New time travel tale takes readers to ancient Mexico

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Paul McCoy’s ‘Glow of the Red Star’ follows US adventurers exploring Mayan civilization

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NEW LONDON, Conn. – “Glow of the Red Star” (published by Xlibris) follows a dramatic journey through a present tense view of Tom Sanders, an Afro-American archaeologist who will unknowingly rip open the theory of time travel when he is assigned a mission that will change his life and send him on uncharted territory to save a life.

Author Paul McCoy’s new novel explores the mysteries left behind by a primeval Mayan Indian tribe that once populated a metropolis deep in the jungle of Mexico. Volatile and degrading scenarios set a platform for a perilous adventure when four lives and destinies intersect. Tom Sanders, a retired Navy SEAL and infamous archaeologist, is called upon by Dr. Baldwin, a museum director, to find the lost Mayan city of Tikal. Tom is pushed to the edge of his breaking point when several members of his crew suffer horrendous deaths. He must find resolve when turmoil comes from just around the next corner.

Tom calls on his beloved friend Susan Anderson for her invaluable expertise in deciphering ancient glyphs. They find an artifact that later turns out to be a key that can open the doors to the future and the past. During this journey, his feelings for her grow even stronger as they make the biggest discovery of their careers. Calamity strikes Susan at the hands of a sadistic religious fanatic; Peter Stanley, who believes that he has his own kingdom waiting for him in heaven. Another close friend, Jon Henderson gets himself into a big dilemma dealing with a lethal Russian mobster, and he makes matters worse by naively stealing a cursed artifact from Tom in order to save his own skin.

“Glow of the Red Star” depicts the captivating journey of an archeologist and an ancient civilization lost to antiquity. Excitement awaits readers in this highly absorbing adventure across the space-time continuum.

“Glow of the Red Star”
By Paul McCoy
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 398 pages | ISBN 9781503550421
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 398 pages | ISBN 9781503550438
E-Book | 398 pages | ISBN 9781503550445
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Originally from Missouri, Paul McCoy now lives in Connecticut after serving four years in the US Navy. Honorary discharging from there, he worked and retired from the State of Connecticut as a Corrections Officer. He used those years to develop a unique style of writing; to create and express visualization with gripping characters to captivate readers to escape into the world of mindless entertainment.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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