Searching for Eden
For fans of historical fiction, Searching for Eden is a rewarding experience. I would guess Keith is a fan of Wilbur Smith and Nelson Demille. Keith's knowledge and/or research of the Middle East is impressive. He uses the history of modern and ancient religions and cultures and the historical struggles of one of the world's most complicated geopolitical settings to set the stage for Searching for Eden.
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Keith trusts his reader to absorb the story through character dialogue rather than extensive narration. When he used narration he doid not waste the reader's time with excess. That made his story easy to read. While I considered the story primarily historical fiction/adventure, there is some religion and metaphysical that might not be as interesting to pure historical fiction fans.
I am most easily hooked on stories that quickly develop the primary conflict or mystery that is to be resolved by the plot. I was not hooked on the plot until chapter five. However, Keith managed to hook me enough with emotion and character development to keep me interested until chapter five where the plot pulled me in deeper.
Thank you, Keith.