Carbonado : A Thriller from the Gravitas Files
Carbonado is the second in the series from the Gravitas Files. Gravitas is a Security & Investigation Company run by an ex serviceman, Stewie Stewart who employs mainly ex military personnel and specializes in assisting ex colleagues. He appeared in the first Gravitas novel, Kollur Blue. "WE ARE GIVING YOU JUST ONE OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE YOURSELF...." Six strangers are forced to search for an object that plunged to earth over 200 years before... a search that will change their lives forever. As Marc Coulsen battles the dangers of the Amazon rainforest with his inexperienced companions he wrestles to uncover the truth behind their quest. Why are they really here? What connection does it have to the death of his brother? In London 'Stewie' Stewart receives a plea for help from an ex colleague. But who is Coulsen? And what is his link to the shadowy organization, the Army of God? The appearance of an old adversary intensifies Stewart's resolve to help. Now he must face the consequences of his decisions as he launches a bid to find Coulsen and, in doing so, help prevent a tragedy that an embittered megalomaniac has been plotting for years.
- Paperback | 508 pages
- 152 x 229 x 26mm | 671g
- 01 Jul 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Kevin Mark Burkett
Kevin Mark Burkett is a British-born thriller writer who has spent many years living in southern Africa working in the diamond & global logistics industry Born in the United Kingdom he was educated through the old British Grammar School system during which time he also spent three years serving in the Air Training Corps as a young man trying to find his niche in life. After leaving school he turned down the opportunity to become a cartographer in favour of the allure of a working life in the diamond industry where he spent the next ten years prospecting, buying, valuating and polishing diamonds, often in the most unlikeliest places. "Trekking through the Lesotho mountains alongside a prospector armed only with a shovel and a dream taught me the true value of hardship." Seeking a new challenge he then embarked on a career in international logistics, whilst also continuing his education by attending university to study Business Management. It was during this time that he first developed his avid thirst for travel. Since then he has traveled widely in a neverending quest to satisfy his passion for experiencing different cultures and exploring history. His hobbies include reading, travel and a wide variety of sports. He is married with two children and currently resides in Switzerland with his wife. His first novel, Novgorod, was published in 2013. He then began the Gravitas series of thrillers, the first of which, Kollur Blue, was released in 2014. Carbonado is the second in the series with a third volume, Human Stain, currently in production.