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The Apocalypse Mechanism

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Brilliant New Orleans Professor James Beauregard's life is spiraling into complete despair when a startling discovery is made halfway across the globe that requires his expertise. Is there really an ancient machine that could push civilization into the throes of oblivion? As he attempts to unlock the secrets of this waiting apocalypse, Professor Beauregard is hunted by an ...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Winter Goose Publishing
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Susan Hampson
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So I met this unlikely hero of this novel on the day he wished to die, not that he didn't wish to die every day, because all he seemed to live for these days was the thought of ending it all.  He owned a magnificent house and a family business both left to him from his father in his Will, as well as following his dream into a career that he loved, but it wasn't enough. Not after a terrible accident had robbed him of his wife and child the year before.  So gun in hand and a belly full of whisky h ...more
Steven Smith
A short while ago J.M. Richardson contacted me through the blog, asking if I would like to read and review his latest book, The Barataria Key which is published on December 21st. In chatting with him, I discovered it was the second book of a series featuring the main character. And while the books are to some extent stand alone, I had to purchase and read the first in the series.

I am so happy that I was contacted, as The Apocalypse Mechanism did not disappoint. I would say this book felt very mu
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Natasha Head
Oct 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This fantastic read grabbed me from page one and didn't let go until its end. Rich in its imagery, with fresh dialogue and fascinating characters, this world tour has you globetrotting and mystery solving up to its conclusion. Leading character James Beauregard is colorful and intriguing, with wit to spare and I am hoping this will not be the last we see of him. JM Richardson is a gifted storyteller, that treats his reader with respect. Despite the weighty history, The Apocalypse Mechanism does ...more
Dean Frech
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The Apocalypse Mechanism follows two college professors (one a historian, the other a geologist) on their race to stop a religious zealot in the Middle East from activating an ancient machine designed to start world wide chaos through natural disasters and mass destruction.

This modern-day Indiana Jones tale is steep in research on the history of Egypt, Alexander the Great, Zoroastrianism, as well as Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Although not a historical novel, I found the history supporting
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J. M. Richardson was raised in the small town of Franklinton in southeastern Louisiana. His upbringing was one of close-knit family and community. He attended Bowling Green School, a small K-12 private school. In his early years, Richardson nurtured an interest in the arts, history, geography, writing poetry, writing competitively, and developing talents in vocals, guitar, and musical arrangement. ...more
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