LOL For some reason, I thought I already posted this review, but apparently I am just crazy This is not news Anyways, I wanted to make sure that I reviewed this book for all of you, because I don t want you to miss out on a great read Allrighty, let s set the scene for you and give you an idea of where this book is headed Synopsis Dr Frank Light, arc [...]


    18. An interesting read A typical white man with money will stop at nothing to get what he wants but it has a good ending.


    19. Just when he s settling into his cushy job as the youngest head of a university archeology department, with a new book in the works, and a sophisticated girlfriend, Frank Light is sent to a backwater town on Maryland s Eastern Shore to assess a construction site belonging to rich industrialist and TV personality, Jake Tement as a favor to the university president Upset that his comfortable routine has been upended, Frank hopes to check the site, decide it s of no historical importance, and get o [...]


    20. A novel revolving around greed and secrets when Dr Light is sent by his University to Maryland to investigate an archaeology site to see if any historic relics of importance are there before a new bridge is built.When he arrives he finds he is under pressure from the local bigwig, who is also offering the university future funding, he wants the dig to be completed quickly and quietly so he can make his money As the dig gets underway the Dr s views are challenged and changed as he speaks to the l [...]


    21. Heart wrenchingWhat people won t do for money and power Very good book.Very well written Dialogue was pretty smooth Would recommend


    22. As usual, Thomas Hollyday did not disappoint with the description of the area in which the story takes place He does an amazing job at really giving you a visual picture of the surroundings and for those of us who don t travel much, this is important and really makes you feel like you are there Besides this, the story itself was intriguing and really kept your attention so much that it is really hard to put the book down once you get started You can really sense the struggle that the main charac [...]


    23. I appreciated being offered this book free at via my Upper Eastern Shore and Dorchester Maryland Facebook pages Thanks Thomas Hollyday In return I am blogging about it and sharing the blog on my usual sites and with my usual followers which are fairly numerous I liked the history of the area a lot and feel the author has gotten that down well The characters perhaps not as lively as I had hoped, nor was their dialogue That being said, I usually read ancient and medieval history novels and mysteri [...]


    24. Exciting and interestingExciting and interestingI love novels based in history Holliday crafted a wonderful story steeped in potential historical accounting While the storyline was disturbing because of the atrocities of history it was detailed and designed to perfection I loved the interaction between the teacher and format student How the doctor changed his beliefs from a businessman to a historian and worked to right a wrong committed hundreds of years before For the first book in the River S [...]


    25. I just love when a book inspires curiosity Slave Graves made me wonder about several of the legends and tidbits of info it mentioned, so I spent a great deal of time on Google after reading this If you read Hollyday s book Gold, you re familiar with the River Sunday community This book is in the same area Slave Graves has an entirely different story, though This would be a very interesting read for history buffs, especially those who like 17th century legends and American history.I received a co [...]


    26. Very interesting.An interesting read The description of setting up the dig was intriguing Awakened the desire to excavate something Makes me wonder how many sites such such as this one are left to be discovered.


    27. Slave gravesI enjoyed this book, but could have done without the soul searching done by Frank.There was a good mystery and a good romance I enjoyed the history and the plot.I will read others in this series.


    28. Awesome book Can t wait to read the next one Lots of history and kept me reading for sure to find out what was going on Truly enjoyable Would recommend any mystery readers who also like archeology to read it Very nicely done.


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