On July 25, 1876, Colonel Custer attacked a combined force of three thousand Sioux, Cheyenne, and Navajo warriors. Over two hundred soldiers were killed at the Little Big Horn River. Jim Hume, a freelance range detective, has been given the assignment of investigating the site of the battle. On the train to Denver Jim meets Cressida Graham, a British agent. Cressidia tells Jim that she is to be his partner on this case. Minutes after getting off the train a gunman attempts to kill them. From that moment on Jim and Cressidia’s lives are in constant danger as they unravel the secret of the Big Horn conspiracy
On September 8, 1857, the USS Central America left Havana, Cuba. The ship carried over 500 passengers and crew and over ten tons in gold bars and coin fresh from the gold fields of California.
Two days later, on September 9, the ship encountered a category 2 hurricane. On September 11, after being battered by 105 mile an hour winds for two days, the ship sank. Over 400 people lost their lives and ten tons of gold went to the bottom.
The exact location where the ship sank remained a mystery. The last page of the captain’s log book, the one that should’ve contained the coordinates of the sinking, was missing from the log book.
The loss of the gold had an immediate effect on an economy already weakened by bank failures in New York and Ohio.
A presidential election would take place in 1860. The Republican Party rallied behind their candidate, Abraham Lincoln. Southern states threatened to secede form the union if Lincoln was elected and forced abolitionism on the slave labor dependent economy of the South.
Northern industrialists backed Lincoln in a plan to raise the sunken treasure on the Central America. The Union would be able to finance development of advanced weaponry. In the event of a civil war Lincoln would be able to bring about a fast victory and avoid a long, protracted conflict.
The job of recovering the gold was given to a team of specialists: Nick Camarack, maritime insurance researcher and field investigator, Nomvula Bell, Secret Service agent, Dr. Henri Gifard, scientist and inventor, Eveline Gifard, Dr. Gifard’s daughter and research assistant.
The team builds an underwater device. The device is deployed and the gold is discovered.
61 AD. The Roman Empire has conquered Britain and established colonies in ancient Britain. Durst, a dark druid lives alone in the deep woods, mixing potions from the barks of trees. He sells the potions to wealthy Romans in the colonies. Local merchants become envious when Durst makes large profits without paying taxes to the Romans. The merchants complain to the local garrison commander, Cinna. Cinna agrees to arrest Durst and force him to pay his share of taxes. He intends to strike a bargain with Durst: the druid will supply the potions and Cinna will sell them. Durst eludes capture and returns to the forest, a detachment of Roman soldiers in pursuit. As Durst nears his home, a storm brews. A bolt of lightning strikes a tree, sending a shock wave that flattens the surrounding forest. When Durst regains consciousness he discovers that he has enhanced mental and physical abilities. Durst meets Boudica, the self-proclaimed queen of the Iceni, one of the largest tribes in southern Britain. He becomes one of the mad queen’s closest advisors.
In a parallel universe, William, Duke of Normandy, learns that he has been denied the right to the throne of England.
William vows to invade the island nation and secure the throne. He needs a decisive victory to convince distant Viking relatives to invade England from the North.
Clovis Gournay, an ex-clergymen educated at a Moorish university, provides the answer: psychological warfare, superstition, and assassination.
Clovis turns the tide of battle at Hastings in William’s favor in this action packed, alternate timeline medieval thriller.
Elidh Fairburn got more than she bargained for when she joined the British Air Corps. Her plans for dirigible duty were cut short when the German Empire attacked a British holding in Africa. Elidh found herself in the middle of Operation Skyfall.
Sebastian Hudson and James Wakefield had a good thing going. They were ghost writers for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and were putting together some new material.
That’s when they got a call from the Foreign Office. It was from Agent Tramayne Leighton requesting a meeting. Conan Doyle recommended Hudson and Wakefield for an overseas mission. Hudson and Wakefield were reluctant. When the price was right they accepted the assignment.
After being prepped and equipped, the ghost writers crossed the continent by rail to Moscow. On the Trans-Siberian Railroad the impostors travel to Tunguska, the site of a massive explosion. Czar Nicholas II fears the Japanese military is testing a powerful weapon. The czar is convinced Holmes and Watson are real people and only the master detective and his companion can get to the bottom the incident.
Hudson and Wakefield maintain the illusion while falling into other adventures along the way.
The Devil’s Bridge
When God cast Ezekiel out of heaven, there was no place to go but down. Satan waited at rock bottom. The devil understood the issues Ezekiel faced. It wasn’t easy being out of the big loop. Satan used this to his advantage by ensuring Ezekiel into one of his plans to thwart God. Ezekiel gave Satan access to all his research data. From this, Satan put together a strategy. Ezekiel would be his go-to guy on this campaign.
The Seer Stone
Joseph found a stone. When he touched the stone, a vision came with it. Joseph heard the word of God intertwined with hieroglyphic symbols. The young man took what he learned from the stone and built a doctrine. His beliefs got him kicked out of his own house and forced to live in indentured servitude until the age of twenty-one. Joseph traveled to the bustling city of New York where a policeman is killed at one of his sermons. With a small band of followers, Joseph Smith flees the city. As they make their way westward, they attract more believers until they reach the town of Effinburg where the lives of Joseph Smith and his followers are changed forever.