The Fourth Descendant

The Fourth Descendant

by Allison Maruska


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When Michelle receives a call from a Richmond historian, she sees the chance for a much-needed adventure. All she has to do is find a century-old key.

Three others - a guitarist, an engineer, and a retiree - receive similar calls. Each family possesses a key to a four-lock safe found buried in a Virginia courthouse, though their connection is as mysterious as the safe itself. Their ancestors should not have interacted, had no apparent reason to bury the safe, and should not have disappeared thereafter.

Bearing their keys, Michelle and the other descendants converge in the courthouse basement and open the safe, revealing the truth about their ancestors - a truth stranger, more deadly, and potentially more world-changing than any of them could have imagined. Now it's up to them to keep their discovery out of the wrong hands.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781507809846
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/30/2015
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 218,970
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Allison Maruska started her writing adventure in 2012 as a humor blogger. She wrote her first novel, a Young Adult mystery called Project Renovatio, due to be released in 2015. While it has gone through the process of traditional publishing, Allison continued working on other projects, including The Fourth Descendant and posting on her blog.

Allison is a certified interventionist at an elementary school in her area. She's a wife, mom, coffee and wine consumer, and owl enthusiast.

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jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
The Fourth Descendant by Allison Maruska This book starts out with a man contacting the others whose family also possessed a special key. They are told to find it and they'd meet as a documentary film is to be created as they open the special vessel. What I like about this is the action, adventure, travel to various places and just the thought of this book. It's so believable that this could happen and I enjoyed reading it and following along as other events occur that bring them together, some closer than others. Wish this concept was as easy to administer in today's world to help others. Summary of other works by the author are highlighted at the end. Received this review copy from the author and this is my honest review.