Title: The Mounds Anomaly
Author: Phyllis Gunderson
ISBN 13: 978-14621119978
Publisher: Sweetwater/Cedar Fort
Rating: 4 Stars
This book reminded me of a slower paced Indiana Jones movie. Dr. Matt Howard, a femalearchaeologist at an Arizona University, gives lectures on Archaeology Anomalies. She stumbles upon a rare gold coin that holds more history than she could ever imagine and her research leads to a world of adventure.
Other archaeologist had previously dismissed the fact that there was a possibility of the existence of mound in the United States. In the process of discoveries in Illinois, Dr. Howard falls down a cliff, breaks her arm—, and nearly loses her job at the University.
During a conversation with her ten-year-old adoptive daughter, it is revealed to the great doctor that she loves what she does more than anything in the world. I could appreciate and admired her passion to find the truth. Although I’ve never been fascinated with archaeology artifacts and such, I enjoyed the twists and turns of this novel. There was one adventure after another and Dr. Howard persevered even at the risk of being blackballed by her peers. It was an easy short read, and that was important for someone who is not necessarily into this genre. It was great for my first experience.