Claudine Kapel | Author

Introducing "A Darker Rain"

Welcome to the world of Ryan Cole and his team of investigators—a world where there’s more to reality than meets the eye.

A Darker Rain is the first book in the Ryan Cole adventure series. It introduces a team of investigators, led by Cole, who tackle unconventional security threats, including those posed by beings and technology from other worlds.

The series is set in a modern-day Earth, where beings from other worlds have started playing a more active role in the day-to-day affairs of the planet. Some of these beings seek to assert their influence for their own gain, offering advanced weapons and technology to their power-seeking human allies.

In A Darker Rain, Cole and his team are on a mission to recover five alien artifacts known as guardian stones. Each stone embodies the power of an element—earth, wind, fire, water and ether. They were buried hundreds of years ago by a Mesoamerican tribe called the Rajan, because the Rajan feared humans could not be trusted with the stones’ tremendous power.

The Rajan warned that one day the stones would be once again revealed, heralding a period of great unrest. And now the stones have started to resurface...

But Cole and his team aren’t the only ones seeking to recover the alien artifacts. Others are hot on their trail as well, including international gunrunner Antoine Drake, who will stop at nothing to secure the stones to augment his own power.

Cole’s search leads him to assist a group of ranchers who are being threatened by a mysterious red-eyed leopard that’s made the woods of Hawkley Ridge its hunting grounds. Cole realizes the leopard has alien ties and sets out to uncover the nature of its power, as well as its connection to the most powerful of the guardian stones, which is said to lie buried somewhere in those same woods.

Cole’s quest puts him in the crosshairs of dangerous adversaries—both human and otherwise.

The next book in the Ryan Cole adventure series is scheduled for release in late 2014.


Claudine, How exciting! What a start of a thrilling series. Congratulations. Viki (and Albert)

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