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The Brother's Keeper

Title:  The Brothers’ Keepers
Author:  NLB Horton
Pages:  408
Year:  2014
Publisher:  NLB Horton
When Camels Fly written by the same author introduces us to a world of espionage, danger and intrigue that centers on the travels of the Madison family.  The Madison family members have diverse gifts and reasons for choosing their particular career paths that take them all over the globe.  We pick up with the Jeff, honeymooning with his wife Becca, when his sister Maggie is abducted again.
Now the parents along with Jeff and Becca agree to meet up and begin to try to locate Maggie by back-tracking her recent excursions.  What makes the novel so intriguing and unable to put down is the constant moving of the plot along with trying to figure out who is for or against the family and the excitement of their discoveries.  The chapters are short, which make for a quick and easy read.  I love too how in this novel the topic of antiquities and how the Vatican may or may not hold one of the relics the family is seeking is discussed.  Unlike the Madison family others are seeking relics for self-promotion and wealth.
After finishing this novel, I was glad to read there is a third installment due to come out sometime in 2015.  While most think of treasure as silver or gold, it is Maggie’s latest discovery that brings out the self-serving characters willing to go to any lengths to keep Maggie quiet.  At the end of The Brothers’ Keepers, the storyline seems to come full circle so I really cannot wait till the third book brings the climax to an end to show readers who is behind all the Madison family has endured so far.
NLB Horton really brings a depth to a story that is enriched with vivid detail of the places they travel, a really an enjoyable part of the novel to me.  There are multiple nations the family travels to with many different people from various backgrounds, beliefs, and careers that both assist or attempt to kill the family.  Many may not know of NLB Horton’s books yet, but I sure hope more become familiar with her unique tales as some of places the author herself has even traveled to!  On the sidebar of this page are book trailers to both of her novels that will capture your attention and draw you into the mystery.
My rating is 5+ stars.
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