Cambodia. Boran’s friend Thomas, a archaeologist, gets kidnapped. Boran is an ex-CIA agent and does everything he can to rescue him. Wow, what a story. I loved it from the beginning to the end. It’s a very suspenseful, entertaining book. I just couldn’t stop reading. I want more!! – Amazon Review
A forgotten kingdom. An abandoned pyramid in the heart of the Cambodian jungle. A priceless statue, and the men who would kill for it.
Raised as a spy by his CIA agent father, Boran was trailing marks and running sources before he could drive a car. Years later, he finds himself an Agency dropout, returning to his birthplace: Phnom Penh, Cambodia. When his best friend, Thomas, asks him to investigate a shady artifact dealer named Jan Botha, he jumps at the chance to use his dangerous skillset.
But his investigation leads him to one conclusion: Jan Botha is no art dealer. When Jan and his mercenaries kidnap Thomas, Boran stays close behind, trailing them to the jungle pyramid temple of Koh Ker.
Jan has found a statue, worth millions–an artifact that explains the mystery of Koh Ker. And he intends to steal it.
With the help of Thomas’s beautiful sister, Boran embarks on a thrilling, pulse-pounding adventure through the jungle, the beach resort town of Kampong Som, and the bustling city of Phnom Penh, facing danger at every turn. But their fight to rescue Thomas is just the beginning. As they uncover Jan’s sinister plot to steal the artifact and rob their country of its history, they resolve to stop it, no matter the cost. Will they succeed, or will the truth be lost forever?
About the Author
Caleb Andrew is an author, lawyer and ex-Ohioan living in Switzerland with his beautiful wife. He draws inspiration from his expat life—from growing up in Cambodia to living in Botswana, South Africa, Switzerland and The Netherlands—for his novels, archaeological adventures focusing on lesser-known histories around the world.
While avoiding art thieves and shoot-outs, he enjoys traveling and adventure, learning other languages, and working on other books that his wife promises she’ll read. His first book, The Koh Ker Conspiracy, was a finalist in The Adventure Writers Competition 2021, and tells the story of three friends caught up in a deadly plot in Cambodia to steal a priceless statue.