Amy Prowers hadn't planned on jetting off to the Balkans. She hadn't planned on having her life turned upside down or being held hostage. .
No, Amy Prowers, hadn't planned on abandoning her career... and becoming a seeker of fulfilling her father's last request. The request that had the words attached: be careful who you trust.
Benton Prowers' death in a suspicious plane crash-and has changed the life of Amy. His words, be careful who you trust leads her on a quest to uncover the real Shroud and if it isn't in Turin as the Catholic Church believes... where is it?
In the second Amy Prowers novel, she is caught up in the web of deceit, scandal, and terror that threatens her and everyone around her.
Will Medak, the young monk at the monastery, help Amy understand the clues her father hid in the icon book... or should she trust him?
Will El Ben Alemien, the evil North African leader, know that Amy is pretending to know where the Shroud is hidden at the Gracanica Monastery?
Will Christianity as it exists today, be able to survive when the truth comes out?
In a sweeping current day global suspense thriller, The Last Request takes you behind the scenes in a tense drama-filled story that is enveloped in mystery, intrigue, and religion.
At the Department of State spent twenty-one years inspecting embassy operations around the world. Traveled to over 130 countries including Iraq and Afghanistan with over 200 total trips. Overseas living included Peru, Thailand, England, Germany, Saudi Arabia, and the Cote d’Ivoire. Served four years in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at the U.S. Embassy. Worked as a management analyst at the VA for nine years. One of first 20 women accepted in Air Force Intelligence School, and the first female Air Force Intelligence Officer to serve in the Vietnam War. Born Milwaukee, Wisconsin, lives in Colorado, BS University of Oregon, MHA Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.
The novel makes no decision on if the Shroud of Turin is really the burial cloth of Christ.
What is known, is that over the centuries when thousands of pilgrims have visited the Shroud, the cloth takes on the energy of the pilgrims and becomes a religious relic. This is true of holy sites in all religions.
Since her father copied the Shroud during WWII, our heroine, Amy Prowers, is determined to return the real Shroud to Turin. She doesn't believe in the legend of the Shroud and isn't sure she can find it.
Therein lies the plot of the Last Request.
The Last Request
According to tradition, the Evangelist, Saint Luke, painted the first icon—a portrait of Mary—in the first century AD. The non-traditional view is that the first icon is the burial cloth of Christ. The common name for the icon is the Shroud of Turin, after the cathedral in Turin, Italy where it resides.”