Ice

Author: Kevin Tinto
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ISBN: 9780692406373
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Archaeologist Leah Andrews stumbles upon something inexplicable in southwestern New Mexico: inside a dark cavern lies an undiscovered, Native American cliff dwelling abandoned for 800 years. While twisting through one of the narrow underground passageways, Leah's flashlight illuminates the remains of a violent massacre. Ancient human remains-all slaughtered in a long-ago massacre-cover the cavern floor, along with a number of brilliantly colored, granite crystals. The rare crystals are native to only one place on earth: a frozen mountain range in central Antarctica. Could Native Americans have traveled to the frozen continent of Antarctica 800 years prior to the first known human exploration? If so how? And why? There's only one person who can get Leah to those mountains in Antarctica: her estranged husband and climbing guide Jack Hobson. At their destination they make a stunning discovery that will change history and science forever. But Leah's team is far from the only interested party. As her secret makes its way to the highest levels of government, a race to seize the Russian-claimed Antarctic territory brings the world to the brink of nuclear conflict.

Ice Genesis

Author: Kevin Tinto
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ISBN: 9781982050986
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The Americans and Russians are racing toward nuclear confrontation over a mind-blowing find under the ice in Antarctica. The American Executive Branch is in meltdown over the President's order to detonate a highly classified Iso-Hafnium nuclear device in Antarctica, killing a platoon of Navy SEALs and the same number of Russian Special Operation, Spetnaz. Dr. Leah Andrews and Jack Hobson, having escaped the President's plan to eliminate them have the upper hand, thanks to a nuclear device hidden in the New Mexico desert. This leverage will only last so long, and the key to unlocking the mystery lies with twenty-eight Native American, cliff dwellers, who survived more than eight-hundred years, under the ICE in stasis. While Leah tries to untangle the mysteries of the 'Ancients', Jack Hobson is trying to protect Leah, and the Ancients, while finding himself drawn into another mystery; is there more of these high technology caches? If so, how will they secure them before other interested parties, including the Russians locate them? The key to the mystery, as Leah learns, is one of the Ancients. A Lakota Shaman, named Appanoose. He has no interest in cooperating with Leah; just as she learns stunning new facts about the Ancients and what happened to them more than eight-hundred years ago. Leah and Jack find themselves the targets of not only the US government, but foreign powers and even the Ancients themselves, in the thrilling follow-up to the bestselling debut: ICE!

Aphrodesia

Author: John Oehler
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781477680308
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Eric Foster, the top student at the best perfume school in France, creates a scent based on the fragrance the Queen of Sheba wore to seduce King Solomon. When he tests it surreptitiously at a gathering of glitterati in Paris, the results surpass his wildest dreams. It's an aphrodisiac of astonishing potency.Eric sees fame and fortune on his horizon, until he is kicked out of the school for a theft he did not commit. Disgraced and miserable, he now slogs through a mind-numbing job with a New York manufacturer of fragrance additives for supermarket products. His only respite comes from moonlighting - with his three-legged bloodhound, Daisy - as a forensic scent expert for the NYPD. But when a knockoff of his perfume surfaces as the only link in a series of passion-driven homicides, Eric becomes the prime suspect. Desperate to prove his innocence, he reluctantly teams up with Tanya, a sardonic chemist from the Crime Lab, to find the counterfeiter and decipher why the knockoff is killing people.Eric's quest pits him against violent adversaries on three continents. In the battle for survival, his one advantage is his extraordinary sense of smell.Aphrodesia was a quarter-finalist in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award competition.

Prodigious Savant

Author: JJ White
Publisher: BlackOpalBooks
ISBN: 1626941866
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According to Dr. Darold A. Treffert of the University of Wisconsin, there are fewer than one hundred reported cases of prodigious savants in the world. Those few who possess the savant syndrome all have an island of brilliance that allows them to excel in some remarkable talent. Unfortunately, they all share various developmental disabilities. In Burlington, Vermont, 1962, seventeen-year-old Gavin Weaver survives a dreadful explosion, six hours of brain surgery, and thirty days in a coma, to awake possessing not just one savant talent, but several, including art, music, mathematics, and memory—and all without suffering any of the usual mental disabilities associated with head trauma. The odds are slim that Gavin will survive both the internal and external conflicts, which keep him from the one thing he wants most, the girl he’s loved since childhood.

The Anthrax Protocol

Author: James M. Thompson
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 078603730X
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It Kills Slowly... In an excavation site in Mexico, a team of archeologists uncovers the lost tomb of Montezuma--and a deadly strain of anthrax as ancient as the Biblical plagues. One by one, the team falls violently ill, bleeding from their eyes and ears before succumbing to a slow, painful death. Whatever was buried with the Aztec chief is still active, infectious--and now airborne... It Spreads Quickly... In Austin, a young archeologist listens to the dying words of her mentor in Mexico--a warning to quarantine the site before all hell breaks loose. In Atlanta, the CDC's Dr. Mason Williams leads an emergency squad on a life-or-death mission--into the hot zone. At Fort Detrick, an army officer sends a trained team to secure the anthrax--as a biological weapon. But time is running out. The disease is spreading rapidly across the border, into the airports, and across the globe, killing thousands. With no cure, no vaccine, and no way to contain it, there will be no hope for humanity--to survive...

The Night of Knives

Author: Jon Evans
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ISBN: 9780340896105
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Veronica Kelly came to Africa to start her life over. Still reeling from her divorce, she is grateful when a handsome stranger invites her to join a tour to visit gorillas in Uganda's wild Impenetrable Forest. A trip that goes desperately wrong when their group is captured by brutal gunmen. Then one tourist is executed. And then another. This is no random kidnapping: their abduction is only the first move in a deadly strategic game. A game in which Veronica's ex-husband is somehow involved. Now she must embark on a wild journey across Africa to unveil a malignant conspiracy before it consumes entire nations - and hundreds of lives . . .

Keystone

Author: Luke Talbot
Publisher: Keystone Publications
ISBN: 9780957601901
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Something is hidden beneath the shifting sands of Middle Egypt, and its discovery will bring humanity to the edge of oblivion. Archaeologist Gail Turner stumbles upon the most incredible find in living memory, a find that the ruthless Seth Mallus will do anything to get hold of. Caught up in a web of deceit, kidnapping and murder, Gail struggles to unravel the mystery of the Amarna Stickman as the world around her descends into chaos. With startling data from NASA raising more questions than answers, she is ultimately faced with a revelation that shatters everything she thinks she knows, and who she is.

Papyrus

Author: John Oehler
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781479221639
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John Oehler is a multiple award-winning author of thriller/suspense novels. His stories are often compared to those of Michael Crichton, Dan Brown, and Wilbur Smith. John has worked in dozens of countries and lived in places as diverse as Nepal, Australia, and Somalia. He combines those experiences with his love of history and his background in the natural sciences to create stories that leave readers asking, "Could this really happen?" He lives in Houston with his wife, Dorothy, a NASA scientist and member of the Mars Science Team acquiring and analyzing data from the Curiosity rover. They have an Old English Sheepdog named Elfie, who should have been named Nitro. For more information about John or to contact him, go to www.johnoehler.com, where you will also find excerpts of all his novels, as well as photographs and behind-the-scenes descriptions of how he came up with the ideas.

Tepui

Author: John Oehler
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781522758563
Format: PDF
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Winner of First Place for Adult Genre Novels, awarded by the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. Tepui is an "intelligent, cutting edge" tale of adventure, intrigue, and forbidden love. In 1559, forty-nine Spaniards exploring a tributary of the Orinoco River reached a sheer-sided, cloud-capped mountain called Tepui Zupay. When they tried to climb it, all but six of them were slaughtered by Amazons. Or so claimed Friar Sylvestre, the expedition's chronicler. But Sylvestre made many bizarre claims: rivers of blood, plants that lead to gold. Jerry Pace, a burn-scarred botanist struggling for tenure at UCLA, thinks the friar was high on mushrooms. Jerry's best friend, the historian who just acquired Sylvestre's journal, disagrees. He plans to retrace the expedition's footsteps, and wants Jerry to come with him. Jerry refuses, until he spots a stain between the journal's pages-a stain that could only have been left by a plant that died out with the dinosaurs. Now he has to find that plant. But the Venezuelan wilderness does not forgive intruders. Battered and broken, they reach a remote Catholic orphanage where the old prioress warns of death awaiting any who would venture farther. But an exotic Indian girl leads them on, through piranha-infested rivers and jungles teaming with poisonous plants, to Tepui Zupay-the forbidden mountain no outsider has set eyes on since the Spaniards met their doom. This is a story about life's surprises-the challenges, risks-and how they transform us. It is also a tale of Beauty and the Beast and the eye of the beholder.

Book of the Dead

Author: Greig Beck
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ISBN: 9781760082499
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When a massive sinkhole opens up and swallows a retired couple from Iowa it seems like a freak occurrence. But it's not the only one. Similar sinkholes are opening all over the world, even on the sea floor. And they're getting bigger. People living near the pits begin reporting strange phenomena-vibrations, sulfurous odors, and odd sounds in the stygian depths. Then the pets begin to go missing. When people start disappearing as well, the government is forced to act. Professor Matt Kearns and a team of experts are sent in by the military to explore one of the sinkholes, and they discover far more than they bargained for. From the war zones of the Syrian Desert to the fabled Library of Alexandria, and then to Hades itself, join Professor Matt Kearns as he attempts to unravel an age-old prophecy. The answers Matt seeks are hidden in the fabled Al Azif-known as the Book of the Dead-and he must find it, even if it kills him. Because time is running out, not just for Matt Kearns, but for all life on Earth. "With THE BOOK OF THE DEAD, Greig Beck conjures terror and dark magic in a sprawling, apocalyptic nightmare of a novel. Highly recommended!" -Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of "V-Wars" and "Predator One"