The Spiral Code

The Spiral Code

by James Edward Kaune


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The Spiral Code, an adventure tale told in three parts, explores the idea that all human lives have a meaning, that each person is imbued with specific talents, and that these talents are to be used, in concert with others, to climb the Spiral life path upward toward the Light. Simply stated, all of humanity is joined by the spiral of life, and each individual's essential purpose is to help others.

The story journeys between two narratives, the first from the perspective of the author, Edward Kaune, who, as a twenty-three-year-old soldier in the Korean War, was trapped behind enemy lines. As he desperately tries to get back to his ship, Kaune has a series of startling dreams and visions that ultimately lead him to discovery and understanding of The Spiral Code. The second narrative interweaves Kaune's struggle for survival with the amazing story of this life-changing Code's origins. The reader meets Achilles, descendent of an advanced planetary group, The Federation. Achilles's challenge is to obtain the power to govern his country without the use of cunning and deception.

The Spiral Code is ultimately a story of good and evil that investigates the human struggle to make appropriate decisions when faced with the complexities of politics, love, and spiritual understanding. With non-stop action and endlessly fascinating characters, this novel is not to be missed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780533164899
Publisher: Vantage Press, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Pages: 378
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

JAMES EDWARD KAUNE was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1927. He holds a naval engineering degree from MIT and a bachelor's of science in metallurgy from Carnegie-Melon University. Kaune spent most of his working life as an officer working for the U.S. Navy, overseeing both ship repair and maintenance for various shipyards. In 1956, Kaune married his wife Pauline Stamatos, with whom he had three children. As a family they enjoy picnicking fishing, skiing, camping, and hunting in and around Santa Fe. The Spiral Code is his first published book.

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The Spiral Code

By James Edward Kaune

Vantage Press

Copyright © 2012 James Edward Kaune
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780533164899

Suddenly, a grenade explodes with deafening force. My buddy's body absorbs the shrapnel produced by the blast. His blood covers me as it splatters from his now lifeless corpse. My friend becomes an ally of another sort; he becomes a shield to hide me from the enemy. I am suffering from shock.

Semi-conscious and unable to move, I lay underneath him. The voices of the enemy, no longer a distant echo, surround me. I can hear their orders and utterances and the intensity of their frenzied conversation sounds familiar. Automatic rifle fire rips into the already mangled bodies of my comrades. They will be left to rot on this desolate mountain. I probably will join them as a grim MIA statistic, published in my hometown newspaper.

I discover that I have been overlooked among the carnage and the foreign voices gradually fade away. I think that I can wiggle my toe. Is this toe movement caused by imagination? I manage to shift my position slightly. I am alive! All is silent, and I am alone.


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The Spiral Code 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Jenn218 More than 1 year ago
Amazing book!!!!!!!!
BryBT More than 1 year ago
This book is such a great read. Mr. Kaune has done a fantastic job. This is life from some many standpoints most of which we do not talk enough about. It put me in a good place spiritually, emotionally, completely.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MUST READ! As most people do, I think about life and what our purpose is for being alive. When I picked up this book I wasn’t sure what to expect, after a chapter or two I was hooked. The book takes you through all types of feelings, from war to Love. I recommend this book highly because it was a thought provoking, and an exciting adventure of good and evil!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is one of the best and a true life adventure depicted both during war and peace, and the soul's epic quest for truth.