BLOOD and FAITH
A new thriller of politics, art and religion
Blood and Faith
What should she do when she finds herself in possession of the most sacred, the most valuable, the most coveted artwork in all Eastern Orthodoxy?
Russia has loaned it to the United States
Ukraine claims it
The Russian Orthodox Church wants it
Political rivals will kill for it
Russia is threatening mayhem
Laura Cole will push past her own limits, grappling with her past, high-stakes potlitical intrigue, and escaping the danger that surrounds an incredible work of art.
Blood and Faith is a political/cultural/historical thriller. It is timely, engaging and fast moving with places and issues that are in every news cast of today.
John's trilogy of books on sports and philosophy, Socrates the Rower (courage, and self-knowledge); Carrying the Clubs (golf and ethics); and Skiing and the Poetry of Snow (glimpsing the world behind the world) are out there, inert, but steaming, waiting for you to pick them up, read them, and challenge your body and mind as you dive into life.
Now John has written fiction (intentionally this time).
Blood and Faith is an international thriller involving Russia, Ukraine and the United States in a crisis precipitated by the theft of Eastern Orthodoxy's most sacred Icon. It is timely and historically prescient about the longstanding quarrels between Russia and Ukraine.
John is available for readings and lectures. For inquiries and scheduling, please use the contact form here.