Today Frank’s old partner and one of their digging assistants, Romerro, hold up Frank at gunpoint for the new secure location of Pandora’s Box that only he knows. However, Bev and Romerro are merely the puppets whose strings are pulled by a sinister puppeteer.
The granddaughter of Bev’s old Anthropology professor holds the key to opening the box, which could cause then end of humankind. The only question left to know is, will Frank keep the box from the only one who can open it, or will he fall and leave the world in Pandora’s hands?
I thought this novel’s intertwining of the Adam and Eve story with Greek Mythology was really interesting. I’ve read many novels that deal with Creation, and many novels that deal with Greek Mythology, but I’ve never read one that brings them together, and Rux does a wonderful job creating suspense and anticipation as the novelette unfolds. The very beginning draws the reader in as they’re dropped into the middle of a “stick-up,” in which Frank and his family are being terrorized by unknown gunman. From there it’s a rollercoaster ride all the way to the end, which, though it leaves the reader hanging, has set itself up for an interesting sequel, one that I hope will be longer as Dux has whet my appetite for this story through this well written novelette. Three stars.