Konrad, who had been watching the Bundesarchiv Bild and the Bauer fuel trucks disappear into the forest, looked away from the glass bubble front of the cockpit and over at Heinrich. Heinrich, becoming aware of Konrad’s stare, glanced up from his instruments. Konrad shook his head.
“They won’t be returning any time soon, will they, major?”
Heinrich looked off in the direction of the forest without saying a word.
“We won’t be coming back any time soon either, will we, major?”
Heinrich’s face snapped around, his eyes focused unflinchingly on Konrad as he shouted back to Christian.
“25° 44' 47.1264'' N… 32° 36' 19.1124'' E!”
“Set our course,” Heinrich said to Konrad.
Christian popped his face back into the cockpit.
“I’ve just checked the maps, sir. That’s the Mediterranean. Off the coast of Egypt.”
Heinrich glanced at him.
“Are we off on an archeological expedition, sir? On our way to visit the pyramids?”
When Professor Harrison Standish, a bookish young archeologist inadvertently stumbles upon an ancient burial chamber in Egypt, he is baffled to find symbolism inside that would appear to date from two different historical periods, thousands of years apart. Suspecting the tomb had been tampered with at some point in the distant past, Professor Standish soon discovers the skeletons of ten half-human/half-canine creatures lying in a far corner of the chamber and his initial bafflement now turns to shock. What kind of ancient madman would be conducting such a horrific experiment?
As Dr. Standish endeavors to explain this mystery over the ensuing days, he happens upon a news report, suggesting that these same grotesque, half-human/half-canine creatures have come to life in the remote mountains of Wyoming and he is immediately on the next flight. By the time he arrives in Wyoming, a World War II Nazi bomber has materialized out of the sky and crashed off the coast of France and a Nazi general named Schmitz has stumbled into the 21st century, leaving behind evidence of his presence in Professor Standish's ancient burial chamber back in Egypt, all of which sets the stage for a rollicking, nonstop, modern day fantasy/sci-fi adventure.
The cast of characters in Purgatory: Origins includes Rachael, a pesky, auburn haired New York magazine correspondent, who is known equally for her ability to sink her teeth into a story and her unwillingness to let it go, Jason Kendall, an escaped rapist and killer who falls hard for Rachael when they cross paths and turns out to have a past with our half human creatures, and Harper, the ex-special forces FBI agent, whose primary goal is finding Jason Kendall, getting him back behind bars and keeping him there for the rest of his life but soon finds himself sucked into this mystery woven of ancient symbolism, old Nazi war criminals and otherworldly creatures.
Darryl Olsen is a writer who lives in Sydney, he was educated on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales and after leaving school joined the Australian Regular Army. Darryl Olsen now writes part time, and when he is not finishing off his latest novel, you can catch Darryl at the gym lifting heavy weights, but still avoiding all forms of leg work.
Darryl Olsen is the author of the Purgatory series with the first title, Purgatory, Soldiers of Misfortune- now available. Stay tuned for the second novel titled, "Purgatory Origins" He also wrote "Children of the Gods-The Talon Project"
For more information about Darryl and his upcoming books please go to www.darrylolsen.com or you can contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org