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She could feel herself slipping from his grasp. Bracing herself for the fall, she placed her arms in front of her before hitting the ground.

"Are you all right?"

"I'm okay." She dusted herself off. "I've got the flashlight."

"Forget the flashlight. Let's get you out of here."

Ignoring his protests, she shined the light straight in front of her, took a deep breath and moved closer to the casket. The air was dank and heavy and smelled of rotten flesh--hopefully a dead rat.

His voice broke the silence. "I can hear men's voices. Someone is approaching!" The creaking metal told her that he had closed the grate. "Turn off the flashlight and don't move until I see what's happening."

Finally she heard him whisper. "It's okay now. They are gone." He opened the grate. "Grab my wrist. I'll help you out."

"Okay, I'm ready." As she turned on the flashlight, she noticed something unusual at the base of the casket. Moving closer, she saw it was a large flat stone slab with deep indentations. Kneeling down to investigate, she wiped away the debris and some of the grime that covered it.

"Holy Mother of God!" . . .

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The Papyrus Document
by Michael Cole
ISBN-10: 0-9748921-5-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-9748921-5-3

About this Book

When Pakistani archeologist, Amman Lal Ded, is murdered, a series of cataclysmic events is unleashed, affecting not only his son, Mushtaq, and Natalie Rowe, a forensic pathologist, but the entire Christian and Muslim world.

Before his death, Amman left Natalie the key to a safe-deposit box containing an ancient document, which he said would shed light on a major Christian premise. Not knowing its location, Natalie and Mushtaq embark on a harrowing journey to find it.

Their path leads them deep within a sacred Muslim shrine in Kashmir. A startling discovery provides evidence that Jesus' remains are interred in the shrine. Had Jesus, in fact, survived the Crucifixion?

With Pakistani terrorists in hot pursuit, Natalie and Mushtaq fear there may be no escape. If they survive long enough to uncover the document, will it authenticate their discovery in the shrine?

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About the Author

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Michael Cole lives in Laguna Niguel, California. After earning B.A. and M.A. degrees, he wore a number of different career hats, but none of them ever stirred his soul--until he took up writing.

He first came across the Marium-Jesus Theory in a newspaper article. The idea that Christ may have survived his crucifixion intrigued him.

All led to the plot of this novel.

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In his provocative new novel, The Papyrus Document, author Michael Cole dares to explore a highly controversial theme: the Marium-Jesus Theory, which postulates Jesus survived the crucifixion, traveled to India, and lived to a ripe old age.

A visibly shaken Pakistani archeologist leaves a set of biblical passages and a safe-deposit key with Natalie Rowe, a forensics pathologist, and confides in her that he's stumbled upon an ancient document which will shed light on a major Christian premise.

When he is murdered, Natalie and Mushtaq, his son, work feverishly to decipher the code in the biblical passages in an effort to locate the safe-deposit box and the mysterious document contained therein. Their search leads them to a sacred Muslim shrine in the Indian-occupied portion of Kashmir. An astounding discovery provides evidence that Jesus' remains are interred in the shrine. Had Jesus survived the Crucifixion?

With their lives suddenly threatened by Pakistani terrorists, they come to grips with the realization there are those who want the truth to remain buried. Thrown into the web of an explosive international political situation, Natalie and Mushtaq find time is clearly running out. The dramatic climax will leave you reeling.

In the book, Cole provides a wealth of information about the Muslim culture, and the background facts are cleverly woven into the story. You'll be entralled as he describes the once-peaceful serenity of the "Shangri-La of the East." He's clearly done lots of research.

The Papyrus Document is sure to test the limits of your imagination.

The Papyrus Document was published by Foremost Press. It can be ordered through local bookstores and at, Amazon and Barnes &
ISBN 10: 0-9748921-5-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-9748921-5-3
190 pp, $12.97

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