NEW! The Glass Dolphin
Jill Moss is about to walk down the aisle at her own wedding when the groom, Spaniard, Marco Jimenez, fails to show up. Distraught, Jill discovers that her fiance has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom, not for money, but for an elusive ancient artifact known as the Glass Dolphin. Along with her intrepid uncle, archaeologist and explorer, Neil Bryant, Jill must travel to England to pick up the trail. At the same time, she stumbles upon a clue that has been hidden for nearly two hundred years – the secret journals of Miss Cecilia Wardley, one of the first European women to set foot in the jungles of Peru.
Guided by the clues in Miss Cecilia’s diary, Jill and Neil set off to find Marco, aided by the gruff, rough and ready, Quentin McSweeney, underwater treasure hunter, and international security man, Bobby Buckingham. While Neil and Jill trek through the jungle, McSweeney and Bobby take the river. Their destination is the jungle compound of a notorious criminal who will stop at nothing to capture the Glass Dolphin. Trusting God is paramount if the team is to succeed. What they discover in their quest is beyond anything Jill could have ever imagined.
Picking up the Pieces
A Mayan archaeological find.
An extraordinary journey.
A passionate quest.
An ancient secret.
Jill Moss is pulling her life back together after her husband’s death when she is shocked to receive a message that her uncle, famed archaeologist Neil Bryant, has made a Mayan archaeological discovery of such consequence that his life is in danger.
A ring of sixteen stones inscribed with three different ancient languages has caught the attention of several other parties, too. To protect the artifacts, Neil has separated the pieces and sent them to his trusted colleagues around the world. He needs Jill to go and collect the pieces of the relic.
Learning of her pick-up locations one-by-one, Jill must rely on her wits and her ability to hear God to keep her safe and get her to each destination. In her race to collect the artifacts before they can be stolen she tears around Europe, the Caribbean, California, and the Middle-East in search of the stones.
Gradually, secrets of the stones are revealed as Jill meets each one of her contacts. Along the way she also meets a gorgeous, mysterious Spaniard who makes her wounded heart come to life again. The only problem is she is not sure whose side he is on.
Meeting with the world’s foremost authorities on ancient languages and cultures ignites Jill’s passion for the mission as she learns that the stones hold the key to age-old secrets that could change the course of world history. Jill discovers that she and her uncle are caught up in a much bigger plot to exploit the secrets of the stones than she ever dreamed.
Copyright Wendy Dewar Hughes, 2014
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