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In 1923, amateur photographer Muriel Ross meets U.S. Senator Tom Bryan in Paris, France. As she documents the antiques he's acquired in Europe, she's introduced to a piece of the true cross. When she hears of a new fragment having been discovered, will she become entangled in an international scheme to safeguard it?
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Franciscan Media
|Publication Date: 2016|
Its 1923, and a resilient Paris is starting to recover from the ravages of World War I and the Spanish Flu Epidemic. Enter young Muriel Ross, an amateur American photographer tasked with documenting the antiques that her employer, U.S. Senator Tom Bryan, has traveled to France in order to acquire. Although shes exhilarated to have escaped her parents and the confines of their stifling Virginia home, Muriel has lingering questions about why the senator has chosen her for this grand adventure. Nevertheless, she blossoms in her new surroundings, soaking up Parisian culture and capturing the sights and sounds of Paris on her camera.
But events take a dangerous turn when she discovers that the senator is on a mission far more momentousand potentially deadlythan a mere shopping trip. At the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Senator Bryan asks Muriel to photograph an astonishing artifact: a piece of the True Cross, discovered by Empress Helenaa historical figure familiar to readers of The Pilgrim. When rumors surface that another fragment has been unearthed, Muriel becomes enmeshed in a covert international alliance dedicated to authenticating the fragmentand protecting it from those who will stop at nothing to steal and discredit it.
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