What they're saying about Hollis Whittaker
…keeps you fighting sleep at 1 in the morning as you turn pages. Caroline McCullagh, Mensa Bulletin
…a clever, fast moving, engaging modern day adventure with well-developed characters and plot engaging the reader from the get-go. Jack Hickey, The Irish Echo
Shanahan’s prose is on target throughout, carrying the pursuit-driven story forward as smooth as a bullet’s trajectory…. Get it. — Kirkus Reviews
This first novel by CB Shanahan is a triumph of artistry, energy, and inspiration. The author’s treatment of the tactile and the metaphysical are deftly brewed into a rollicking, time-bending escapade that pulls one headfirst through every space and corner. As someone who has taught this genre for fifty years, I highly recommend Hollis Whittaker to anyone who enjoys a well-crafted, compelling adventure tale. — Steve Romanoff, Professor Emeritus and singer-songwriter
★★★★★: Hollis Whitaker is one of my favorite books of the year… a five-star fun book, highly recommended for the excellent writing, drama and education too. — John O'Brien, Jr., Ohio Irish American News
Action thriller, mystery story, adventure yarn, friendship and bonding, science/supernatural fiction? You decide. It's all there. In fact, it would make a heckuva movie or mini-series! My highest Recommendation! — Seamus Kennedy, Co-Author of Clean Cabbage In The Bucket
The Bolivian Incident by CB Shanahan
Hollis has evaded the government assassins and can now control time and space, but his parents have disappeared. Will he and his band of protectors be able to save them and keep Hollis safe at the same time?
Hollis Whittaker is published by Encircle Publications and is available for purchase on Encircle's website, Amazon.com, and Barnes and Noble.
Secrets hidden in the Bolivian Jungle
Thanks to an alien artifact, ten-year-old Hollis Whittaker has the most brilliant mathematical and scientific mind on earth. He can also alter spacetime. The U.S. Military has been searching for the artifact since World War II and they need to kill the boy to utilize it. However, as Hollis plans to escape to Central America with a small group of misfit protectors, his parents disappear, along with his best friend Kirby's mother.
When a peculiar insect shows up, followed by an old Bolivian woman, the group sees the possibility for answers. And then the government closes in. Will Hollis be able to rescue the parents and why is a 1958 nuclear explosion in the Amazon Jungle relevant?
CB Shanahan earned many awards as a journalist and spent twenty-two years on the road as a folksinger. He has a bachelor's degree in English Literature with a minor in Philosophy and is a member of Mensa. Born in Ireland, he now lives in New Hampshire with the love of his life, plays music in his spare time, and loves to travel.