Featured Selection: Shakyamuni’s Pearl by Ken Fry
Danger Above… Danger Below… A deadly hunt for a 17th Century legend beneath the coastal waters of Japan.
17th Century, Japan
Ama divers, Makoto and Kaho, discover a gigantic pearl deep in the coastal waters of Japan, resembling the head of Buddha, Shakyamuni. At that time, all finds are the property of their Daimyo, Lord Hatakeyema. Their secret is discovered, and before they can bring the pearl to the surface, they are attacked. Rather than face certain death by beheading, the couple commits suicide by drowning — taking the pearl with them.
Since then, it has never seen the light of day…
Maxine D’Argy Steele and Hugo Leyton, renowned researchers, are offered a lucrative deal by an American-Japanese pearl and diamond dealer. Locate the legendary pearl and recover it. They form a team to help them in their quest — a renowned freediver and oceanographer, and an ama diver, Mizuki, who has motives of her own.
But the problem with legendary treasures is that people will kill to own it.
Two rival factions, the Yakuza, a criminal organization led by Kazuma, and The Flaming Flag Society led by Yamura, are aware of the expedition, and they will use all their resources to possess the pearl.
With danger from above and from below, Maxine and Leyton dodge bullets and threats as they try to resurrect Shakyamuni’s Pearl from its watery tomb.
Read this high adrenaline, hunt and chase thriller and let the action propel you towards a new Ken Fry adventure.
About Ken Fry:
Bestselling, and multi-award-winning British author, Ken Fry, holds a university Master’s Degree in Literature and has traveled around the world. The places and events are reflected in his stories and most of his tales are based on his own experiences.
He has extensive knowledge of the Art world, which he acquired while working as a Publisher in a major UK publishing house — a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hearst Corp of the USA. In his thirteen years with the company, he worked within the Fine Arts and Antiques division of the organization and controlled four major international titles.
He is now retired and devotes his full time to writing. He lives in the UK and shares his home with ‘Dickens’ his Shetland Sheepdog.
Fry has published 10 mystery suspense thrillers to date: The Lazarus Continuum, The Chronicles of Aveline, Disjointed Tales: A Collection of Eccentric Short Stories, The Patmos Enigma, Red Ground, The Lazarus Succession, Suicide Seeds, The Brodsky Affair, and 2 short stories, Check Mate, and Is That You, Jim? (Free)
The Patmos Enigma and The Lazarus Succession are Bestsellers in Christian Fantasy, Religious Mystery, Religious Fiction and Biblical Fiction on Amazon UK.
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