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.


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?



Death and destruction are threatening the borderlands.

After Texas won its independence, the Mexican people left stranded on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande continue to live as they have for centuries. Not even the Civil War and Reconstruction have changed their way of life.

    Politics and greed are about to put an end to all that, even if it means murder.

   Outraged at being treated like second class citizens, the Mexican people have a different outcome in mind. They outnumber the Anglo population by ten to one. If they are to be treated like dogs, it's time for the dogs to bite.

     As blood flows on both sides of the conflict, an undercover Texas Ranger is sent into El Paso County to investigate.

    In a region where life is cheap and crime and corruption are as common as dirt, can one man find a just solution and prevent a war or will death and hell ride into the borderlands on a pale horse?

The Fourth Horseman is another great book for fans of Dan Arnold’s Historical Fiction. Based on one of the worst chapters in Texas history, the San Elizario Salt War, fans of Louis L’ Amour will love this Western which may also remind them of Robert B. Parker or Elmore Leonard, with a touch of William W. Johnstone for good measure.

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.

The outlaws are expecting them.

How far will a Texas Ranger go to recover stolen horses?

How far will a Comanche warrior go to seek justice for the murder of a friend?

Set in Texas and parts of the Santa Fe Trail in the late 1870’s. A tale of endurance, justice and bringing the rule of law into a time and place not yet civilized. Another great book for fans of Dan Arnold’s Historical Fiction. Fans of Louis L’ Amour will love this Western which may also remind them of Robert B. Parker, Elmore Leonard and Larry McMurtry.

Books by Dan Arnold  and Daniel Roland Banks 

 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.

Stolen Horses.