The Shadow Constant by Scudiere

This book is amazing. It has it all – adventure, murder, suspense and intrigue. A book you will get wrapped up in and can’t put down from page one to the last page.

The Shadow Constant
A.J. Scudiere
Griffyn Ink
July 2013

Evan, Rennie, Ivy are students. Kayla, Evans, sister is with them because Evan has always taken care of her. She has Asperger – a condition that keeps her very focus, but one that prevents her from holding down a job even though she is extremely intelligent.

Rennie has inherited Hazelton House, the family home, and has plans to restore it to its original glory. When the reconstruction is done she will open it to the public. In the meantime, a lot of work is required, While demolishing one of they inter walls they discover a pack of love letters that seem to be written by a previous mistress of the house. She talks about the love of her live and a baby that died. Who is this person? That isn’t the only thing they discover. They find a schematic of a drawing with the initials EW. The original schematic is stolen, but lucky for them Kayla, with perfect memory, can redraw the schematics.

When building the machine, they realize that the initials EW stands for Eli Whitney. Has this machine ever been built and exactly what does it do? Soon they discover strange footprints and disturbing visitors. Who is trying to steal the machine?

Kayla does get the machine to work, but is very upset by the various visitors and people trying to kill them. Was El Whitney the first to be murdered for this machine and were there others? They soon realize the enemy is much larger than they imagine and this machine could topple an empire. What is the Shadow Constant?

Will the group be able to save the device and get Hazelton House restored and open to the public? You must read the book to find the answers.

Ms. Scudiere is an excellent writer. She brings her characters to life and you feel as if you are sharing their adventure and fears. Ms. Scudiere is one of my favorite authors. I have read and reviewed all her books. Looking forward to the next one with a lot of anticipation!


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This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.