As the 14th century dawns, Scotland’s survival hangs by a spider’s thread. The maniacal Edward Longshanks of England schemes to annex the ancient kingdom to his growing realm. But a slight, dark-skinned boy named James Douglasinspired by his headstrong lassrefuses to move from the monarch’s path. Here is the thrilling story of the war and forbidden love that saved Scotland and destined the founding of America.
In 13th-century France, heretics protect an ancient scroll that holds shattering revelations about Jesus of Nazareth. Esclarmonde de Foix, a noblewoman of Occitania, must defy the most powerful pope in history to preserve the Cathar faith. In this epic of esoteric intrigue, crusading fanaticism, and religious war, Christianity will enter its darkest hour and emerge forever scarred.
Mired in the Great Depression, the United States teeters on the brink of revolution. And as the summer of 1932 approaches, a charismatic hobo leads twenty thousand homeless World War I veterans into the nation s capital to demand their service compensation. Here is the epic story of political intrigue and betrayal that culminated in the only armed clash between two American armies under the same flag.
Investigating the murder of an American missionary in Ethiopia, State Department lawyer Jaqueline Quartermane discovers an ancient Latin palindrome embedded with a cryptographic time bomb. Separated by half a millennium, two espionage conspiracies dovetail in this breakneck thriller to expose the world s most explosive secret: The true identity of Christopher Columbus and his connection to those now trying to launch the Apocalypse.
Someone with too much money and a lot of guns has gotten a hold of the world's oldest human DNA. Recruited back into action to find out, retired Defense Intelligence Agency operative Cas Fielding believes the mystery lies deep inside the core of a precious shard that fell to Earth thousands of years ago. Teaming up with sultry geophysicist, he descends into the global underground meteorite market, only to find himself trapped between a rock and an Apocalyptic hard place.