The Diamond of Souls

It’s been months since relic hunter Oliver Lucas has been able to so much as explore an ancient temple. The uneasy truce between him and the angelic beings known as Watchers has left Oliver unable to continue his quest to find the supernatural shards that have become his obsession, and the idleness is beginning to wear on his patience.

Then he catches the eye of an alluring woman named Jeanne at an underground club. Five minutes later Oliver and Jeanne are on the run from a pair of deadly corporate operatives.

Thrown together by fate, Jeanne asks Oliver to help her find a long lost family gem. He jumps at the opportunity to join in what at first appears to be a simple treasure hunt, but nothing about this jewel, or the woman who wants it, is as it first appears. As the mystery deepens, Oliver’s truce with the Watchers is put at risk as he encounters brutal mercenaries, a deadly cult, and ancient magic beyond his comprehension.

From the decaying industrial towns of the American south, to the mountains of India, to the depths of the Parisian catacombs, The Diamond of Souls weaves the thrills of a modern adventure tale with the mysterious history of the most famous diamond in the world.

The third Oliver Lucas adventure novel (though don’t let that dissuade you from reading it first). I wrote this novel on evenings and weekends over the course of the 2013-14 school year. In this book, I attempted to pay more attention to constructing a constantly moving, cinematic plot. Most importantly, I threw away my initial insistence that Oliver Lucas adventures be written strictly from a close third person perspective that followed Oliver.

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