When impassioned paleontologist Secora James is summoned to South America to confirm or dispel rumors of a creature long thought extinct, she lands herself in more trouble than she had ever imagined.
Secora knows that the Mapinguari, a giant ground sloth that rivals King Kong for size, is probably just a local myth dreamed up by the indigenous tribes.
Or is it?
Gideon Yellow Thunder is Montana’s top real estate broker and is perfectly content with his modern life, choosing to leave behind his Lakota heritage in order to lead a life of wealth and success. But when he starts having visions of bison on the open prairie, he feels compelled to act…Now two separate lives are on a collision course as Gideon sets off for the jungles of Brazil to find a woman he’s never met and protect the sacred beings he’d long given up believing in–the Thunderbirds.
Could they be real after all?
Or are they just a myth? Gideon’s about to find out in the adventure of a lifetime, where everything he’d pushed aside is determined to leave its mark on his life. Hoka hey! It’s a good day to die.
“Watch out Ruth Galloway! Here comes Secora James! James, a Vertebrate Paleontologist, is uncovering ancient mysteries and crime in Brazil, Peru, and Bolivia. Author Diane Olsen’s imagery and unique approach will be appreciated by all her readers.”
-Mary Thompson, publisher: The Scientist Within You series.
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Five Star Review on Amazon By Kimberly Jaleh
Elevated concepts and a respect for diverse belief systems wrapped in an enthralling, intriguing storyline that made the book about impossible to put down. I thoroughly enjoyed Diane Olsen’s “Rising Wind: The Thunder Beings”. Truly looking forward to the next one.
About the Author
“Bronze Meda Winner by Illumination Christian Book Awards, ~ Finalist for the 2017 TCK Readers Choice Awards”
Award-winning Author, Diane Olsen, the prolific writer of her debut book release titled; “Ancient Ways: The Roots of Religion.” Her book is thought-provoking and an informative look at the development and evolution of religion throughout time and a well-considered concept – the idea of a connective thread of monotheistic faith throughout the history from the birth of human creation.
Diane’s second title has just released Dec. 2018 an amazing Action-Adventure, Fantasy Suspense Fiction titled; “RISING WIND: The Thunder Beings” (Book One of a Series) …
Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado she now lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Diane was an Undergrad at Colorado State University Ft. Collins: Pre-vet med, Anthropology, then attended and received her BA and MA at the University of Montana, Missoula: Anthropology, Archaeology, and Paleontology. She was a Graduate Teaching Assistant for two years.
Diane has proudly raised two sons Andrew and Gavin, has four grandsons Dylan, Brayden, AJ, and Asher. She is an animal lover and enjoys living in Washington State with her two girls, (doggies) “Ladybug and Charlie” along with two ancient “retired” Zebra, finches, one African Black-footed Cat. She has raised sheep and goats and about 40 other species of critter over the decades.
Diane enjoys writing, reading good books, spending time with her grandkids and cooking. A few of her favorite books are ‘The Book of Certitude (Kitab-i-Iqan), The Upanishads, and The Great Initiates.’
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