Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls/Segredos do Manuscritos do Mar Morto

This English-to-Portuguese translation of The Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls offers paragraph-by-paragraph translation for ease of reading for those seeking a fun way to practice their newly acquired language skills. More

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About Spencer Hawke

Born in England and educated in the United Kingdom, Logan Crowe started traveling as a young boy seeking adventure. At 21, he took off with a friend for Africa and crossed the continent North to South through the Sahara, sometimes on foot, as their old Land Rover did not want to travel as far as they did.

This was, in fact, where he got the inspiration for his first published novel Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls, while holed up in an abandoned French Foreign Legion outpost called Fort Mirabelle in the middle of the desert in Algeria, where they stayed until the engine was repaired. Cold desert nights watching Bedouin camp fires in the distance and not knowing who was friend or foe was a great catalyst for an over-active imagination.

Eight months later, having dodged many conflicts and machine-gun-toting patrols, the pair rolled into South Africa bound for Australia, determined to swim the coral of the Great Barrier Reef. But fate had a different plan for Logan. In Johannesburg, he met a Brazilian girl who professed undying love for the young Brit. He changed his ticket and flew off to Rio de Janeiro in search of his love.

Once in Rio, she was nowhere to be found. Short on funds, he stayed and got a job with General Motors in Sao Paulo. Eight years and two children later, he had accumulated enough money to take off again for what he thought would be his final destination. Landing in Oklahoma in the middle of the 1980's oil boom, he and his children made a home in Oklahoma City.

Fate again intervened on a trip to Texas when he met the one true love of his life, wife Jenny. The poor misguided soul decided to take him on and has been his inspiration for the last 20 years. Together they are raising another gift from God, grandson Devon, who is already a "chip off the old block" -- an avid adventurer.

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