Forged as a building tool, the Flash Stone can cut and shape rock with astounding precision. In the wrong hands, however, it can be wielded as a horrifying weapon. And it is endowed with yet another gift, a secret power known only to those who unravel its mysteries.
But deciphering the Flash Stone's secrets and whereabouts will not be easy, for the only clues at Anlon's disposal are an ancient map, a curious statue and three cryptic journals left behind by his murdered archaeologist uncle. And time is not on Anlon's side...for there are others seeking to solve the same riddles...heartless fiends who crave the powers of the Flash Stone enough to kill for it.
Race for the Flash Stone is book 2 in the Anlon Cully Chronicles series, and is a continuation of the archaeological mystery first explored in book 1 of the series, Shadows of the Stone Benders.
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.