Pagan’s Ark: A sci-fi historical thriller (Verus Foundation Book 1)

Buried underground in Rome, an artefact powerful enough to rewrite human history. The keeper of this strange object is a Catholic priest cloistered deep in the basement of the Vatican’s secret archives. Is he a heretic or a madman? For the men of the church in 1951, it must be one or the other: the alternative is too dangerous to comprehend. Wartime spymaster turned presidential envoy Bill Donovan must tell Pope Pius XII what he won’t want to hear — the mad priest is the key to unlocking ancient technology way more advanced than anything known to the modern world. Donovan has to uncover that secret himself… to ensure America’s enemies don’t get there first. Grab your copy of Pagan’s Ark now and take a trip into the past with Donovan as he battles to redefine the future.

Meet Matt Eaton

Almost but not quite lost deep in the desert, driving a camper van too fast along a corrugated dirt track and afraid my life might be about to end suddenly in a cloud of blood and dust, I started to hear that voice. The one that holds my sort to ransom, that wakes me in the middle of the night and drives fingers to keyboards despite all rational argument to the contrary. Chasing the fading sound of that voice across a pitch-black desert is a journey of wonderful discovery punctuated with moments of bone-crushing trepidation when the trail vanishes without warning. The trick is to pretend not to listen. Then the call grows louder. Science loves the rational and cares not that fiction loves the fantastic. Making them meet is like forcing together two repelling magnets… the gap between them becomes more impossible the smaller it gets. Sometimes, when they’re almost touching, magic happens.