I have a really great book to share with you today called The Alchemist Agenda written by Marty Weiss and if you love thrillers, then this book is right up your alley!
When Charlie Rocklin and his company Gold Diggers Exploration set out to recover a 17th century shipwreck, they discover an undocumented Nazi submarine with enigmatic symbols. Ariel Ellis, a femme fatale historian with a mysterious past, proves that the U-boat contains the key to a formula more valuable than any sunken treasure, and more deadly than any weapon that has ever existed.
In this globetrotting international adventure, Charlie and Ariel uncover an accelerating tempest of secrecy, lies, and agendas, fighting not only for the truth, but for their lives. Weiss's debut novel is a lightning-paced story with surprises at every turn, and shows us that our personal legends may be more real than we ever could have imagined.This book started out kind of slow and built up into a really awesome thriller/adventure story once the ball got rolling. Supposedly, back in the war with Germany, they somehow managed to find the secret to turn anything into gold by imprisoning all these great scientist's and once the project was complete, they killed them all.
But, unknown to the German Army, the lead alchemist, was able to sneak into each sub and fix it so that once they got so far out to see that something would go wrong and all of them would sink, forever burying the secrets with them.
But along comes Charlie and his new fangled contraption and they are able to find one of these subs and learn that it holds a great treasure. But before they can get to it, another German group of elected officials manages to hire the right people who retrieve the whereabouts of one of them, right off the coast of the United States!
So begins an adventure for Charlie and his new found friend, Ariel in a search for truths and what is in the subs that make them so valuable that people are willing to kill to get it.
This book will keep you on the end of your seat the whole time!
Marty Weiss was born and raised in Chicago and decided that he wanted to make movies after spending a summer working on the set of John Hughes’ movie “Sixteen Candles.” After earning a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and an M.F.A. in film and television from New York University, he directed national and international TV commercials for major Blue Chip brands as well as TV movies.
He helmed his first feature film, “Vampires: The Turning,” for Sony/Screen Gems Entertainment – an action/horror movie that evolved out of John Carpenter’s “Vampires.” It was filmed in Chiang Mai, Thailand and released worldwide in 2005. Weiss has filmed throughout North and South America, Eastern and Western Europe, and Southeast Asia, and has garnered numerous industry awards.
His screen adaption of his debut novel, “The Alchemist Agenda,” was the honored with the Best Screenplay award from Amazon Studios and is currently on their development slate for production. Weiss lives in Los Angeles with his wife Elisabeth and children Jasmine and Jake.
Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product.