John Butziger’s The Second Tree and 5- $10 Starbucks Giveaway with Novel!

I am so excited for this post because local East Greenwich author John Butziger, who is not only a family friend, but a distinguished author, just released his second novel, The Second Tree, to huge critical acclaims. This powerful novel is gripping and will make you want to finish the book without putting it down.  Kirkus Independent Review Journal (One of the top 2 review journals in the U.S.) recently quoted this rave reviews about The Second Novel:unnamed

“An immensely promising start to a new thriller series.”

“Greed, exclusivity and rampant, aggressive commercialization are all themes brilliantly explored in Butziger’s brisk narrative…”
“…the fiery final confrontation is a captivating end to the first volume of this mystical-thriller series.”
-Kirkus Reviews

About The Second Tree:

The secret lies hidden in the wilds of western Uganda, carefully protected by its guardians as they await the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy.

Self-absorbed Martin and his friend Andrew know nothing of this. They just think they’ve found the latest craze to hit Manhattan’s haute cuisine community. When Andrew uncovers the truth, however, the two friends find themselves at odds.

Cut-throat corporations, government agencies, and foreign powers all want what Martin and Andrew have. To greed-obsessed Martin, the situation represents a chance to make it big—and if Andrew’s moralizing gets in the way, well, friendships can end.

Sometimes violently.

As Martin and Andrew struggle to control ownership of their discovery, a hidden Ugandan tribe prepares to reclaim what’s rightfully theirs. Much is at stake. The world isn’t ready to receive the power of The Second Tree.

About Author John Butziger:

As a partner and board member of an innovative advertising technology firm, engineer and entrepreneur John Butziger led teams in areas as diverse as environmental engineering programs, medical device research, and product development. He has worked in Manhattan for more than ten years, travelling internationally to deploy new technology and develop business opportunities. He drew upon his extensive experience in international entrepreneurship and science while writing The Second Tree.

With a master’s degree in engineering and several patents, Butziger publishes in both domestic and international journals. He has lectured on entrepreneurship and engineering at Columbia University in New York City, and the HEC Business School in Paris, France.

Married with three children, Butziger lives in Rhode Island. His passions include travel, fishing, music, writing, cooking, and spending time with his family.The Second Tree

Now is your chance to buy The Second Tree Novel which is available now on Amazon and in book stores. This is a potent and powerful novel, that is well crafted from beginning to end. It is a riveting novel that you will not want to put down with fabulous twists and turns. Don’t worry because Mr. Butziger is currently working on the next chapter of this series. Stay tuned…

Giveaway: Five winners will each receive a copy of this novel along with a $10 Starbucks gift card. This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click read more to see the actual giveaway. The only mandatory entry is to tell me why you want to read this book in the comment section proceeding the post. While the other entires are optional, I highly suggest filling them out to increase your chances of winning. US only. Good luck!
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  1. Jenna wood says

    This reminds me of Scandal meets National Treasure and sounds like a very intriguing rea that might even stimulate my brain cells!

  2. Linda Szymoniak says

    I love the blending of intrigue with the idea of an ancient prophecy. I love mystery, but even more so I love fantasy. This book sounds like something I’d really like.

  3. rich m says

    The book looks good but I was actually thinking that this would be a great gift/book for my mom. It’s right up her alley and I’d give you credit for finding it :)

  4. Jasmine R says

    I’m obsessed with books and love to read. This one seems interesting and like a “can’t put it down” novel. I’d love to check it out :)

  5. Gina M says

    I would love to read this book because it sounds like it would really keep my attention. Sounds like a page-turner!

    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  6. Vickie Couturier says

    to be honest I wouldn’t ,it would be my husband who would enjoy this book,he loves this type of book,,im more of a light reader not mystery or danger

  7. Jamie C. says

    I’m an elementary school librarian so I LOVE a good book! The cover page caught my interest…love an enticing illustration!

  8. Annette says

    I want to read this book because it sounds like a thriller I would be interested in. Just based on the excerpt and what the authors background is, I think it will be an exciting read. Between American greed, and what the Ugandan’s actually “own” I think this book will also have some interesting parallels to what’s happening currently in the real world.

  9. Dee says

    I would love to read this book because it’s about Uganda, a country I’m currently studying, and I love thrillers! :)

  10. lissa crane says

    I would love to win this book because it sounds like an awesome read! I love these kinds of thrillers & your review made it sound great!

  11. Michelle S. says

    It sounds interesting, I would be curious to see how the ancient prophecy comes into play and how everything is resolved in the end.

  12. Melinda Stephens says

    It sounds a bit intense with the contention between Martin and Andrew. It think it would be really interesting, and I would love to read it.

  13. Karen D. says

    I want to read The Second Tree because it sounds like a great adventure tale with mystical elements. I am also drawn to the setting in Uganda because there are very few popular books that use countries in Africa as the setting . It is different and intriguing!

  14. Kassie Jo Lauhoff says

    Seems like a book that would really grab my attention and make me not want to put it down and those are the best books!

  15. Heather Poindexter says

    This sounds like a book I would like to read and give to my dad! lol, He has a beach house and compelling books tend to gravitate that way!

  16. Katrina says

    Sounds like such an interesting book. I love reading, and in fact my to be read pile will probably fall over if I add this too it, but oh well!

  17. Tracy Robertson says

    I would like to see what happens to Martin and his friend Andrew! This book may be fiction, but there are a lot of people like that, who think they can just go anywhere and take anything over, but it sounds like these two have another thing coming!

  18. Connie says

    I’m picky when it comes to what I read. If it’s not a page turner the pages don’t get turned by me :) So, with that in mind, this book sounds like it’s for me!

  19. michelle gilliland mcafee says

    A story about friends having an adventure in another country and an ancient prophecy sounds wonderfully interesting to you.

  20. Sarah Cool says

    I would love to read this because it sounds very interesting and unique. I love reading every book i can get my hands on but Ive never read one about uganda before.

  21. Ayana Pendergrass says

    The synopsis makes the book very intriguing to read. I would love to sit down with a nice glass of wine and read this book :)

  22. Mandy Kauffman says

    I love reading thrillers – and this book looks like a great read with its promises of twists and turns! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  23. angela saver says

    I want to read this book as it sounds like a really good book & one that I would really enjoy the storyline!

  24. says

    I never read books like this but have wanted to expand my reading horizons for some time now. This seems really interesting- would love to check it out!

  25. kelly mcgrew says

    i think my boyfriend would really enjoy this book because these are the types of book’s he’s into. thanks!

  26. Elizabeth Owens says

    I like that this book is set in Uganda and is a very complicated sounding story! I really want to read it

  27. Kathryn C says

    well I love to read and from your review this sounds like a book that is right up my alley- taking place overseas and it sounds adventurous

    Kathryn C

  28. stacy says

    I am an avid reader and I am always looking for good books, especially a series that I can really immerse myself into.

  29. Kristie D. says

    I would like to read this book because I’m in the mood for some suspense and intrigue. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  30. Donna Teller says

    Honestly I don’t want to read this book but I think it is a book my mom would love to read so I would give it to her.


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