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Author: Sean Ellis

Nick Kismet will go anywhere, do anything, to protect the treasures of the ancient world. But to stop an ancient symbol of power from becoming a weapon of unimaginable terror, he’ll have to go further than he’s ever gone before…. When an old college flame tries to entice him into smuggling a precious relic into the United States, Nick Kismet knows there’s something more going on. But before he can get at the truth, a former rival appears out of nowhere, inviting Kismet to join him on a search for the mythical Golden Fleece. Although Kismet dismisses the possibility that the Fleece is real, he soon realizes that the search may bring him one step closer to unmasking the mysterious Prometheus group and solving the puzzle of his own origins. Accompanied by the beautiful daughter of a kidnapped Russian exile, Kismet follows in the footsteps of the legendary Argonauts, and sets out for the Republic of Georgia, the site of the ancient kingdom of Colchis. There he will discover that the Fleece is no mere story, but is instead the key to a devastating new weapon. Kismet’s quest will take him from the deserts of North Africa to the urban jungles of Manhattan to the snow covered mountains of Georgia…but to keep the Golden Fleece from falling into the hands of his greatest enemy, Kismet will have to go... ...Into the Black.

"INTO THE BLACK is a rollicking adventure that races through your hands like a hydrofoil flying across the sea. Filled with masterful action scenes and a great new hero in Nick Kismet -- a lucky soul who knows only one way to live: full speed ahead -- Sean Ellis has mixed a perfect cocktail of adventure and intrigue and this one is definitely shaken and not stirred."-- Graham Brown, author of the thrillers BLACK RAIN and BLACK SUN.

“Sean Ellis brings another high-energy adventure to his fascinating action-hero, Nick Kismet. INTO THE BLACK offers a brilliant blend of science and mythology to each heart-pounding twist and turn that every thrill-seeker craves." – Theresa Danley, author of EFFIGY.

“Sean Ellis is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Between his high-flying adventures of Dodge Dalton or the relic hunting exploits of Nick Kismet, Ellis is just plain fun to read. This up-and-comer is someone everyone needs to watch out for!” – J. Kent Holloway, author of PRIMAL THIRST and SIRENS’ SONG.

The Author: Sean Ellis has authored and co-authored more than two dozen action-adventure novels, including the Nick Kismet adventures, the Jack Sigler/Chess Team series with Jeremy Robinson, and the Jade Ihara adventures with David Wood. He served with the Army National Guard in Afghanistan, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources Policy from Oregon State University. Sean is also a member of the International Thriller Writers organization. He currently resides in Arizona, where he divides his time between writing, adventure sports, and trying to figure out how to save the world.

BOOKS & SERIES by SEAN ELLIS The Nick Kismet Adventures:

3. THE DEVIL YOU KNOW (novella)


  • File Size: 4751 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Gryphonwood Press; 3 edition (January 20, 2015)
  • Publication Date: January 20, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00SILJ658