William (Alex) Walker was raised in Knoxville, TN and graduated from the University of Tennessee, majoring in Business Administration, Marketing and Traffic Management. Walker spent eight years in U.S. Army Reserve with an honorable discharge and the rank of captain. He spent a long career with United States Gypsum Co. in various marketing and sales management positions. He is currently retired.

For several years he operated a small company, Executive Fly-Fishing Services, that organized and conducted fly-fishing trips for corporate managers and key clients to various rivers in the western U.S. and Canada.

The author wrote several fly-fishing articles published in an international fly-fishing magazine, Rackelhanen Fly-fishing.
Walker wrote the 30-chapter historical documentary From Our Past published on the Gurley, Alabama website, www.contactez.net/gurleyalabama/, now sponsored by the Gurley Lions Club.

He wrote magazine articles for Lost Treasure Magazine titled The Lost Gold of Keel Mountain published in the December 2006 issue, Criner Treasures Found, July 2012 issue, and An Unlikely Treasure Found, in the May 2013 issue.

He has written three historical action/adventure thriller novels titled TOLTEC, CUZCO, and ZENOX (Part of a three-book series) published by Deeds Publishing, Atlanta, GA.

Walker currently lives in Peachtree Corners, GA with his wife.  His interests are writing adventure thriller novels, photography, fly-fishing, golf, and acoustic guitar.

 

Books

Zenox

With the collapse of the Confederacy and the imminent capture of the capital city of Richmond in 1865, a young general, accompanied by a detail of soldiers, is selected by President Jefferson Davis to transfer and hide a sizable quantity of gold to a remote location in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. From there, the Confederates escape to Brazil where they are assured a safe haven in exile. President Grant offers the general and his men a pardon and renewed U.S. citizenship in exchange for a disclosure of the treasure’s location. Our characters, Simon and Elijah, are dispatched to South America to escort the general back home. Strange events lead them to venture deep into the Amazon Jungle to search for a far grander treasure…the lost Inca gold, alleged to be hidden in the legendary city of El Dorado…The Gilded One.

Our characters find the Amazon River to be most uninhabitable and threatening as they confront many dangerous deathtraps such as primitive headhunters, huge crocodiles, and man-eating piranha. They are pursued by a group of extremely dangerous adversaries: hired killers and mercenaries who are also seeking the Inca prize at any cost. A startling discovery is made that reveals a cataclysmic threat to our sun and solar system and launches our characters on the most implausible and hazardous journey of them all. Simon and Elijah now realize they are suddenly and explicitly linked to the fate of mankind as well as every living organism on Earth. The zenox may be their only salvation, and failure is out of the question.

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Paperback | ISBN 978-1-941165-67-6 | 398 Pages
FICTION / Action & Adventure

 

Cuzco

Cuzco, an exciting historic action/adventure thriller, takes our characters on a dangerous and harrowing quest to the Andes and the forbidden land of the Incas.  The expedition team is dispatched by an anxious U.S. Government with a mission to search for a priceless treasure and an indescribable entity vital to the national security of the United States.  Pursued by a team of ruthless French mercenaries trained to kill, the Americans must find the object of their search before their adversaries do—the fate of the world may depend on it.  Their journey exposes the group to incredible challenges and perilous confrontations as they journey deep into the sacred lands of the Incas and to the mysterious ancient citadels hidden deep in the land of the mists.  The startling ancient mysteries they discover will change history books.  All of this leads to an explosive and unimaginable conclusion.

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Paperback | ISBN 978-1-937565-63-3 | 354 Pages
FICTION / Action & Adventure

 

Toltec

At the end of the American Civil War, two young opposing cavalry officers confront each other in a brief skirmish, but through a temporary truce, suddenly discover they have the same great grandfather.  Their newfound blood kinship leads them to escape the war that will soon be over.
They journey to Mexico where the two learn of an ancient Toltec city in the Yucatan jungle where, according to legend, a vast treasure is buried beneath the city’s pyramid—they decide to search for it.  Guided by a young Mexican and his beautiful sister, they are pursued by ruthless and dangerous rival treasure hunters.

But the most unlikely pursuers are an American general and special Pinkerton agents sent to capture the deserters and return them for trial.

Throughout their harrowing quest, our young adventurers encounter terrifying jungle hazards, mysterious caverns, deadly hidden traps, and violent confrontations with descendants of the ancient Toltecs.

A startling discovery is made—something that could drastically change the world—even destroy it.  This creates a potential danger to mankind and a serious moral conflict between our two Americans and the reckless manipulation of ambitious government and military leaders—all leading to an unexpected and explosive conclusion.

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Paperback | ISBN 978-1-937565-29-9 | 382 Pages
FICTION / Action & Adventure