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The Pravda Messenger
Howard Books / 2009 / Paperback
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Tanya Novack is unusual---she can tell when somebody is lying. When the KGB captures her father, she flees to America where she discovers a Bible inscribed with a name she'd seen on a tomb in a Russian monastery---Feodore Kuzmich. Who was he? Can she find out before unscrupulous people exploit---or kill---her? 224 pages, softcover from Howard.
In 1825, Czar Alexander I of Russia was buried—but many did not believe that the body in the coffin was that of the czar. Rather, they believed that he had slipped away in disguise and was walking the roads of Russia as a humble monk.
In 1975, a Russian named Yuri and his adolescent daughter Tanya approach a Soviet-era monastery in Leningrad, where an ancient tomb is opened—inside is the ancient, dessicated body of a monk—and a golden snuff box is removed and given to them. Tanya has a special gift—the Pravda: she can always recognize when someone is telling her the truth. But Soviet soldiers arrive, and Yuri is wounded and captured. Tanya flees.
Seven years later, Tanya is living in Colorado on a goat farm, but her ability as an investigator—aided by her Pravda gift—has already proven useful to the local sheriff. Then the Bible of the Bell Messenger comes into her life, and all of the mysteries and dangers of her past life erupt again: the golden snuff box, the identity of the monk in the coffin, the location and welfare of her father—and Tanya embarks on a world tour, partly fleeing, partly kidnapped, partly in an effort to solve the mysteries herself. Will Tanya, now in her late teens, be able to discern which of the new people who enter her life at his point can be trusted? Will she fulfill her destiny as the girl with the gift? And how will the Messengers Bible help her?
Robert Cornuke is the author of several books and an internationally recognized expert on biblical history and archaeological investigation. He has appeared on the History Channel, National Geographic Television, CBS, MSNBC, CBN, Fox, and TBNs Ripleys Believe It or Not.
Alton Gansky is the author of twenty novels and six nonfiction works. Previously a firefighter and an architect, he has spent twenty-two years in pulpit ministry.
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