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TRAVERSE by W.A. Holdsworth

William "Mac" MacCrarey has invited Death to come for him on a lonely winter's night in the small northern town of Traverse. As the end draws near, vivid and revealing scenes from his past flash through his mind, laying bare a sad and lonely life. But, then, he relives the most joyous moments of his life as well and the hope of a greater destiny is rekindled within him. Merrill MaGeah, Elder of an ancient Clan from the British Isles, arrives to bring Mac home...for the first time. During their travels, Mac learns of his family's past - a family he never knew he had - and the nobility of his ancestors. Arriving in England, Mac meets the families of the Clan Camulodunum. Kyle Dunham, Keeper of the Clan's history, tells of the man for whom the Clan was founded fifteen-hundred years ago. From the ashes of the Roman Empire, he had created a realm so wondrous that every generation since has dreamt of its rebirth. Mac learns as well that the Clan's founding families had sworn to protect the founder's descendants, only one of whom was still alive...and he tried to kill himself! Kyle and Merrill arrange to have Mac appointed to the United Nations, much to the consternation of Senators Jack Abrams and Mitchell Thomas, arrogant and driven men who despise the UN and what it stands for. The cold and ruthless UN Secretary-General Rene Boujeau and his Under-Secretary General Gerhardt Schoen already knew of the Clan, but now realize who Mac is. For more than thirty years, they'd secretly hand-selected military dictators to rule third-world nations across the near East and Africa, selling their natural resources on the Black Market to buy military weaponry. Now, the last descendant is in their midst. Schoen wants Mac dead, but Boujeau refuses to risk a scandal when their clandestine plan to recast the UN as a world power is so near its completion.

Paperback: 362 pages
Publishing date:  February 15, 2019
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1-949180-97-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-949180-97-8 
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches

Price: $22.30 (paperback) $9.77 (e-book)

 

W. A. Holdsworth lives in Michigan and attended the University of Michigan, Oakland University, and Michigan State University, earning an engineering degree and an MBA. He’s worked as a business and government consultant, and now serves as a Director for one of the largest counties in the U.S. An avid reader of adventure novels, he didn’t begin writing until his late thirties while working and raising a family. A fan of the Arthurian legend, he wanted to bring the story of Arthur and Camelot into the modern world with a series of novels that are both exciting and meaningful. The result was Traverse, and its sequel Novum Orbis Regium. He is now writing the next book in the trilogy.

 

 


 

 

 

 

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