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Pulled from his honeymoon, Tlingit Alaska State Trooper Robert Sable investigates the murders of the governor's brother and the brother's friends. Clutched in the dead men's hands are gold coins imprinted with the likeness of Augustus Caesar. As Sable follows the clues, he realizes a myth Roman soldiers settled in Alaska more than 2,000 years ago may be true. Closing in, he comes face to face with the architect of the murders, a village chieftain who is a descendent of the Romans. The descendents have set into motion a plot to take over the halls of power in Washington, D.C. Even the current Alaskan governor unknowingly is being used as a pawn to achieve this aim. It is up to Sable to foil the plot and put the chief and his fellow conspirators behind bars.
About the Author
A longtime Alaska resident with a Native American heritage, Sean E. Thomas graduated in 1970 from Alaska Methodist University with a bachelor of arts in chemistry. He attended graduate school at the University of Idaho for two years studying organic chemistry, then served eight years as an Army officer, working with missiles and laser weapon systems. He later went into federal service, working in different endeavors, and retired in 2006. He published four novels between 2002 and 2003. After recovering from congestive heart failure, he started writing again. His three newest novels are being published fall 2011 through spring 2012. An avid boater, he has been a Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteer for more than 33 years, teaching boating safety and supporting search and rescue programs.