CROSSCURRENTS

Crosscurrents, A Bryson McGann novel by William Beck

Whispered rumors of a lost treasure have existed since the gruesome death of Templar leader, Jacques de Molay, in March of 1314. Deep beneath the soil of Nova Scotia’s Oak Island, a perplexing riddle awaits discovery as to what has been hidden from the eyes of the world for centuries. Can the lost treasure be tied to a secret order of monks, and the founding of the United States in its struggle for independence?

A perfect summer day greets patrons of the Black Opal restaurant, in Victoria, British Columbia. Overlooking the Inner Harbor, Bryson McGann and Tori Haroldson are scouring the menu, waiting to meet Jake Vonner for a late morning breakfast. Ian Paice is not the tourist he appears to be when he takes a seat at an occupied table. Paice’s clandestine meet with Graham Martin is unexpectedly interrupted. Before Martin can relay the entire content of his message, an assassin’s bullet takes his life and comes close to killing Paice. Bryson McGann, Tori Haroldson and Jake Vonner are nearly killed in the ensuing mayhem. After the shooting ends, McGann catches a glimpse of a mysterious man fleeing the Empress Hotel across the street from the eatery, just before an explosion rips through the building.

The shooter has close ties to Ali Azir Bou-Zhamed, leader of the Algerian terror network, GIA. Bou-Zhamed is set to unleash a maniacal plan of incredible dimension meant to shake the world’s foundations. His religious jihad will bring about the destruction of the epicenter of western religion, Jerusalem itself. Then the stage will be set for igniting the final global conflict, Armageddon.

Through a set of unanticipated circumstances, McGann and Haroldson find themselves arriving in Israel, where McGann briefly spies Ian Paice leaving Ben Gurion airport. McGann wonders if Paice’s claims of being a donate for an ancient monastic order have any validity. Soon, McGann and fellow NESSA employee, Joe Canton, uncover frightening clues from a reluctant Mossad agent in the midst of a hellish inferno while the old city of Jerusalem burns. Bou-Zhamed’s scheme is unfolding and this nightmare is only the opening act on the GIA leader’s drawing board.

For Bryson McGann and the others, minutes are ticking away on a doomsday clock, and there are precious few seconds left before the world is thrown across the threshold of ultimate destruction.

$10.95
Format: 
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 
978-1-57843-124-3
Dimensions: 
4.25" x 7" x 1"
Page Count: 
388
Price: $10.95

“Ancient hidden treasure, dangerous and exotic locales, a tough as nails hero by the name Bryson McGann, and despicable villains with terrorist connections…What’s not to love about William Beck’s new adventure thriller, Crosscurrents? Told with all the skill of a university historian but with the plot-pounding mastery of Clive Cussler, this action-packed novel will make your heart race.”

Vincent Zandri, New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author

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Crosscurrents by William Beck

Available in a collectable Library Binding edition with full dust jacket and industry standard book boards.

Format: Library Binding
ISBN: 978-1-57843-123-6
Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1 inches
Page Count: 326
Price: $27.95

“Ancient hidden treasure, dangerous and exotic locales, a tough as nails hero by the name Bryson McGann, and despicable villains with terrorist connections…What’s not to love about William Beck’s new adventure thriller, Crosscurrents? Told with all the skill of a university historian but with the plot-pounding mastery of Clive Cussler, this action-packed novel will make your heart race.”

Vincent Zandri, New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author

"Lost treasure, international intrigue and a terrorist plot that could be ripped from today’s headlines are deftly mixed in Beck’s engrossing contemporary mystery-thriller, the fourth in his Bryson McGann series. Readers accustomed to thrills and chills from the likes of Tom Clancy and David Baldacci will find themselves caught up in the Crosscurrents of a stunning conclusion."

Rick Chesler, author of kiDNApped and Wired Kingdom

"A tightly wound, complex political thriller that takes you on a high-stakes deadly race to avoid a global catastrophe"

Rai Aren, co-author of Secret of the Sands

"Crosscurrents is a well written story of international intrigue that will dare you to put it down. Fast paced action and characters you want to root for make Beck's lastest offering one of the books you'll keep on the shelf to read again and again."

Rick Robinson, Author of the Year - Manifest Destiny

"William Beck’s latest Bryson McGann novel, Crosscurrents, is everything we’ve come to expect from this talented and multi-faceted author. This smart, fast-paced thriller will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Together, McGann and friends race against the clock to unravel the threads of an Algerian terrorist plot and stop the destruction of the very epicenter of western religion. The stunning conclusion of Crosscurrents leaves you with just one question – when will the next Bryson McGann novel be available?"

R.J. Archer, Author of the Seeds of Civilization series and the upcoming Parallel Ops series