Theft From Delos
Theft from Delos is a spellbinding mystery thriller that plays out on the spectacular Greek islands of Mykonos, Naxos and Delos. It is set in the present time but is steeped in history, archaeology and mythology.
He thought of his wife and son. At this hour, they would be asleep, blissfully unaware of the ghastly events that were playing out on the Aegean.
“We only have a small window of opportunity to get this job done before the night fishermen return to Mykonos and the morning fishermen go out. If they see us, they may become curious and ask what we are doing or worse still, inform the coast guard.”
Micheal, an accountants executive from New York City, is devastated by the untimely death of his wife. His doctor recommends he takes a vacation.
Micheal travels to Greece, the ideal location to translate a nineteenth-century diary written by a French archaeologist, bought a few years prior at a book market in Paris. Unbeknown to him, the Aegean islands have recently experienced a horrific crime. During the theft of five ancient statues from the sacred island of Delos, fourteen archaeologists were murdered.
With the help of Althea, a beautiful Greek lady from the island of Mykonos, Micheal begins to translate the diary, but there are others who also have an interest in it. As a consortium of international agents carries out their investigation into the stolen statues, Micheal finds himself an innocent participant, not only in their enthralling investigation, but also in a kidnapping. It is a world that is foreign to him; a world fraught with intrigue and deception.
Coming Soon: The Postojna Manuscript
Professor Brian Reed attends the annual symposium of paleontologists in Slovenia. He arrives two weeks early so that he may first tour the country. His tour guide, Alena Novak, is an attractive young lady who in addition to being a certified tour guide is also a qualified art historian.
After visiting the Postojna Caves and seeing the spectacular stalagmite called, “Brilliant”, Brian begins noticing the lines, shapes and contours of the stalagmite in postcards, beer coasters and paintings. All these items were printed in 1946, exactly a year after the end of WWII. Intrigued by this peculiarity, Brian and Alena begin to investigate.
As their investigation deepens, Alexa is attacked and is rescued by someone who she doesn’t know but who has a connection to her distant past. His name is Axel Friedrich and he tells her that he is her great grandfather, though he looks younger than her.
Axel worked in her father’s printing press in 1914. Dr. Hofmann brought in a manuscript for printing. He discovered bacteria in the Postojna Caves from which he developed an antibiotic that prevents the recipient from being infected from any form of virus. The antibiotic has s shocking side effect. It slows down the ageing process.
Alena is abducted and her kidnapper, who is known to Axel from childhood, will release her in exchange for the manuscript. Axel realizes that the time has come for him to take action and the only way to do so is to revive his painful past.