R. Russell Brown
R. Russell Brown arrived by a circuitous route to the craft of writing of fiction novels. After graduating from West Texas Sate University with a BA degree in English and History, he served two years in the Army as a reserve officer. A year at Ft. Riley Kansas, and a tour in Vietnam, as a company executive officer and an infantry platoon leader paved the way for graduate school, where he worked toward a Masters of Fine Art degree and dabbled in the radio/television field. Brown has worked at many professions throughout his lifetime. He is an internationally known, award winning watercolor artist, worked for an interior decorator, been the Temporary Curator of Exhibits at a top rated Texas museum, he is an accomplished musician, spent two years in a gunfight reenactment group, is a small business entrepreneur and artist in residence for several Texas concerns on a state and local level. Writing and storytelling has been a part of his family history dating back to his roots in Europe and England. He lives in the Texas Panhandle, and operates a gallery featuring his own works. He is married to a retired school teacher and has a grown daughter, who is married, and also lives in Texas.
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Etched in Stone--Vimanas II
Dan Crandell is dealing with personal issues. A friend diverts his attention to a cave in northwest Oklahoma where they discover writings from ancient cultures etched in the cave’s walls. Dan focuses on one particular Celt traveler’s carvings that shouldn’t exist in Oklahoma. The carvings lead west to a vast treasure, a government cover-up of ancient technology, and the theft of lost artifacts.
Considered a middle-aged loner, Dan Crandell retires from the military to resume his favorite hobby of archeology. The attractive Beth Hornsby literally stumbles into his canyon dig site, asking him to solve the mystery of her missing father. When he agrees to help, the cold trail turns into more of an adventure than either had counted on: involving murder, theft, and ancient cultures.
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