I just finished reading The Dakota Cipher by William Dietrich. It’s a book set in the 1800s, in which Ethan Gage, the main character of other Dietrich books as well, winds up getting involved in a plot to find an ancient Norse artifact. This book chronicles his adventures crossing part of early America as he searches for this artifact.
The book is a bit different than my normal fare. I picked it up on a whim, but overall I’m glad I did. William Dietrich has a very nice writing style that’s colorful, descriptive, and flows well.
Be warned though, some parts of the book deal with things that might not sit well with those that have tender sensibilities.
The book is a good read and as long as you’re a fan of adventure stories, good writing, and you’re not easily offended, I would recommend it.