The Ruins (Paperback)
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781975898755, 298pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2017
NICK RANDALL is an archeologist who believes mankind isn't alone on Earth. When a mysterious benefactor funds his research, he departs to find the lost city of Vilcabamba. Hidden deep in the Amazon, Randall believes the city holds proof that his contentious theory is true. Upon arriving at the ruins, he mysteriously disappears. Randall's beautiful daughter SAMANTHA learns of her father's disappearance from his mentor FRANCISCO ANDRADE who pleads for her help. An accomplished archeologist herself, Sam must decide if she will set aside her career and search for the man she blames for her mother's death. But someone else is looking for her father as well. FRANCIS DUMOND, a shadowy man with unlimited resources, will stop at nothing to find Vilcabamba and use its technology to control the world. It's a race against time to see if Sam can find her father, prove his theories and stop Dumond.
About the Author
Robert Rapoza is the author of THE RUINS, a 2015 Adventure Writers Competition Semi-Finalist, which was released on April 10, 2016, by Ravenswood Publishing. THE RUINS, formerly THE VILCABAMBA PROPHECY, an action packed thriller set in the Peruvian jungles, and is the first adventure of archaeologist Nick Randall and his daughter Samantha Randall. His second thriller, THE BERMUDA CONNECTION, will be released on November 20, 2017 and continues the adventure as Nick Randall is joined by his son Johnathan. This recently completed work finds the two searching for clues that lead them from the sunny Bahama Islands to the frigid Antarctic continent. The third book in the series, THE DEVIL'S HEART, is a work in progress with an anticipated release in 2018. Also available on Amazon is the short story NAZCA, which follows Randall as a graduate student on his first adventure. Born and raised in Southern California, when not writing novels, he enjoys hanging out with his wife Holly, daughter Heather, son Ryan and dog Bandit. He and his family enjoy the outdoors, taking bike rides along the beach and camping along the California coast. A die hard Red Sox and Patriots fan, when not watching sports, he also enjoys coaching his son Ryan, a pitcher and 1st baseman. A member of the Southern California Writers Association he was selected to the 2015-16 Debut Authors program of the International Thriller Writers Association and was among several new authors featured at the Debut Author session at ThrillerFest in New York City. The ideas for his novels are drawn from his interest in archeology and science and his love of adventure stories. Bob has always been drawn to these topics and is fascinated by the technology utilized by ancient civilizations. This interest has provided fertile ground for his entertaining books. History is rich with mysteries waiting to be solved and Bob enjoys asking questions about these mysteries and offering ideas about what they might mean. Learn more about his books at www.robertrapoza.com.