by D.U. Okonkwo
My rating: 5 stars
The Salzburg Saga - Book 1
Publisher: A Few Words Press Ltd; 1 edition (July 18, 2015)
Publication Date: July 18, 2015
Genre: Suspense | Literary Fiction | Survival
Print Length: 257 pages
Left to raise her three younger siblings at the tender age of seventeen, Nina Bishop is accustomed to solving problems. Now that she and two friends run their own law firm, she gets paid for solving other people’s problems. And as a businesswoman, she can always smell a great opportunity. So when her biggest client, Parker Drayton, organizes a networking ski trip to Salzburg, Austria, she is the first to board the plane. There's only one drawback: Parker is bringing along his two notoriously difficult, grown-up sons, Justin and Hugh.
Even before take-off the tension between Parker and his sons is palpable. But when Hugh causes their small jet to crash, plunging them all into unforgiving back country, the networking trip goes from tension-filled journey to living nightmare.
Spiral is the first book in The Salzburg Saga, a trilogy of survival, family secrets, and self-discovery.
Spiral by D.U. Okonkwo (The Salzburg Saga, #1)
Most of us have flown either for business or pleasure, but how many of us never actually pay attention to the cabin stewards when they are giving crash survival instructions? How about when you take the exit row for the leg room, of course you tell them you can lift 40 pounds and will keep cool in an emergency. How many of us have been in a top of the line private jet heading for a skiing vacation with your wealthy client? Nina boarded that jet looking forward to fun on the slopes, and maybe gaining some new business contacts for her growing law firm. What no one ever dreamed of was one drunken fool causing the plane to spiral down into the backwoods of Austria, a snow-blanketed area of no-man’s land, where there is proof that Hell may just have frozen over.
Spiral by D.U. Okonkwo is a tale of survival against the odds, family discord, death and the grit of a group of people determined to survive in a frozen wasteland. Ill-prepared, injured and terrified, the discord between a wealthy man and his two sons puts the group further on edge. Follow their quest to stay alive, fight the urges for revenge against the man who caused their crash and learn to work as a team, even in the face of an avalanche that further blocks their way to civilization.
Ms. Okonkwo hasn’t written a farfetched tail of superhuman survival, she has written a human saga of the effects of looking death in the eye and refusing to give in or give up. Dysfunctional family relationships come to the forefront, the crippling loss of a human life and its devastation to those left behind and secrets shared among strangers.
Written with vivid descriptions, characters that are as varied as they are human, one can feel the cold, the desperation and will to live. Too much story for only one book, this saga is divided into three parts, and yes, this ends without all the answers, is a beautiful set up for the next addition to this series as we wonder, will they be rescued? Who will survive? Could I survive a disaster like this?
I received this copy from D.U. Okonkwo in exchange for my honest review.