02 April 2017

How Speleology Restored My Sex Drive

Action & Adventure

By Michael Bernhart

Paperback 265 pages
Publisher Hough Publishing (8th Aug 2016)
ISBN-13 978-0997616033

📕My Review

When mischievous nine year old twins Margaret and Mary go in search of hidden gold in Georgia with their crazy Uncle Skeeter, they run into all sorts of trouble. It turns out Uncle Skeeter's Ku Klux Klan buddies have gotten wind of it and are determined to grab it for themselves to finance a Southern uprising. It falls upon the twins' frantic parents, Max and Sally, to locate the girls and Skeeter before anything unpleasant befalls them.

How Speleology Restored My Sex Drive is totally over-the-top but an enjoyable ride nonetheless. It's full of situations where, just when Max and Sally think they're getting a handle on things, something else disastrous happens. The cops are untrustworthy, the town is largely racist and everyone appears to have an ulterior motive. The story is very tongue-in-cheek and reminded me of a 'Scooby Doo' type adventure.

My thanks to author Michael Bernhart for providing a copy of this book.

Barnsey's Books Rating ⭐⭐⭐

📗The Blurb

Some people can't stay out of trouble. Happily married, the father of two precocious nine year old girls, and comfortably off, Max Brown should have it easy. Not yet; that's where the little girls come in. They maneuver Max and his wife into a dangerous treasure hunt through abandoned gold mines. As Max forewarns, "the closer you get to the treasure the more competitors show up, some of whom don't play by the rules." The competitors in this case are seven Klansmen who believe that the object of the treasure hunt, a large cache of Confederate gold, is theirs to finance a second rebellion. Set in northern Georgia, Max combats bears, snakes, and the Klan to protect those he loves. His most cunning and committed adversaries, though, turn out to be his own children.

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