Vimanas

Vimanas

by R. Russell Brown
     
 

After putting in his minimum twenty years for retirement from the military, Dan Crandell returns to his childhood home located in the Texas panhandle. Dan shares his life with his handy man, Cisco and his golden retriever, Nero. He plans to resume the pursuit of his first love, archaeology. As he embarks on his explorations, he uncovers what he believes to be a run

Overview

After putting in his minimum twenty years for retirement from the military, Dan Crandell returns to his childhood home located in the Texas panhandle. Dan shares his life with his handy man, Cisco and his golden retriever, Nero. He plans to resume the pursuit of his first love, archaeology. As he embarks on his explorations, he uncovers what he believes to be a run-of-the-mill Native American burial site in Palo Duro Canyon. In the middle of his dig, an attractive woman, Beth Hornsby, literally stumbles into his site. She has been told of Dan's experience in locating lost artifacts and his extensive knowledge of the area and especially the canyons. She begs him for help in finding out what has happened to her lost father, so she and her family can gain closure. Whether gut instinct or the love and bond of a daughter and father, she refuses to give up hope of finding her father alive, even though he has been missing for ten years. Her only clue lies in his last known destination; Palo Duro Canyon. Crandell agrees to help her and gets caught up in the mysterious disappearance of her scholarly father. The strangely hand-marked maps he locates in her father's study her mother refused to pack away, leads them to a hidden cave in the depths of the canyon that holds secrets, not only of her father's disappearance, but of cultures more than twenty-five thousand years old, and half-way across the world. This discovery surrounds them with murder, artifact theft, and ancient flying machines. The Vimanas have been hidden away at remote sites around the world to be carefully used secretly for the progress of man by members of a group called the Protectorate. A friend turns out to be an unlikely villain, and he leads them on a wild, reckless manhunt to the Mexican border, where Crandell locates what he has been searching for.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011405952
Publisher:
R. Russell Brown
Publication date:
07/09/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
565 KB

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Meet the Author

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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