© 2016 by Michael Smorenburg.

Ragnarok

A secret NASA experiment gone wrong, the chaos that ensues, and one reporter seeking the truth who follows leads where she shouldn't.

On a flight, Paris to Los Angeles, Tegan Mulholland becomes intrigued & charmed by Pete, the mysterious stranger sitting beside her. But when their plane almost falls from the sky and other jets in her vicinity wink from the radar, the official explanations that follow reek to Tegan’s retired investigative journalist mind of cover up.

Not declared: A secret NASA experiment has warped a column of time instead of space, plucking with it the planes out of our era, and a band of Norse warriors from the Vinland colony millennia ago into our epoch. Rowing eastward and back to Iceland, the contrail of Tegan’s plane appearing after the strange aurora and moving westward high above, the Norsemen conclude are Odin’s order to return to Vinland and the modern day Canadian coast, where, just days before, the skraeling Indians had driven them out.

As news reports flood Tegan’s living room of murder and massacre, speculating about which gang of roughly dressed bearded marauders are responsible for mayhem and murder around the quiet Canadian coast, Tegan has a hunch that the story is not what it seems. She quits her Hollywood Exec job and embarks on an odyssey that leads inexorably ever closer toward the Norsemen’s hidden lair.

Only Pete, the Lockheed consultant she had steadily fallen in love with during the harrowing flight and since, has any hope of saving her.If you enjoy intrigue, conspiracy and romantic suspense, Ragnarok will grip your imagination and not let go.

The Praying Nun

In 1985 two divers discovered an ancient uncharted shipwreck off South Africa’s Cape of Storms.

Salvaging the wreck only inflames the enigma with the trail of secrets compounding and the wreck refusing to yield her identity. Countless vessels, some crammed with bullion, have joined this ship graveyard over the centuries, but what sort of galleon was this, leaving only canon, cannon balls and scant few clues behind? Three decades pass before the Smithsonian of Washington solves the riddle.

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It’s 1794. On the fevered coast of Mozambique, Chikunda and his wife Mkiwa, stripped naked and shackled, are heaved aboard the São José de Africa. Only a miracle may save them from the horrors below deck where more than 400 fellow slaves are crammed. But nobody can guess what fate has in store.

If you're a Wilbur Smith or Clive Cussler fan you'll be gripped by this fact-inspired fictionalized tale by Michael Smorenburg, based as it is by personal experience, eye-witness reports and the items salvaged from the São José de Africa. Pick it up now to go on the adventure of a lifetime