by Rick Pontz
History tells us there were 102 Passengers on the Mayflower when it arrived at Plymouth 400 years ago Nov.11 1620. There were 50 men, 19 women and 33 young adults and children.
AH but was there a stowaway? This new Historical Fiction novel 103 Pilgrims by author Rick Pontz says there was.
103 Pilgrims is a is filled with Mystery,Murder, Secrets. What more could you possibly want.This is a fun spin on the Mayflower Pilgrims.Although technically they were not all Pilgrims. Just travelers looking for a better life.
So if you are looking for something to read about very early American settlers this is a start.
Although most of the book takes place in modern day Plymouth it is all connected to something that happened 400 years ago.
Why is someone digging up bodies ? Why are people turning up dead? What are they trying to find. And who is Samuel Sukkari? Rick Pontz has written a very good Mystery here.It keeps you wondering.
In this story we travel back and forth from 1620 Plymouth back to Modern day. It is all about the Mayflower Compact
There are some very bad people looking for proof of it’s existence.They will not stop at anything to find it. Enter investigators Tony and his buddy Mike.They are trying to put all these fragmented pieces together.
I wasn’t sure what the Mayflower Compact was so I had to research it a little bit. I did learn that it is one document that influenced the U.S. Constitution.That aside this is a very well put together book. The characters are interesting and the historical accuracy is top notch. Of course in any Historical fiction you do find a little Fiction.
Author Rick Pontz has written a very good mystery here. It keeps you constantly interested and waiting to see what is around the corner.This is the type of book that makes you want to go back and learn more about it’s subject.(The Mayflower and it’s history) It’s pretty cool to check out The Mayflower Society To see some of the actual decedents of the Mayflower Pilgrims.
103 Pilgrims was published in March 2020 and is just the first novel by Rick Pontz. Pontz will release a sequel in the series in early 2021 titled Blood on the Rock. For more information about 103 Pilgrims and to stay updated on the release of Blood on the Rock, please visit www.103pilgrims.com or www.plymouthmysteries.com.
About the Author
Rick Pontz was born in western Massachusetts and spent twenty-five years living in Plymouth, better known as Americas Hometown or Home of the Rock. He traveled internationally for over twenty years as a business consultant and is the author of two business books, Just Grow Up! And The Truths, Myths, and Secrets of Marketing Products in the Lawn & Garden Industry.
Plymouth and Cape Cod have a rich and quirky history. So during his long flights and lag time at airports he entertained himself by writing short stories based on his love of exploring Cape Cod and listening to multi-generational locals he met tell him about their ancestral families, local folklore, myths and mysteries of the area. This is where the characters of his first novel, 103 Pilgrims came from and where local story lines were developed.
THE MAYFLOWER COMPACT
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the northern Parts of Virginia; Do by these Presents, solemnly and mutually, in the Presence of God and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid: And by Virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Officers, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general Good of the Colony; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience. IN WITNESS whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape-Cod the eleventh of November, in the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth, Anno Domini; 1620.