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What's New - American Caliphate

The Oak Tree Press
ISBN: 978-1-61009-043-8
260 pages; softcover; $15.95
available April 10, 2012

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Sacramento, CA ˗ March 26, 2012, The Oak Tree Press announces the publication of the latest mystery novel, American Caliphate from award-winning author William Doonan. The book will be available on April 10, 2012 from The Oak Tree Press, Ingram, and Amazon.com.

Archaeologists Jila Wells and Ben Juarez are not thrilled at the prospect of returning to Peru; the ambush that nearly cost Jila her life still haunts her. But the ruined pyramids at Santiago de Paz hide an important document that would shock the Islamic world. Professor Sandy Beckham is assembling a distinguished team to dig quickly through the pyramid complex, following clues found in the diary of a wealthy Muslim woman who lived in Spain five centuries ago.

In the diary are details of an illegal expedition to Spanish Peru in three well-armed ships. Convinced that Spain was forever lost to Islam, Diego Ibanez intended to bring the word of Allah to the pagan Americans. Landing on Peru’s north coast, he learned that the fires of the Inquisition burned even hotter there than they did in Spain.

As the archaeologists brace for the ravaging storms of El Niño, Jila and Ben hurry to complete their excavations. But they’re not the only ones interested in this project. Other forces are determined that the document remain hidden. Should it be discovered, a challenge could be made under Islamic testamentary law to the throne of Saudi Arabia. And the House of Saud has no interest in sharing power with an American caliphate that might now awaken from a five hundred year slumber.

William Doonan is a college professor at Sacramento City College. He is the author of two previous mystery novels: Grave Passage and Mediterranean Grave. Doonan blogs about mummies at

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