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  • Hardcover: 362 pages
  • Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing (April 16 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606931997
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606931998
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 658 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,201,465 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This international adventure takes the reader along on a fast paced journey, twisting and turning through both time and place. The author delves into the forbidden territory of creation vs. evolution, but attacks the subject with poise, character and lots of research. If you like adventure and intrigue, this archeaological thriller will pique your interest and keep you reading far into the night. Highly recommended!
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Format: Paperback
I can't say I've ever thought too much about dinosaurs before, but this book sure sparked my interest. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and plan to read it again!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
And The Beat Goes On Oct. 6 2010
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Here is the back cover blurb:

Canadian born archeologist Mark Graham unearths a remarkable discovery while at a dig in the mountains of Zimbabwe - pterodactyl remains and giant human bones buried together. Speculation leads to the possible existence of a mythical race known as `Nephilim', a pre-flood people alleged to have descended from both gods and men.

But skepticism and sabotage delay Mark and his team as the dig site is compromised, putting their discovery - as well as his very life - in grave danger. Deceived and framed by trusted friends and colleagues, Mark struggles to safeguard his findings and protect his reputation in order to unearth the mystery behind the Nephilim.

As an archeologist, Mark Graham has spent his professional life trying to make what he learned growing up in a Christian family "jive" with what he knows as a scientist. On this latest dig, evidence is being discovered that just might bring him back to the truth.

The romance aspect of this book is a little edgy. Mark and Laura, a fellow archeologist, spend some their off time "together". Nothing too descriptive, thank you Tracy! When Mark goes back home to his parents for a visit, he sees an old family friend who has suddenly "grown up". There is an attraction there but that is all I'm going to say. Read the book to find out what happens!

Mark has many colleagues that have their own agendas. Who can he trust? Who is really his friend? Answers you will only get when you read this awesome book! Tracy has given us very defined characters and a well developed plot. I was surprised several times throughout the book trying to guess who was doing what. That is the kind of stories I love. The type that keep you guessing, at least most of the way through! If you can figure it out in the first two chapters, why finish it right?

I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who loves a good romantic suspense.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
As The Beat Goes On Sept. 12 2010
By Edna Tollison - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
As I opened the book I usually read the Prologue and this one start with referring to Genesis 6:5 KJV in the Bible. This refers to where the angles came down from Heaven and went into the women of the earth and they bore giants.

As the book begins there is an archeological team headed by Mark Graham and as his assistance Laura Sawchuk along with some more members. They had found an underground burring site beneath an old tomb. They had already found some bones and something that look like large chicken bones with large wings.

They unearthed a few of the tombs but there in the center surrounded by the smaller tombs was the main one that they really wanted to get into. As they carefully moved the old silt they got the door open and there was this large casket and there is where they found the "PRIZE". As they were trying to get this out, they had a cave in and had to leave it in order to get out themselves. It was going to take a couple of weeks before the crew could get back inside, so in the meantime Mark's grandfather had passed away so he went home to Canada. When he returned they were soon back into the caves. Things were missing that they could not understand, some of the artifacts and some files from the computer. They got the "PRIZE" out and loaded onto a truck just as the African government came up and arrested Mark. No one knew why as they had permits for the dig and they were sending things out to New Mexico to a lab.

Meanwhile the dig was stopped and the crew and Mark was finally home. Things went from bad to worse as Mark lost his job and was sabotaged by two of his crew members. He was not getting any credit for all the work he had done. Will this dig ever prove that the pterodactyl and humans were living at the same time. Will this dig prove the Bible is correct or will the scientists still not believe what the Bible says?

I had better stop here before I tell the plot of the story and we want everyone to buy a copy of this beautiful book and read for yourselves.

This book was sent to me by the author Tracy L. Krauss for me to review.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
And the Beat Goes On Aug. 12 2010
By Martha A. Cheves - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
His crew had been meticulously digging under the site of an ancient temple - a sacred site stringently protected by the government of Zimbabwe. The temple site itself had been unearthed decades before, but legend had led to speculation that an even older civilization had once used the spot. Mark had been honored when asked to assemble a team of specialists to investigate the possibilities without compromising the original excavations. It was painstaking work. But already, after only five months, the team was rewarded with signs that the legends were indeed rooted in fact. Under the temple mount they had discovered an even more ancient burial ground with an intricate system of tombs that seemed oddly more technologically advanced than the layer of simple graves directly above it. This wasn't entirely unexpected; history often bespoke of a more barbarous people supplanting a superior civilization. But there was more... so much more. There was a sense that they were on the verge of something big - monumental, even.'

Dr. Mark Graham and his team of archaeologists have made a discovery that would re-write history as we know it today. Not only would they be able to prove that earth was younger than historians believe but they would also be able to prove that prehistoric creatures and man did exist together, creating a large gap in the theory of evolution.

Raised in a Christian family, Mark believes in the Bible, but due to his scientific mind, he has doubts regarding how the earth and man actually evolved. With the finding of a tomb holding a human giant as well as the wing bones of a pterodactyl, his belief and theory start to dissolve. With the sediment found around the grave, there are even signs of a possible flood taking place many years before. And if the calculations are correct, this flood was none other than the great flood that covered the whole earth during the days of Noah. But, there are those who will stop at nothing to prevent these finds from being shared as well as those who will stop at nothing to make sure they are shared. So, as Mark's scientific mind begins to change and grow with new ideas, so do the problems preventing him from going public, leaving him in a position of not trusting anyone, including his own team. And as his faith in God grows, the problems get worse.

As I read And the Beat Goes On, I became aware of how scientists can, and I'm sure have, played down the Bible's teaching of the creation of earth, man and all of God's creatures. I take the Bible as my history book. I can also see how a find such as the one talked about in this book would stir up some real problems. It would actually require that history and science books be rewritten. Could it be possible that finds such as this really have been found? Have they been withheld from the public?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Fast-paced adventure Aug. 24 2010
By MisterChris - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
And the Beat Goes on is an entertaining and thought-provoking Romantic Suspense story about Mark Graham, Canadian archaeologist investigating a temple burial ground in Zimbabwe.

What he discovers there rocks his world and sets up a chain of events that threaten his reputation, his world view, even his life.

While this edgy Christian novel started a bit slow for an adventure nut like me, it quickly became a white-knuckle thriller with well-handled romance. I read the last half of the book in one sitting, unable to put it down.

I've made this journey myself, not as an archaeologist, but coming from being an evolution-supporter to a Creationist during my college years. The academic world does have quite a bit of the rejection felt in this book to Intelligent Design and the idea of Creation.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
And the Beat Goes On... Oct. 23 2010
By Jan Marie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
If you enjoy a book with lots of intrigue, hidden agendas, mystery, deceit, betrayal, and a bit of romance thrown in for good measure, then you will enjoy And the Beat Goes On by Tracy Krauss. Tracy told me that the book is officially categorized as "Romantic Suspense" but I felt that other elements of mystery and suspense were predominant and the romance was not the main element of the story.
The book begins in an ancient time in the heart of Africa in the area that is now known as Zimbabwe. Tracy certainly knows how to grab her reader and draws them in with her very first words. In her prologue, she portrays the enactment of a pagan ritual in extremely vivid detail and such gruesome acts of violence and depravity are committed that I felt unclean after reading it and felt the need to purify my mind.

She immediately jumps from this scene to the present day where Canadian-born archaeologist Mark Graham has uncovered artifacts which are the remains of the ancient civilization and proof of the existence of the mythical race of the Nephilim. His find is so startling and of such import to the scientific community that Mark is guaranteed a place in the annals of history for his discovery. Unfortunately for him, his find also places him at odds with members of governments, political factions, and even his fellow scientists. This discovery causes Mark and some of his crew to begin to rethink their stance on creation and other important Biblical events.

When Mark begins to document some of his data, the government of Zimbabwe steps in to take control of the site and suddenly Mark is not only desperately trying to salvage his research and his reputation, he is also fleeing for his life. Who is it that could possibly be so threatened by Mark's discovery that they want him dead? Who is it that will benefit from Mark's death? Tracy keeps the reader guessing throughout the book as to the answer to these questions. It is astonishing to discover the great lengths that scientists and politicians will go to in order to keep the Truth from being revealed.

Thus begins the chase and the race for Mark to reveal the results of his excavation before he is either arrested or killed. Through it all, God is dealing with Mark and showing him the truth about the reality of God's word; Mark is slowly being drawn back to a place with God that he had left behind years ago.

This book is a very well-written and suspense-filled tale and contains just enough factual material to make a plausible story; a story that will cause some people to think again about the various theories that are espoused in order to discredit the facts about the creation.


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