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Shadows of Al-Bara

Torri Pines

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ISBN 10: 1518830242 / ISBN 13: 9781518830242
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Shadows of Al-Bara

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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The fog mixed with smoke, the smell of fire, the smell of blood, sweat, and urine, the smell of death. Was this God's intention? Rogier was holding his sword, shaking from exhaustion, painfully breathing. The ground around him was soaked with blood. His eyes mechanically scanned gory surroundings covered with the dead and the dying. At last, he could stop, for there was nobody left to fight...

Vanda, an archaeologist, is thrust into the world of organized crime and forgery of antiquities while investigating an artifact connected to the helmet of Saint Wenceslaus. The story begins with the First Crusade and two knights, brothers, who go to the holy land to fight for God, but only find pain, suffering, and death. We follow the two brothers and the reverberations of their journey into the present day. While following the trail of the crusaders, Vanda, who has a rather unconventional personal life, not only finds herself in a dangerous world she did not expect, but finds both love and sorrow in a place she did not imagine.

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The author was born in Prague, Czech Republic, where she lived and studied till the late nineties when she moved to California to work as a scientist in drug discovery, first in academic and then industrial sector. She received a Master's degree in Material Science (the expertise of the main character of her book), PhD in Organic Chemistry, and has many years of experience in Medicinal Chemistry. She authored and co-authored over thirty professional papers in peer-reviewed journals and books.

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