"Bury me standing. I must be buried standing." Powers, the follow-up to John Olson's Shade ("a must-read for those who enjoy Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti" -Publishers Weekly ), introduces a sheltered Gypsy girl named...
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"Bury me standing. I must be buried standing."
Powers, the follow-up to John Olson's Shade ("a must-read for those who enjoy Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti" -Publishers Weekly), introduces a sheltered Gypsy girl named Mariutza. Her grandfather utters a mysterious last request before dying in her arms after being shot by ten cloaked men.
Those same men die before her eyes, but strange powers continue to pursue Mari through the swamps of southern Louisiana where she has always hidden from "the Badness."
The whole world seems to join in the chase-helicopters, soldiers, government agents, and the police are all trying to kill her. Mari's only hope of survival is to find Jaazaniah the Prophet, the mythical hero of her grandfather's bedtime stories. But she has never been outside the swamp or known other humans besides her grandfather and one teacher. How can this lone girl survive the bewildering world of men long enough to find a prophet who might not even exist?
John Olson is a novelist and computational biochemist who lives with his wife, Amy, and children, Peter and Arianna, in San Leandro, California. John earned a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and did postdoctoral research at the University of California at San Francisco. After almost eight years as a director and principal scientist at a scientific software company, John now devotes himself full-time to a ministry of writing and speaking. He is the author of Adrenaline and, with Randall Ingermanson, the Christy Award--winning Oxygen and its sequel, The Fifth Man. See John's Web site at www.litany.com. His latest release is Fossil Hunter.