Intrigue in "Eye of the Pyramid"
Northern VA author hosts book signing at Old
Allison Brophy Champion
Culpeper Star Exponent
Saturday, December 18, 2004
The elusive eyes of the Mona Lisa peer from the front cover
of The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. A single eye, equally
as recognizable, stares emotionless from the cover of Terry
Krohns novel, Eye of the Pyramid.
In both cases, the eyes hold a secret.
A research scientist in physics for more than 20 years,
49-year-old Krohn is tapping into his mysterious side. It
took the northern Virginia resident two years to pen his
first novel, but the end result represents 45 years of
living and experience, he said.
Eye of the Pyramid is in the same genre as Browns
bestseller, said Krohn, adding, In some sense, it is the
next Da Vinci Code. He described the 352-page thriller as
a classic struggle of good and evil.
And it has imagery that allows the reader to go any place
he wants - to the depths of despair or heights of success,
said Krohn. The books interesting range of settings will
also take the reader to extreme locations, both past and
Eye of the Pyramid begins in 1915 and bangs forward to
modern day, followed by a trip way back in time to ancient
Egypt, circa 40 B.C. The story is told through characters
like Dr. Paul Malone, a 21st century physicist [who receives
cryptic messages from his dreams]; Edward Leedskalnin
[creator of the Coral Castle in Homestead, Fl and who died
in 1951]; and Helop, chief counsel to Cleopatra.
This is a conspiracy theory story about a scientist who
stumbles upon a secret society that has manipulated the
worlds monetary system for more than 2,000 years, said
The novel has three layers of discovery and a fictional, but
fascinating, reference to the eye above the pyramid on the
back of the $1 bill.
It takes a long time to get your arms around what the book
is all about, said Krohn.
Like in The Da Vinci Code, the events in Eye of the
Pyramid are presented as facts. The two books have a
similar, controversial flavor, said Krohn.
The novel, though mystical, has a benevolent message, he
added. And the story is not graphic - Krohn wanted his son
and daughter to be able to pick up the book and read it. It
has action and drama and powerful artifacts.
Today, from 1 to 3 p.m., Krohn will appear at Old House
Vineyards in Culpeper for a book-signing and meet-the-author
session. The author is friends with Vineyard owners Allyson
and Patrick Kearney and is looking forward to a relaxing
afternoon down on the farm.
A self-proclaimed Army brat, Krohn has lived much of his
life in the Washington, D.C., area and is a bit of an
over-achiever. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Virginia
Tech, where he earned a bachelors degree in math and
physics. Krohn also holds an MBA from George Mason
University and masters of science in mathematics from
Krohn has worked for GE Aircraft Engines in Cincinnati and
currently runs a software development consulting business in
Fairfax County. The research scientist said he had a lot of
help with his first novel and that the editing process took
nearly as long as the actual writing.
Eye of the Pyramid recently caught the eye of a big book
retailer, said Krohn, and hes been traveling the country to
promote it. From Georgia to California, the novel has quite
Its resonating so well, said Krohn. I think its because
people sense the reality behind the novel.
He has already committed to a sequel, The Power of the
Scepter, which is scheduled to come out in early 2006. Eye
of the Pyramid is available for purchase at
and at local bookstores across the country. The book was
published through Axiom House Publishing in Fairfax.
Its a complex piece of work, but an easy read, said
Allison Brophy Champion can be reached at:
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