Bow Tie: The First Manuscript of the Richards’ Trust

Written by W. J. Cherf
Review by John Manhold

The historical parts of Cherf’s book centre on the Egypt of the Pharaohs, however much of the plot is interwoven with the present and even the future. The subjects range widely from ranger survival training to use of cephalometry, genetics, radiology and carbon dating, DNA analysis, psychology, and anthropology, along with time travel, extraterrestrials, and space ships. The main plot involves the efforts of an international team of scientists to nullify a genetic anomaly introduced into ancient Egyptian society by aliens.

The story’s presentation is so well-handled that even somehow the author’s fictional inventions sound plausible. This is the first book in a projected trilogy, and in this reader’s opinion it’s definitely not to be missed.