September 5th, 2013 by Beth Colt
September 6, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Presents author Paul Kemprecos, (a previous collaborator with Clive Cussler), who will discuss his recent book, partially set in Woods Hole, titled “The Emerald Scepter,”on Friday, September 6, at noon in Redfield Auditorium.
Navy SEAL Matinicus “Matt” Hawkins was badly injured in an ambush in Afghanistan that killed men under his command and almost ended his life. When he pushed for an investigation of the attack he was kicked out of the navy with a psychiatric discharge. The doctors put his shattered leg back together, but his bitterness destroyed his marriage. Five years later, Hawkins is jerked out of his tranquil life in Woods Hole where he works as a designer of undersea robots. A super-secret government group wants him to go to Afghanistan on a strange and dangerous mission. His job is to track down the fabulous treasure of Prester John, the legendary ruler of an eastern kingdom. The centerpiece of the treasure is an emerald-encrusted gold scepter. The artifact is the linchpin in a plot that is intended to kill thousands of people and rally others to the terrorist cause. Hawkins sees his mission to foil to plot as an opportunity to seek answers to the questions that have bedeviled him since his navy career ended. He pulls together an eclectic team that includes his ex-wife, a former comrade-in-arms, and a mental unstable computer whiz. Backed by his unlikely team, Hawkins will travel thousands of miles and hundreds of years in time. He will face off against a cold-blooded killer, probe the underwater secrets of an ancient tomb, and navigate the treacherous sands of an unimaginable conspiracy.
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