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The Shadow ZoneDonnaInk Publications, LLC

  A lot of things happened in back rooms, dark corners and shadowy places before the civil authorities became involved. Even when a young girl walked into the Department of Police to report an incident involving a corporate vehicle, it wasn't readily apparent that anything other than a routine accident investigation was necessary.

  Some say perception is reality.

  If true, then public preconceptions of the Dilmun Corporation believed it to be a private organization with squeaky clean credentials. But like city sewers most of its' real filth was unseen, hidden from the public eye in political sometimes murderous shadows.

  Out of the desert came a second shadow - its' threat more overt than the town's major employer, its' purpose linked not to a corporate director in a three piece suit, but to a young girl in ragged and dirty clothing who defended homeless children. Like a desert dust devil she appeared out of nowhere and disappeared just as quickly.

  She walked in off the street one day, reported the burnt remains of a truck and its' single charred occupant to the police duty sergeant, and disappeared without a trace. A surveillance photograph taken at the time provided a crucial link to her identity and to a gigantic desert menace called The Shadow Zone.

  No one knew it at the time, but the ruined truck and its dead driver was only the newest incident in a long war between shadows.

Atlantis City In The SkyAuthorHouse, Inc.

  NASA satellites discover an ancient civilization on the Bolivian altiplano that is an exact match for Plato's lost city as well as the Incan 'Legend of The Desaguadero'.

  In a race against time, present day criminals, archaeologists and a pharmaceutical magnate sleuth the actions of its ancient inhabitants in an attempt to uncover two great mysteries; either of which could alter modern civilization as we know it.

  Attention focuses upon a city located in the Bolivian desert at an altitude of 11,000 feet, which was destroyed by earthquake and flood in a single day - and upon a mysterious artifact hidden in the mists of the Andes Mountains.


"...writing in the Michael Crichton style."
"The characters are...very well limned"
"ATLANTIS: City In The Sky is a tale set in the classic genre of Science Fiction or possibly horror."
"The setting is unique and provides a believable background..."
"Overall good job."


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  During his six years of service in the United States military, Mr. Paracka was deployed twice to the Middle East, once to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and once to South America. In S.A., he spent time in Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and the valley of the Urubamba River. While travelling he was inspired by the history and legends of the mountains and jungles of S.A. as well as the deserts and customs of the Middle East. Many of those stories as well as his personal impressions have been written into his books.

  Mr. Paracka earned an associate's degree in Computer Science and Accounting as well as a bachelor's degree in history and public speaking from the State University of New York. His higher education continued with graduate work in theology and church history from Colgate Rochester-Bexley Hall-Crozier Theological Seminary in Rochester, New York. His current residence is in west central Florida where he is employed by Pasco-Hernando State College.

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