It begins with Josh Reed, a tunnel engineer in Manhattan, and his team, excavating the East Side Access of New York's railway service. The drills unexpectedly hit some sort of crystalline metallic, and upon further investigation Josh comes across a large and seemingly empty room.
If this isn't strange enough, some of his coworkers disappear and the CIA is mysteriously involved in what is clearly an uncomfortable situation. I won't give any more plot information, because I don't want to reveal anything that will take away from the excitement of this book, but I will say that the author did a great job of mixing researched information with a strong mysterious plot. Like Linda Fairstein, Andrew Morgan uses the mysteries of New York City to enhance his plot.
Morgan also does a very nice job with characterization. Josh is a likable character who uses his intelligence well as he tries to understand what is going on in this area that he thought he knew so well. His boss (and friend), Lionel Parker, helps him unravel this mystery, and the reader feels a kinship to both men as they fall deeper into the secret of the underground. Morgan shows his characters' weaknesses as well as their strengths, and the story builds to a great climax.
Publisher - Amazon Digital Services LLC
Date of Publication - December 16, 2016