In 1982 an old priest died in the mountains of Ecuador, taking with him the secret location of an incredible treasure.
The thrilling follow up to The Secret of the Stones sends former government agent, Sean Wyatt and his sidekick Tommy Schultz from the deserts of the American southwest to the hills and jungles of Ecuador in a perilous race to find the mysterious lost treasure. The treasure is somehow linked to the legendary Lost Chambers of Gold that has remained hidden for thousands of years.
But the chambers hold a deeper secret, one on which an evil mastermind has his sights set.
Along the way, Sean and Tommy find ancient clues that lead the way to the next of the lost chambers, and with a little help from the beautiful Adriana Villa, they may be the first to reach it.
˃˃˃ If Indiana Jones and Jason Bourne had a kid together, his name would be Sean Wyatt.
The Cleric's Vault is Ernest Dempsey's second book into the genre of thrillers and mysteries, and is one of his best sellers. This story takes the characters across the southwestern United States and into South America on a wild adventure that, if not kept suppressed, could cause major political and financial upheaval.
''Dempsey is an author to watch.''
˃˃˃ Action that's hotter than a jalapeño farm on the sun.
Jammed with conspiracies and secret societies, suspense and romance, you're sure to keep turning the pages until you realize the story just ended. But beware, this book is not for the faint of heart. In the world of high stakes adventure, things can get pretty violent. Consider yourself warned.
˃˃˃ Interview with the Author
Q: What made you want to write an international mystery series like this?
A: I grew up watching movies like Indiana Jones and The Goonies. Those movies were so fascinating to me. As a kid, I always wanted to be an adventurer that discovered ancient treasures, not for the financial wealth, but because I always thought, and still think, it must be so amazing to find something that someone left hidden hundreds or thousands of years before. At that moment, you are the first person to see that artifact in a long time. I also love suspense action fiction stories, terrorism novels and television shows, and especially enjoy a good thriller about conspiracies and secret societies. Jack Reacher, Jason Bourne, Jack Ryan, are all pulp heroes I can root for. It seemed logical to make Sean Wyatt like one of those guys, but one that also has a background in history, making him the Indiana Jones of action adventure thrillers.
Q: There are several books in the Sean Wyatt series. In what order should they be read?
A: The first three are a trilogy, but you can read them out of order if you really want to. I'd start with The Secret of the Stones and then go to The Cleric's Vault and The Last Chamber. The Grecian Manifesto is the fourth book in the series and, like all the forthcoming books in the series, will stand alone.
Q: Why should readers check out your Sean Wyatt novels?
A: Social proof. All of the Sean Wyatt novels have been in the top ten best sellers in Thrillers and Mysteries, Suspense Thrillers and Mysteries, Historical Thrillers, and Political Thrillers. As they say, the proof is in the pudding. On top of that, though, the books are just fun. You get an up-tempo, sometimes violent story that will also shed light on ancient mysteries that we are only now beginning to unravel.