Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | November 18, 2013

Conservation, betrayal and murder makes for interesting thriller

The Condor SongBuck Anderson was an environmentalist trying to save the Sierra Nevada Mountains from a Disney-like developer who may be connected to the Mexican mafia and who will stop at nothing to protect his investment and his lifelong dream of doing something Walt Disney had failed to do–build a ski resort in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Sean Donavan is a struggling attorney who had been betrayed and fired by his former law firm after taking an ethical stand on an issue.  Not only did he lose his job, he was abandoned by his wife, lost his kids, and temporarily lost his law license.  After 13 years, Donovan is asked to represent the Sierra Club in its fight to protect the environment against the developer, Atticus Golden, after the murder of Buck Anderson.  The case pits him against his former law firm and the man who betrayed him.

“The Condor Song” is an environmental thriller filled with mystery and suspense.  The plot is creative even though a bit predictable.  I was disappointed that the author felt it necessary to use obscene language.  The story and characters could get along without them. Darryl Nyznyk, author, set out the environmental agenda without being pushy or insulting.  Even though the plot stemmed from the fight to save the Condor by protecting its environment, solving the murder and winning the case were the primary story lines.

Nyznyk begins the book on an exciting note but fails to keep it going.  However, the plot is captivating and he makes the reader want to continue reading.  If you do not like books with obscene language, don’ t pick this one up.  I was deeply disappointed that the author felt he had to use obscenity at all.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from PR by the Book, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”



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