Why you must read Michael Karpovage’s Crown of Serpents
With the discovery of a campaign journal from an American Revolutionary War officer who fought against the Iroquois Indians, the U.S. Army calls in their top field historian to assess its contents. Jake Tununda, combat vet and half-Seneca Indian, is stunned when he gleans from the journal’s cryptic Masonic passages clues to the location of an ancient shaman’s crown once protected by the White Deer Society, a secret cult of his forefathers.
What happens next?
Crown of Serpents, a mystery thriller set in the former heartland of the Iroquois Empire, takes Jake on a fast-paced hunt to find the elusive crown – and protect it. He teams up with Rae Hart, an alluring state police investigator, as they snake their way across a politically turbulent landscape marked with murder, arson, lies, and deceit. Deciphering codes, digging up war loot, and fending off the henchmen of billionaire Alex Nero, a ruthless Indian casino magnate, Jake and Rae’s survival skills are put to the test. The clues to the crown ultimately lead them deep within sacred Indian caves hidden under the abandoned Seneca Army Depot where the magnitude of the crown’s power is revealed.
You say it’s a mystery thriller?
Although the story touches on true historical figures and lots military and Native American history and lore, this is not a historical novel that is based in a certain past time period. The prologue takes you back to 1779, but the rest of the book is all set in the present day.
What kind of readers will it appeal to?
If you like the movie National Treasure, you’ll love my book.
Which makes Jake your Nicholas Cage.
Yes. Book Two of The Tununda Mysteries: Map of Thieves was released in early 2014. A must read if you’ve read Crown of Serpents as Jake and his girlfriend Rae Hart are carried over into this new book as a couple now. The readers demanded it. They also are drawn into a Cherokee Indian treasure hunt opposed by a corrupt politician. The story takes place in Georgia with scenes in Savannah, Atlanta, rural Georgia and the north Georgia mountains. Lots of Civil War history, Nazi artifacts, some more Freemason characters and a new tough guy from the Delta Force.
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