Synopses & Reviews
About the Book: The first in a series of family adventures packed with thrills, science and fantasy. Sara Tsvetkov is not a typical 11 year old girl, and her mom and dad are not the typical run-of-the-mill parents in modern suburbia. They lead a team dedicated to saving and protecting animals, and discovering how to use nature to find cures for many deadly diseases that ravage mankind. Added in is the Tsvetkov 's quest to save the world 's endangered animals and bring once-extinct species back to life using recovered DNA and cutting-edge cloning techniques. A diary and medallion given to Sara 's mother Marina by her grandmother compels them to make a startling discovery in Peru. It solidifies belief in the power of her legacy and the importance of working with nature to solve many of the problems faced by mankind. This discovery, and Marina 's work with and love of snakes, lead Sara 's father to exploring the use of natural venoms in the development of cancer-fighting medicines. That secret research into a cancer cure draws the unwanted interest of others. All want to steal the research and its byproduct, a fast-acting super-toxin with no antidote that makes its victims appear to have died by snakebite. The truth about Sara 's family and their work is revealed as we find that their secret facility concealed inside a South American mountain hides far more than anyone can imagine.About the Author: Erik Daniel Shein is an American writer, herpetologist and motion picture producer. He is an International bestselling author of over 30 nonfiction and fiction books. His writings include six scientific articles in the field of herpetology His bestselling children 's book, The Forgotten Ornament is a Christmas classic, and was endorsed by Hollywood legends Mickey and Jan Rooney.Mr. Shein has consulted over the years with such organizations as the Arizona Fish and Game Department and USFWS in assisting them to protect endangered wildlife. He has lectured in over 400 elementary schools, on many conservation and animal-related topics.Mr. Shein 's media, ecological and educational goals are to protect and preserve the world 's flora and fauna. One of his dreams is to create the world 's first genomic, zoological and wildlife sanctuary. He currently resides in Arizona.