Just released, May 2013, new from author
Paul D. Parsons:
Baden-Powell’s Beads: London
A young doctor in Memphis comes into the possession of an ancient Zulu bead, unaware that there are deadly men across the world hunting it down. When assassins who will stop at nothing come to take it from him, he must hope that Homeland Security agents can solve the mystery before it is too late. Riveting suspense and jaw-dropping action mark the second installment of Paul D. Parsons’s Baden-Powell’s Beads series, a relentlessly fascinating blend of historical fiction and modern espionage.
Raoul Livingston is the director of SO13 in Scotland Yard when he receives a package containing three Zulu beads originally discovered by Captain Baden-Powell of the British army on a Boer War battlefield in 1888—and he is determined to find the other twenty-one.
Dr. David Freeman is a young orthopedic physician in Memphis, Tennessee. There is nothing remarkable about David, his girlfriend Pam, or their life together…until a dying patient gifts him an ancient bead with a warning: “Find the others.”
Soon hunted by a band of zealous Zulus determined to take the bead and behead him, Dr. Freeman receives life-saving aid from Homeland Security agents Patrick and Adnan. Now on the trail of the beads as well, Patrick and Adnan find themselves in greater danger than they ever expected when the Arabs intent on finding all twenty-four send a Rastafarian killer to finish the job and a series of explosive encounters leave some dead, others wounded, and the secret within their grasp.
A gripping adventure brimming with scintillating action and edge-of-your-seat thrills, Parsons delivers brilliant pacing and almost unbearable suspense as he sets up twists and turns you will never see coming. With the first installment in the series compared to The Da Vinci Code by Kirkus Reviews, Baden-Powell’s Beads: London seamlessly weaves history with modern storytelling to produce an epic, sweeping thriller that is a must-read for all lovers of mystery.
Baden-Powell's Beads: Book 1