Trade paperback and ebook book cover - full colour, with both cover art and typesetting.
Book title - The Flames of Time
Author name - Peter Knyte
Genre - Mystery/ Thriller
Series - First book in a trilogy
Story elements - Set in 1930s, archaeological sites, lost temples, ancient maps, scrolls, lapis lazuli stone tablets (paperback sized)
locations - East Africa, Jerusalem, Athens, Corinth, mountains, dessert, African savannah.
Protagonists - Group of multi-national western men, majority aged mid twenties and thirties, plus a couple more in mid fifties, initially hunting in Africa, but also generally travelling.
Other characters - ancient maasai shaman, tall maasai guide,
Antagonists - Group of three, mysterious young women (mid twenties, to early thirties), capable users of firearms, expensive clothes, confident and with military bearing, (blonde, red haired and black haired/ brunette - described as resembling a spring morning (blonde), an autumn afternoon red haired, and a winters night (brunette/dark haired).
Scenes within the book - car and truck chase through African savannah at night resulting in car crash, shamanic ceremony around large fire beneath a rock face covered in aboriginal style cave paintings, excavation of ancient temple in Africa, shoot out with mounted bandits in dessert.