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SYNOPSIS

When asked about religious affiliation, do you describe yourself as a Christian? Do you wonder about heaven? When someone knows that they are a good person, does that mean that they are a heaven-bound Christian? That is exactly how David Hart saw himself before his discovery in the desert.

David Hart, a young, bright NASA physicist is chosen to join a team of other NASA scientists assigned to a Classified Military Project. The team is formed to bring a new, cutting edge technology to the United States military—Time Travel. Initially great strides are made in developing a time travel capsule, and then the team hits a brick wall. Once the obstacle becomes common knowledge at NASA, the project transforms from one of prestige and glamor to one of embarrassment. The slowed progress grates on David’s patience. Then he decides to do the unthinkable!

Join David on this adventure of a lifetime as he realizes that not only has he been chosen to be on this NASA team, but he has been chosen for a much more significant task. A task, that once accomplished, will change David’s life forever.

CHARACTERS

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David Hart

David Hart: David Hart is the Chief Technical Director of Project 13-03. He is a young and driven NASA brainiac with a love for new technology. He pushes himself at work to “get things done” and periodically displays his childish impatience with government red tape. David is a native Houstonian and graduate of Texas A&M University. He has a degree in physics. He and his wife, Angela, are both young professionals with no children.

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Angela Hart

Angela Hart: Angela is the wife of David Hart. She is a recent graduate of the University of Houston and now works for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals as a top-grossing Marketing Representative. Angela was a successful athlete in high school and still works out to maintain her petite, yet athletic, build. Angela is hopelessly in love with her adoring husband who shamelessly boasts to their friends about his habit of getting “lost” when her stares into her beautiful blue eyes.

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Jesus

Jesus: Jesus is the Son of God, co-creator of the universe, and founder of Christianity. He is in his early thirties and just beginning His three-year ministry on earth. He is a carpenter by trade and will soon become a well-known Jewish Rabbi. Jesus has an olive complexion, shoulder-length dark hair, and stands about six feet tall.

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Malcolm Headley

Malcolm Headley: Malcolm is a native of England and has lived in London all of his life. He has owned and run a small, but very successful, publishing company most of his adult life. Malcolm is in his mid-sixties but still chooses to work due to his love of publishing new material. He is a friend of Efraim Rabin, though they haven’t been close for years.

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Efraim Rabin

Efraim Rabin: Efraim is the Director of the infamous and crafty Israeli Mossad intelligence agency. He lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel. Efraim is in his mid-forties and has a thin, yet muscular, build. His features are distinctly Israeli—dark skin, hair, and eyes. He has an impressive command of the English language, which he speaks with a hint of an Israeli accent. Due to his position, he must keep his true religious affiliation top secret.

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Jackie Kitch

Jackie Kitch: Jackie Kitch is Angela Hart’s best friend. Jackie works as an RN at Clear Lake Medical Center hospital, near the NASA headquarters. She has a three-year-old son, Mikey, and has yet to lose all her baby fat from that pregnancy. Jackie is slightly plump and prefers to wear hospital scrubs all the time, whether at work or not.

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Jesse Black

Jesse Black: Jesse is a NASA veteran with twenty-eight years of devoted service and a stellar reputation. Jesse is the Project Leader of David’s NASA team, charged with the feat of developing chrononaut time-travel. Jesse is short and pudgy and well known for sporting a permanent smile. He is single and often jokes that he is married to NASA. Jesse has pushed NASA administrators for years to make time-travel a priority for the agency. Now his dream has become a reality and he is in charge of Project 13-03.

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John Stuart

John Stuart: Stuart is the current Chief Administrator at NASA, appointed to the position by President Obama. He is a career Air Force man with a strong love for the military. He runs NASA with a staunch military attitude where he prefers military fatigues as his office attire of choice. Stuart keeps his head and face clean-shaven and he does get the respect of his direct reports, even though they don’t like him.

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Nathan

Nathan: Nathan is a miniature and jolly angel with an appearance resembling “Happy” from the classic story of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” He lives in Heaven and was created by God well before the creation of Adam and Eve.

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Satan

Satan: Satan is the leader of fallen angels and called the “father of lies” by Jesus. He and his followers have been cast from Heaven and they roam the earth promoting evil. His goal is to dispute Jesus and dissuade any human being from becoming a Christian. He is a very handsome man when in human form; he has long, jet-black hair and prefers to keep it out of his face in a tight pony tail most of the time.

CHARACTERS

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David Hart

David Hart: David Hart is the Chief Technical Director of Project 13-03. He is a young and driven NASA brainiac with a love for new technology. He pushes himself at work to “get things done” and periodically displays his childish impatience with government red tape. David is a native Houstonian and graduate of Texas A&M University. He has a degree in physics. He and his wife, Angela, are both young professionals with no children.

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Angela Hart

Angela Hart: Angela is the wife of David Hart. She is a recent graduate of the University of Houston and now works for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals as a top-grossing Marketing Representative. Angela was a successful athlete in high school and still works out to maintain her petite, yet athletic, build. Angela is hopelessly in love with her adoring husband who shamelessly boasts to their friends about his habit of getting “lost” when her stares into her beautiful blue eyes.

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Jesus

Jesus: Jesus is the Son of God, co-creator of the universe, and founder of Christianity. He is in his early thirties and just beginning His three-year ministry on earth. He is a carpenter by trade and will soon become a well-known Jewish Rabbi. Jesus has an olive complexion, shoulder-length dark hair, and stands about six feet tall.

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Malcolm Headley

Malcolm Headley: Malcolm is a native of England and has lived in London all of his life. He has owned and run a small, but very successful, publishing company most of his adult life. Malcolm is in his mid-sixties but still chooses to work due to his love of publishing new material. He is a friend of Efraim Rabin, though they haven’t been close for years.

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Efraim Rabin

Efraim Rabin: Efraim is the Director of the infamous and crafty Israeli Mossad intelligence agency. He lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel. Efraim is in his mid-forties and has a thin, yet muscular, build. His features are distinctly Israeli—dark skin, hair, and eyes. He has an impressive command of the English language, which he speaks with a hint of an Israeli accent. Due to his position, he must keep his true religious affiliation top secret.

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Jackie Kitch

Jackie Kitch: Jackie Kitch is Angela Hart’s best friend. Jackie works as an RN at Clear Lake Medical Center hospital, near the NASA headquarters. She has a three-year-old son, Mikey, and has yet to lose all her baby fat from that pregnancy. Jackie is slightly plump and prefers to wear hospital scrubs all the time, whether at work or not.

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Jesse Black

Jesse Black: Jesse is a NASA veteran with twenty-eight years of devoted service and a stellar reputation. Jesse is the Project Leader of David’s NASA team, charged with the feat of developing chrononaut time-travel. Jesse is short and pudgy and well known for sporting a permanent smile. He is single and often jokes that he is married to NASA. Jesse has pushed NASA administrators for years to make time-travel a priority for the agency. Now his dream has become a reality and he is in charge of Project 13-03.

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John Stuart

John Stuart: Stuart is the current Chief Administrator at NASA, appointed to the position by President Obama. He is a career Air Force man with a strong love for the military. He runs NASA with a staunch military attitude where he prefers military fatigues as his office attire of choice. Stuart keeps his head and face clean-shaven and he does get the respect of his direct reports, even though they don’t like him.

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Nathan

Nathan: Nathan is a miniature and jolly angel with an appearance resembling “Happy” from the classic story of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” He lives in Heaven and was created by God well before the creation of Adam and Eve.

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Satan

Satan: Satan is the leader of fallen angels and called the “father of lies” by Jesus. He and his followers have been cast from Heaven and they roam the earth promoting evil. His goal is to dispute Jesus and dissuade any human being from becoming a Christian. He is a very handsome man when in human form; he has long, jet-black hair and prefers to keep it out of his face in a tight pony tail most of the time.

Reviews

  • “What sets this work apart from others is the author’s knowledge of scientific theory and ability to tell a believably fantastic story. Further, his zeal for sharing the gospel is to be commended. As David, the main character from the 21st century, encounters the physical Jesus that he had only read about in the Bible, he is in for quite a trip.”

    --Terry Delaney, Minister, Christian Book Notes
  • “If you enjoy reading books by Joel Rosenberg or by the secular writer, Dan Brown, you will enjoy Tom Thiele’s style. Thiele’s use of basic biblical beliefs combined with his well explained scientific jargon make Discovery In The Desert one of my favorite fiction picks of the year.”

    --Lyn Sedmina, Christain Literature Editor, BellaOnline
  • Discovery in the Desert: It Will Shake the Nations is a brilliant blending of techno thriller, time travel, science fiction, and fantasy with a life-changing message.”

    --Richard Blake for Reader Views
Discovery in the Desert: It Will Shake the Nations