Dateline Zero: Gulf of Aden—The Super Oil Tanker Dakharo Has Been Hijacked: On board $150,000,000 and plans to purchase contraband nuclear technology from North Korea. If the information becomes public, the Saudi Arabia will face world condemnation. The incriminating evidence must be recovered. A task-force of commandos is hurriedly pulled together to launch an attack and recapture the vessel but there is one problem, the money and plans are no longer on the ship. The Dakharo is held in the port of Bossasso, Somalia, a war torn town, and one of the most dangerous places on earth. Kidnappings occur daily. The local warlord holds the town in fear and a viscous turf-war is raging between pirate gangs. Outsiders are not welcome. Only one man stands a chance of recovering the incriminating evidence, a shadow figure considered to be a myth, a master thief who steals objects of great value for wealthy patrons. Daniel Webb, is about to make the heist of a lifetime--his fee, fifteen million dollars. He must enter the pirate’s den, Bossasso, Somalia, locate the money and plans, steal them, and get away. And he has only got forty eight hours to do it. The Dakharo Heist is an action story to entertain young and old readers alike. It is fast paced with numerous twists and turns to keep readers on their toes, yet encompasses the depth of characterization to portray the participants as believable people. To Order $16.95 at Amazon, Barns & Noble $6.95 Kindle and Nook
ROAR OF THE JAGUAR—The Legacy of a Mayan Prince
Roar of the Jaguar-The Legacy of a Mayan Prince is a novel set during a period when the Mayan civilization reached its greatest glory. It is a fast paced action story about a Mayan prince, Shield Jaguar III, and his drive against all odds to become king. The current Mayan king, Bird Jaguar IV, is dying; his heir is only a boy. The king's half brother and his chief counselor are locked in conflict, each maneuvering to usurp the throne and become the next king. Set in the jungles of the Guatemalan Lowlands during the mid Eighth Century, the ancient Mayan city of Yaxchilan comes to life. Warfare is rampant and enemies are on all sides. The story encompasses warriors battling, pagan rituals, human sacrifices and primal festivals bringing the physical and spiritual world together, as ordained by the gods. The novel is solidly based on archaeological evidence and the recent interpretation of the Mayan hieroglyphs found at Yaxchilan. The characters in the novel are real persons who lived in the Eighth Century and the storyline follows events recorded on their stone monuments. Their story is told by a renowned archaeologist who, upon excavating a drug used in ancient ceremonies, takes it and is transported back in time for brief periods where he becomes a royal Mayan warrior and companion to the prince, Shield Jaguar III. While in the past, he falls in love with a Mayan princess and his desire to be with her drives him to return time and time again. Dr. John Telford, retired executive director of the Detroit public schools, in the forward, states: "The novel 'Roar of a Jaguar--The Legacy of a Mayan Prince' is a book that will entertain both young and old alike. Its historical basis is suitably sufficient to use it in an educational environment within the library system or as a supplemental reading in history or anthropology. To Order: $16.95 at Amazon, Barns & Noble $6.95 Kindle and Nook
The Whisper begins in the idyllic village of Knockenglen. Knockenglen has been given a special gift of life and happiness by the powerful wizard, Haberdash. Only one thing can break this gift- no one can leave the village beyond the Loor Mountains. Shannon, a young girl from the village goes to pick daisies, and while doing so, hears The Whisper, a spell cast by the evil Stoopin , that draws her over the boundaries into the Forest of Everglen. Stoopin, a malicious Walibat full of jealousy and hate, awaits to use her as a tool to fulfill his own purpose of ever lasting life. Her brother Tippin, goes on a quest to find his sister and bring her back to the village. Along his travels he is met by Gladywn, an aging but sweet wizard, who offers to help him find his sister, and make this quest his last. Together they find hazards and dangerous treachery the evil Stoopin lays before them, but they also find the power within themselves to overcome the obstacles directed in their path. Tippin finds his true self on his journey of fear, miraculous events, and the kindness of others, as he seeks to destroy the evil forces of Stoopin.