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Based on actual events and true Texas history, The Legacy of the Black Heart Stone is a fast-paced thrill ride through Texas and Northern Mexico, fraught with danger and featuring a magnificent cast of unpredictable characters led by Luis De Zavala, a rookie archaeologist and direct descendent of one of the Founding Fathers of the Republic of Texas.
In his quest to find and protect valuable historic artifacts, including the highly-prized stone—if it even exists—he must stay one step ahead of an angry Mexican drug cartel, law enforcement officers, and his arch-nemesis, an established archaeologist with questionable ethics.
A high-octane adventure story that would do credit to Indiana Jones.
“Texas is known for its tall tales and amazing true stories. Mike Lowrie skillfully weaves both into
a captivating yarn about treasure hunting and the devastating cost of greed...”
—Rebecca Huffstutler Norton
Executive Director, Frontier Times Museum, Bandera, Texas
“Mike Lowrie’s story merges Texas’ past and present to show us how buried treasures can also reveal buried secrets, and how a treasure hunter’s search turns out to be its own reward.”
—Clay Coppedge, author of
“Forgotten Tales of Texas”
Mike Lowrie has worked as a cowboy, oilfield roughneck, truckdriver, and lawman. He was a trick roper and horse trainer in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and assistant wagon master for the Texas Wagon Train Sesquicentennial Celebration. He owned and ran his own construction business for more than twenty years, before retiring to concentrate full-time on his writing.
Mike incorporates many of his own experiences into stories that take place mostly in Texas and from all walks of life.
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