The Lucifer Genome

A Conspiracy Thriller
(with John Jeter)

A stolen relic.
The world’s oldest human molecule.

Former Defense Intelligence agent Cas Fielding has been surfing away his penurious retirement years on the waves of Malibu. But his rum-hazed hibernation is disrupted when an old associate in the spook business corners him with an assignment.

Islam’s most revered relic–the Black Stone of Kaaba–has been stolen from Mecca.

The mission is best suited for the insane or suicidal, but Fielding–an old Army Ranger who is the only Westerner alive ever to have infiltrated the radical Bedouin tribes–accepts the task of trying to recover the precious Stone before the Saudi royal family can be disgraced and toppled for losing it.

In need of some intellectual firepower, he hooks up with a sultry but difficult Ivy League expert on meteorites, and soon their hunt becomes a deadly race to find out why someone is trying to corner the market on the world’s oldest human DNA.