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Mystery/Historical Fiction Novel Press release

January 8, 2021

Mystery/Historical Fiction Novel –

Mystery in the Bowels of the Earth”

By Israeli Author – Yossi Soika

(Houston, Texas) 3rd Coast Books is proud to present the first book in Yossi Soika’s exciting series about the hidden history of the Jewish people. This historic novel is wrapped inside the adventures of a pair of American high school students visiting Jerusalem in 1968. Dan and Sue accompany Dan’s father on a trip to Israel where he is attending a conference on solar power research. Left to their own devices, the teenagers begin to explore Jerusalem where they stumble across a tattered yet indestructible book that holds a clue to a mystery some 2,700 years old, a Mystery in the Bowels of the Earth.

Yossi Soika weaves a rich tapestry involving colorful characters from the varied ancient communities still resident in Jerusalem, a city that was undergoing rapid modernization, together with the disappearance from the historical record of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel exiled from the northern kingdom by the Assyrians in 722 BC.

3rd Coast Books’ Associate Publisher and editor Ian Gorman said “When I first reviewed Yossi’s manuscript I was captivated by the subject matter, the fate of the lost tribes of Israel, due to my longstanding interests in ancient history, migrations, and anthropology. Additionally, the story introduces elements that question the greater purpose of mankind.”

Yossi said, “This the first of a series of books that I have been working on for many years. They are inspired by the dreams I had as a young boy newly arrived in Israel from Russia and living in primitive conditions, but with unbounded hope for the future. I would like to thank Naama Miron (Asher) for translating from my native Hebrew into English and finally Ian Gorman for editing the translation. My hope is that you enjoy my work and embrace its message of hope for humanity.”

3rd Coast Books is introducing Mystery in the Bowels of the Earth to executive producers in the movie industry for adaptation into a feature film. We doubt seriously that a story this unique and thought-provoking will be on the table for very long and invite inquiries from interested parties.

The registered (WGAW) screen treatment for False Awakening can be reviewed on our website,

The Mystery in the Bowels of the Earth Video Trailer (by Alex Gonzales) can be viewed at,

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