The Phoenix Reich by Joshua Lisec


Paperback: First Edition, 576 pages
Published March 30th 2013 
Pub: DonnaInk Publications
(ISBN13: 9780985970949)
Language: English
Find the killer, restore your father’s legacy, save the world…all before finals week. Germany, 1945. Nazi leaders scramble to hide stolen wealth from Allied invaders. Among them are members of the German Christian Church, the spiritual arm of Hitler’s empire. When an American soldier stumbles upon the Church’s loot, he learns of the master plan to resurrect the Nazi regime—when the time is right. But the solider dies in action just days before war’s end. The secret, lost. Until now. Virginia, Present Day. A Senator’s home has been consumed by inferno. The nation mourns the loss of a beloved statesman until painful questions are asked. Was it arson? Or the instrument of suicide? The late Senator’s son Max Meyers refuses to believe the FBI’s ruling. Joined by his astute professor Charles Kensington and renegade law enforcer James Russell, Max forsakes posh campus life to learn the truth. A forgotten letter sent by Max’s great-grandfather from the carnage of World War II provides a clue, lighting a trail of decades-old conspiracy across Europe. A lost faction of Nazi religious leaders has risen from the ashes of a failed Reich, prepared to revive a government of tyrants built to last a thousand years. To keep the promise of justice made to his late father, Max must prevent the conspirators from unleashing vengeance on an unsuspecting continent. Is modern Europe’s fate sealed? The first installment of the Max Meyers Adventure series, THE PHOENIX REICH is a fast-paced thriller set against the backdrop of World War II mysteries and the reality of modern-day Nazi conspiracies.
My review:
The story opens with the unimaginable tragedy of young Max Meyers’ family.  His late father, Senator William Meyers, whose name is now on a smear campaign through the nationwide tabloids, desperate to clear his father’s name, Max seeks help from his longtime family friend and professor, Charles Kensington. With the help from Kensington, they enlist private investigator James Russell, who for the right price will use any means necessary to find the truth.  The trio embark on a thrilling adventure to find the truth behind the family tragedy.  I felt an instant connection to Max who for being so young is very intelligent and not afraid to do what it takes to clear his fathers name.  The story is packed with wit, humor, and vivid scenes.  If you love adventure, thrills, suspense and intrigue this is the summer read for you.  This is the first installment of the Max Meyer adventure saga and I can’t wait for the next installment!