The Anomaly by Michael Rutger
One review I read defined this book as Indiana Jones meets the X-Files and I have to admit that that is pretty darn near perfect description.
Nolan Moore is the star of an internet documentary series where conspiracy theories are searched out and never actually found. Imagine his, and his crew’s, surprise when this time it seems like he actually found something! A cave high up in the Grand Canyon’s side that appears man-made. While what they are finding matches up with the descriptions of a hundred year old expedition it still does not prepare them for what they find.
Sometimes you read a book where you just sit back in amazement wondering how someone came up with the idea for the book in the first place. It’s so out there it’s really cool. There are secret societies and creation mythology with a whiff of Area 51 thrown in for good measure. The characters seem like they will be cardboard caricatures but they aren’t and you find yourself on the edge of your seat rooting for each one of them to get out of there somehow and not destroy the world in the process. (Had to throw that in there but I refuse to tell you anything else!)
If you need a good adventure story with unlikely heroes fighting impossible odds (and circumstances) you can’t pass up this great summer read.