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The Cana Mystery

In this gripping mystery adventure, Ava, an MIT graduate student and expert in ancient languages, is awakened in the middle of the night by a phone call from an old friend, Paul, with a baffling request: Could she fly to Yemen immediately? He’s found something important and needs her help.

Paul’s subsequent coded e-mail alludes to what he and his boss, Simon Demaj, have found: the lost jars of Cana—the very jars that Jesus used at the wedding at Cana—and a puzzle to be solved. Are the jars authentic, and is there a prophecy somehow hidden in them?

At the same time a shocking global announcement is made: “. . . Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will resign for the good of the church . . .”

Is there a connection? Ava and Paul set off on a deadly global adventure to Yemen, Egypt, Malta, and Rome searching for answers. Every step of the way they’re chased by Paul’s unscrupulous billionaire boss, a drug lord, and corrupt officials.

A thrilling mix of historical and contemporary intrigue, The Cana Mystery keeps the reader wanting to know more.

About the Author
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David Beckett studied English, German, and Philosophy at the University of Texas in Austin and the Julius-Maximilians-Universitt in Wrzburg before attaining his doctorate in jurisprudence.

He received the Willie Morris Award for Editorial Excellence in 1997. A committed husband and proud father, David resides in Terrell Hills, Texas, with his beautiful wife, their adorable son, three rambunctious dogs, and one brave cat.

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