Intrigue, suspense and a little romance. At last in Antarctica, Gabe Hunter and his team of research students go about their work to gather ice cores. Suddenly they are confronted by the appearance of a massive ice crevasse. This is no ordinary crack in the ice, they must travel miles to get around it. Just as they find their way around the obstacle Gabe and his research student discover something so momentous they must get information back to their home base, at McMurdo Station. Before this can be accomplished, they are swept up into an international conflict. The stability of the entire world could be at stake. Not sure they will get help in time, Gabe and his students take some big risks. They aren’t even sure if the whole team will make it out of Antarctica alive.
For Mukhtar Sheik Mohammed Jihad and religious beliefs are but a convenient ruse to satisfy his own lust for power and personal gain. Once an influential Al-Qaeda leader, considered a mastermind for his 911 attack plan, he was disgraced by his seizure and incarceration at Guantanamo. His captures forced to release him, do so into a terrifying nightmare. But driven by his obsession for revenge, he survives and discovers riches to fuel his vengeance. In the dawning twilight of a new nation and lasting peace in Palestine, Mukhtar uses his new found wealth to manipulate a Zionist’s dread of peace to exact his retribution. But first Mukhtar must destroy the dreams and stoke the fires of hatred in his nephew, Jacob, born out of the love between an Israeli mother and Muslim father, for he holds the key to his plan.
Targeted Age Group:: 45-65
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was inspired by a proposal by the state of North Carolina to build a deep-sea port between a nuclear power plant and a nuclear arms depot. It struck me that this scenario presented an ideal target for terrorist action.
Sailing near the coast of Florida, Gene discovers the body of a young man in a small boat. The man died from exposure and blood loss due to a bullet wound. Searching the man, he finds a plastic bag containing some personal items including a black and white picture of a beautiful young woman in a one-piece swimsuit. Gene plans to learn more about the young woman if the opportunity arises on his planned trip to Cuba in a few weeks to complete the final phase of his last assignment. Shortly after his arrival in Cuba, he attends a gala reception for the Angola veterans where he unexpectedly finds the young woman from the photo in attendance, and discovers her name is Leila. She is in the middle of a growing storm of troubles. Gene attempts to build alliances with the most unlikely groups of people in a desperate attempt to find a way off the island for her. One of those people is Dr. Fracisco Llerana who is seeking a way to leave the island and take Leila’s mother to freedom. Unfortunately, his involvement complicates matters for everyone when he stumbles into the wrong side of the Chief Investigator for the Intelligence Directorate. Slightly before Gene’s arrival on the island, a group of expertly trained mercenaries called “The Seven Swords of Babylon” joined the “Brigada Internacional de Liberacion” on a special training exercise in a facility located in an area known as Arcos de Canasi. Unknown to the Cuban military they also planned to carry out a second mission, which is to retrieve a stolen ancient artifact. This artifact originally belonged to the Minoan civilization that flourished in 2000 BC on the island of Crete; at least it did before it disappeared from the archeological expedition’s artifact room at Knossos. It somehow appeared in the hands of a Russian research team now on their way to one of Cuba’s most secure research centers. Lieutenant Colonel Gerardo Medina Fuentes does not like the idea of anything happening to the research scientists placed under his protection, and he is determined to move heaven and hell to insure that every aspect of the research stays undisturbed and under control. Regardless of Gerardo’s best efforts, everything goes wrong, and chaos reigns on the island, where over time common people perform heroic acts, love replaces suspicions, good triumphs over evil, and a new hope for humanity dawns in the hands of a sick boy as his body is transformed into a perfect immortal one.
Targeted Age Group:: Adults
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My experience as a Cuban child watching my family struggle to leave Cuba and growing up in the Cuban culture here in the United States while listening to all the stories about our immigration led me to co-write this book with my father..