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Archaeology, parapsychology and ancient history
on 9 March 2012
Caleb Crowe is a psychic. Given the right questions to answer he can "remotely view" any event, anywhere, at any point in history. Caleb was once a member of the Morpheus Initiative, an experimental parapsychological team that uses remote viewing to help discover lost temples and ancient artefacts.
The Morpheus Iniiative still exists and Caleb's mother and his paralysed sister are still part of it and its latest project is to discover the legendary treasure of the Pharos Lighthouse - which also happens to be one of Calab's obsessions. So he reluctantly agrees to temporarily rejoin the team.
This book successfully mixes real history, real archaeology, real historical people and places with the parapsychological ability of being able to remotely view any event in history if the right set of questions can be asked about it. The plot starts out fairly slowly, but quickly builds pace. Scenes from ancient history are mixed in with the present day providing a unique view of people and places.
If I have any criticism, it is that in some places the same ground is covered several times, with each iteration only advancing the plot by a small amount. This wasn't a huge problem as the story is still an enjoyable to read.
The ending clearly finishes this book, but also sets the scene for the second in the series.
Overall - 4 stars. I found the mixture of archaeology, parapsychology, and history worked very well, The book seems to be very well researched, and I also found myself looking up quite a few of the real people, places and events mentioned in the book to find out more about them.