Cherry Hill, New Jersey - In A Shadow Away British archaeologist Andrew Seaton discovers a jewel-encrusted golden statue and immediately realizes he may have uncovered the key to the lost city of El Dorado. The statue disappears before he can verify his findings, and Andrew must rely on private detective Alex Cort to recover the prized artifact.

The two men find themselves caught up in a dangerous race against a corrupt colleague and a ruthless art thief who will stop at nothing to claim the statue for themselves. As each new clue leads them up the Amazon River and deeper into the jungle, they soon discover things are not quite what they appear. When all seems lost, the mystical powers of a beautiful woman guide them out of danger and ultimately to the ruins of an ancient city, where Andrew must right the wrongs he committed in a past life and Alex discovers a secret of his own.

“I wanted to write positive, page-turning novels for readers to lose themselves in,” Lacy says. “So many books today are set in dystopian worlds, filled with depressed and stressed-out characters. The Alex Cort series is a refreshing alternative – entertaining and full of world-traveling adventures, all laced with a little magic.”