The Order

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 29 ratings

The Second Tree Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2015 Shelf Unbound Indie Notable Award

Thanks to a drunken accident in Western Uganda, Martin and Andrew think they've found the next culinary craze to hit Manhattan's trendy restaurant scene. They're about to find out they've stumbled onto a centuries-old secret that, once unleashed, may be impossible to contain.

Everyone wants something from the new discovery. Andrew wants a chance to make a decent living and escape his dead-end job. Self-absorbed, greed-driven Martin wants to profit from a cutthroat industry that envisions a revolutionary product lurking in the find.

Military organizations at home and abroad have their own more violent agendas. And, hidden in a West Ugandan valley, a tribe of guardians wonder if an ancient prophecy is reaching fulfillment or if the world discovered their secret too soon.

In a story reminiscent of Crichton and Brown's corporate and religious thrillers, John Butziger presents a potent mix of adventure, conspiracy, and the mystical. From the petty double-dealing of a culinary network channel to the high-stakes world of cyber espionage, Butziger weaves a complex adventure where few can be trusted-and all want to control the power of The Second Tree.

©2014 John Butziger (P)2015 John Butziger
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  • Book 1

    • The Second Tree

    • The Order, Volume 1
    • By: John Butziger
    • Narrated by: Scott Thomas
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Thanks to a drunken accident in Western Uganda, Martin and Andrew think they've found the next culinary craze to hit Manhattan's trendy restaurant scene. They're about to find out they've stumbled onto a centuries-old secret that, once unleashed, may be impossible to contain. Everyone wants something from the new discovery. Andrew wants a chance to make a decent living and escape his dead-end job. Self-absorbed, greed-driven Martin wants to profit from a cutthroat industry that envisions a revolutionary product lurking in the find.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a mix of religion, espionage, and human nature

    • By AudioBook Reviewer on 03-31-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Eden's Revelation

    • The Order Series, Book 2
    • By: John Butziger
    • Narrated by: Scott Thomas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    An explosion at a Ugandan mine ignites the spark of unrest. An inadvertent battle fans the flames, threatening an inferno of global war. Two superpowers struggle to weaponize a secret that will reshape the world's power structure. A secret found only in a hidden valley high in the Rwenzori Mountains until now. The saga continues with Andrew and Kabilito, back from crisis in New York, now cast into contentious roles over a shift in the power, a prophecy revealed, and the emergence of a madman.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Eden's Revelation

    • By Tiffany on 11-09-16

    Regular price: $19.95