Tarzan: The Greystoke Legacy Under Siege
by Ralph N. Laughlin and Ann E. Johnson
Cover Art: Tom Gianni; Interior Illustrations: Mike Grell
Book #4 in the Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs series.
The Greystoke Legacy Under Siege lifts the TARZAN series to new, ground-breaking heights with a high adventure that immerses TARZAN and his offspring in an epic battle for their family’s survival.
• Includes a solution to the real-life murder of Dian Fossey, who devoted her life to the study and preservation of African gorillas;
• Introduces Tarzan’s great grandson, Jonathan – a young man struggling to seek his place in an adult world;
• Unveils the inner workings of Tarzan’s massive family wealth – the Greystoke Trust, a London-based financial estate whose global influence reaches into the highest levels of business and government. This rapid, page-turning adventure travels from Africa to London to Paris and to Moscow in pursuit of justice because the family is Under Seige:
• Tarzan’s African estate is demolished by an unknown guerrilla militia, leaving in its wake a leveled complex littered with the dead;
• The Greystoke Trust, run by grandson Jackie, is accused of capital crimes against the Crown, and Jackie is jailed;
• Son Jack, the last known person to meet with Dian Fossey, is accused of her murder and is sought by African authorities;
• Jonathan’s airplane is shot down and crash lands into the African jungle forcing him to call upon his instincts, heritage and martial arts training to survive. This leap into the late 20th Century will provide intense excitement as chapter after chapter leaves doubt as to the survival of the Greystokes and their legacy. Book #4 in the Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs series. Hard cover comes with a Dust Jacket. Digital Edition coming soon.
Ralph N. Laughlin grew up in the Midwest. Upon graduation from the University of Iowa’s School of Journalism he joined the General Electric Advertising & Public Relations department. During his career he went on to work for a number of Fortune 500 companies. Upon retirement, he turned his writing talents to pleasure. He has published five books on various subjects, ranging from motivational, to thought provoking, to humorous relief. He’s been a life-long fan (some say fanatic) of the Tarzan books, leading him to conceive and develop the idea of placing Tarzan and his family in modern times with actual historical events. Tarzan: The Greystoke Legacy Under Siege is the first in a series of such stories along this precept. He currently lives in southwest Virginia.
Ann E. Johnson lives in Maine and writes historical fiction and fantasy. She has received awards for her fiction at the Ocean Park Writers Conference. Ann is retired and spends her days writing, researching, or training in the martial arts of swords, staff, tai chi, karate and jiu jitsu. She began martial arts to enhance her writing and stayed because she found she loved it.
Tom Gianni Tom is an award winning artist who studied at the American Academy of Arts where he has taught since 1983. For decades he has worked as a courtroom sketch artist and has painted a huge mural at the Eisenhower Public Library.
Mike Grell Mike is a legendary, award winning artist who has worked on many titles including Legion of Super-heroes, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Warlord and his own Jon Sable. He wrote and drew the Tarzan comic strip form July 1981 to February 1983.