Welcome to my stop on The Ancient Tripod of Peace blog tour!
The Ancient Tripod of Peace
by Kalen Cap
Genre: YA Mystery
Release Date: March 13th 2018
Teens Lexi and Gil face relic-thieving secret societies.
Plagued by loneliness in her Lake Erie Islands community, vegan Lexi hopes to make like-minded friends in high school. But her dad’s job is jeopardized when relics are stolen from his museum, changing her priorities. And she finds her new teachers’ eerie dislike of her troubling.
His dad in jail, cipher enthusiast and bacon-loving Gil hopes freshman year will provide a clean slate. Soon, he discovers secret codes within a Shakespearean play while paired with Lexi, pulling him into an ancient mystery.
With the official museum burglary investigation stalled, the mismatched teen sleuths join forces to try and crack the case. Lexi’s inquiries and Gil’s codes capture their teachers’ attention. But these teachers have the stolen Tripod of Peace, a powerful relic sought by rival secret societies. Caught in these societies’ crossfire as thieves wield an instrument of astounding power, Gil and Lexi are in danger.
The Ancient Tripod of Peace is the first book in novelist Kalen Cap’s Teen Thief-Catchers Series. If you like stories with artifact treasures, fighting secret societies, and spirited protagonists, you’ll enjoy this novel.
Brandon flicked on the light switch. The yellow bulb provided a
muted view of the dusty, windowless room.
A box with shiny tape near the entrance looked new. It contained
three metal pieces, each about thirty inches in length, that he needed. He
unboxed the items, each unevenly notched and appended with short metal lengths,
and set them by the door. He found the only large piece, a tripod seat, already
unboxed in the back of the room. The museum board had pulled the tripod seat
from the prior evening’s exhibit opening on the main floor.
Though he’d received a text confirming arrangements as planned,
Brandon grew worried two remaining pieces were displayed upstairs after all. He
wouldn’t risk triggering the security system in the main exhibition hall to
retrieve them if they there. Breaking into the warehouse was already too far
beyond his comfort zone.
The room’s dust taking its toll, Brandon sneezed. He frowned,
worried a sprayed dripping might get him caught by some high tech analysis like
those used in crime television shows. It’d be my luck to be caught by
Or sweat. Tears of perspiration streamed
down his cheek. Brandon checked the room again. Curation opportunity?
What a joke!
Sue Ballentine, who hired him for the job, had called it a
“curation opportunity.” Though Brandon knew selling steroids was illegal,
stealing objects from a museum was a more aggressive crime. But he needed the
money to finish paying his supplier.
Brandon knew not to cross his steroid supplier in Detroit.
About the Author
Kalen Cap is a writer living in Columbus, Ohio. Active in animal protection and environmental causes, he often brings such concerns into his fiction writing.
After having a number of poems and short stories published, as well as original plays produced locally, he took up novel writing.