As a young boy, I was fascinated with the unknown, the mysterious, and also the unworldly. Ever since I can remember, I enjoyed reading books about archeology. To be the first to enter a crypt, or a tomb that no one had set foot in for three thousand years held a fascination for me. I always wondered what it would be like to encounter an intelligent being from another world. What secrets could he tell? What mysteries could he solve? Such is my imagination, such is my passion.
Since I've never had an opportunity to experience any of those things, I dreamt a lot. The most logical step was to write, but that took years in the making. I soon discovered that in order to hold a reader's interest, a book had to be more than just a good story. Finally, I managed to write on my own.
To date, all thirteen of my novels contain quest plots. My characters are always searching for "something." They also manage to get themselves into a lot of trouble before they find what they're looking for. What they find isn't nearly as important as the change that occurs within them during the quest.
My grandparents were Russian. During the Bolshevik Revolution they fled to China, where my mother was born. I came to America from France at the age of twelve and immediately traded in my French-version of Lederhosen for a pair of jeans. After earning B.A. and M.A. degrees, I wore a number of different career hats, but none of them ever stirred my soul—until I took up writing.
A professor of archeology sets out on a mission to identify an ancient Mesoamerican ruin and a mysterious anomaly that lies beneath it. The workers she hires to excavate the ruin flee, claiming there are malevolent forces at work. She and her team disregard the warning and continue to explore. What starts out as an archeological dig turns into a maelstrom of death and destruction.
NASA scientists in Antarctica run up against an alien life form that's able to manipulate space as well as time. They must figure out a way to make contact with the life form who's made it perfectly clear it wants to be left alone. Dr. Donovan and his team soon realize they'll have to pay a steep price both personally and professionally.
Against the backdrop of the polluted Salton Sea, Investigative Reporter Jonathan Bruckheimer is challenged to prove the existence of an old, land-locked Spanish galleon that many believe is the ghost ship of the desert. It is rumored to contain a large treasure trove of rare black pearls. Complication arise when Looney, a Native American Indian, who is instrumental to this quest, is murdered . . .
When Eric Shade purchases a 16th-century letter written by a Spanish conquistador that provides information on how the legendary Star Walkers can be found, he sets out into the Amazon in search of them. Things become mighty complicated when Shade realizes that in addition to having to deal with mercenaries who are hell-bent on killing him, he must also contend with a tribe of cannibals.
Most people stay clear of the uncharted regions of Amazon and its perils, yet much like a nail is to a magnet, Dr. Eric Shade is attracted to the lure of ancient lost cities, Inca gold, and the age-old legend of the Star Walkers, a mysterious group of pale-skinned people the Indians claim are gods.
Eric Shade, a former South American history professor, is hired by an archeologist to help her locate a treasure once belonging to an Inca queen that has been hidden for centuries in the deep jungles of Brazil. They must scale a formidable mountain that the native Indians won't go near because they claim it's occupied by a group of strange pale-skinned men, which they refer to as the Star Walkers.
Professor Templeton gets more than she bargains for when she agrees to join an expedition whose goal is to find Genghis Khan's tomb. On her quest for his sarcophagus, she stumbles upon an ancient gold medallion. Its inscription enables her to uncover a conspiracy so horrific that not only does it create an international incident, but also causes one man to go insane and another to lose his life.
When an unscrupulous antiquities dealer hires an archeologist to uncover the origin of an ancient tablet, he sets off a bizarre chain of events: Ten-thousand-year-old mummies are found in a cave in the Grand Canyon. A golden statue is discovered in the Sphinx’s paw. What's the secret linking Arizona and Egypt? The U.S. Dept. of Defense believes the answer may well put the entire world at risk.
When a noted Pakistani archeologist discovers an ancient hand-scribed document, he is murdered. With the help of a forensic pathologist, his son seeks to complete his father's work. But their death becomes more imminent with each step taken, for the content of the document may destroy the foundations of both the Muslim and Christian world.