Yellow Horse.



     With the help of some highly skilled friends, American anthropologist Dr. Jacob Walker, in his search for lost civilizations, begins to research the strange circular structures that are scattered by the thousands across southeast Africa.

The work begins at the enigmatic site known as "Adam's Calendar". Is this just a natural stone outcropping, another unexplained megalythic site like Stonehenge, or is it the birthplace of humanity?

Could this region be the ancient realm of the Queen of Sheba, or the location of King Solomon's mines?  Is there a connection to the lost kingdom of Atlantis? For Jake and his friends the answers could come at too high a price.

Who will live and who will die among the mysterious-- circles of stone?

 The Ark Approach

When American anthropologist, Dr. Jacob Walker responds to a request from an old friend in Israel, he has no idea how dangerous his service might become. He’s been tasked with recovering an ancient box of symbolic relics.

Thousands of years of mystery surround the disappearance of the enigmatic object. It’s reappearance at this time in history threatens the balance of power in the Middle East and throughout the world. It’s been a factor in the establishment of three religions and its fame has contributed to the development of art, history, science and culture.

While Israel is staggering under the weight of civil unrest, and tensions between the most powerful nations around the globe hover on the brink of a third world war, somewhere under Jerusalem, Jake must recover and secure the most sacred, controversial and potentially powerful artifact on earth.

There are forces at work that will stop at nothing to establish ownership and control. After all, it’s not just another lost artifact. It might be the most holy object in human history.

It’s the Ark of the Covenant.


            Stolen Horses

          When Charles Goodnight sends for the nearest Texas Rangers, Sergeant John Everett Sage knows the problem must be big. Six desperados stole eighteen head of Goodnight’s horses and killed his wrangler. The famous cattleman could handle it himself, but he’s trying to build a ranch. Tracking down the murderous horse thieves is a job for the Rangers.

Sage’s friend and scout, Yellow Horse, has just returned from the Indian Territory. Together, with a few men, they set out to track down the Murdock gang and return the stolen horses.

 How far will a Texas Ranger go to recover stolen horses? How far will a Comanche go to seek justice for the murder of a friend?
The outlaws are expecting them.

Set in Texas in the late 1870’s, this is a tale of endurance, justice and bringing the rule of law into a time and place not yet civilized.

Books by Dan Arnold- Author

​Let's turn on some light!



  When an American anthropologist joins an archeological expedition researching a structure high in a previously unexplored range of mountains in the Tanami Desert of Western Australia, they discover more than they ever dreamed or imagined.

Even though the local Aborigines tried to warn them, the team from Sydney has no use for primitive folk tales, and no time to waste. It’s the hottest time of year and the monsoons are long overdue.

Science demands answers in a place where something older than the dream time waits to feed its ancient hunger.

Who will live and who will die in the land down under, out back of beyond?

      In response to a sacred vision, the half Comanche, half Cherokee warrior, Yellow Horse, returns to the Indian Territory from Texas to discuss his vision with the great Comanche war chief, Quanah Parker.
Yellow Horse is a man on the edge. He’s struggling to understand his place as a Comanche warrior in the rapidly changing times, and the white man’s world. He’s found some comfort scouting for his peoples’ long-time enemies, the Texas Rangers

To improve his beef holdings, Quanah needs a man to buy breeding stock and herd them to the reservation.
Yellow Horse has come in answer to his prayers.
He's surprised to learn that Quanah is no longer fighting the American government. He too is learning to think and speak like a white man.

In a time when native people are hated and feared, Yellow Horse sets out to find someone who will sell cattle to the Comanche, hire drovers, outfit a cattle drive, and deliver the herd to the Indian Territory. Before he can bring in the herd, he’ll have to confront rustlers and track down the outlaws who destroyed a small settlement. They’ve kidnapped the woman he loves, an army Colonel’s daughter.
They will show him no mercy.
None will be shown them.

Books by Dan Arnold/Daniel Roland Banks, author

 I spent most of my youth outdoors. When I had to be indoors I read everything I could get my hands on. I read the classics, the comics, newspapers, soup cans and cereal boxes, you probably did too!    
Later, I read Khalil Gibran, which led me to the Koran, which led me to the Bible.

A lifetime of reading led me to writing. All those years of education did not prepare me well enough for the challenges of being a writer. I've learned and grown in wonderful ways since I wrote that first Western-Bear Creek.

In addition to my OTHER ( Books ) you might enjoy the new works shown below:

 danielbanks-books is a long-time dream finally realized. As a creative person, I've been a successful visual artist producing award winning paintings and sculpture. Until recently, writing was something I've done as a means to communicate technical data or as a very private form of self expression. My stories are a vehicle for articulating the journeys of my heart and imagination. My desire is that the reader enjoys the experience and in the stories they find something of value, enriching their lives. I hope my books are entertaining, thought provoking and  enlightening. The world can be a very dark place.                                                                        

Having a story running around in your head, is one thing. Producing it in a form that can be read by others, is quite a different story.