Recovering from his Operation Arctic Sting injuries, USS Teuthis Executive Officer Mac McDowell is tasked with laying SOSUS arrays in the southern Atlantic and off Thurston Island, Western Antarctica. Teuthis tangles with Argentine subs in the south Atlantic, then confronts a ChiCom sub off Thurston Island. Mac and his team experience serious setbacks at the hands of the ChiComs while installing a relay transmitter on a nearby mountain peak. Teuthis discovers an underwater oil operation off Thurston Island and is tasked with escorting a Taiwanese sub and underwater tanker under the cover of the largest military marine exercise since World War II: PacEx89. Teuthis is attacked by a Chinese Han-class sub and a previously unknown North Korean AIP sub despite the protection provided by three U.S. fast-attack subs. Will Mac and Teuthis complete their mission, or will they finally meet their watery graves on the Pacific Ocean abyssal plain?
The key to the survival of an entire race lies in her genes, and she doesn’t know it.
Ryan Jones is a gifted archeologist plagued by questions about her past and lucid dreams about Atlantis, the ancient civilization lost to history. When a mysterious gift arrives from her long-dead parents, Ryan abandons the stable life she has fought to create to cross the globe in search of answers. Fierce secrecy is literally in her DNA, but she must place her trust in strangers and her unique abilities to find her way home.
Her quest leads her deep into the heart of darkness, where the centuries-long search for the lost city finally ends. There, she finds that the secrets hidden in her genetic code could save an entire race from the brink of extinction – but there is a cost.
Ryan must choose between her past and her future, her family and the man she loves, and the next great leap in evolution or the destruction of the human race.
Targeted Age Group:: 13 – 55+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The concept for Daughter of the Antediluvian World originally came to me in college. I was taking an Introduction to Mythology course as part of a communications minor, and it reignited a long-time love I had for Greek Mythology growing up. So, this story started brewing and – of course – changed quite a bit over time. (Spoiler Alert: There are no Greek gods in DOAW.)
As I started writing I just couldn't seem to get the fantasy aspects of the story to jive with what I knew about the world – I tend to be a very logical thinker – so magic became science. (Because really, aren't they the same thing?) The concept of an action-adventure story really developed as I got a bit older and started doing more traveling. I've mentioned that U have a severe case of Wanderlust – I want to see the world. The places in the book are a few at the top of my list, so getting to research them and visit them through the process of writing the story was thrilling.
Too Young to Die is a compelling, gripping scientific thriller of a journalist’s investigation into a rejuvenation drug which is about to change the human race forever.
Dave Wilson, a middle-aged New York journalist suffering from depression and chronic back pain, is thrilled with his new assignment: an article about a new drug that allegedly can stop the aging process, rejuvenate the body and increase the human lifespan significantly.
The twenty-first century is the age of biotechnology and he goes to the depth of this during his investigation. Scientific developments are happening at an exponentially growing pace and are about to change the human species in unprecedented ways.
While learning about the impressive advances of science, he decides to do the unthinkable. His life changes in unimaginable ways, but not everything changes the way he had hoped. Dave gets sucked into an intricate web of crime, greed and genius evil.
Targeted Age Group:: Adults
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
It has been inspired by several real scientific developments and articles. Currently the scientific world is advancing at an unprecedented pace and nobody can really foresee yet how humanity is going to change by all this. Lots of research is conducted into aging and longevity. All the research can roughly be divided in three areas: understanding and investigating the aging process, slowing down the aging process and reversing aging. A number of drugs have entered clinical trial stage and soon we will see drugs on the market that will increase the human lifespan tremendously. This quest for the "Fountain of Youth" has reached a high speed and especially the research into "senescent cells" looks very promising and has been the main inspiration for this book.
Sam Czerny’s career as a xenobiologist was relegated to studying strange life forms deep in the oceans.
Then a Chinese mining facility discovers an unusual artifact on the far side of the moon.
A device which could change the way humanity sees itself and its place in the galaxy.
Sam finds himself on the project of his dreams only to get caught up in a sudden war between the US and China.
A war that prevents the two governments from noticing an even more dangerous arrival.
“a truly unique voice” – Readers’ Favorite
“… you can’t get better than The Man of Cloud 9” – Rene Auberjonois, Director/Actor (aka Odo from Star Trek Deep Space Nine)
A Silicon-Valley spirited, high-tech thriller with an intimate soul. A tale of genius, conscience, and consequence.
Seventy years from now, the world’s been heavily damaged by climate change, but its appetite for big dreams and innovation is gone. Steve Jobs-esque inventor Niko Rafaelo is driven to bring back the banned technology of nanobots and change the world. What lengths is he willing to go to, and what is his ultimate goal?
Recommended for ages 12 and up.