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About Ernest Dempsey
I love history. Always have, as long as I can remember. And I also love literature. Same story with that. Most of all, I love archaeological thrillers like the ones I grew up watching in the 1980s: the Goonies, Indiana Jones, stuff with a mystery and a good treasure hunt. Now I live in the most amazing dream where I get to write those kinds of archaeological thrillers for a living.
My plan going into college was to be an English major and become an English teacher. That was on track until one fateful day when a professor told me my work was trite.
I immediately went to the administration building and changed my major to psychology. I earned that degree, a master's in counseling, and worked for twelve years as a high school guidance counselor and soccer coach.
It was during those years in education that I began writing again, this time with more purpose and with the goal to publish a book. At the time of writing this, I've published over 40. And I'm writing more all the time.
My professor wasn't wrong when she called my work trite. It took me years to realize that. The thing is, she's still not wrong. My stories have endings that are sometimes predictable. One thing I've learned along the way is that that is okay. I don't write stories for people who want to be punched in the tear ducts with a tragedy. I write stories for regular folks: retirees, veterans, doctors, teachers, lawyers, people who are on disability, maintenance workers, security guards, landscapers, nurses, construction workers, custodians, and anyone else who wants an escape from the stress of life.
See, that's the thing I've learned over the years of writing stories. Life is unpredictable. We crave a little predictability now and then, when the good guys win and the bad guys get their comeuppance. The most important thing, both in books and in life, is that the end can be easy to predict so long as the journey isn't. You may know how a story will end, or at least have an inkling, but if you don't know how it gets there, then that unpredictability makes it fun.
That's how I approach storytelling.
So, if you like twists in stories, you'll find them here. All along the journey. And maybe occasionally at the end. But one thing is certain; you will never be bored.
Come on this journey with me. I promise I will always work hard to honor your valuable time with exciting action, baffling mysteries, and intriguing history.
Join the adventure.
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To get it, he threatens to kill a handful of select religious leaders until the experts at the International Archaeology Association find what he wants: a fabled ancient relic that he believes helped the prophets perform some of their greatest miracles.
Sean Wyatt and Tommy Schultz along with their team at the IAA, however, have no intention of allowing that kind of power to fall into the fanatic’s hands. They’ve faced down their share of power-hungry maniacs before, but with this bloodthirsty lunatic Sean and his best friend, Tommy Schultz, know they’re up against the toughest odds of their lives.
USA Today best-selling author Ernest Dempsey returns with the latest electrifying installment in his beloved Sean Wyatt series. A tale of belief and its power, The Second Sign is Dempsey’s most powerful saga yet.
Sean Wyatt is plunged head first into a race against time to solve a series of ancient riddles, save his best friend, and the lives of billions.
A four thousand year-old secret lurks in the hills of Georgia. While investigating a strange series of ancient symbols, an archaeologist vanishes, and a professor he entrusted with the secret is murdered.
Former government agent, Sean Wyatt, learns of his friend's disappearance and the murder. Now he must unravel the clues to the ancient mystery that holds incredible power.
To save his friend, Sean will have to fight off highly trained mercenaries in hand to hand combat, violent shootouts, and high speed car chases through the Blue Ridge Mountains. And in the end, what he learns will change the history books as we know them.
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Dak Harper's Delta Force team stumbles upon an ancient treasure trove in the mountains of Iraq. But when Dak suggests they report their findings to command, the team steals the loot and leaves him for dead.
Faced with certain death, Dak must find a way out of the darkness, and onto a path of revenge to settle the score with the men who betrayed him.
This box set contains the entire six book series of short stories called The Relic Runner Origin Story. Join Dak as he scours the world, from the beaches of Portugal and Miami, to the jungles of Mexico, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the hills of Southern Kentucky, and the wilderness of Turkey.
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Decades ago, a mysterious treasure vanished in the middle of the night. But the secrets it held were worth more than gold.
The thrilling follow up to The Secret of the Stones sends former government agent, Sean Wyatt and his sidekick Tommy Schultz from the deserts of the American southwest to the hills and jungles of Ecuador in a perilous race to find the mysterious lost treasure. The treasure is somehow linked to the legendary Lost Chambers of Gold that has remained hidden for thousands of years.
But the chambers hold a deeper secret, one on which an evil mastermind has his sights set.
Along the way, Sean and Tommy find ancient clues that lead the way to the next of the lost chambers, and with a little help from the beautiful Adriana Villa, they may be the first to reach it.
The Cleric's Vault is Ernest Dempsey's second book into the genre of thrillers and mysteries, and is one of his best sellers. This story takes the characters across the southwestern United States and into South America on a wild adventure that, if not kept suppressed, could cause major political and financial upheaval.
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In his quest for vengeance, former Delta Force operative Dak Harper makes a startling discovery. Eight boys have gone missing in the Daniel Boone National Forest in the hills of Kentucky. And no one seems to know why.
As Dak puts the pieces together, he comes to the sickening conclusion that his ex-teammate Nate Collier is behind the disappearances. And what Nate has planned for the boys is even worse.
Now Dak is in a race against time to save the eight boys and settle the score with one of the men who left him for dead in Iraq.
This is the fifth installment in the Relic Runner Origin anthology of short stories.
Nearly seven thousand years ago, a priceless piece of history vanished in the Caucasus Mountains near Armenia.
The thrilling finale of The Lost Chambers Trilogy sends former government agent, Sean Wyatt and his sidekick Tommy Schultz deep into the heart of some of the oldest mountains in the world in search of a treasure that many believed were lost to antiquity. While the two and their new friend Adriana Villa race toward their goal, they encounter deadly villains and a man with an evil plan that could wipe out most of civilization.
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India, a continent of culture, passion, and mystery. For thousands of years this vast and wondrous nation has harbored vast treasures, inexhaustible history, and unimaginable secrets.
Now a pre-eminent expert on Indian history has gone missing. One of his colleagues secures the help of Sean Wyatt and sidekick Tommy Schultz to uncover the truth behind the disappearance. In doing so, however, they discover a mystery surrounding an ancient Indian Temple, a puzzle that could lead to nearly infinite wealth and power or worldwide destruciton.
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From the bones of apostles to pieces of the cross Jesus died on, Catholics worldwide have long viewed their cherished relics as sacred—reminders of the possibility of miracles, of the power of the Almighty.
But some of the holiest relics in all of Christendom have been lost down through the centuries to war, thieves, or worse. And the Catholic Church has spent untold blood and treasure to recover them—often to no avail.
So, when a high-ranking cardinal is murdered in his Vatican apartment over clues he might possess to the whereabouts of a relic considered truly divine, the Vatican calls in the experts.
They enlist former secret agent Sean Wyatt; his wife, Adriana; and his best friend, the renowned archaeologist Tommy Schultz, to help find both the cardinal’s killer and, if at all possible, the missing relic, thought to have been hidden by Napoléon Bonaparte two hundred years ago.
This relic—a ring worn by John the Baptist—is rumored to possess unfathomable power, rendering its wearer nearly invincible, able to wield the very power of God.
And the grand master of a once-powerful order of medieval Catholic knights wants it to help his twisted holy warriors regain their former glory.
They’ll stop at nothing until they possess the ring, kill Wyatt and his friends, overthrow the pope, and enlist believers worldwide into their unholy New Crusade.
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The god-like power promised by the lost desert city of Zerzura is as frightening as it is alluring. Former secret agent Sean Wyatt and his best friend, Tommy Schultz, have never hunted anything like it. But the legend and the unlimited power it promises are so improbable that other archeologists—including Tommy’s parents—gave up looking for Zerzura decades ago. Most call it a myth.
That all changes when a chance discovery in the Middle East reveals long-hidden clues about the possible truth behind the Zerzura legend and catapults Sean and Tommy smack in the middle of a race to find the lost city and to protect humanity from its dark, unlimited dominion.
Unfortunately for Sean and Tommy, some very evil, very powerful men are also on the trail. To keep Zerzura’s near-limitless power from falling into the wrong hands, they must outwit a dark nemesis from their past, blast through his legions of gun-toting assassins, and forge new and unstable alliances that threaten their mission nearly from the start.
A breathless sprint across two continents, The Sahara Legacy is both a gripping tale of intrigue and an imagining of ancient powers that lie just beyond the limits of human control and comprehension.
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It’s not political gridlock that’s paralyzed the capital of the United States this time.
A ruthless killer is assassinating members of Congress, leaving authorities with neither clues nor hope to stop the slaughter. Fear grips the city as the federal government grinds to a halt.
So, where are former government agent Sean Wyatt and his sidekick, Tommy Schultz? They’re thousands of miles away in the middle of the Mexican rain forest, leading a private mission for one of the congresswomen targeted by the murderer.
The congresswoman is convinced ancient documents in her possession hold the keys to a new world—a golden age without murder, scandal, or lust for power.
Sean and Tommy should be so lucky.
In their quest to solve another ancient, deadly series of riddles, Sean and Tommy take on Mexican drug cartels, counterrevolutionary guerrillas, and shady mercenaries—and learn that, yet again, nothing in either the modern or the ancient world is what it appears to be.
In his grittiest thriller yet, Ernest Dempsey again thrusts readers into the heart of the global criminal underworld. Swarmed by spies, shysters, and professional slayers, Dempsey’s vision of international treasure hunting would send even Indiana Jones running for retirement.
Over two thousand years ago, Julius Caesar lost a weapon of untold power in a shipwreck.
When Adriana Villa goes missing during her search for a device called, The Eye of Zeus, former government agent Sean Wyatt is called in by the president to find what it was she was looking for. Once more, Wyatt is in a race against time as he speeds across the world to Rome, Athens, and to the Ionian Sea. He must unlock the riddles that have baffled historians and treasure seekers for thousands of years if he is to discover the mysterious object.
But he is not the only one searching for The Eye of Zeus. There is another player in the game, and with his wealth and power, he might be able to leverage the balance to suit his evil desires, which will mean financial ruin for all of Europe, and perhaps the world.
Along the way, Sean and his sidekick, Tommy Schultz, find themselves in a pulse-pounding race to the prize filled with bullets, close quarters combat, and an underwater treasure that could alter the course of history.
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Could you sacrifice the lives of millions to save your daughter?When an archaeologist's daughter is abducted, he must help them find a powerful ancient relic to save her life but at the cost of millions of lives. Or is there another option?
Enter Sean Wyatt.
Thousands of years ago, Babylonian armies invaded Jerusalem. They ripped through the city, leaving a swath of destruction in their wake and taking almost everything Israel held sacred. Almost.
Under the cover of darkness, the high priest dispatched two of his most trusted friends to the far reaches of the empire and beyond to hide three of their most powerful relics. But now the relics are being sought by a modern evil.
Sean Wyatt and his band of part-time heroes are thrown into a global conspiracy that could mean the end of civilization as we know it.
Race from Tennessee to England, Scotland, Bhutan, and Iran with Sean and his sidekick Tommy Schultz as they unravel ancient clues, fight their way through assassination attempts, and takes on a band of terrorists who are plotting their own kind of world war.
Will Sean be able to track down the ancient relics before the terrorists? Will he save the archaeologist's daughter? Or will the killers recover one of the ancient world's most powerful and mysterious combination of artifacts?
There's only one way to find out.