It won’t be long now …

We’re moving ever closer to May 19, which is the official launch day of the rest of your life. And also Mayan Shadows.

Not that I’m saying the two are related.

Okay, I’m totally saying that the two are related.

But, seriously, this is an exciting development. The book has been getting some great early reviews, and here are some of those:

  • “An enjoyable action-adventure read that vividly brings the action to your mind’s eye. Several moments through the book also had me laughing out loud as well. Strongly recommend for those that enjoy a break from books that take themselves just a bit too seriously.”
  • “In the manner of a Clive Cussler or Dan Brown, Mr. Hart/Mr. Varengo spin a tale of intrigue and mystery including explosions, kidnappings, characters out of history, magic skarebeoards as well interesting and beautiful ladies helping…..or not! A definite great read! You’ll not be able to put it down!”
  • “I really enjoyed this book. Well written, page turner, great characters, twists & turns. Great job.”
  • “This was a fun story with developed characters, a strong plotline, and lots of action and humor that kept the pages turning.”

So far it seems people are digging it! Heh–a little archaeology joke there.


Maxwell Barnes is an archeologist and the son of an archeologist. He and his companion, friend, and brother since youth, Axel Morales, have been treasure hunting for their benefactor Myron Crabtree, in the jungles of Guatemala.

This area, not coincidentally, is also rumored to be the location of the last great city of the Maya, the legendary Ahrum. When Max meets a man who appears to be a young Mayan skateboard punk, his entire world is turned upside down as he hears the true story of the city’s demise, and of the Crystal of Ahrum, lost then but supposedly capable of restoring the ancient Mayan empire.

Along the way he also meets Isabel García, a Spanish beauty who is far more than meets the eye, and a man named Estrada – who could be the evilest person on the planet.

Adventure, romance, and more than a little excitement all await you in book one of The Crystal of Ahrum: Mayan Shadows!

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