In this third installment of The Judas Chronicles, William Barrow (a.k.a. Judas Iscariot) is faced with recovering the silver coin he dreads above all others. Known as the "Singing Coin" among the ancients, this shekel was originally lost long ago...on the very night of Jesus Christ's arrest in Jerusalem. Hoping to save it for last, until after the other twenty-nine coins are recovered, Viktor Kaslow's recent designs for the coin thwart William's plan.
Nick Caine is a part-time archaeologist and full-time antiquities thief-- a looter. And a very good one, too. So good that he catches the attention of the beautiful Marie Da Vinci, who offers him the chance of a lifetime: to locate the legendary Ciudad Blanca. The lost White City. A city purportedly filled with riches beyond belief. Against his better judgment, Nick agrees to help...and soon finds himself on a trail into the unknown. And close behind is someone who will stop at nothing to beat them to the prize. Nick Caine, of course, has a few surprises up his sleeve.
"Great fun with no looming agenda"
David and Miriam Hobbs celebrate their fifteenth anniversary in Gatlinburg, unaware that a violent wraith, Allie Mae, will follow them home on a determined quest for vengeance. Having survived this harrowing experience, David's new friend, John Running Deer, unwittingly aids the desecration of an ancient burial site while recovering Allie Mae's remains from a sacred Cades Cove ravine. What John hoped would be the final gesture of peace in giving her a proper burial turns out to be a terrible mistake.
"This tale of horror did the job for me!"
The first three Nick Caine adventures including, Temple of the Jaguar: Nick Caine is a part-time archaeologist and full-time antiquities thief-looter. And a very good one, too. So good that he catches the attention of the beautiful Marie Da Vinci, who offers him the chance of a lifetime: to locate the legendary Ciudad Blanca. The lost White City. A city purportedly filled with riches beyond belief. Against his better judgment, Nick agrees to help...and soon finds himself on a trail into the unknown.
Buried deep in a ravine in the picturesque Smoky Mountains is a very dark secret. David Hobbs, vacationing with his wife Miriam, inadvertently stumbles upon a small cloth "keepsake" bag and a broken tooth. A human tooth. Miriam begs David to hand the bag and tooth over to park officials, but he ignores his wife's pleas and secretly keeps the "harmless" items.
"Just didn't work for me"
On a secret military base tucked in a remote desert mountain, a dangerous machine lies hidden from the American public. Known as the Actuator, this machine is capable of transforming entire communities into alternate realities. In theory, these often terrifying realities are reversible. The scientists in charge of this machine employ operatives called Machine Monks, who attune their minds to manifest single ideas from the realms of fantasy and science fiction.
Txema Ybarra is the most unenviable 19-year-old girl alive. Smart, pretty, and athletically gifted, this University of Tennessee freshman should be enjoying college life and her entrance into adulthood. And for a moment she does...until the vampires show up. Born with an unusual "twin teardrop" birthmark on her neck, Txema (pronounced Chema) is one of only a handful of females in the world who bear this trait. It marks her as a vessel of eternal youth and beauty for an elite vampire society determined to protect her precious blood....
Nick Caine is a part-time archaeologist and full-time antiquities thief - a looter. And a very good one, too. Now stranded on a small, forgotten island in the southern Maldives, Nick Caine and his ever-faithful sidekick Ishi are thrown into a desperate fight for survival. Seemingly betrayed by Marie Da Vinci, Nick is forced to gamble his and Ishi's very existence on an ancient map. The parchment document promises an incredible horde of hidden pirate treasure.
"The Adventure Continues"
After briefly eluding Yassir Ali's ruthless assassins in England, Nick, Marie, and Ishi have fled north, where they hope to track down a forgotten cavern in the Highlands of Scotland. The cavern is linked to the Ambrosius Amulet, and is said to contain the greatest treasure of gold, jewels, and other artifacts ever amassed by the ancient druids....
The death and destruction wrought by Teutates, along with Allie Mae McCormick's deadly rage against David Hobbs and his family in Tennessee and Colorado, has almost been forgotten. The renowned "lovers' lane" ravine in the heart of Cades Cove rests quietly below moonlit skies at night, and John Running Deer can once again enjoy the seclusion of his Smoky Mountain residence - almost.
"A Welcome Return to Cades Cove"
William Barrow carries a dark secret. A very dark secret. An archivist for the Smithsonian Institute and also a part-time operative for the CIA, no one would ever suspect the handsome "thirty-ish" William is in fact the most reviled human being to ever walk the Earth. His infectious warmth and sense of humor make such an assertion especially hard to believe. But long ago, William Barrow had another name...one that is synonymous with shame and betrayal: Judas Iscariot.
"A Lovely Listen!"
Hidden within the deep woods of rural Alabama, along the forgotten southern course of the Black Warrior River, lies an unseen world feared for centuries by the residents of the tiny town of Carlsdale. Only one person has ever survived a visit to this place long enough to tell about it. His name is Jack Kenney.
Legends say the gold belongs to the famed goddess, Sekhmet. But a map belonging to Nick Caine says otherwise...at least to Nick. He has returned to Egypt to claim the treasure, along with Ishi, Marie Da Vinci, and an old friend of her father's, Akiiki Mubarek.
"Nick , Ishi and Marie continue on"
Sebastian Radu is an unusual kid...perhaps the most unusual young man presently living in America. That's because he's a 125-year-old warlock who looks all of 18. Born to a Romanian family of witches, whose lifetimes often extend beyond 600 years, the Radus have long been at war with another family of similar dark gifts, the Mateis. When the Mateis step up their efforts to wipe the Radus from the face of the earth, Sebastian and his family flee Chicago and head south to the quaint and quirky town of Denmark, Tennessee.
"Not my genre but pleasantly surprised"
Long ago, before the myth of Merlin the Magician took root in the annals of time, a sacred amulet named after King Aurelius Ambrosius was said to bridge the mystical chasm between mankind and a race of gods and goddesses residing in the very heart of Britain....
"More Nick, Marie and Ishi makes me happy!"
For William Barrow, 2,000 years is a very long time...too long, when it is a perpetual punishment for betraying Jesus Christ. The man originally known as Judas Iscariot is on a mission to recover 30 silver shekels once paid to him for his ultimate treachery. Twenty-two coins have been recovered, leaving just eight to go. But when his Russian nemesis, Viktor Kaslow, also becomes immortal, the stakes are immediately raised. Kaslow has followed William and his son, Alistair, to Hong Kong in search of a "blood coin" passed down through Genghis Khan.
After escaping certain death at the hands of a rogue faction of the FBI in Manassas, Virginia, Jack and Jeremy Kenney race home to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Time is quickly running out for them and the rest of the world to prevent seven mysterious, but deadly, objects from reaching the United States. The objects resemble enormous golden towers, and along with an eighth shimmering tower moving through America’s Deep South, they belong to deities that once ruled the earth thousands of years ago.
Angie Meyers left a legacy of blood during her Nashville serial killing spree, and yet, the ghost hunting gang known as NashVegas Paranormal has survived her summer betrayal against them. Things are finally looking up for the group, and a potential hit reality TV series based on NVP's haunting investigations is in the offering. But once a tour of the most famous Civil War battlegrounds and graveyards begins in late November, a new menace arises from the shadows surrounding these famous haunts.
When Country singer Candi Starr is found dead along with two close associates in Nashville's esteemed West End, it proves to be just the beginning of a murder spree involving anyone close to the music superstar. This includes ghost hunter and psychic Fiona Alea, who, along with her handsome rock n' roll husband, Jimmy, head up a local paranormal investigative team known as NVP, or Nash-Vegas Paranormal. Soon Jimmy and Fiona find themselves on a roller-coaster thrill ride through some of Nashville's most renowned historic sites and famous haunts, where a gruesome discovery lies buried in the past.
What happens when a flammable torch is thrown into a highly volatile situation? Welcome to Txema Ybarra's continued misadventure. In this third installment, the world's last civilized vampire kingdom brings Txema and her infant daughter, Alaia, to the remote Tien Shan Mountains of Kazakhstan. Seeking refuge and a lasting deterrent against Ralu and Huangtian Dadi's dragon assassins, Racco and Gustav plan to recreate ancient amulets to protect mother and daughter from attack.
"Excellent Third Book in The Series!"