This book is great. It has some thrills, some romance, and a whole lot of action. It caught my attention from the beginning, especially with the issues that our society has been encountering, and really gave it a realistic setting. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to find out what was going to happen next. The writing style is great and easy to understand, there’s plenty of heart-pumping moments to keep you intrigued, and it leaves off in a perfect way for Alan Moss to start the next book. Definitely a great rainy-day read. – Amazon Review
Sixty-six million years ago, the Chicxulub asteroid crashed into the Yucatan peninsula. Its heat and dust killed the dinosaurs and most other species on the planet.
Based on newly generated NASA measurements and a unique theory, a Ph. D geology student concludes the asteroid created a fortune in hidden diamonds. When she discovers her business partner and financier is of questionable character, she escapes to Canada to plan an expedition to mine the stones.
Gary Levin arrives in the same Canadian village to mourn the loss of his wife, senselessly murdered during a white supremacist shooting. He soon finds a wounded golden retriever and a flash drive of unknown origin.
Puzzled by information on the flash drive, Levin learns the data could guide mining the fortune in diamonds from Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. Although there is danger diving and mining the waters and evidence of opposition plotting their demise, the lure of the diamonds and the opulence they represent are too much to resist.
Levin and his companions crisscross the globe in a race to obtain the diamonds before the spurned financier and an approaching hurricane can disrupt their efforts.
About the Author
Alan L. Moss is a unique and emerging voice in the thriller genre. His novels spin sophisticated tales of conspiracy, love, sex, and subterfuge.
In his latest work, The Choices: A Treasure Hunt Thriller, the story began sixty-six million years ago when a giant asteroid crashed into the earth, killing the dinosaurs and all other earthbound species. Speculating that the impact created an unprecedented treasure in ancient diamonds, a cast of fascinating characters race to obtain the stones in the face of deadly threats.
Alan’s writing draws upon Ph. D. research capabilities and many years in Washington, D.C. as a federal Chief Economist, Congressional Fellow, and Adjunct Instructor at area universities. In 2002 he put his government career aside and moved to the Jersey Shore to practice as an expert witness and pursue his writing.
He has penned seven published books, five novels and two nonfiction works. After years of politics and bureaucracy, Alan has found the freedom of writing fiction an intoxicating and satisfying calling.
Distinguishing features of Alan’s novels are involvement with significant national and international issues and spectacular locations. In his new novel, The Choices, issues of white supremacy and gun violence are explored within the treasure hunt story. Unique locations include underwater channels in the Yucatan jungles; Mompiche, Ecuador; and Pickle, Ontario.
The Samoa Seduction (October 2015 by A-Argus Books/W & B Publishers) is an eye opening thriller that combines the action of a drug company conspiracy, industry efforts to suppress wages, and government corruption with murder and a steamy affair. Settings include Samoa’s lush scenery, the Central Canterbury Plains of New Zealand’s south island, a resort on Hawaii’s Molokai Island, the TranzAlpine Railroad, and tuna fishing vessels on the Tasman Sea.
Alan’s earlier work on The Insidious Deception Saga chronicles how a pre-med student and brilliant college professor become entangled in conspiracies hatched by al Qaeda and a ruthless CEO. The two resulting novels include :Insidious Deception (Whiskey Creek Press 2013), and the sequel, Surviving the Endgame (Whiskey Creek Press 2014), in which a presidential election becomes a deadly contest between the international conspirators and those seeking their destruction. Rob Taylor, the series’ protagonist, finds the love of his life and struggles to protect her from the conspiracy’s violent tentacles.
Turning to Alan’s nonfiction work, in May 2008 Praeger Publishing released Selling-Out America’s Democracy. The book shows how special interests, through their lobbyists and the U.S. system of campaign financing, have denied a majority of the American population the policies they seek and have led the nation into a period of decline. The book includes telling interviews of Washington insiders and a four-part plan to restore the U.S. democracy.
Alan is a member of the Authors Guild and International Thriller Writers.