RODNEY CHRISTIAN POWER 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 planner, establishing his practice in Vernon, 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 & roll band.

Rod’s overseas experiences as an international consultant, often for Rockwell International in Dallas, saw him 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 him 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 November/2011. His second, The Case of the Golden Orchid, was released in February, 2013.