Brian January, Thriller Author
My blog. I try to add new material when I can, but it's a bit hard to find the time! I will post more soon, though!
Beneath the ruins of a time-lashed temple in the Egyptian desert, two ancient pillars—one made of solid gold, the other of emerald—reveal the existence of an unknown power source, an element so powerful that a single teaspoon could turn an entire city into molten slag.
27,000 miles above the Arctic Circle, a clandestine satellite-based laser weapon readies to boil the polar ice pack to slush, giving access to billions of barrels of oil buried beneath the ocean floor.
And inside a remote mountaintop fortress in Crimea, a cult of descendants of a vanished civilization plots to drown the Earth in a planet-wide deluge.
All these occurrences have one thing in common: the Emerald Tablet of Thoth, the fabled writings of the legendary priest-king of Atlantis.
Hunted by a psychotic assassin and fanatic followers of the cult, OSR agents Park Skarda and April Force and their brilliant linguist ally Flinders Carlson are plunged into a deadly race against time, a race they must survive at all costs if they are to find the Tablet and keep it out of their enemies’ hands.
From secret chambers beneath the Sphinx to a hidden vault in the bowels of the Vatican to a Nazi U-boat perfectly preserved in the oxygen-starved depths of the Black Sea, Skarda, April, and Flinders pursue a path of danger and death to save mankind from ultimate destruction.
Length: 106,000 words (approximately 425 printed pages).
OSR agents Park Skarda and April Force are back in their second pulse-pounding adventure from Brian January, author of "Emerald"!
When a volcanic eruption destroyed the island of Thera in 1600 BCE, the fleeing inhabitants carried away with them a huge hoard of silver. But this silver wasn’t pure—it contained quantities of a rare earth element known as neosamarium, an element vital to the military strength of the United States, and one that the Chinese will pay a small fortune to get their hands on.
Searching for the hoard on Crete, OSR agents Park Skarda and April Force are given an ancient silver plaque by a dying archaeologist. They enlist the aid of Nathaniel Bennett, a genius Minoan scholar, to help them translate the artifact and unravel the clues about the treasure’s location. But the long-dead Minoans are not going to give up their secrets easily, and the ultimate answer will come at too high a cost.
With time running out, Skarda, April, and Nathaniel hunt through hidden caves and buried temples across the breadth of Crete, Turkey, and Cyprus, pursued by a ruthless female pirate, a cold-blooded mercenary, and an unscrupulous black market art collector.
Facing betrayals, danger, and certain death, they must survive a life-and-death race to stay one step ahead of their enemies and find the fabled treasure before it’s too late.
"Silver" is approximately 52,000 words or 210 printed pages.