The Star in the East
A Winter Tale of Ancient Mystery
by John Adcox
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Pub Date 08 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 08 Nov 2022
Christmas is a season of secrets and miracles. It's also a season of mystery.
Throughout their married lives, baseball star Gaspar Bethlen's wife gave him a lovingly crafted mystery every year for Christmas. Solving the clues led him to his present, but the mysteries themselves were the true gift. Now, Beth has died, leaving Gasper a wreck of a man. But Beth left behind a clue, the beginning of one final Christmas mystery, and it's much more than either of them expected.
The heartbroken man follows a coded message that leads him to an antiquarian bookstore, where he receives an old book—the next clue. Soon, Gaspar is caught up in a globetrotting adventure. Facing one danger and desperate escape after another, he races to unravel a puzzle involving a priceless jewel, ancient star maps, a noble bloodline, and an astonishing secret that dates all the way back to the very first Christmas.
The Star in the East is a winter tale of ancient mystery, of secrets and puzzles, and of breathtaking action and adventure. It's also a heart-shattering story of faith, love, and healing — the true Christmas miracle.
“For all of us who consider Die Hard a Christmas movie, there’s The Star in the East—a fun, fast-moving Christmas thriller with heart.” – Susan Petrone, author of The Heebie-Jeebie Girl
“John Adcox wields a gifted pen. His novel, The Star in the East, is a powerful work of fiction. Adcox creates a cast of memorable characters that jump off the page and escort the reader into a world that is simply unforgettable. The Star in the East is a page-turner that kept me up late into the night. Highly recommended!” – Steven Manchester, author of Dad
“John Adcox continues to delight with his latest, The Star In The East: A Winter Tale of Ancient Mystery. A refreshingly different sort of Christmas adventure that rips along at high speed and offers action aplenty along with heart aplenty and characters who come alive.” – James A. Moore, author of the Seven Forges series and the Serenity Falls trilogy.
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