At the end of the American Civil War, two young opposing cavalry officers confront each other in a brief skirmish, but through a temporary truce, suddenly discover they have the same great grandfather. Their newfound blood kinship leads them to escape the war that will soon be over.
They journey to Mexico where the two learn of an ancient Toltec city in the Yucatan jungle where, according to legend, a vast treasure is buried beneath the city’s pyramid—they decide to search for it. Guided by a young Mexican and his beautiful sister, they are pursued by ruthless and dangerous rival treasure hunters.
But the most unlikely pursuers are an American general and special Pinkerton agents sent to capture the deserters and return them for trial.
Throughout their harrowing quest, our young adventurers encounter terrifying jungle hazards, mysterious caverns, deadly hidden traps, and violent confrontations with descendants of the ancient Toltecs.
A startling discovery is made—something that could drastically change the world—even destroy it. This creates a potential danger to mankind and a serious moral conflict between our two Americans and the reckless manipulation of ambitious government and military leaders—all leading to an unexpected and explosive conclusion.
“This book was an exciting page turner and I couldn’t put it down! I couldn’t wait to see what happened next in each exciting adventure. This book would make a fabulous movie. I thought the author did a great job in his research of the Inca and Mayan civilizations as well as the civil war. Hang on for the ride and enjoy the ending!!”
~ LW Maug
About Alex Walker
William (Alex) Walker was raised in Knoxville, TN and graduated from the University of Tennessee. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Walker spent eight years as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve with an honorable discharge and the rank of captain. He spent a long career with United States Gypsum Co. in various marketing and sales management positions. He is currently retired
Walker wrote several magazine articles for Lost Treasure Magazine. The first titled The Lost Gold of Keel Mountain was published in the December 2006 issue. A second article titled “Joseph Criner Family Treasures Found” was published in the July 2012 issue and a third titled “An Unlikely Treasure Found” in the May 2013 issue.
He has completed four historical Action/Adventure thriller novels titled TOLTEC, CUZCO, and ZENOX (Part of the Toltec Series) published by Deeds Publishing, Athens, GA.
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