Here are my 7 Indiana Jones novels, starting with the Last Crusade...and one extra that was never pubished...
When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis. The perilous race is on for Indy to save his father and recover the most extraordinary relic of all time—and to prevent the Nazis and Dr. Jones's devious rivals from finding it first.
For sixteen centuries the Order of Pythia has awaited the reappearance of the ancient oracle of sacred knowledge at Delphi. An earthquake, rending the earth beneath the ruins, has now heralded her return. Dorian Belecamus, a beautiful and bewitching archaeology professor, sees an opportunity to do more than dig into the past: this is her chance to seize control of her country’s future—by becoming the Oracle of Delphi! And she’s found just the man to help her consummate her scheme. He’s brash, he’s reckless, and he’s fallen under her spell. His name: Indiana Jones.
Their adventure spans the globe from Chicago to Paris to Greece, where, bullwhip in hand, Indy descends into the bottomless pit of the serpent god and finds a sacred stone that holds the key to the oracle’s prophecies. But Dorian has designed an even more sinister fate for young Indy: she means to make him her lover, her priest, and her pawn in a plot to kill the king. Will Indy find the source of Pythia’s powers—or will he find himself sacrificed at Dorian’s altar, a victim of her deadly ambition and desire?
Indiana Jones has landed his first teaching post, in the archaeology department at London University. His brightest—and prettiest—student is a twenty-year-old Scottish girl, Deirdre Campbell, who claims she’s uncovered a golden scroll, proof of the true existence of Merlin, sorcerer of myth and legend. Indy’s intrigued by the thesis . . . and by Deirdre. So, too, is member of Parliament Adrian Powell. He’s seeking to resurrect the ancient order of the Druids, whose secrets of power could pave his way to world conquest. But first he needs the scroll . . . and he’s willing to kill to get it.
Where there’s magic, mystery, and murder, Indy goes to the head of the class. Dropping his books and picking up his bullwhip, he joins Deirdre on an action-packed chase across Britain, from the peril-filled caves of Scotland to the savage dance of the giants at Stonehenge—where Merlin’s secret will finally be revealed. But not before Indy gets a lesson in love from Deirdre . . . and a lesson in hate from a maniac who means to rule the world.
Having barely survived a hair-raising archaeological dig in Tikal, Guatemala, Indiana Jones has returned to New York just in time to get caught up in a controversy. The mysterious writings of Colonel Percy Fawcett, a missing British explorer, have turned up, and what they describe could revolutionize history—and make or break several scientific reputations. For Percy paints a tantalizing picture of a lost city in the Brazilian jungle, and a mythical redheaded race who may be the descendants of ancient Celtic Druids.
No one loves mystery or adventure more than Indiana Jones. So with his trusty bullwhip in hand and the lovely Deirdre Campbell firmly in tow, he sets out for the wilds of the Amazon. But Indy has more enemies than he knows, including a bunch of hard-nosed thugs and a cannibalistic Indian tribe that is out to make him instant history. And if he survives what they throw in his path, there’s still the fabled city itself . . . where the inhabitants practice the magic of the “seven veils” and no one leaves alive!
London, 1927. Since losing his beloved in the Amazon a year ago, Indiana Jones has settled down with his Ph.D. and taught Celtic archaeology, thinking he has left adventure behind. Yet Indy is rather tempted when a wild-eyed Russian doctor, Vladimir Zobolotsky, tries to recruit him for an expedition to search for Noah’s Ark . . . and he finally takes up the dangerous quest after meeting Vladimir’s alluring daughter, Katrina.
They have set out for Istanbul and then Mount Ararat, the fabled location of Noah’s Ark, when trouble erupts. Kremlin agents, Sicilian “enforcers,” and Turkish bandits all attempt to bar Vladimir, Katrina, and Indiana Jones from the archaeological find of the century . . . and from a certain 950-year-old boatbuilder.
Lost in the labyrinth of a Paleolithic cavern complex, Indy Jones encounters references to a mythological beast that may have existed twenty-thousand years ago--and five years later Dr. Jones confronts the legend again, and the woman who is hoping to find the fabled unicorn's horn. But so is someone else from Indy's past, a man who will stop at nothing to obtain the ancient relic. Some say the unicorn's horn came from an animal made extinct by the Great Flood. Others say the horn is an effective antidote to poison and a mystical relic. Indy discovers that the horn's power is less than benevolent, and the same could be said about the intentions of a certain beautiful art historian.
A strange mystery connects the whispering moai statues of Easter Island to the eerie ghost ship of Chiloe Island, off the coast of Chile, leading Indiana Jones on a dangerous quest into a hidden interior world. Earlier Indy accidentally caused an imbalance between the two worlds when disposed of a fabled but dangerous relic by casting it into a portal in the earth. Now as he's determined to retrieve the unicorn horn, the leader of an unstoppable army uses this artifact to enter our world an form a deadly alliance with an even darker force.
For centuries man has told tales of a hollow earth, or an underworld, populated by a mysterious race and strange characters. Sometimes describing an underworld of death, sometimes another dimension, these stories tell of mermaids, ghost ships...and a cosmic balance that must be restored lest the powers within march to conquer the outside world—and only Indiana Jones holds the key.
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And finally the book I call the Lost Indiana Jones novel...
I wrote Staff of Kings under contract with LucasFilm and Bantam Books in 2008. It was submitted on time and accepted for publication, but unfortunately never published. The reason relates to the strange way that mainstream publishing sometimes operates.
Bantam books was interested in this novel mainly because it was related to the sixth version of the Indiana Jones computer game, which was expected to come out at the same time as the novel. When the game was released before Bantam was ready to publish the book, they simply decided to forget about it, as if it was never written.Yet, they had paid me. Go figure. In other words, I wrote it...and the publisher wrote it off.
The story is loosely based on the sketchy story that accompanies the game. It follows the spine of the game, taking place in San Francisco, a Mayan ruin, Turkey, and the Himalayas. But a novel is not like a game, so the story naturally holds some surprises for readers who have played the game.
Maybe some day the lost Indy novel will be re-discovered, and published. After all, the Last Crusade was followed by yet another adventure. If you want to read it, write Bantam Books or Disney and encourage them to publish it. If they hear from enough potential readers, they might just change their minds.
By the way, the excellent cover above was created by Christian Guldager, a freelance illustrator and Indy fan.
This book is not available to order.
Here's a link to an article from the Tallahassee Democrat from April, 2015 about my Indiana Jones