Dakota Knox & the Archaeology Thief (Book 1)

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Dakota Knox & the Archaeology Thief (Book 1)
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Apologetics in a God-glorifying, action-packed adventure . . .

IN THE HEART OF JERUSALEM, a daring nighttime heist leaves the Israel Museum robbed of priceless archaeological artifacts. The authorities are baffled. The trail is cold. Yet, two audacious teenagers believe they hold the key. Meet Dakota Knox and his new friend, Afton Hansley. Their summer trip to Israel with their families was supposed to be a relaxing getaway. Little did they know, it would plunge them into the murky depths of an international crime ring. As they navigate the labyrinth of deception, they grapple with questions that could cost them their lives. Can they unmask the thieves before it’s too late? Will the stolen treasures be reclaimed? And why, amidst the danger and chaos, do these artifacts matter so much? Dakota Knox and the Archaeology Thief is a pulse-pounding journey through history, mystery, and the courage of two young hearts in the face of overwhelming odds. Discover the secrets that lie buried beneath the sands of time. The adventure awaits. Are you ready? The sequel, BOOKS TWO, and THREE are now out!

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Paperback, 200 pages.


•  “Simply exquisite, sublime as a matter of fact . . . I just couldn't put it down!”

•  “One of the best books I have read.”

•  “Such a good read, I love the characters and the history of the artifacts that was incorporated in the book.”

•  “Devoured this book . . . begging for more to the story! . . . Can’t wait for the next one to come out!”

•  "Edge-of-your-seat excitement, irresistible intrigue."

•  "This book is one of a kind—perfect for a Christian (or nonChristian) teen like me looking for an exciting, educational, and fast read."


NOTE TO PARENTS FROM CHARLIE CAMPBELL: I'm writing this Dakota Knox series to strengthen and encourage teens in their Christian faith and to remind them of some of the reasons we trust the Bible. Some parents have been telling me that they're giving the books to their eight, nine, and ten-year-olds. I personally wouldn't. I recommend the books for ages thirteen and up. Why? There's no foul language in the books, but there is some violence, fighting, shootings, death, some talk about steering free of sexual sin (remaining a virgin until marriage), some romance and kissing, etc. So if you are not ready for your preteens to talk to you about these matters, I'd hold off on the books for another couple of years. Having said that, the feedback I'm getting from teens who've read the books has been overwhelmingly positive! To that, I say, "To God be the glory!"

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  • 5

    Posted by The White Family on 22nd Mar 2022

    My 10 yr old son devoured this book and is begging for more to the story! We can’t wait for the next one to come out! Thanks for listening to the call to write this fantastic novel!

  • 5

    Posted by LouAnn on 28th Jan 2022

    I LOVED the book and can’t wait for the next one . . . There is NO way I could ever begin to write such an amazing book.

  • 5
    Loved it!

    Posted by Renee on 26th Jan 2022

    Loved the story. Loved the prayers. Loved the Bible information.

  • 5
    Gripping plot and insightful commentary

    Posted by N.K. on 26th Nov 2021

    I just finished reading Charlie’s novel, and I’m astounded at how easily I was sucked into it.

  • 5
    Great storyline.

    Posted by Steve on 4th Nov 2021

    Nicely done as always.

  • 5

    Posted by Jerry on 3rd Nov 2021

    Loved it! Can't wait for part 2.