Baden-Powell’s Beads: Aksum is the third installment in the Beads series, following the adventures of covert Homeland Security agents Patrick and Adnan, along with Pam, the former fiancĂ© of slain bead holder Dr. David Freeman, back to Great Britain in the wake of the terrorist attack on London’s subway system. Was this, as Patrick suspects, due to their leaving London just days earlier with their three beads? Who is this Lij Mered, whose name they find recently scrawled on the portrait wall of the Gilwell mansion along with other bead holders? Their investigation leads them to the ancient city of Aksum, Ethiopia where Adnan infiltrates a terrorist training camp, risking his life to learn more. Patrick and Pam coordinate as his back-up and discover there might be more to their relationship. What is buried and protected in Aksum that links terrorism and the beads of Baden-Powell? And has the murderous and beautiful Cheri Hassan escaped her London imprisonment and resumed her quest to profit from obtaining and selling the beads to the highest bidder? How and why are the Rastafarians involved?

Kirkus reviewers have likened the first two books in the Beads series to “The Da Vinci Code” and “Indiana Jones.” Find out why in Baden-Powell’s Beads: Aksum.

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