The New York Times assigns Photojournalist Molly Drake to accompany the U.S. Army as they retrieve the bones of a pilot who went missing in Cambodia. However, they find no sign of bones or dog tags until Molly sees through the lens of her $10,000 camera the remains of a mass grave. With the monsoon about to begin, depart, their mission failed.
Once again, Molly uses her camera lens to find a cache of bones in a well. The Cambodian government allows them one week to find what they seek but Molly, archeologist Duncan and Kleat, who is looking for the thirty-year-old bones of his brothers are ordered off the project. One of the people who watched the dig shows her a dog tag and tells the group there are nine others; he will lead them to it. Unable to contain their excitement, Molly, Duncan, Kleat and their guides follow Lukas to a deserted ancient city thought to be two thousand year old. Molly sees and experiences things that can be attributed to the supernatural as she discovers the truth about her path.
THE RECKONING starts as a thriller and metamorphosizes into a supernatural tale.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
This story, even though I had lived through that time of the Vietnam War was not my type of read; even though I did read this story through to the end. The story wasn't as exciting as I had thought it would be.
This book was kind of a disappointment. It was less a novel about the war and more some mystical fantasy.
Excellent storytelling about a photojournalist, Molly Drake, searching for the remains of an American pilot 30 years later and discovering a war she never knew hadn't ended.