A group of climbers is missing in the Tyrolean Mountains A search and rescue team is dispatched The mission is soon cancelled, the missing climbers are located, having returned by a different routeIn the knowledge that the climbers are safe, the rescue team heads back down the mountain, en route they discover a body frozen in a slab of iceThe ice slab is airlifted to a local laboratory and as the ice melts, it quickly becomes clear that this is a discovery of undeniable archaeological significance And then, to everyone s amazement, the body gradually warms and is found to have a pulseSwiss PhD student Gerhardt Shynder is catapulted from his sedentary university life to take charge of the ancient Roman, Leddicus Palantina And thus begins an implausible adventure that goes global and changes both their lives beyond recognition


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  1. Adrian Adrian says:

    ASSIST News Service ANS PO Box 609, Lake Forest, CA 92609 0609 USA Visit our web site at www.assistnews.net E mail assistnews aol.comWednesday, November 23, 2011 From The Rainbow to Icejacked to Red DaggerThe fascinating story of Adrian Hawkes and how our lives have collided once againBy Dan WoodingFounder of ASSIST MinistriesLONDON, UK ANS I first met Adrian Hawkes back in the mid sixties in Birmingham, England, when he brought his Ribbons of Faith outreach team to my father s lit ASSIST News Service ANS PO Box 609, Lake Forest, CA 92609 0609 USA Visit our web site at www.assistnews.net E mail assistnews aol.comWednesday, November 23, 2011 From The Rainbow to Icejacked to Red DaggerThe fascinating story of Adrian Hawkes and how our lives have collided once againBy Dan WoodingFounder of ASSIST MinistriesLONDON, UK ANS I first met Adrian Hawkes back in the mid sixties in Birmingham, England, when he brought his Ribbons of Faith outreach team to my father s little church, the Sparkbrook Mission, in Birmingham, England.The female members of his team from the Sparkbrook Elim Church seemed rather glamorous for this rather dour area of England s second city, wearing colorful sashes and singing modern songs, and then Adrian brought a challenge for our church start going out into the community with the Gospel.We were so stirred up by his sermon, that soon my sister Ruth and myself, and my wife Norma, started The Messengers, which grew very quickly to about 60 members We would go out each Saturday night to the local pubs and coffee bars with the Good News of Jesus Christ, and soon we partnered with the Ribbons of Faith, and other groups in Birmingham, to start the Late Night Special in the huge but empty Lloyds Bank Building each Saturday night.Then Canon Bryan Green, a liberal evangelical who was sometimes described as the Anglican Billy Graham, invited us to start a Sunday night outreach in St Martin s Church in the Bull Ring, Birminghamm called The Late Night Special When Adrian married Pauline, his lovely wife, he asked me to be best man at his wedding and, of course, I agreed.Not long afterwards, Norma and I had become involved in working with drug addicts at All Saints Hospital in Winson Green, and this developed, with the help of some local businessmen, into the start of Hill Farm, Europe s first drug rehabilitation farm We were Hill Farm s first wardens.After we left the farm, our family moved to London in 1968 where I became the chief reporter with The Christian, Billy Graham s newspaper there and shortly afterwards, Adrian and Pauline moved to Middlesbrough to run an Elim Church there.Then, in 1974 he and Pauline moved to north London where they took over the famous rock venue, The Rainbow, to establish a unique church there The Rainbow had hosted hundreds of shows, including several of the Beatles Christmas concerts, and also had David Bowie performing as Ziggy Stardust, as well as Queen, Cat Stevens and Jimi Hendrix, to name just a few of scores of rock luminaries who performed there.In June, 1982, Norma, myself, and our two boys, Andrew and Peter, moved to Southern California, but Adrian stayed in North London to pioneer a unique series of ministries, including those to asylum seekers in the capital city He has also planted multi racial churches all over the world Having travelled extensively he has just returned from Venezuela he has started many schools, vocational training centers, orphanages and support for vulnerable people He has ongoing work in Africa and Sri Lanka as well as working with leaders in many other countries.Adrian is the author of five other books, but now our lives have collided again as both of us have recently released our first novels Mine is called Red Dagger www.lulu.com product 11050174 cid 060 and Adrian s is called Icejacked, which you can get at his website www.adrianhawkes.co.uk.So why did he write it I am fascinated at the way that things are changing in our world with items like mobile phones and the Internet, and how they quickly have become part of our normal world as if they had always been there and always will be, he said In my travels I was captivated by how those who have not seen new technology, or young people who have lived in third world situations and never been to a big city or flown on a plane, nevertheless when they do get the opportunity within days they are using it all like it was normal I often see refugees in their first two day coming into the UK with nothing, being absorbed by everything they see, and in one week their whole dress style has changed a mobile phone is on hand and they want to learn to access the Internet I am very aware that sometime fiction ispersuasive in changing things and I remember that some books have had powerful effect on nations and cultures Take Uncle Tom s Cabin for starters that fiction book had a powerful effect So bearing that in mine, Adrian told me about the plot An Iceman is found, and he is thrown into a new environment a world that he does not understand and he finds everything very strange, he said But alongside that, he is holding onto values that do not change because of technology and advancement, are his value real and lasting Also alongside that is the hidden plot of that asked the question have some things really changed as much as we think they have, such as slavery Where are we with that today One of the central characters is trying to work it out in the middle of that are those who seem so genuine, but are they really cheats Our novels are both very different, as mine is partly based in Gaza, but I am delighted that Adrian has also been able to try his hand at fiction So again, if you would like to get a copy of Icejacked, just go to www.adrianhawkes.co.uk ________________________________________Dan Wooding, 70, is an award winning British journalist now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for 48 years They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK He is the founder and international director of ASSIST Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times and theASSIST News Service ANS and was, for ten years, a commentator, on the UPI Radio Network in Washington, DC He now hosts the weekly Front Page Radio show on KWVE in Southern California which is also carried throughout the United States The program is also aired in Great Britain on Calvary Chapel Radio UK and also in Belize and South Africa Besides this, Wooding is a host for His Channel Live, which is carried via the Internet to some 200 countries and also provides a regular commentary for Worship Life Radio on KWVE You can follow Dan Wooding on Facebook under his name there or at ASSIST News Service He is the author of some 44 books Two of the latest include his aut obiography, From Tabloid to Truth , which is published by Theatron Books To order a copy, press this link Wooding, who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, has also recently released his first novel Red Dagger which is available this link


  2. Charlie Bray Charlie Bray says:

    Leddicus could not possibly be wise beyond his years You d have to be pretty wise to achieve that at such an age, but he s certainly been around the block a few times and able to put everything in perspective.At least he would be if he were not dead His body found encased in ice, he was transferred to a morgue where scientists could pore over him and investigate the corpse of a perfectly formed Roman A real authentic gent this one, he even smelt of pee, which fits, seeing as the Romans used Leddicus could not possibly be wise beyond his years You d have to be pretty wise to achieve that at such an age, but he s certainly been around the block a few times and able to put everything in perspective.At least he would be if he were not dead His body found encased in ice, he was transferred to a morgue where scientists could pore over him and investigate the corpse of a perfectly formed Roman A real authentic gent this one, he even smelt of pee, which fits, seeing as the Romans used to wash their clothes in it.Now he wasn t to inhabit his new home for long, because, as he slowly thawed, his heart was found to be still beating On the premise that a mortician s slab is not a suitable habitat for a healthy, if rather old Roman, he was quickly transfered to a hospital bed, and Adrian s story came to life, terrible pun I know.The story is told through the eyes of Gerhardt Shynder, a Swiss student, who is gutted when he realises the Roman find is alive and well Gutted because he now has him down as a modern day tourist, weirdly clad in a fancy dress costume, who had suffered a mishap on a Tyrolean mountain His dreams of working on the investigation of a 2,030 year old Roman as part of his doctorate evaporated as quickly as Leddicus had melted.Gerhardt visits Leddicus in hospital anyway and slowly realises that he is,indeed, a Roman of some 2.000 year stature The relationship forged by the two men forms the background of the story, as each one becomes a phenomenal source of information to the other.Leddicus s bemusement with modern day society, the logistics of introducing a man of such years into today s society, and the incredible history lessons that Gerhardt is treated to make this a must read for most.Having dreamed up an incredible story, Adrian Hawkes deals with it really well He is a very talented writer and it is refreshing that within Leddicus s life span, we never cease to be amazed by increasingly bizarre plots


  3. Patricia Kirk Patricia Kirk says:

    Icejacked is Rip Van Winkle sleeps for 2000 years Gerhardt, graduate student and historian, believes he can further his education concerning prehistoric man when he learns of a man preserved in ice He plans to join the study But when he arrives at the morgue, he discovers that the man had a heartbeat and that morgue personnel transferred him to a hospital Gerhardt thinks they have mistaken a recent tourist for a man from history.Instead, he meets Leddicus, Roman citizen and member of the way Icejacked is Rip Van Winkle sleeps for 2000 years Gerhardt, graduate student and historian, believes he can further his education concerning prehistoric man when he learns of a man preserved in ice He plans to join the study But when he arrives at the morgue, he discovers that the man had a heartbeat and that morgue personnel transferred him to a hospital Gerhardt thinks they have mistaken a recent tourist for a man from history.Instead, he meets Leddicus, Roman citizen and member of the way the earliest group to follow Christ waking from a 2000 year sleep in a cake of ice Gerhardt plans to become obscenely rich by presenting him to the world Everything astounds Leddicus at first but he quickly learns to enjoy modern life They travel around the country and world to tell Leddicus s story In the background, a group of sinister people makes plans to exploit Leddicus The storyline would have benefited fromconflict As demonstrated by UFOs and the moonwalk, people react in disbelief when something happens outside their experience With one exception, no one questions that a man could live in ice for 2000 years Newspaper stories all over the world would accuse Gerhardt and group of fraud The British version of the FBI might visit Adrian Hawkes lives in London and investigate especially considering all the money Leddicus makes for his sponsors In addition, the bad guys should be woven in to the story instead of lurking in the background I never know what connection the bad guys have to the protagonists I believe Leddicus would have been physicallyfragile after 2000 years in a huge ice cube His physical condition could add to the conflict And, where is the grief at the loss of his family and life Leddicus and company are realistic and charming, and the daily life of their trips ring true The story moves along smoothly, giving authentic hints of early Rome Author, Adrian L Hawkes did his homework


  4. Samantha Chandler Samantha Chandler says:

    Icejacked by Adrian L Hawkes is a true page turner The story takes off in a scant few pages taking the reader to an unthinkable place A key player was found frozen deep within ice, atop a mountain As the scientist gather to examine the corpse , a faint pulse begins Not only does the impossible happen, but he awakes 2,000 years later and speaks in the ancient Aramaic language This is a delightful tale of not only being in the wrong place at the wrong time but coping with an unknown world Icejacked by Adrian L Hawkes is a true page turner The story takes off in a scant few pages taking the reader to an unthinkable place A key player was found frozen deep within ice, atop a mountain As the scientist gather to examine the corpse , a faint pulse begins Not only does the impossible happen, but he awakes 2,000 years later and speaks in the ancient Aramaic language This is a delightful tale of not only being in the wrong place at the wrong time but coping with an unknown world The reader will not be disappointed


  5. Adrian Adrian says:

    Review by Pearse PhillipsIce Jacked what a brilliant read I do like fiction even science fiction, thrillers and stories about war on land or sea anything like that.


  6. Julie Powell Julie Powell says:

    This book was extremely well written The catalyst Leddicus Palantina, a Roman, supposedly frozen for thousands of years and thawed so to give the reader insight in the past.This clever piece worked on many levels, in that it highlighted the changing times, and yet to question whether we had changed at all The character is likeable, even if he took to his new world relatively easily.However, such themes as slavery, the media and religion, played a major part in this story, and made us que This book was extremely well written The catalyst Leddicus Palantina, a Roman, supposedly frozen for thousands of years and thawed so to give the reader insight in the past.This clever piece worked on many levels, in that it highlighted the changing times, and yet to question whether we had changed at all The character is likeable, even if he took to his new world relatively easily.However, such themes as slavery, the media and religion, played a major part in this story, and made us question our lives today have they improved Maybe not I wonder though if people ever learn A good story, which overall I enjoyed, but would have liked a closer look into the main character, Leddicus, where we could delve into his life, not only from a world view but on a personal level.Yes, I liked it but wanted something


  7. Julie Powell Julie Powell says:

    This book was extremely well written The catalyst Leddicus Palantina, a Roman, supposedly frozen for thousands of years and thawed so to give the reader insight into the past.This clever piece worked on many levels, in that it highlighted the changing times, and yet to question whether we had changed at all Leddicus is likeable, even if he took to his new world too easily.However, such themes as slavery, the media and religion, played a major part in this story, and made us question our This book was extremely well written The catalyst Leddicus Palantina, a Roman, supposedly frozen for thousands of years and thawed so to give the reader insight into the past.This clever piece worked on many levels, in that it highlighted the changing times, and yet to question whether we had changed at all Leddicus is likeable, even if he took to his new world too easily.However, such themes as slavery, the media and religion, played a major part in this story, and made us question our lives today have they improved Maybe not I wonder though if people ever learn A good story, which overall I enjoyed, but would have liked a closer look into the main character, Leddicus, where we could delve into his life, not only from a world, historical view but on a personal level.Yes, I liked it but wanted something