A baby is born with a coin in her hand. An orphan crafts a mysterious wooden object. The CEO of a large corporation finds himself under extraordinary pressure at work and at home. And on a remote hilltop on a Caribbean island, a medicine man seems to understand the meaning of all these events and to hold the key to the future. Montaro Caine, CEO of the Fitzer Corporation, is losing control of the company he built just as his teenage daughter is experiencing her own difficulties. At this moment of crisis, a man and woman appear at his office with a coin of unknown provenance, composed of a metal unknown on Earth. Montaro immediately recognizes it as the companion of a coin he analyzed as a graduate student working in a lab at MIT, which was later returned to its unidentified owner. The coin' s appearance draws the attention of scientists, collectors, financiers, and thieves, all of whom vie to get their hands on it, and Montaro himself hopes that the discovery of the coin will save his company. But the value of the coin lies not in its monetary worth but in its hold on the people who come into contact with it. These include the young woman who is not aware of the object that was found in her hand at birth; an old man who, as a boy, crafted a wooden compact as a gift for a young Montaro Caine; and the elusive healer Matthew Perch, who, from his hut on a small Caribbean island, knows precisely why these people have been brought together and what wisdom the coin imparts. In his first novel, the beloved actor and director Sidney Poitier takes us on a wild and unexpected adventure-- from New York to Europe to the Caribbean and beyond. The novel offers Poitier' s heartfelt message about the potential each of us has within ourselves, and about being open to the possibility that there are mysteries in the universe, and here on Earth, far greater than we can imagine. An enthralling journey into the magic of existence, Montaro Caine is a radiant debut from an American legend.
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"Mysterious events surround CEO Montaro Caine and while caught in a whirlwind of private and work-related challenges, he must unravel them. These events arenÕt everyday human phenomena that can be solved by the bright medical researchers at his company. TheyÕre something else altogether. George Guidall effectively narrates this story with a resonant voice and a moderate pace. He hones in on certain characters, embodying their unusual personalities, which aids in creating the storyÕs atmosphere. As he takes us down the pathways of the plot, his delivery emphasizes how uncommon and mystifying it is. Even at the end, PoitierÕs story takes us on a plane ride that leads to more possibilities, but GuidallÕs narration steadies the journey and provides closure. T.E.C. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"
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