Some discoveries are best forgotten...but then, some refuse to let you. A one-of-a-kind artifact found deep below a waterfront fortress is a sure-bet lead to Cleopatra's lost mausoleum. But when a diver finds an identical twin buried beneath the Nile 500 miles away, archaeologist Frank Morgan, sent to investigate, is blindsided. The diver is his estranged brother, Charley. When Frank reports Charley's startling discovery to an eminent British tomb hunter, the Morgan brothers are propelled into the mercenary underworld of Egyptian antiquities. Tangled pawns in the revelation of an ancient conspiracy, Frank and Charley must shed their bitter differences and trace a deadly path to save Egypt's greatest discovery since Tutankhamun.
Austin Haynes grew up dreaming of the sea. His childhood heroes included Sea Hunt character Mike Nelson, and famed ocean explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. He is a veteran navy diver with a lifetime of diving experience. He has dived cliffs, caves, wrecks, and reefs in seven seas including the Mediterranean and Red seas, and the Indian Ocean. His love of the water, his passion for ancient history, and his burning curiosity about where Queen Cleopatra may be buried were the driving forces waking Austin each morning before work to write his debut novel, The Queen of Kings. Austin currently lives in North Carolina with his wife, Patty. The North Carolina coast and Austin's interest in American Civil War naval history have him once again waking in the pre-dawn hours each morning, penning Ironclad Gold, the sequel to The Queen of Kings and a tale of treachery, theft, murder and a legendary ironclad warship.