It's not often that a book grabs my attention to the point where I don't want to put it down. The fact that the book in question is this author's first makes it that much more remarkable. Yet that's exactly how I feel once I start reading C.S. Michael's "The Lost Spyder"*.
About The Lost Spyder
J.C. Callahan is a man on a quest. Little does he know that finding the object of his desire, a Porsche once thought to be more fiction than fact, will set off a complex and near deadly set of events.
Used to doing things his own way, Callahan isn't one to take advice easily. While his brash and stubborn attitude bring success in the business world, his pattern of otherwise ignoring well intentioned counsel quickly lands him in trouble during what should be the successful completion of a long and tiring search.
When Callahan goes missing, taking a fortune in cash with him, the only one who seems to care about his whereabouts is his estranged and beautiful daughter, Kristen. Known as a "free spirit", about the only trait the young heiress shares with her father is the love of Porsche.
In the search to find her missing dad, the younger Callahan enlists the help of one Charlie Byrd; "a second-tier law student and low-rent detective." The story that ensues follows the exploits of Kristen and Charlie as they search the globe for her missing father.
Worth the Time. Worth a Read
From Birmingham, Alabama to Antigua, Guatemala (and points in between) "The Lost Spyder" is a wonderful first novel that weaves mystery, violence, intrigue, sex and Porsche lore into a page turner you can't put down. Porsche fan or not, this is a fun read and one we eagerly recommend.