“Settle in and fasten your seat belt. You’re about to take off on an adventure of action and international intrigue. Your host, R.J. Archer, will be your diving guide and your local expert on Japanese culture. His pulse-pounding plot suggests an island’s incredible secret. Most amazing of all, this tale is based on a real island and stunning recent archaeological findings.”
– Richard Jones, Feature writer for El Hispanic News, Portland, OR

Each novel explores a different ancient mystery in a quest to find the lost civilizations of antiquity.
artist: Pierre Loranger

The team from NWIDI is at it again! This time, a trip to southern Japan to investigate the mysterious underwater pyramid off the coast of Yonaguni Island involves the four friends in a case of murder and international kidnapping.
     The maiden voyage of the team’s newly acquired Learjet begins with a dramatic landing in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska and, after a run-in with Department of Justice agents in Tokyo, the team begins to think they should never have left home. When they finally touch down on Yonaguni, a Japanese-American exchange student shows them around and they finally get to know the small island of 1,200 people—and the dark secret being protected there.
     A tsubute discovered outside the NWIDI headquarters in Seattle reappears on Yonaguni and leads the team to a startling discovery about the true nature of the island and its original inhabitants.
[A Tsubute is an ancient Ninja throwing weapon.]

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“The long anticipated sequel to Tractrix is finally here, and once again, R.J. Archer lays a foundation of rich detail that subtly builds into a runaway train of action, treachery and discovery. Tractrix offered a glimpse at a vision of history ignored by contemporary scholars; Tsubute rips down the curtain and sets it on fire.” – Sean Ellis, Author of Magic Mirror and The Clive Cussler Code

“R.J. Archer has penned another fast paced, well written, and researched novel… With this second installment of the Seeds of Civilization Series, R.J. Archer has established himself as a master storyteller.”Yellow30 Sci-Fi, FootNotes Reviewer, 5/16/2007

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