Great Reviews for The Hidden Truth!


hiddentruth800I’m thrilled and honored my readers have compared my science fiction techno-thriller, The Hidden Truth, to the likes of Robert Heinlein, Jerry Pournelle, and Orson Scott Card. Here’s a collection of some recent reviews. And thanks again to Paul Hsieh and Glenn Reynolds for introducing my novel to so many enthusiastic readers.

Better than a technothriller- it’s a delightful mix of entertainment and insights set in a plausible universe
By Daniel M. Mcrae on July 4, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

You will be glad that you read this book, if you like Robert Heinlein, Jerry Pournelle, or just learning about how the world works. Dr. Schantz created a granular alternate history (governmental surveillance is the norm, after the 9/11 attack killed President Gore), as a backdrop to a story about our knowledge base being tampered with to hide that history hinges on Nexus events. What’s not hidden, is the quality of the author’s observations on life, often in quotable nuggets of gold, like- “You should never fall in love with anything that can’t love you back- places or possessions.” I wanted to hold back one star as a reward for the author when he writes the sequel, but- the book deserves 5 stars, so that’s what it got.

Exciting book!
By Krissy on June 26, 2016
Format: Paperback

I just finished reading The Hidden Truth and can’t wait for the sequel! I started out reading one chapter per night but about halfway through I found that I couldn’t put it down.

This book has a really exciting plot that leaves you wondering “how can this be happening?” I highly recommend The Hidden Truth.

I have always read a lot, but this book …
By Ronald L. Veach on June 18, 2016
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I have always read a lot, but this book is a rare find. I relieved it yesterday and could not stop reading it, except for 3 films and part of another novel 🙂 I sure hope the author has enough success to continue s a series because his story reflects so much of what is currently taking place in America and other parts of the world :-0

Worth adding to your reading list.
By Dave Carver on June 17, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition

Dense and well written normally don’t go together. This book manages to combine those attributes wonderfully. I found myself amazed at times when I looked back at the paragraph I had just read and how much I enjoyed the experience.

A small town in East Tennessee sits at the nexus of the next big change in America; one potentially even greater than 9/11 according to the bad guys. As the characters learn, actions do have consequences. Unlike in several of the recent “bestsellers” I’ve suffered through (you can see my many book reviews for specific examples), in this book those consequences are realistic and well developed. In addition, A well developed cast of characters is used to create the foundation of a story that promises to be quite entertaining. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

Hats off to Instapundit.com for the recommendation.

Five Stars
By tired of the tropes on June 16, 2016
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Excellent, fun, read. would make a great movie a well. great infotainment aspect as well.

Add this one to your summer reading list!
By Yellowstone Fan on June 14, 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

Wow, what a pleasant surprise. I tried this book based on a recommendation of a friend who said it reminded him of Orson Scott Card’s great book, Ender’s Game.It is a blend of science fiction and a classic summer beach thriller. The main character, draws you into this tale early on and keeps you captivated till the very end and leaves you wanting more as the story ends. I enjoyed the setting of the eastern end of Tennessee as books are not often based on that part of the country and it reminded me of a great family vacation we spent there on the edge of The Great Smokys National Park.

Even though it is a work of fiction this book leaves the reader with a lot to think about which is why I truly enjoyed reading it. My hope is that Mr. Schantz doesn’t keep me waiting too long to share the next part of the story with us. I would recommend adding this to your summer reading list and sharing that you have found a new author to your stable of favorite authors.

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