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 tradition of the Eastern Orthodox believes Christian images date to the first days of Christianity when icons became a tradition. Since the 3rd century images that survived are quite different from the later ones. In the Greek language icon painting is the same word as writing. Most icons have some graphic art usually telling the name of the person or event in the icon.
The Last Request
The history of the Balkans in the last century is one where hatred kills the innocents who are eager to be martyred. No matter who rules —the Turks, the Greeks, Communists—the message of icons never changes. Icons are a work of art showing the union between the painting and symbols. On a more practical level in past centuries, many of the people were illiterate. Icons are a picture and that helps them understand the Biblical message.
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