Renee began the #ThrowbackThursday meme on her blog, “It’s Book Talk“ to share some of her old favorites as well as sharing books published over a year ago. Hopefully, you’ll find either a story or author that interests you and you’ll check them out. And, if you’d like to join the fun, you’re welcome to use Renee’s pic from her website. Just provide the link back to her please).
This week I am highlighting JC Ryan, another terrific, prolific author who wrote The 10th Cycle: A Thriller. This novel was published on July 22, 2014 and is the first of seven in the Rossler Foundation Mystery series of technothrillers. He has written other series as well as standalones. He consistently runs approximately 4+ stars for any of his books sold on Amazon.
This book was recently downloaded as a freebie from BookBub and read by associate reviewer, the C E. It is his review that follows.
The truth about human history is about to be revealed. . . But will we be allowed to know it?
For thousands of years the truth about human history has intentionally been suppressed and exploited.
For decades scholars have been saying that the truth about human history will be found inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, but up till now no one has ever been able to find it. Those who tried have been ridiculed and persecuted.
Will Daniel Rossler and Dr. Sarah Clarke be allowed to uncover the real and true message? As they come closer to the truth, skepticism out of the academic community is replaced by evil and malicious adversaries, dumping them into a very hostile world where violence, deceit and duplicity become their daily companions. The mysterious Orion Society with its deranged and psychopathic members, the CIA, the Marines, the Mossad and even the President of the United States become involved. Not all of them have good intentions.
THE TENTH CYCLE is a full-length novel, a provocative technothriller about human history, conspiracies and an ancient society with power and money that will stop at nothing to reach their sinister goals.
Could civilizations have existed on this planet prior to our own? Do they necessarily need to be extra-terrestrial? J. C. Ryan’s novel explores that question in a very entertaining way. The entire novel centers around prior machinations of human societies. The question begins with the Great Pyramid at Giza and the Sphynx. Could life cycles and intelligence achieve a point where they self-destruct?
Many languages have existed on this planet that are now extinct. Why would they have become extinct? How can the pyramids have been built without modern equipment and engineering methods? Some have theorized that the builders of these wonders utilized many slaves with no regard for lives. And yet some 20-ton cut blocks were lifted to staggering heights using ramps and human power? Hard to believe!
What is a universal language that exists despite cultural and language differences? Mathematics is a universal language that does not change within civilizations. Could a message and history of another civilization be stored in the great pyramid? Could unraveling this language broaden our understanding of ourselves and our civilization.
Ryan weaves this tale with stunning clarity and challenges the extremely wealthy groups and governments in the process. With great knowledge comes great responsibility and opportunity. Very powerful private organizations, as well as governments, attempt to obtain and control this information and the power and riches derived therefrom. Altruism intercedes in the form of the Rossler Foundation and its’ contributors.
Ratings appear all over the board for this narrative presenting an interesting premise and forceful arguments. I read and enjoyed the story of international intrigue, suspense, and technothriller. It is hard to put down! [C.E. Williams]
About the Author:
(From Goodreads author page) J C Ryan writes spellbinding mystery suspense thrillers with an archaeological backdrop. He has been a combat and intelligence officer in the military, practicing lawyer and information technology project manager.
He holds a military as well as a law degree and is married with two daughters and two dogs.
Ryan has been married to his college sweetheart since 1978, and has two daughters and two dogs and make their home on the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia.
(For a complete and detailed bio, see Amazon’s author page here.)
If you’d like to know more about him and his books, special offers and a free book, just copy and paste the address http://www.jcryanbooks.com into your browser to visit his website.
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Sam at Clues and Reviews
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Amanda at Literary Weaponry
Annie at The Misstery
Mischenko at Read Rant Rock and Roll
Laurie at Cozy Nook Books
Ann Marie at LItWitWineDine
Susan at Susan Loves Books
Cathy at What Cathy Read Next
Cathy at Between the Lines
Amy at Novel Gossip
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