Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire by Dan Hanks
In post-war 1952, the good guys are supposed to have won. But not everything is as it seems when ex-Spitfire pilot Captain Samantha Moxley is dragged into a fight against the shadowy US government agency she used to work for. Now, with former Nazis and otherworldly monsters on her trail, Captain Moxley is forced into protecting her archaeologist sister in a race to retrieve two ancient keys that will unlock the secrets of a long-lost empire – to ensure a civilisation-destroying weapon doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. But what will she have to sacrifice to save the world?
Captain Moxley is a smart and strong woman with a mysterious past. And she’ll do anything to protect her sister from impending danger. Even when her sister and her boyfriend make not-so-bright decisions.
Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire is pure fun, adventure from beginning to end. It reads like a thrilling Indiana Jones-type movie. And as the mystery of the lost empire unfolds, dangerous foes press in. I only wish we learned more of Moxley’s backstory. I would like to see her fleshed out more along with her former relationship with a certain character. With a bit of fantasy, this drama and suspense-filled story was hard to put down. And an exciting and surprising finale left me wanting more.