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Strands of Life
Book Three of the Star Walkers Trilogy
by Michael Cole
About this Book
Eric Shade, a seasoned Amazon guide, purchases a 16th-century letter written by a Spanish conquistador. It reveals a set of directions an old Indian gave him as to how to reach the elusive Star Walkers. Shade's objective? He believes his missing father is among them. Little does he know there are two other individuals who are after the same letter: a man who can only be identified by the gray suit he wears and a beautiful female scientist who is convinced the Star Walkers have the secret to eternal life.
Before Shade can ever hope to find the Star Walkers, he must overcome the hazards of an impenetrable jungle, dispose of the mercenaries who are trying to kill him, and avoid a group of cannibals whose compound is close to the tunnel, a tunnel Shade must enter in order to reach the Star Walkers.
The farther Shade travels the tunnels inside Muela Del Diablo, a dangerous volcanic mountain, the more he realizes that neither the mercenaries nor the cannibals are his worst threat, for he enters a megalithic bizarre world, a world of which the Sphinx and the pyramids are merely the surface markers. What Shade discovers in a chamber inside the bowels of the mountain goes far beyond the scope of anything he had ever imagined.
About the Author
Michael Cole lives in Laguna Niguel, California. After earning B.A. and M.A. degrees, he wore a number of different career hats, but none of them ever stirred his souluntil he took up writing.
As a young boy, he was always fascinated with the unknown, the mysterious, and also the unworldly.
Strands of Life is his eighth novel.
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Strands of Life by Michael Cole is the third novel in a series about Dr. Eric Shade, a former professor of South American history, and his need to locate the legendary Star Walkers.
A 16th-century letter written by a Spanish conquistador leads Shade on a quest to find the Star Walkers. But first Shade must find a structure the Indians refer to as the "stone needle in the sky."
To complicate matters a helicopter disgorges a group of mercenaries near the monument. They have their instructions: kill Shade and acquire the letter that divulges the Star Walkers' location. To add to the mayhem, he discovers that the chopper attracted the Ukayali, a ruthless group of cannibals every bit as knowledgeable about jungle warfare as Shade.
Once he enters Muela Del Diablo, an infamous mountain that even the natives won't go near, the more he realizes that the Star Walkers not only exist, but that they, too, are aware of his presence. As he approaches their location, he comes to grips with a two-fold question he's been asking himself for years. Are the Star Walkers of this world or another? And do they really possess the superhuman powers that the Indians claim they have? Ultimately, much to his horror, he soon realizes it is up to him to make certain the world doesn't implode.
While the Star Walkers is a trilogy, each book stands alone with a satisfying conclusion.
Strands of Life was published by Foremost Press. It can be ordered through local bookstores and at ForemostPress.com, and at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.com.
ISBN 10: 1-936154-89-7
220 pp, $13.97