the Ruins

NICK RANDALL BOOK 1

Archeologist Nick Randall disappears into the jungles of the Amazon on an expedition to find the lost city of Vilcabamba. A controversial figure in the archeology community, the trip was Randall’s final hope of finding the mythical city and proving his theories are true.

When his daughter Samantha learns of her father’s disappearance, she is forced to make a difficult decision. An accomplished archeologist herself, she must decide if she will set aside her career to search for the man she blames for her mother’s death.

But someone else is looking for her father as well. Francis Dumond, a shadowy man with unlimited resources, will do anything to find Vilcabamba and use its secrets to control the world. Now Sam must find her father and stop Dumond before he unleashes a horrifying weapon on the world


EXCERPT

Chapter One

Peruvian Jungle

July 5, 5:59 p.m.

Dr. Nicholas Randall felt the noose-like effect of the humidity choking the breath from his body. Perspiration slicked down his back like a sudden waterfall forming after a heavy spring rain. The conditions were unbearable, but he pushed onward and ever deeper into the Amazon. Normally, he would have made the trip in the cooler, drier months, but his benefactor had been specific. The trip had to be made immediately, or he’d lose his funding, so Randall and his small group from the University of Lima found themselves slogging through the lush vegetation during the hottest and wettest time of the year. They traveled without speaking, the dwindling sunlight fading through the foliage.


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“Nick Randall is a statesman and action hero worthy of Pierce Brosnan or Liam Neeson.”

– Tommy Howell, Readers Favorite


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