Accessed March 23, 2011
They’re The Veritas Project team — but only a handful of people know who they really are. Elijah and Elisha Springfield are teenage twins who, along with their parents, have been secretly commissioned by the President to investigate strange mysteries, crimes, and unusual occurrences. Their job is to find out not only what happened, but why — the veritas (Latin word for truth) behind today’s hottest issues. In Baker, Washington, three popular student athletes lie in an incoherent coma, with loss of muscle coordination, severe paranoia, and hallucinations. It’s whispered that they’re victims of Abel Frye — a curse that’s haunted the school since a student died there in the 1930s. Now the curse is spreading, and students are running scared. One thing’s for sure … the Springfields have to find the truth at Baker High School fast, or Abel Frye and his crawling minions will make this the final exam for The Veritas Project.
I had picked a copy of this book up at a garage sale a while back on speculation.
Last week I ran out of books from the library. See http://sefccw.posterous.com/book-review-jeffrey-deavers-edge for my review of that last book. I had a lot on my plate with no time to go to the library, so I started “Hangman’s Curse”.
This was a well thought out and executed plot. The characters were believable, as was their actions.
I got really engrossed in this though Frank Perreti is known as a Christian novelist, which I did not know before I started reading. I found the occasional Christian references were not excessive, nor did the impeded the flow of the story.
Also, this was classified as youth fiction. I have not been a youth in a very long time, but I still enjoyed this, and think other adults can appreciate it as light reading.
This is the first installment in the series, The Veritas Project. If I find more in this series, I will be sure to read them.
If you liked this review, or would like to let me know about other Frank Peretti books I might like, please feel free to leave me a comment with the information.