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Mikal Ryzaard’s plan to eliminate suffering and bring back Paradise is surging forward. Drawing on the ancient technology of his Stone and the resources of global powerhouse MX Global, Ryzaard kills and destroys without fear or accountability. With two more Stones under his control, he rules world markets and controls minds, giving him overwhelming power.
The only one who can stop him is Matt Newmark, a twenty-something kid with a Stone of his own who nearly died after a violent struggle with Ryzaard.
Escaping with his girlfriend, Jessica, Matt seeks refuge on his own spectacular world and tries to put the past behind him. When Jessica is abducted, a message from beyond the grave forces him to choose between two paths: return and battle Ryzaard or abandon Earth and all he loves.
Drawn by love for Jessica, Matt chooses to fight.
With the help of two gifted children from Brazil, Matt goes to the remains of an old Buddhist temple in Thailand in search of another Stone. He finds his dad unraveling an ancient mystery and fighting for his life.
As Matt battles for the future of the human race, his eyes are opened by new revelations about himself, the nature of the Stones, the ultimate destiny of humans and their place in the Universe.
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“With a compelling blend of mystery, fantasy, techno sci-fi, romance, and adventure, STONES is an engaging, fast-paced thriller that should appeal to a wide range of readers.” ~Kathryn Cunningham, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
“Jacob Whaler’s debut novel is an excellent action thriller… great detailed characters…just stunning.” ~Robin Lee, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
Ever since Matt Newmark can remember, he and his dad have been on the run from ominous forces, living off grid, trying to fade from view. His father has always talked of conspiracies, and his mother died under mysterious circumstances. All Matt wants is a chance to settle down and be normal. Now he’s out of college with a girlfriend and a new shot at life, perched on the cusp of the 22nd century.The day before he leaves for Japan, he finds a dark rock in the shape of a claw, and everything changes. With the help of a Shinto priest, Matt discovers it’s a Stone, a piece of ancient technology that gives him a sweeping view of history and control over time, matter and energy.
But Matt is not alone.
Mikal Ryzaard, a survivor of the Nazi death camps, has a Stone as well and a burning vision to eliminate all suffering and bring back Paradise. With all the resources of a multinational corporation behind him, he tracks down Matt and makes him an offer — join me or die.