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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
About The Book:
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.
Enjoy an Excerpt:
Brandon flicked on the light switch. The yellow bulb provided a muted view of the dusty, windowless
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
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
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 Ohio and regularly commutes back and forth between Columbus and Port
Clinton residences. Set among the Lake Erie Islands, “TheAncient Tripod of Peace” is his second novel,
first of the Teen Thief-Catcher series. His first novel, “Tangled Ties to a Manatee,” was published in
Author website – https://www.kalencap.com
Amazon Author Page – https://www.amazon.com/Kalen-Cap/e/B007XZEKTC/
Author’s facebook page for the new series – https://www.facebook.com/TeenThiefCatchers/
Buy the book at https://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Tripod-Peace-Thief-Catchers-Novel-