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Race for the Crown (Paperback) (James D. Bethel)
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Luke Appleton only had a few months left to work at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. He was excited knowing that he would soon be returning home to his wife and three year old daughter, when his hopes for the future were derailed. He quickly found himself imprisoned by ISIS and fighting for his life. His desperate struggle paired him up with an older Catholic priest. They joined together on a quest of historic proportions. They soon find themselves racing against history itself, searching for Jesus Christ's Crown of Thorns.Their pursuit is threatened by several deadly enemies that are willing to trade Luke and his family's lives for the prize. The Russian Government, Mafia, ISIS, and even the new U.S. President are all blocking their path. Luke and his team have to be the first to solve one of history's greatest mysteries, or they will lose everything they treasure in life.Join this young government employee, turned treasure hunter, and his family and friends on this life or death adventure ride. And witness their search for more than a historical artifact, but their discovery of a new world of faith and trust in God.