: Refiner's Fire
Publish Date 1999
Refiner's Fire is a powerful and suspenseful novel about two brothers. Separated in post war Europe at the age of five, the fraternal twins are brought together, thirty-five years later, by unexpected and dangerous circumstances that jeopardize their marriages, careers and very lives. One brother, Yuri Deyneko, a Colonel in the Romanian regular army, suspects that the new American Ambassador to his country is his lost twin. Ambassador Alexander Wainwright, on the other hand, suspects nothing. The secret life of one brother and the ambition of the other will put them both on a collision course. Set amid Nicolae Ceausescu's Communist Romania of the 80's, where political and religious persecution was severe, the plight of the Underground Christian Church unfolds. It is a time of danger and trial; a time when a man's mettle is refined. Refiner's Fire looks at the best and worst that's in us, and shows that love can triumph in the face of the most terrible evil.