I know this author personally, and he is really excited about getting the book published. I'm excited too. This book is the first of a trilogy that is almost completed, and it's all about a shadow government and spy vs. spy. I like the plot, as it's fast moving, easy to follow, and interesting. The characters are great people, and I found myself hoping they don't get killed (always in jeopardy). I recommend "Crystal Gift" to readers who want action and adventure while learning something about archaeology.