After 27 years as a newspaper man, Peter Anderson’s career is slipping away, at least it was, until he stumbled upon the story of a lifetime. Sent to do a fluff piece about lights in the night sky over Arizona, he discovers far more than he ever expected when he comes upon a mysterious young woman held prisoner in a basement. After helping her to escape, she disappears before he can learn the truth about who she is or where she came from. His search for her leads him back to the lights in the sky and leaves him with more questions than answers. The only thing he knows for certain . . . the only thing he can count on are the two words offered repeatedly by his friend and guide . . . “IS BELT.” – Goodreads.com
This book is about UFOs, aliens, and a newspaper reporter’s desperate attempts to maintain a credible career…..or is it? If you ask me, this book is about the Russian immigrant Bob and his highly questionable, yet entertaining assortment of ‘cousins’. They make the book and rightfully deserve a spin-off of their own, in my opinion.
Bob is part light sci-fi with some dashes of suspense and a generous helping of humor. Nearly every obstacle Peter encounters in his quest to obtain the story of a lifetime, Bob “have cousin” to solve the problem – and I laughed out loud several times at the situations they found themselves in. This is a quick read, but much is packed into these pages and it rambles along at a brisk pace. Some things are left to reader interpretation, but I have no problem with that.
Maybe you’re not a sci-fi fan – don’t worry, Bob doesn’t lean too heavily on that genre – but if you like light, humorous reads, you won’t be sorry you gave Bob a chance.
I received a copy of this book from the author through Rosie’s Book Review Team in exchange for an honest review.