The maiden voyage of the team's newly acquired Learjet begins with a dramatic landing in Alaska's Aleutian Islands and, after a run-in with the Department of Justice in Tokyo, the team begins to think they should never have left home. When they finally touch down on Yonaguni, a Japanese-American exchange student befriends them and helps them get to know the tiny island of 1,200 people - and the dark secret being protected there.
A tsubute discovered outside the NWIDI headquarters in Seattle reappears on Yonaguni and leads the team to a startling discovery about the true nature of the island and its original inhabitants.
[A tsubute is an ancient Ninja throwing weapon.]
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"The long anticipated sequel to Tractrix is finally here, and once again, RJ Archer lays a foundation of rich detail that subtly builds into a runaway train of action, treachery and discovery. Tractrix offered a glimpse at a vision of history ignored by contemporary scholars; Tsubute rips down the curtain and sets it on fire."
author of Magic Mirror and The Clive Cussler Code
"Settle in and fasten your seat belt. You’re about to take off on an adventure of action and international intrigue. Your host, R. J. Archer, will be your diving guide and your local expert on Japanese culture. His pulse-pounding plot suggests an island’s incredible secret. Most amazing of all, this tale is based on a real island and stunning recent archeological findings."
feature writer for El Hispanic News, Portland, OR
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Dr. Frank Morton loves mystery and adventure. The two make a great combination that has gotten him into some serious trouble in the last several years. Intrigue has a way of attracting him like a magnet. A trip to southern Japan to investigate a mysterious underwater pyramid turns into more than he and his NWIDI team bargain for. Off the coast of Yonaguni Island the NWIDI team not only find a fascinating ancient pyramid, but stumble into murder that has ties to international kidnaping. Frank begins to wonder what¿s going on from the start. Not only is someone murdered right in front of their hanger, but government agents show up in Tokyo to entangle them in more intrigue. That¿s just the least of his worries. When the team finally arrives on Yonaguni, they find that this small island of 1200 people has a dark secret known to few outside the island. R.J. Archer has penned another fast paced, well written, and researched novel. Archer and Clive Cussler would do well together. They both write with the flair for adventure and research. The action is not lost on the reader either as the characters move from one narrow escape to another in this tense building novel. With this second installment of the Seeds of Civilization Series, R.J. Archer as established himself as a master storyteller with a gift for ancient mysteries. After reading one of his book, a reader would most certainly want to check out the latest facts and figures into some of the mysteries Archer writes about. Highly recommended book. The next book in the series should be a great read as well. Something to look forward to.