As a fan of the TV documentary series Ancient Aliens, I was interested immediately in reading Document 512 by Thomas Lopinski. In the beginning we meet Renee and her father Roger as they go on an explorer vacation in Peru. They planned an insider’s tour through ancient temples with the help of their Peruvian relative Don Carlos. Parallel to Roger’s and Rene’s story we follow Father Delanda’s dealings with a Peruvian Indian named Huascar, who provided the priest with mysterious relic: a golden disc. We also meet Jason, an American adventurer who got a map from an old Indian on his deathbed. In the context of the story we also learn of a rare group of Peruvian Indians with blue eyes and six fingers. Then the story takes a dangerous turn for Renee and Roger as they explore the caves and tunnels with their Peruvian relative who has his agenda.
Thomas Lopinski does an excellent job mixing history, science, and fiction to create a thrilling adventure that kept me hooked from start to finish. Well-written and filled with intrigue and action, I found this page-turner very difficult to put down. The description of the sites and actions were excellent, and filled with sensory information such as smell, sounds, and sensations. The well-developed and interesting characters, combined with intriguing Ancient Aliens theories, definitely kept me interested from the start to the end, but also kept me wondering about the possibility of some of these theories being true.
I loved reading Document 512 and recommend it as a great read not just for those who love creative Indiana Jones-style adventures, but to anyone who loves entertaining stories that will keep them wondering about it even after they finally put the book down.