While on a routine archaeology project in the Canary Islands, two members of The International Consortium for Artifact Preservation make an amazing discovery in an ancient burial tomb; a discovery that could lead to the location of an ancient Christian artifact. In an effort to preserve the discovery from looters, Dr. Eli Turner and Maria Santiago begin the excavation. Little do they know that malevolent eyes are watching them from above their location.
Sinister forces led by Japanese mob leader, Yagato Osama and a self-exiled industrialist, Robert Pencor are driven by greed and revenge and will stop at nothing in their effort to control the world’s newest energy source; an energy device that will make oil obsolete. Their Zero point energy devices will ultimately change the geopolitical structure of the world as we know it, but it comes with a price. The death of millions. A new and powerful weapon of mass destruction is on its final countdown to unleash nature’s ultimate fury; the likes never before witnessed by mankind.
Eli Turner’s son, and archaeologist, Josh Turner along with his longtime friend Samuel Caberra, are unwittingly thrust into a life and death struggle as the ICAP team is marked for death by Osama and Pencor in their effort to protect their plans. Adding to the danger is Alton Burr, the fanatical leader of a secular movement who will stop at nothing to ensure the ancient discoveries are never brought to light, even if it means – murder.
It’s a race against time as archaeologist, Josh Turner, and his friends, set out to stop the threat and save the lives of millions while seeking to discover the ancient artifacts before they are lost forever.
Targeted Age Group:: All Ages
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
When I first conceived the story in my novel, Zero Point, I wanted to apply a science that was relevant to something I feel very strongly about. Energy, and our dependence on fossil fuels as a society along with our continued struggle to find alternative sources that are clean, efficient, and most of all affordable.
My research led me to the highly debated and controversial field of zero point energy; free energy from the vacuum of space time as it is called. Particles of electromagnetic energy that exist in the void between all matter. Okay…Fanciful thinking I thought at first, but the more I read into the subject matter the more intrigued I became.
A major source of information for my novel came from the research and writings of Lt. Col. Thomas E. Beardon. Co-inventor of the Motionless Electromagnetic Generator. To refrain from spoilers in my novel I’ll leave it go at that, but if you decide to read Zero Point, please know that aside from my not being a Nuclear Physicist, I endeavored to maintain the factual premise of the theory and keep from crossing that line between science and too much science-fiction.
I have always been fascinated by the power of nature and how insignificant we are in our attempts to control it. In my story, Zero Point, I wanted to apply an adventurous tie with my characters between history, nature, and our quest for new energy. It was a good medium to express my awe of nature’s sometimes harsh fury and that we as humans have this false sense of security that our planet, with its ever changing ecological and geological attributes, can never be altered, or in the case of my story, Zero Point, used as a weapon to harm us.
Nature has done some amazing things over millions of years. For example; Incredibly, human-kind was almost eradicated 70,000 years ago by an act of nature, leaving only an estimated 15,000 humans left on the planet, which is the subject of the next in my Josh Turner series, “Blood Rain.” Surprisingly, our planet was warmer in the 1500’s than it is now. A Tsunami five-hundred feet in height was recorded as recently as 1958 in Lituya Bay Alaska, and that wasn’t the first, or the last time it will happen.
Our planet Earth is an amazing, living, breathing thing; constantly changing and sometimes it can be a bumpy ride. It is human arrogance to believe that our world never changes, or if it is, that we alone are the cause. With that being said, we can surely expedite it with our greed, waste, and short-sighted thinking. We have a choice to be good stewards of our home, or not. If we choose the latter, our host, the planet Earth, will surely remove us as easily as a dog ridding itself of a flea.
Who are your favorite authors?
Wow! That’s a tall order!
I’d have to say my favorite authors over many years are:
Stephen King ~ His earlier works
James A. Michener ~ Loved the historical sagas
Jeff Edwards ~ Great Naval adventure stories.
Michael Crichton ~ Awesome blend of Science with Action
The authors who inspired me the most to write Action Adventure are Tom Clancy and Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul.