American Caliphate

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Nothing decays on the north coast, not even faith.

Archaeologists Jila Wells and Ben Juarez reluctantly return to Peru to join Professor Beckham's distinguished team at Santiago de Paz pyramids. Jila is still haunted by the prior dig which ended in a near-fatal ambush. But the ruins hide a document that will shock the Islamic world.

Details found in an ancient diary tell of an illegal expedition to Spanish ...

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Overview

Nothing decays on the north coast, not even faith.

Archaeologists Jila Wells and Ben Juarez reluctantly return to Peru to join Professor Beckham's distinguished team at Santiago de Paz pyramids. Jila is still haunted by the prior dig which ended in a near-fatal ambush. But the ruins hide a document that will shock the Islamic world.

Details found in an ancient diary tell of an illegal expedition to Spanish Peru, intending to bring the word of Allah to the pagan Americans.

As the archaeologists brace for the ravages of El Niño, Jila and Ben hurry to complete their excavations. But they're not the only ones interested in this project. Other forces are determined to keep the document hidden.

About the Author: William Doonan is a college professor and a field archaeologist. For several years he's been involved in the excavation of an ancient Moche pyramid complex on Peru's north coast, the driest, most desolate place on earth. In 1548, Spanish missionaries built a church in front of the abandoned pyramid,a church that now lies in ruins. Doonan has had several academic publications as well as several short stories published, and last year, his first novel, Grave Passage, was published.

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John R. Lindermuth
Jila Wells was reluctant about going back to Peru, a place where she’d nearly been killed on a previous archaeology project. Prodding my Ben Juarez, the promise of a big paycheck and curiosity add the necessary incentives for her to agree.
One definition of archaeology is: the study of human society by the recovery and analysis of remains. That sounds rather boring. But, if you say it’s the digging up and unraveling of secrets from the past, attention heats up.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610090438
  • Publisher: Oak Tree Press
  • Publication date: 3/21/2012
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

William Doonan is an archaeologist and professor of anthropology in Sacramento, CA. He has spent many years conducting excavations in Central and South America. He is also a veteran cruise ship lecturer, traveling the world and speaking on topics as diverse as the Trojan War, piracy in the Adriatic, and the peopling of the Americas.
William is also the author of two mystery novels, Grave Passage, and Mediterranean Grave, which recount the adventures of an octogenarian detective who solves crimes on cruise ships.
William lives in Sacramento with his wife and two sons.
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