In “Echoes of Atlantis,” numerous subplots conjoin to support the main theme in a rousing adventure by David S. Brody.  The lost civilization, Atlantis, has been the subject of thousands of books both documentary and fiction, but there are few that capture the essence of the Atlantis legend as well as “Echoes of Atlantis.” echoes-of-atlantis

A historian couple, Cameron and Amanda often place themselves in peril as they chase down events of the past. When Amanda comes into possession of a spiral necklace and Cameron stumbles upon a human skull that dates back as far as twelve- millennium, neither associates one with the other. A series of seemingly separate events by disparate groups however, puts the couple and their adopted daughter, Astarte, squarely in the middle of a dangerous triangle.

A story with such a large cast of characters and several subplots running simultaneously requires great authorship to keep the reader in the story without losing track of any of the subplot lines. Mr. Brody handles this potential problem well and ultimately brings it all together for a satisfying conclusion. The author is equally talented in maintaining a sense of verisimilitude when some of the ‘facts’ used to support the fiction are artistically altered. Among the tenets in “Echoes of Atlantis” that drive the story are the existence of Knights Templar in the North American continent, that descendants of Atlantis control a power that could alter the world… not necessarily for the better, should it fall into the wrong hands, and that there once was an alliance between the Knights Templar and Jews; an alliance that could be rejoined to steal the power from the Atlantis descendants. In summation, “Echoes of Atlantis” is a rousing good mystery/thriller that I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend to all Dan Brown and Michael Crichton fans.

Reviewed 27 September 2016 for Reader’s Favorite International Book Awards


Conspiracy Theories

I write thrillers based upon conspiracy theories. I don’t think of myself as a conspiracy looney tunes or nut job. I find many of these hypotheses interesting, sometimes horrifying in their implications of corruption and deceit by government/political leaders, but in all cases worth investigating. For me, they provide the perfect foundation for writing fiction that might have a smidgen or more truth in the mix. Fictionalized fact is the best in my book(s).

To be clear on what conspiracy theories are, here are two definitions:

Conspiracy: an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons; plot.

Theory: a coherent group of tested general propositions, commonly regarded as correct, that can be used as principles of explanation and prediction for a class of phenomena.

So, a conspiracy theory would be defined as an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan/plot formulated in secret by two or more persons planned and based upon a coherent group of tested general propositions, commonly regarded as correct, that could be used as principles of explanation and prediction for a class of phenomena.

Sounds like something a lawyer would write. No worries, I’m not a lawyer.

My Eloah Trilogy are religious conspiracy thrillers based upon theories regarding who started the Church of Rome (Saint Peter or Simon Magus) which became the Roman Catholic Church, the crucifixion swoon theory, the theory that Jesus may have been a mix of twin brothers—Khrestus and the rabbi Yeshua, and includes scientific/ philosophical theories about alien life forms, spiritual immortality, reincarnation and the quantum physics theories entanglement and multiverse.

Lots of neat stuff in three novels all set for publication in September, October and November, 2016.

Already deep into my next book project, Boomer will explore conspiracy theories connected to the Bilderberg Group, the New World Order and extreme transhumanism with links back to some of the trilogy characters and some new ones that will rock your world.

I’d like to hear your thoughts on conspiracy theories, so please feel free to comment about any theory that interests you. I’ve probably got my own thoughts on just that supposition. Let’s talk it!