A DARK FAMILY SECRET. A BIZARRE CULT. A TALISMAN THAT CAN DESTROY ENTIRE CITIES. DARWIN MUST STOP THE SKELETONS IN HIS PAST… BEFORE THEY BURY OUR FUTURE.
Darwin Lacroix is a wreck. An ancient booby trap nearly kills his wife, Eyrún. A tunnel under their home hides an alchemy lab with strange crystals. And a tabloid reveals his forebear stole American gold, threatening his job as Vatican special director of antiquities. Then he’s slapped with a paternity suit.
Could his life get any worse?
Modern tests show the crystals are a scientific holy grail—an unlimited energy source—worth billions. But the sword has a double edge. The gems could make pocket-sized nuclear bombs. And thousands more are buried in Egypt.
When North Korean agents hack the research, they rush to steal the secret for their glorious leader.
Can Darwin and Eyrún stop them from digging up a vile weapon?
SINAI DECEIT, the fifth archeological thriller novel in the Darwin Lacroix Adventure series by Dave Bartell.
Imagine the wonder at being the first person to open King Tut’s tomb? DAVE BARTELL loves reviving lost history and his novels breathe thriller into archaeology.
As a kid, he was frequently found tinkering in his parent’s garage. His insatiable curiosity to understand how things work led him to study biochemistry and, later, fueled a career in high-technology. His what-if mindset and life experiences combine to make his fiction plausible and feel realistic.
Dave lives in Los Gatos California, a small town tucked into the edge of Silicon Valley. He enjoys hiking in the hills behind his home, where beauty is still analog.