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In Australia’s wilderness, Aborigines told escaped Irish convict John Graham if you want to live follow the Songlines. So he did… and he lived. John found sanctuary with the Kabi, a primitive tribe who had never seen a white man, and he marveled at their uncanny ability to navigate the landscape by following the mysterious Songlines – tracks left by their spirit ancestors from the Dreaming.

“Those who lose dreaming are lost.” -Aboriginal proverb

Here, we relate some of John’s true-life experiences from our epic historical adventure WHITE SPIRIT (A novel based on a true story)

As his companion Mamba explained, “You know we sing to the land and its sacred landmarks because it is alive… The Songlines allow us to follow the paths left by our spirit ancestors from the Dreamtime. Our ancestors have told us it is so, remember? By following the Dreaming Tracks we walk in footprints of those who went before us and so we journey safely…and never get lost.”

Mamba continued, “The language of the Songlines is in the rhythm of the song, not the words. The rhythm is an echo of the sky and of the land below. Listening to it, or singing it, guarantees you always have a path to follow.”

White Spirit (A novel based on a true story) by [Lance Morcan, James Morcan]

Set in Nineteenth Century Australia,  WHITE SPIRIT is based on John Graham’s remarkable true story. After escaping from the notorious Moreton Bay Penal Settlement, John finds refuge with the Kabi, a tribe of Aborigines who eventually accept him as one of their own. Attempts to recapture him are orchestrated by a variety of contrasting characters working for the all-pervasive British Empire. They include Moreton Bay’s tyrannical, opium-addicted commandant Lord Cheetham, the dashing yet warlike Lieutenant Hogan, native tracker Barega and the penal settlement’s captain, Tom Marsden.

WHITE SPIRIT is available via Amazon as a paperback and Kindle ebook. https://www.amazon.com/White-Spirit-novel-based-story-ebook/dp/B01LWIRH9J/

4.4 out of 5 stars after 185 reviewer ratings on Amazon.

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My inspiration for this short story was the real-life abduction by Maori of a young white girl who happened to be one of two identical twins living in 19th Century New Zealand. The girl’s bereft father spent years unsuccessfully searching for his missing daughter.

That true story had a happy ending many years later after a chance sighting in Wellington saw the separated twins reunited. It turned out the abducted sister had been raised as a Maori by the tribe that had taken her; she’d had two loving husbands, both Maoris, and had children by them both; she spoke fluent Te Reo Māori and had no desire to return to her previous life.    

In Once were Brothers, seven-year-old Daniel Thomas is abducted from the family farm in New Zealand’s Far North by Maoris opposed to the presence of white settlers. Daniel’s father devotes his remaining years to searching for his missing blue-eyed, blond-haired son. Until his death a decade later, he’s assisted in his search by Daniel’s identical twin brother Benjamin.

Twenty years later and now a family man himself with children of his own, Benjamin receives a tip-off that could confirm one way or another whether his brother is alive or dead.

Once Were Brothers by [Morcan, Lance]

Once Were Brothers is available via Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082Z5FBVZ/

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“How can two guys write with any knowledge about challenges faced by a female icon of the Me Too movement?” That’s what one book critic asks about our co-authored crime thriller The Me Too Girl. Our answer? It wasn’t easy…

However, Amazon reviewers appear to think we did okay as they’ve given the novel a 4.2 star rating globally.

Hall of Fame Top 100 reviewer Grady Harp describes the novel as “A literary amber/red alert!” and says “This book is important – as well as being a fine read. Highly recommended.”

Vine Voice book critic Ray F. says, “It is a story praiseworthy in what it is attempting to do.”

And Amazon reviewer Sheri A. Wilkinson describes it as “A must read (for men and women).”

The storyline: Young Los Angeles public relations exec Suzie Fox is being blackmailed for sex by a bad cop, a senior officer of the LAPD no less. Suzie fights back the only way she knows how, and, in the process, unwittingly becomes a beacon, a shining light, for America’s Me Too movement and for abused women everywhere. But will justice be served?

The Me Too Girl by [Lance Morcan, James Morcan]

The Me Too Girl is available via Amazon as a paperback and Kindle ebook: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08137BDGH/

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Yamashita’s Gold, alleged stolen treasure squirreled away by the Japanese during their occupation of the Philippines in WW2, was named after General Tomoyuki Yamashita. We devote a chapter to this intriguing rumor in our book The Orphan Conspiracies.

Yamashita’s Gold… Fact or fiction?

The war loot, also known as Yamashita’s Treasure, is said to have been hidden in caves and underground complexes throughout the islands of the Philippines.

Existence of these treasures remain unconfirmed by the Japanese, Filipino and all other authorities in Asia and the West to this very day. However, most international investigators – Asian investigators included – believe Yamashita’s Gold exists, or existed, at least to some degree. Their belief is supported by a Hawaii Supreme Court finding in 1998 and a subsequent US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruling, and we reveal those legal bombshells late in the chapter.

Between Japanese army records, international court hearings, eyewitness accounts and treasure finds throughout the Philippines over the decades following WW2, there seems to be more than enough substance to build a case for the existence of Yamashita’s Gold.

For more about Yamashita’s Gold, check out The Orphan Conspiracies on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J4MPFT6/

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“These are stories that plead to be films!” That’s Amazon Hall of Fame Top 100 reviewer Grady Harp’s assessment of the four epic novels in our FOUR HISTORICAL ADVENTURES box set.

Box set includes White Spirit, Into the Americas, World Odyssey and Fiji: A Novel.

Totalling 2935 pages, the novels include:

White Spirit (A novel based on a true story)

Into the Americas (A novel based on a true story)

World Odyssey (The World Duology, Book 1)

Fiji: A Novel (The World Duology, Book 2)

The above novels are all critically acclaimed and all available via Amazon as paperbacks and Kindle ebooks.

FOUR HISTORICAL ADVENTURES (White Spirit, Into the Americas, World Odyssey, Fiji: A Novel) has a 4.5 star review rating on Amazon. You can check out the reviews at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07X49D17B/

Producer enquiries regarding any or all these potential period films are most welcome!

Meantime do check out James’ behind-the-scenes clip of his directing debut movie Anno 2020 adapted from his recent release novel of the same name… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCndxcZbWFGcNQ76TLVSZaeg

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In this age of kick-ass literary heroines à la Katniss Everdeen, Lin Shan, Boudicca, Scout Finch, Maxine Kiss and co. we reckon Scotland Yard detective Valerie Crowther takes the cake. See how she deals with violent youths in a pandemic-quarantined university for the deaf in this excerpt from our thriller novel Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes)

Valerie threw herself forward, elbows raised out in front of her. In the heat of battle, the detective preferred elbows over fists. She’d learned the hard way a female’s small fists were more likely to suffer damage than achieve anything of note if used in anger. Especially a slim lightweight like herself. However, her elbows – bony and sharp as they were – could cause some real damage with little risk of injury to herself if used the right way. And so it proved.

The detective’s sudden change of direction placed her exactly between Harris and Warne, and her extended elbows connected simultaneously and with considerable force with the foreheads of each. Warne was out to it before he hit the floor. Harris, who was now on his hands and knees and evidently wondering where he was, was sent into Disneyland with a well-placed kick to the side of his head…

Silent Fear is available via Amazon as a paperback and Kindle ebook – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075HRYTVC/

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Underground knowledge (little-known events underreported or not usually reported by mainstream media) is the theme of our box set THE UNDERGROUND KNOWLEDGE SERIES I-V. It comprises the following five books:

GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ

ANTIGRAVITY PROPULSION: Human or Alien Technologies?

MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: The $ickness Industry, Big Pharma and Suppressed Cures

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE ENIGMA: J.D. Salinger’s Mind Control Triggering Device or a Coincidental Literary Obsession of Criminals?

INTERNATIONAL BANKSTER$: The Global Banking Elite Exposed and the Case for Restructuring Capitalism

Other books in the series include:

BANKRUPTING THE THIRD WORLD: How the Global Elite Drown Poor Nations in a Sea of Debt

UNDERGROUND BASES: Subterranean Military Facilities and the Cities Beneath Our Feet

VACCINE SCIENCE REVISITED: Are Childhood Immunizations As Safe As Claimed?

All books in the series are available via Amazon and paperbacks and Kindle ebooks.

THE UNDERGROUND KNOWLEDGE SERIES I-V (Genius Intelligence / Antigravity Propulsion / Medical Industrial Complex / The Catcher in the Rye Enigma / International Banksters) by [James Morcan, Lance Morcan]

THE UNDERGROUND KNOWLEDGE SERIES I-V is exclusive to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0175CSWGY/

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Imagine for a moment a reality where all the technologies futurists have predicted have already been invented and are currently being used by a privileged few. Skeptical? Look no further than Nikola Tesla, aka the Electric Magician. Many secret technologies are rumored to be based on the works of this brilliant Croatian-born Serbian-American scientist, inventor, physicist and electrical engineer.

The Electric Magician…scientist extraordinaire

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was, in the view of many, history’s most underrated scientist. His astounding official achievements in the scientific field are too many to list here. We summarize the Tesla story in our book The Orphan Conspiracieshttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J4MPFT6/ It provides insights into the conspiracy theories that feature in our international thriller series The Orphan Trilogyhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BGGM05U/

The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy Kindle Edition

The Orphan Trilogy (The Ninth Orphan / The Orphan Factory / The Orphan Uprising) by [James Morcan, Lance Morcan]

Above books exclusive to Amazon.

As revolutionary as Tesla’s known inventions and experiments sound, it’s his long-rumored suppressed inventions that have spawned countless theories. There have been numerous reports of scientific inventions that never saw the light of day even though they were ready to go on the market.

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Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island, is the setting for our adventure novel Into the Americas. It was here that 19-year-old John Jewitt found himself captive after Mowachaht warriors attacked his ship and slaughtered his crewmates.

Here’s what Amazon reviewers are saying about Into the Americas (A novel based on a true story):

★★★★★  “An awesome tale!” -Great Historical Fiction Book Reviews

★★★★★  “Extremely well researched, the main character’s ‘coming of age’ is told with detached and stark brutality.” -Award-winning author Lee Murray

★★★★★  “Want a great historical fiction read? Here it is!” -Author Alice DiNizo

★★★★★ “VERY entertaining! Near impossible to put down.” -Amazon Reviews 

Into the Americas (A novel based on a true story) by [Lance Morcan, James Morcan]

Into the Americas is available via Amazon as a paperback and Kindle ebook.  http://www.amazon.com/Into-Americas-novel-based-story-ebook/dp/B00YJKM51E/

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Anno 2020 by [James Morcan]

“Impressive, and a beautiful reading experience, this is a very fine solo venture for the gifted James Morcan. Highly recommended.” -Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Top 50 Reviewer

ANNO 2020 Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08LS91VV6/

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