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"The Vault" by Boyd Morrison

Tyler Locke Series Book #2

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Last fall I wrote a book review of Boyd Morrison’s “The Ark,” an adventure that I thoroughly enjoyed.  Now I have read Morrison’s 2nd book in this series, “The Vault,” which is just as entertaining.  It is fast-paced and easy to read - and once again asks the reader to be open-minded and believe the unbelievable!  Just like the first book, there weren’t a lot of subplots and characters to keep track of, just a lot of action like a James Bond thriller.


Engineer Tyler Locke just seems to attract trouble and this time it’s madman Jordan Orr bent on discovering the tomb of King Midas. Tyler and a Greek scholar named Stacy Benedict are the only two people with the unique talents that can unlock the mystery.  Tyler and Stacy are skeptical but they MUST unlock the mystery, because Orr has kidnapped Tyler’s dad and Stacy’s sister as leverage.  Seems Orr, and a friend named Gia, stumbled upon the tomb when they were children, but no one believed them and now there’s a government building built over the site.  Morrison’s book is well-researched and explores some fascinating premises of King Midas and the legend (or is it real?) Midas touch.  After reading this, I am anxious to read the next book in the series, “The Roswell Conspiracy.”


Author Morrison started his career working for NASA, and after earning a PhD in engineering, he developed patents at Thomson/RCA, then managed a video game testing group in Microsoft's Xbox division before becoming a full-time writer. He is also a professional actor, appearing in films, commercials, and stage plays. In 2003 he fulfilled a lifelong dream and became a Jeopardy! champion.  He currently lives in Seattle with his wife. In his epilogue, Morrison details his research for this book and clarifies items that are real and those that are fabricated for the story.  It makes for another credible tale that will leave you wondering if it really could have happened that way…

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