The Jaguars Paw 
 

The thief known as The Jaguar has been responsible for the transportation and sale of stolen Mexican artifacts for a number of years. The trail leads Darla Moore and her friends Claude Johnson, Carlos Morales, Franco DePaz and Andrea Whitehead to the small Village of Hopkins in Belize. There, the group of friends encounter the mysterious Angie and another puzzle. That is how artifacts that disappeared from Iran ended up on the ocean floor near Hopkins. The search for clues crosses the Atlantic and back again and leads the group to the wreckage of a once-proud ship and a life-threatening encounter at two hundred feet below the ocean floor.


The Jaguars Paw

The Stela Cave 

For Darla Moore and her dive buddies Claude Johnson and Carlos Morales, it was just another cave dive. Then, their team discovered the Stela Cave and a document that would change the way the world viewed the Mayans and the Spanish Church’s involvement in the Mexican Yucatan. After they enlist the help of Mayan experts Franco De Paz and Andrea Whitehead, their search for the truth takes as many turns as the caverns they end up exploring. Deciphering the journal from 1518 proves to be both a challenge and a mystery. Their quest is further complicated by Carlos’ father, who does not believe the journal should ever be made public because of its volatile content. There is also the question of proving that the journal is authentic. When the team tries to recover more evidence from the cave to prove their claims, things turn deadly.

Authors Note:  A version of this book previously appeared under the name The Stela Passageway and was published by PublishAmeria.  I have since had the rights to this work returned.  In this revised and expanded version the I  have taken advice from reviewers and further developed the characters and improved the story. Although a work of fiction, this book is based on historical facts.  In the early 1500’s, Spanish explorers came ashore in what is now the Mexican Rivera and interacted with the Mayan peoples.  They left one account of that encounter.  The Stela Cave presents another version. This work is fiction; however references to some historical events are accurate.


The Stela Cave

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