With the collapse of the Confederacy and the imminent capture of the capital city of Richmond in 1865, a young general, accompanied by a detail of soldiers, is selected by President Jefferson Davis to transfer and hide a sizable quantity of gold to a remote location in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. From there the Confederates escape to Brazil where they are assured a safe haven in exile.
President Grant offers the general and his men a pardon and renewed U.S. citizenship in exchange for a disclosure of the treasure’s location. Our characters, Simon and Elijah are dispatched to South America to escort the general back home. Strange events lead them to venture deep into the Amazon Jungle to search for a far grander treasure…the lost Inca gold, alleged to be hidden in the legendary city of El Dorado…The Gilded One.
Our characters find the Amazon River to be most uninhabitable and threatening as they confront many dangerous deathtraps such as primitive headhunters, huge crocodiles, and man eating piranha. They are pursued by a group of extremely dangerous adversaries; hired killers and mercenaries who are also seeking the Inca prize at any cost. A startling discovery is made that reveals a cataclysmic threat to our sun and solar system and launches our characters on the most implausible and hazardous journey of them all. Simon and Elijah now realize they are suddenly and explicitly linked to the fate of mankind as well as every living organism on Earth. The Zenox may be their only salvation and failure is out of the question.
About Alex Walker (Atlanta, Georgia Author)
Alex Walker is the author of the TOLTEC Series historic action/adventure thriller novels. Current published books are TOLTEC, CUZCO, and ZENOX with the fourth book, RUNESTONE, to be released soon by the publisher.
Walker was raised in East Tennessee but now a long time resident in metro Atlanta, GA. Walker is an active member of the Atlanta Writers Club and also a member of the Georgia Writers Club. His past publications include several articles featured in an international fly fishing magazine and Lost Treasure magazine. His website is www.alexwalkerauthor.com.