Tractrix (Seeds of Civilization, Book 1)

Tractrix (Seeds of Civilization, Book 1)

by R.J. Archer

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Overview

When aerospace engineer and recent widower Frank Morton wins an $86 million lottery jackpot, he decides to retire and devote his time to a life-long interest in ancient mysteries. Coincidently, an old Viet Nam buddy shows up with a mysterious black sphere inscribed with what appear to be Maya hieroglyphics. Intrigued, Frank convinces his buddy and two other friends, an anthropologist and a newspaper researcher, to help him investigate the origin and purpose of the sphere.
Their search takes Frank and his friends on a journey from Seattle to the secret military installations of Nevada and on to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Along the way, they become involved in a murder investigation and attract the unwanted attention of government agents, Mexican Federales and an ancient Maya priest. They also stumble across a three thousand year old secret that suggests a possible link between the shamans of Mesoamerica and a race of alien explorers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780977910908
Publisher: NWIDI Press
Publication date: 06/10/2006
Series: Seeds of Civilization Series , #1
Edition description: REV
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

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"Fasten your seatbelts for an engaging joyride through a labyrinth of riddles involving the ancient Maya, a U.S. military installation in the Nevada desert, and alien visitors from centuries past. Tractrix is a fast-paced yarn, based on intriguing historical perspective, and it’s sure to keep you guessing right up until its surprising conclusion."
author of (fear not): Venture to Inner Peace

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Tractrix 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Aerospace engineer Frank Morton¿s world is on a collision course with the universe and little does he know what turn of events are going to shape the rest of his life. A recent widower, Frank unexpectedly wins an 86 million dollar lottery jackpot. Almost simultaneously an old Viet Nam buddy shows up with a mysterious black sphere inscribed with hieroglyphics that seem very Mayan in origin. More than intrigued, Frank convinces his buddy and two other friends, an anthropologist and a newspaper researcher, to help him investigate this mysterious Mayan sphere. Purpose and exact origin are the two things Frank wants to pinpoint, because once the sphere comes into his possession his world is suddenly turned upside down and inside out. Frank and his friends¿ investigation takes them on a journey from Seattle to a secret military installation in Nevada with the trail leading to Mexico¿s Yucatan Peninsula. But their travels are not as secretive as they hope; government agents are watching and waiting. They also draw the attention of Mexican Federales and an ancient Maya priest. Black spheres and dead bodies start popping up. Frank and his team have stumbled across a three thousand year old secret that suggests links between shamans of Mesoamerica and a race of alien explorers. R. J. Archer has crafted a fine first novel with Tractrix. If you like Clive Cussler¿s writing you will certainly love R. J. Archer¿s mesh of historical facts and culture with theories and speculations that have intrigued man for several decades. This is only the first book in the installment to THE SEEDS OF CIVILIZATION series. This is a great first effort. Keep watch for the next book, it¿s sure to be a page turner as well.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Tractrix sends readers on an engaging joyride through a labyrinth of riddles involving the ancient Maya, a secret U.S. military installation in the Nevada desert, and alien visitors from centuries past. When Frank Morton hits an $86-million Powerball jackpot, he sets out to solve some of the world's most perplexing mysteries and soon finds himself confronted with far more questions than answers. What is the origin--and purpose--of 20 baffling black spheres inscribed with glyphs? Can the U.S. government agents be trusted? Is there a connection between the human race and entities from another space and time? Tractrix is a fast-paced yarn, based on intriguing historical perspective, and it's sure to keep you guessing and wondering right up until its surprising conclusion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The concept intrigued me but the writing is dismal reads like a laundry list. Read about 60 pages. Done