The Scientists (Parallel Ops, Book 1)

The Scientists (Parallel Ops, Book 1)

by R.J. Archer

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From their secret laboratory, scientists work to protect alien artifacts from powerful international terrorists. From the author of the Seeds Of Civilization series-comes THE SCIENTISTS-first in a four-book series called Parallel Ops... featuring Jim Barnes, one of your favorite characters from the previous series.

For more than five years, anthropologist Jim Barnes has been quietly investigating several ancient artifacts that he and some friends discovered buried deep beneath the sea off the coast of Cuba. While attending a conference in Munich, Germany, Jim Barnes is handed a file that not only sheds light on the origin of the artifacts but also identifies a group of international terrorists intent on recovering them and destroying everything they represent.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015939231
Publisher: NWIDI Press
Publication date: 11/09/2012
Series: Parallel Ops Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 302
File size: 233 KB

About the Author

R.J. Archer is a mystery/adventure author, a freelance writer and a retired computer consultant who called the Pacific Northwest home for 39 years. The author and his wife, Marty, currently reside in La Paz, on the shores of the Sea of Cortez at the southern end of Mexico's Baja Peninsula.

His fiction work includes two multi-book series. The Seeds of Civilization series is a trilogy loosely based on the theory that one or more advanced civilizations existed on earth long before the Mesopotamians built their first mud huts. Each Seeds novel is built around a different - but very real - unsolved archaeological mystery.

His second series, called Parallel Ops, spans four novels and takes the theory of ancient civilizations to a whole new level.

His non-fiction works include, an online chronicle of underwater archaeology activities in the Caribbean, where evidence of a REAL ancient civilization has already been confirmed.

Mr. Archer holds a Bachelor of Science degree with dual majors in Physics and Mathematics and he is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. His interests include ancient civilizations, inner and outer space and conspiracy theories of all kinds.

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The Scientists: Book I of the Parallel Ops Series 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MIgartua More than 1 year ago
In The Scientists, the first in the all-new Parallel Ops series of adventure thrillers, author R.J. Archer re-activates one of the most unlikely characters from his previous series to take the lead five years later and head up a super-secret research group answering only to the President. Dr. Jim Barnes, a low-key former Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington, never thought of himself as a leader but sometimes life throws you a curveball. An academic and skeptic turned radical theorist, he suddenly finds himself a sought-after lecturer and expert on Earth's ancient civilizations and how they came to possess their advanced knowledge of astronomy and mathematics. Following a conference speaking engagement in Munich, he is forcefully recruited by his government to lead a quest to communicate with an alien race while simultaneously protecting it from International terrorists. If you've read Mr. Archer's first Sci-Fi adventure series named Seeds Of Civilization, you'll want to read his first novel in the follow-up Parallel Ops series. Great for those who enjoy a hint of sci-fi in a contemporary setting.
jhudsonJH More than 1 year ago
The Scientists is set 5 years after the events that occurred in TRIANGLE. Dr Jim Barnes on a trip to a conference in Germany has a mysterious meeting with a man wanting to share information about aliens, and a dark group out to stop them. And from there a whirlwind of action and adventure begins. For anyone that read the SEEDS OF CIVILIZATION series this book brings a new adventure to the remaining members of the NWIDI team. This first installment of the parallel ops series is one of 3 story lines that occur simultaneously. Each book will reveal more of the mystery leading up to the final book. This book was a great read. I hated to finish it, because it left me wanting more. I ended up re reading the previous books after finishing. With a cast of compelling characters and an alien mystery to solve, this book is a must for all. and i would also highly recommend the seeds of civilization series as well, find out how it all started!!
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