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TRUE RAIDERS/BRAD RICCA

The Cedar/Coventry Reading series, a collaboration between Mac's Backs and the CH-UH Public LIbrary (Coventry branch) will host a virtual event on Wednesday, September 29th at 7 p.m.with Brad Ricca, author of True Raiders: The Untold Story of the 1909 Expedition to Find the Legendary Ark of the Covenant.

Here is the event link to register

https://heightslibrary.org/events/event-calendar/?action=viewEvent&eventID=61261 

True Raiders is The Lost City of Z meets The Da Vinci Code!

This book tells the untold true story of Monty Parker, a British rogue nobleman who, after being dared to do so by Ava Astor, the so-called "most beautiful woman in the world," headed a secret 1909 expedition to find the fabled Ark of the Covenant. Like a real-life version of Raiders of the Lost Ark, this incredible story of adventure and mystery has almost been completely forgotten today. In 1908, Monty is approached by a strange Finnish scholar named Valter Juvelius who claims to have discovered a secret code in the Bible that reveals the location of the Ark. Monty assembles a ragtag group of blueblood adventurers, a renowned psychic, and a Franciscan father, to engage in a secret excavation just outside the city walls of Jerusalem. Using recently uncovered records from the original expedition and several newly translated sources, True Raiders is the first retelling of this group's adventures- in the space between fact and faith, science and romance.

Brad Ricca is the Edgar-nominated author of five books, including True Raiders, Olive the Lionheart, Mrs. Sherlock Holmes, and the award-winning Super Boys. His independent film Last Son won a Silver Ace Award. 

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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True Raiders: The Untold Story of the 1909 Expedition to Find the Legendary Ark of the Covenant Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250273604
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Press - September 21st, 2021

Olive the Lionheart: Lost Love, Imperial Spies, and One Woman's Journey into the Heart of Africa Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250796691
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - August 17th, 2021

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250160836
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 9th, 2018

Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster--the Creators of Superman Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781250049681
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 3rd, 2014