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Book Review: Through the Triangle by C.P. Stewart

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A void has grown between chemical engineer Jake Myers and his 15-year-old son Nathan. With a last-ditch effort of bridging the gap, Jake plans some deep-sea fishing off the Florida coast. It sounded like an entertaining way to spend a morning. The price seemed reasonable. Lunch was promised. But little does Mr. Myers know that the Oblique View’s next charter is a one-way trip through the most mysterious coordinates on the map: the Bermuda Triangle.

With vertices at Miami, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda, the obscure “Devil’s Triangle” has received more speculation and been the subject of more urban legends and hearsay than just about any other location in the world. For decades, ships and aircraft alike have foundered inside its borders, never to be heard from again. In the spring of 1918, all 306 crewmembers of the USS Cyclops vanished without a trace (the greatest noncombat-related loss of life in the history of the U.S. Navy).

In December 1945, the nefarious triangle claimed all 14 lives from the bomber team of Flight 19. A fictional account of this most infamous tragedy was actually offered in Stephen Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

In fact, a whirlwind of fiction has been inspired, and now it is time for the passengers of Oblique View to experience the Triangle in all its twisted wrath. For they will soon find themselves reeling out of the wormhole and into an unimaginable future 300 years in the making. They will find themselves pitted in a vicious fight for survival against giant wildlife, monstrous coastland natives, and a wanted murderer with nothing left to lose.

For 47 chapters in Through the Triangle the reader feels as though he’s being swept through a sci-fi flick from the early ’90s. The writing is remarkably descriptive and yet in no way detracts from the pacing or the plot, and for all the extraordinary elements, not one character’s development goes unattended, not one player’s motivation takes a back seat. Jake must save the faltering relationship with his son as he struggles to adapt to this harsh new environment. Mason Bankowski, the captain of Oblique View, must somehow find a way back to his loving wife on the other side. Felon Manny Contraldo must ensure his evasion from the FBI, and he’s willing to put down anyone who dares to try and stop him.

 With this wonderfully entertaining peruse through a world of science fiction, C.P. Stewart’s page-turning thriller appeals to all fans of the genre, young and old alike. Using his teaching career in physics at both the high school and university level, Stewart readily crystallizes the scientific phenomena abounding in these chapters.

Through the Triangle was published in August 2009 by Outskirts Press and spans some 384 pages. Whether you love sci-fi, or you’re simply a fan of darn good fiction, then I highly recommend you to join Mr. Stewart for a breathtaking adventure through the “Devil’s Triangle.”

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  • http://etierphotography.blogspot.com/ FCEtier

    Excellent review! You’ve gotten me interested in a genre that I typically avoid. Now I’m looking forward to reading this book.

  • Jon

    Thank you very much. I thought it was a really fun book to read (I’m a very slow reader and I still managed to get it finished in about 10 days.).