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Rodney Christian Power

Photo: Andrea Power 2008

Rod grew up in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, joined the Canadian Corps of Engineers at an early age and entered the military survey school in Ottawa. Upon returning to civilian life, he became a professional Land Surveyor and established his consulting practice in Vernon, British Columbia. He later became a member the Bahamas Association of Land Surveyors and entered the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia.

Rod's great grandfather, the Reverend Fred Fuge, spent 20 years bringing Christianity to the Zulus at the turn of the last century, later publishing four books about his experiences. Son Robert is a successful international lawyer and daughter Andrea has conducted missionary work in Russia and in Africa, where she witnessed the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Rod is also an accomplished musician, mostly piano, and in the early years played lead guitar with a rock and roll band. 

Years of international consulting saw Rod traverse the length and breadth of North and South America, Europe, Africa, Indonesia and the Middle East. Those exciting and sometimes dangerous experiences (as in minutes away from being lynched in Qum, Iran) prompted Rod to record numerous details about his encounters with the locals. These notes have since been assembled and arranged in storyline context, resulting in eight manuscripts to date, the first of which: Shadow of Light, was released by Sheaf House in 2011. The Case of the Golden Orchid was released in Ferbuary, 2013.

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Shadow of Light. Narrow Road Press (Sheaf House), 2011
The Case of the Golden Orchid. Amazon, 2013
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International thrillers, spiritual thrillers
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