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Helius Legacy
S. Alexander O'Keefe
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Helius Legacy

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The last potential heir to the Helius Energy legacy was quietly eliminated over half a century ago . . . or so they thought
In December of 1999, a young reporter discovers an ancient deed in the Travis County archives of Austin, Texas. Hidden a century earlier, the original copy of the deed includes a covenant excised from the version available to the public. This covenant
Unknown Binding, 378 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Live Oak Book Company
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Action packed, greed,power hungry, bad guys and good friends. It never stops or drags. You don't want it to put the book down till its over.
A reporter Richard Steinman working on his own found out about a billion dollar fraud by Helius Energy and Mason family for decades.
A property that the mason family bought in 1890s would be returned if any minerals were taken out of the land. In the early 1900s oil was discovered and drilled on the property it has made billions of dollars it is the 5t
Yet again, I find myself wishing for a half-star option in rating books. This one is really better than 3 stars but not quite 4 stars.

Another reviewer commented that this is formulaic stuff. a point. But it isn't only the formula that determines the rating. It is the execution of the formula. (And, in my opinion, things often remain true to form because it works!) Lots of books are formulaic and suffer from mediocre or poor writing. I did not find that to be the case in this instance
Next up on the chopping block is another NetGalley title. This one is called The Helius Legacy, and it was written by S. Alexander O'Keefe. It's a thriller, and the plot goes a little something like this:

An evil organization of evil decides it needs to pick on some of the little people for one reason or another. Some people die, but one of said people being picked on turns out to be a ex-military or a kooky survivalist or a hot-as-lava computer hacker who puts up a fight. More people die, there
Bill Warden
I really wanted to give this book 5 stars. For the action, it's worth 5 stars. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was because of the timeline of it. I'm not giving anything away here, but throughout the book, O'Keefe gives you date, time, and location for where the action is occurring. Unfortunately, sometimes the time goes back a bit ---- quite a bit before the action you're reading about occurs. Now, I know it's important for flow and readability, but this bothered me a little (just a little, t ...more
Meh. It's fine, but very trite and predictable. Characters felt flat. I skimmed the last third of the book. If you'd never read anything in this genre it's decent, but there are stronger authors/books.

Fun, fast-paced entertaining read. I would reccomend to action fans, reminiscent of the Bourne books.
A fun, fast-paced thriller. Not especially believable, but still fun.
Marvelle Morgan
fun, predictable, action-packed, not very believable
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