In the Jungles of Guatemala . . . THE MURDER OF A “BELOVED GRINGO” reveals the RESURRECTION OF AN ANCIENT EVIL . . .
Wealthy, talented and self-sufficient orthopedic trauma surgeon, Dr. Nicklaus Hart, has never needed God. Surrounded by beautiful women and a fine lifestyle, he is a free spirit… denying a persistent yearning for something more.
UNTIL . . .
His best friend, a medical missionary, is found murdered at the foot of a Maya temple in the jungle of Guatemala.
Suddenly, a quest for the meaning of life beyond the material world takes hold. Nick must discover not only what evil forces killed his friend, but what motivated such a talented doctor to give everything for the impoverished people in a faraway land.
As he delves into the mystery of his friend’s death, he stumbles upon the very cause of the extermination of the Maya race . . . a virus which is about to be released upon the entire world through a bio-terrorist plot of global proportions!
As murderous thugs close in on Nick, he, who has always fought for the lives of others, must now save himself. Brought to the end of his own strength, he discovers the answers to his soul’s longing.
After returning from Guatemala and facing his own death at the hands of the North Korean Bio-terrorists, Dr. Nicklaus Hart finds the cares and anxieties of his trauma practice overtaking him.
With his life unraveling, Nick falls into his old patterns of stress relief, but knows they are a poisonous cure. He is shaken from his moral slumber when a massive earthquake hits Eastern Turkey and he makes a snap decision to respond. Nick is impelled into service and into a mystery as old as ancient Mesopotamia itself. Coming face-to-face with unfathomable devastation and ISIS Terrorists, he discovers the true meaning of The Tree of Life.