Friday, July 20, 2012

New BBF- American Caliphate by William Doonan

"Think Indiana Jones and The Da Vinci Code' rolled into one."...this clipped from the Early Reader Review on the back cover done by Mike Orenduff, author of the Pot Thief novels.

Here's the description...

Nothing decays on the north coast, not even faith. 


Archaeologists Jila Wells and Ben Juarez reluctantly return to Peru to join Professor Beckham's distinguished team at Santiago de Page pyramids. Jila is still haunted by the prior dig which ended in a near-fatal ambush. But the ruins hide a document that will shock the Islamic world. Details found in an ancient diary tell of an illegal expedition to Spanish Peru, intending to bring the word of Allah to the pagan Americans. As the archaeologists brace for the ravages of El NiƱo, Jila and Ben hurry to complete their excavations. But they’re not the only ones interested in this project. Other forces are determined that the document remain hidden.

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 Doonan is a college professor and field archaeologist. For several years he's been involved in the excavation of an ancient Moche pyramid complex on Peru's north coast, so he writes from the perspective of one who has first hand professional knowledge, but Doonan handles it so that it fascinates while it educates, and the characters are completely accessible.

As our Blog Book Feature...the BUY button under the cover will garner you the book at the low, low price of $8...even less than our online bookstore www.ShopOTPBooks.com which is where you will go if you click on the book's cover. So, take an adventure from the comfort of your favorite reading chair!

Billie Johnson Publisher, OTP

12 comments:

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Excellent post, William!

Marilyn

John Brantingham said...

I agree Marilyn, and a great book concept too. Just about everyone wishes he/she could be an archaeologist!

Monti said...

Interesting. I've been using the Indiana Jones-style adventure in promo materials for Jungle Jeopardy which also features an archaeologist. What fun to actually be one!

William Doonan said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone.
I think the real secret to being an archaeologist is not letting on that it's mostly about sitting in a hole, and digging yourself into a bigger one!

Monti, that sounds like a really cool concept. Let me know if I can help.

cleo said...

Loved this book. I enjoyed getting lost in another time while also unraveling a current mystery. A pleasurable read. I highly recommend you grab your favorite drink, sink into a good chair and enjoy!

William Doonan said...

Thanks, Cleo! I'm glad you enjoyed the read. If you're looking for the next good book, take a look at some of the Oak Tree Press titles. You'll find some gems.

jrlindermuth said...

A good read. A thriller worth your time.

jrlindermuth said...

A good read. A thriller worth your time.

Patricia Gligor said...

I enjoyed reading "American Caliphate." William is a man of many talents.

William Doonan said...

Thanks, John and Patricia. Since I know both of you from your wonderful novels, this praise means a lot to me.

Beryl Reichenberg said...

Yes, William, I know how it is to sit in a hole and dig an even bigger one, both in life and on actual archaeological excavations. Many people think archaeology is all about Indiana Jones, but excavations can be hard work and sometimes tedious. All this is outweighed by finding a small bit of the past and adding to our knowledge of what has gone before.

But back to your book: it is a nice twist to think of Islamic travelers in Peru, trying to convert the local peoples. I'll have to pick up a copy of your book; it sounds like a good read. Beryl

William Doonan said...

Thanks, Beryl! If you get a chance to read American Caliphate, I hope you'll drop me a note and let me know what you think.

Bill