What would you sacrifice to bring to light the greatest discovery in human history?
Quentin Darnell was only a boy when his anthropologist parents were overcome by a professional failure so crushing it led to his father’s eventual suicide. Now a schoolteacher he’s looking for answers, and senses they can only be found in the wild terrains of Indonesian Papua. He leads his wife, son and six students on an educational expedition in search of the world’s most pristine environments and isolated aboriginal tribes. But political unrest is brewing and when disaster strikes
Quentin is faced with a loss so unthinkable, the dark mysteries of the past quickly become irrelevant. Trapped in a vicious fight to protect the ones he loves, Quentin is on the brink of discovering a secret with the power to save lives, and change the destiny of humanity forever.
About Stan C. Smith (Kansas City, Missouri & Kansas Author)
Novels like the Diffusion series have been bottled up in Stan Smith for most of his life. As a kid, he devoured Tarzan and John Carter novels and daydreamed of exploring uncharted jungles. That kid still exists in him today. He and his wife, Trish, have hiked the rainforests of a half dozen tropical countries. They haven't uncovered any ancient world-altering secrets, but then they're not yet finished looking. There is also a sentimental side to this adventurous sci-fi lover. That sentimentality shines in the love stories, Blue Arrow and Parthenium's Year.
Stan taught biology to middle school students for eleven years and then trained teachers to use technology for another eighteen years. When he is not writing, he is usually spending time with their five children and ten grandchildren, or he is out canoeing, hiking, fishing, or hunting in his home state of Missouri.