THE AWARD WINNING BOOK, MASSACRE AT SIRTE BEGINS THE GRIPPING DRAMA OF MEKHAEIL AS HE FLEES FROM ISIS.
This gripping series begins with Massacre at Sirte where in February 2015 at a construction site in Sirte, Libya, twenty two laborers, all thought to be Coptic Christians, are captured by Muslim extremists. They are taken to a remote location and imprisoned, awaiting imminent execution. The next day, twenty one of the men are killed. A sixteen year old, Mekhaeil Zacharias, is spared and told to tell the world what he has seen and heard.
Mekhaeil travels to Alexandria, Egypt, and tells a grieving Coptic community what took place during that long and torturous night. He learns that martyrdom is a sad part of the history of his people, and that this event is another example of history repeating itself. He vows to do what he can to prevent such actions from occurring again.
This book is based upon a true story. Since the death of Mohammad, Muslims, Christians and Jews have experienced many such atrocities in the Middle East because of their differing religious beliefs. This is a story of extreme brutality, forgiveness, abiding faith and hope for the future.
In the second book, Hunted, ISIS now seeks to find and kill Mekhaeil. He flees Egypt, travels to Kerala, India to live with Mar-Thoma Christians, and hides. “Though the memory of the horrifying night in Sirte remains at the forefront of his mind, Mekhaeil strives to find the things which make people the same, not different. At the center of Kelley’s story is a theme of peace and unity among diverging religions, as well as the eternal search for one’s purpose.” BILLIE RAE BATES, Foreword Reviews
Pierce Kelley is a lawyer and an educator who received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana in 1969. He received his law degree from the George Washington University, Washington, D.C. in 1973. He taught, as an adjunct, at various colleges and universities for over twenty five years. He now lives in Fort White, Florida, where he continues to practice law. Hunted is his twelfth published novel.
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