The Crypts of Eden

Eden Book 1

The Tombs of Eden by Rick JonesIn southeast Turkey where the heads of the four main rivers once met, a magnificent temple created 14,000 years ago is discovered beneath the desert floor. Believed to have been created by lost technology, it is quickly determined by a team of archaeologists to be the centerpiece of Eden, a once illustrious civilization and the cradle of mankind. But what if Eden is not the Paradise texts make it out to be? What if it held dark secrets and unholy terrors instead? As Senior Archeologist Alyssa Moore and her team of experts discover the truth of man’s beginning, she realizes that the secrets of man’s true origins lie within the sacred tombs inside the temple. But the journey for the truth is not without its dangers or pitfalls . . . Something walks the warrens within. 

 


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"Rick Jones has penned a hair-raising thriller with a twist, and just the brand of action-packed, non-stop writing I enjoy best. He has taken an awesome story, added a couple of emotionally-charged, result-oriented protagonists, a few really bad guys, and topped the whole thing off with a large quantity of whatever is lurking in the dark temple, brutally and savagely killing off the cast of characters.

"I, for one, can’t wait to read more from him in the future. Kudos and four and a half spiders for The Crypts of Eden."
--WebbWeaver

 




The Menagerie

Eden Book 2

The Tombs of Eden by Rick JonesTHE TRUTH ABOUT THE FINAL EXTINCTION EVENT...

THE HISTORY OF HUMAN ORIGINS...

THE RISE OF APEX PREDATORS…

Nearly sixty-five million years ago an asteroid collided with the Yucatan Peninsula in the fifth and final Extinction Event that nearly destroyed all life on Earth. But when a recent earthquake exposes something unusual 2000 feet beneath the Yucatan Peninsula, cryptanalysts Alyssa Moore and John Savage are called in to investigate this peculiar structure that bears uncanny resemblances to writings discovered in Eden.

Working with the Department of Defense, John and Alyssa discover the remains of what is believed to be the cataclysmic bolide to have struck the Earth sixty-five million years ago is actually a broken-off section of an intergalactic ark.

Inside this remnant, they discover a zoological lab containing a menagerie of apex predators gathered from all points of the universe. But as John and Alyssa begin to tie in the writings on the ship to writings they discovered in Eden, a DOD military faction seeking intel unwittingly disrupts matters by awakening sleeping giants.

Finding themselves fighting for self-preservation and for the salvation of Earth, John and Alyssa battle soldiers trying to kill them for the sake of completing a hidden agenda . . .

. . . and against the most vicious predators in the universe.

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The Thrones of Eden

Eden Saga Book 3

The Thrones of Eden by Rick JonesMore than a year ago John Savage and Alyssa Moore nearly lost their lives after discovering the Temple of Eden. Now, two more temples have been discovered: The Temple of God, which holds the answers to mankind’s inevitable fate, and a third temple that houses Earth’s future once mankind has been eliminated. As John and Alyssa find themselves in a life and death struggle against hidden dangers within these ancient sanctuaries, they become the keys that would either serve as mankind’s salvation . . . or condemn them to the dark fate that was prophesied within the Temple of God. But when they reach the halls of the third temple they awaken something that’s been lying dormant for centuries. Programmed to protect those who sit upon the Thrones of Eden, these sentinels are one with the darkness and the protectors of a new regime. They are the saviors paving the way to a new future and the promise for mankind’s destruction. But the only ones who stand in their way, the only two who can provide any hope of salvaging the future of mankind, are John Savage and Alyssa Moore.

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Vatican Knights

Vatican Knights Book 1

Vatican Knights by Rick JonesWhile on a visit to the United States, Pope Pius XIII is kidnapped by a terrorist cell calling itself the Soldiers of Islam. If the United States and its allies do not meet their demands, they will execute the pope. So when FBI Specialist Shari Cohen is called to duty to track down the terrorist cell responsible, she learns that she is not alone. Deep behind the Vatican walls a secret order dispatches a clandestine op group of elite commandos known as the Vatican Knights. Their mission: bring the pope back alive. As Cohen and the Knights work in tandem they uncover a White House conspiracy involving high-ranking members on Capitol Hill. When she begins to get too close to the truth about the pope’s kidnapping, she becomes the target of indigenous forces trying to keep the conspiracy safe. However, in order to get to her they must go through the Vatican Knights.

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"Vatican Knights is an edge of your seat adventure, an awesome tale filled with twists and turns that you’ll never see coming, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Rick Jones is the future of thrillers."
-- Richard Doetsch, Bestselling author of The THIEVES OF FAITH and The 13th HOUR.

"A kidnapped pope, a conspiracy of the highest order, and brutal action--what more could you ask for in a thriller? As the truth is revealed, the pages turn faster and faster until the explosive climax. A solid debut novel!"
-- Jeremy Robinson, author of INSTINCT and THRESHOLD 

Vatican Knights reads like a late-season episode of ‘24’, complete with thrilling political conspiracies and non-stop action, but Rick Jones layers in much richer characters, stronger plot twists and an intriguing secret faction of warriors – all leading to a satisfying conclusion and the set up for a much-anticipated sequel.”
-- David Sakmyster, author of The Pharos Objective

"A fast-paced, exciting read. FIVE STARS."
-- Midwest Book Review



Shepherd One

Vatican Knights Book 2

Shepherd One by Rick JonesWhile traveling across the United States during the Papal Symposium, the papal plane, Shepherd One, is commandeered by a terrorist cell calling itself the Muslim Revolutionary Front. On board: a nuclear payload with half the yield that destroyed Hiroshima. Their demand to the U.S. government: assassinate the five leading principals of Mossad. While the American leadership is forced to follow through with a proposition that would cripple the intelligence network between the allies, Pope Pius XIII is not without his own weapon. On board Shepherd One is his personal valet, a man who is the leader of a clandestine op group of elite commandos known as the Vatican Knights. His mission: retake the plane and remove all hostile opposition. Using his very particular set of skills, Kimball Hayden must neutralize the situation before thousands of lives are lost.

 


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The Iscariot Agenda

Vatican Knights Book 3

Iscariot Agenda by Rick JonesKimball Hayden is the Commander of an elite commando group known as the Vatican Knights, a black-op force that works for the Church to protect its sovereignty, its interests, and the welfare of its citizenry. But Kimball is being stalked by someone from the past, a soldier that is stronger, faster, and far more brutal--an assassin so deadly not even the Vatican Knights can stop him. This Alpha Assassin has set Kimball within the crosshairs and is systematically destroying his old team of elite fighters, the Force Elite. Kimball is then sent to confront this killer who leaves behind lettered clues carved into the flesh of his teammates: ISCARIOT. Not only does Kimball have to battle something far more dangerous than anything he has ever encountered, but he must destroy this Alpha Assassin before this killer brings his personal war to the Vatican.

 


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Pandora's Ark

Vatican Knights Book 4

Pandora's Ark by Rick JonesThirty years ago the world was in the exploratory stages of creating a technology capable of artificial intelligence. Thirty years later that technology has been perfected. In a lab somewhere in a remote mountain region in Iran, nanoparticles, or micro-bots, have been created to be self-sustaining and self-reproducing, each day evolving and learning from experience. They have been programmed to be the ultimate predator, devouring everything in their path and leaving nothing behind. Now in the hands of a terrorist group, the Vatican has come within the crosshairs. Using the Ark of the Covenant as a Trojan Horse, Kimball Hayden and his team of Vatican Knights must stop the promise of complete destruction of Rome by combating something unseen, and something that can kill within seconds.


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"Snares the reader and doesn't let go."
--K.W. Jeter, award winning author of Dr. Adder and the Kim Oh series



The Bridge of Bones

Vatican Knights Book 5

The Bridge of Bones by Rick JonesWhile vacationing in Paris, Shari Cohen’s children are kidnapped by Jadran Božanović, a Croatian kingpin who runs a human-trafficking cartel who is as deadly as the knife he wields. Few dare to challenge him. And even fewer dare to defy him. With time running out and her resources running thin, Shari calls upon the aid of Kimball Hayden and his team Vatican Knights—an elite group of commandos dedicated to protect the sovereignty, interests and citizenry of the Church—and are once again reunited. But Kimball finds that his team is quickly outmanned and outgunned, the death toll climbing against forces that are the deadliest the Knights have ever faced. With his back against the wall, Kimball is forced to choose Justice over Law by taking on Jadran Božanović in a contest that only one man can survive. But Kimball soon learns that the Croatian is as ruthless as his legend and just as powerful, if not more so, than the Vatican Knight himself.

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"Ferociously paced and executed, Bridge of Bones is an all-out automatic weapons burst of an action-thriller following a secretive Vatican military arm as they help those who can't help themselves. A sinister human trafficking operation must be stopped--but where the letter of the law is not enough, will a higher justice prevail?"
--Rick Chelser, author of Wired Kingdom and Solar Island

"From a heart-wrenching abduction on the streets of Paris to a blistering gun battle on a yacht, Jones takes the reader on a fast paced ride of action and adventure while delving deeply into both the soul of a warrior and a mother’s grief. THE BRIDGE OF BONES is a grueling look at human trafficking and possibly the best Vatican Knights thriller yet."
--Kane Gilmour, bestselling author of Resurrect and Ragnarok



Crosses to Bear

Vatican Knights Book 6

Crosses to Bear by Rick JonesIn a Galveston, Texas lab, a lethal strain has been stolen by a terrorist faction.

In New Mexico, the population of a small town is completely wiped out.

In Las Vegas, a vicious underground clan called the Community surfaces at night to prey on the weak.

In Paris, two old foes of Kimball Hayden reunite as a kill team to hunt him down.

Now considered dead by the Vatican, Kimball Hayden is leading a secretive life living on the streets of Las Vegas. But when a parish comes under the threat of a vicious mob, he finds himself thrown back into a world of violence.

Once again Kimball finds himself in the role as the ‘priest who is not a priest’ fighting to protect those who cannot protect themselves. And when Vatican City is threatened with complete annihilation, he returns to fight a battle against a foe he cannot possibly defeat.

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The Lost Cathedral

Vatican Knights Book 7

The Lost Cathedral by Rick JonesThree years ago the papal airliner goes down over the jungle of Brazil never to been seen again.

Three years later those considered lost on that fatal flight begin to show up at Vatican City disconnected from reality.

When the pope is gunned down in an assassination attempt, Kimball Hayden and his team of Vatican Knights follow the conspiracy’s trail to a cathedral deep inside the Brazilian jungle—a place of taboo to locals who fear the Huecuvus, the Evil Spirits who protect those within the ‘Ruins of Lost Souls.’

The cathedral is a place of damnation and dark secrets—a hub of moving shadows that reach out to Pope Pius with a hand from the past, a hand that holds a dark secret: the pontiff may not be who he appears to be, but a man whose past may have been as sinful as those within the lost cathedral, a dying breed of Nazis who once called the pontiff ‘brethren.’

As Kimball Hayden and his team of Vatican Knights try to neutralize the threat against the Vatican, they find themselves fighting against overwhelming odds. Shadows and shapes converge, the weapons they yield sharp. Can the Vatican Knights defeat a sect where life has little meaning? Does the pope hold a dark secret? Was he once evil incarnate who now sits upon the papal throne? The answers lie within a temple of ancient evil called the Lost Cathedral.

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Dark Advent

Vatican Knights Book 8

Dark Advent by Rick JonesGrowing up with a sheltering mother and a belligerent father, Kimball Hayden’s young life goes from one of innocence to the depths of chaos.

When a vicious syndicate of murderers and extortionists begin to run the streets, Kimball soon becomes the focal point of their attention. His family is placed within the crosshairs, friends go missing or are found dead, all messages from the Gangster Prince.

But when Kimball’s world shatters and grieves a great loss, the sleeping giant within him awakens. It is dark and ugly and exists with the cold fortitude of a machine. It rises and walks a fine line between the Darkness and Light. And it will define Kimball as a dark savior for the rest of his life, choosing damnation over salvation to protect those who cannot protect themselves.

But then the Gangster Prince quickly discovers that he may have overstepped his boundaries at the approach of an unstoppable force, he realizes one thing:

. . . That every legend has a beginning . . .

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Familiar Stranger

Familiar Stranger by Rick JonesHow can a killer be 3000 miles away and at your doorstep at the same time?

Ashley Quinton is on the verge of madness after the release of a killer she helped put behind bars nineteen years ago. Upon the exact moment of his discharge, she immediately receives calls from a local payphone from someone who tells her things only the killer would know. And then she begins to see items connected to her past--items that were given to her by this man when she was a child, only for them to disappear in a haze of smoke and mirrors before others can confirm her claims. As much as she points an accusing finger at the killer as the culprit, he's proven to be three thousand miles away. Yet as far away as he is, he knows everything that's going on in Ashley’s life because he's also at her doorstep.

 


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"Delectably thrilling! A vivid tale of covetous hatred, madness and terror, Mr. Jones delivers an intense read that fans of suspense will want to add to their must-read list!"
-- Ashley L. Knight, author of The FINS Trilogy



 

 

 
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