When government scientist Mick Keogh glimpses his dead wife on a Metro platform he has no inkling of the journey that lies ahead. The ultimate fate of human intelligence and the universe itself hangs in precarious balance, and a seemingly inconsequential string of mistakes can send it into irretrievable oblivion.
Recruited to help solve the mystery of an enormous hidden structure�the Compass Rose� on the plains of Montana, Keogh must operate under constraints he does not comprehend, manage an ad hoc team of experts operating in near-isolation, and solve the mystery of unexplained madness that overtakes those who venture too close.
When he realizes there is more to the assignment than he has been told, he suspects a deception crafted by his old and hated mentor, George Elias, now the President's science advisor. The mystery of the Compass Rose and its unexpected connection to psychological and mythic properties of the symbol of the Mandala takes him to a haunted spot in the Montana wilderness and an examination of its mythic associations. He must finally make a preordained and perilous journey through time and space and his own tormented past, facing a deadly challenge at the origin of all things, perceiving the terrible fate that will follow his failure, and discovering finally the secret of the universal symbol of power and divinity�the Mandala.
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About the Author
He is a graduate of The Citadel, the University of North Carolina, the University of Virginia, and the Armed Forces Staff College, and is a recognized expert on the application of human visual processes to rthe design of camouflage.
He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.