And the Beat Goes on Hardcover – Sep 13 2009
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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.
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.
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?
Along with the bones of a pterodactyl Mark and his team find gigantic human bones that are believed to be Nephilim an ancient mythical race that was thought to be half god and half man. Mark soon realizes that this discovery not only threatens his career and reputation as an archeologist but also his very life.
There is plenty of suspense, thrills and even some romance as Mark fights for his life and his reputation.
I enjoyed this book very much, it was well written with well developed characters that were relatable. Although many would think this is a farfetched concept, the author has done a great job writing it in a way that it all made sense and was believable. Great Book!