For the puppet master behind Pebbles' capture is a ten-thousand-year-old tyrant who demands an impossible ransom -- the return of an ancient relic lost to the ages -- leading Anlon and Jennifer on a desperate quest to find the relic and rescue Pebbles before the tyrant adds Pebbles to her long list of victims.
Part murder mystery, part fantasy adventure, Curse of the Painted Lady is a continuation of the archaeological mystery explored in Shadows of the Stone Benders and Race for the Flash Stone, the first two books in the Anlon Cully Chronicles series.
K. Patrick Donoghue is the author of three series: The Anlon Cully Chronicles, an archaeology-based mystery-thriller series, the Rorschach Explorer Missions, a sci-fi thriller series, and the Unity of Four, a futuristic medical thriller series.
Patrick’s inspiration for The Anlon Cully Chronicles is rooted in his long-standing interest in ancient civilizations. In particular, a series of still-unexplained archaeological discoveries that suggest at least one advanced society thrived on Earth long before consensus views.
In similar fashion, Patrick takes a contrarian/alternative view toward deep space exploration, the existence of extraterrestrial life and ancient aliens in The Rorschach Explorer Missions.
He lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife and two sons.