★★★★★ five out of five stars
Tyler Locke and his partner in crime (solving) Grant Westfield are back in the Loch Ness Legacy, this time having stopped an attack from unknown sources on the Muslim leadership summit at the Eiffel Tower. However after thwarting the attack, Tyler and Grant quickly realise it wasn’t all that it seemed. The dynamic duo must work quickly to piece together a mystery entwined with Nazis, the Loch Ness Monster, Charles Darwin, old enemies and Tyler’s baby sister Alexa. The stakes are high and failure could mean the start of World War III.
I’m just going to come right out and say it. I love reading Boyd Morrison’s writing. His stories are fast paced, brimming with historical facts and beautifully described locations, and his characters, whether villain or hero, always invoke the right emotion in the reader.
The Loch Ness Legacy is no different in any of these regards. The villains are pure evil and their thought patterns all show this perfectly; evil plans and plotting betrayal of each other abounds. The heroes are heroic, self sacrificing, and ingenious; after all, who wants a hero that can’t outsmart the bad guy?
The story is woven together with aspects of history and real places so fantastically that, as with my review of The Roswell Conspiracy, the reader is left wondering if Morrison might really be onto something. The news stories at the beginning of each chapter add even more of a sense of realism and urgency to an already thrilling story.
I must admit when I first read the word ‘Nazi’ I groaned internally thinking that it was yet another adventure book that leaned on the evil Nazi/Neo-Nazi trope. I couldn’t have been more wrong. While these are factors of the book they are not the main factors and are peripheral plot points at best, so don’t be dissuaded by their inclusion.
The Loch Ness Legacy is the fourth and latest book in Morrison’s Tyler Locke series, but is the second I’ve read and, as with the third in the series The Roswell Conspiracy, can be easily read as a standalone novel. However, the more I read of this series, the more I want to read them all then re-read them.
There was nothing I could honestly say I didn’t like about this novel. I would definitely recommend The Loch Ness Legacy to anyone who enjoys reading thrilling action-adventure novels.
Page count: 438 [excluding acknowledgements]