Suspense at remote missionary hospital in Nepal, as the Civil War shreds the intertwined lives of an international team. Will they survive? A TALE OF MISSIONARIES AND MORE As a college student on a trek during summer break in 1996, Matt was wounded in the crossfire of a mountain ambush during the civil war in Nepal. Matt returns to Nepal ten years later to repay his debt to the surgeons who saved his life and to find Kali, the young Nepali woman who was the love of his life. Nobody will tell him what happened to Kali during the battle that swept through the town, and Matt must unravel the mystery. He is now a missionary surgeon, working alongside the doctors that saved his life, earning their trust. As Matt searches for Kali he is challenged to the utmost level of his skill and courage. Will the consequences of Matt and Kali's first meeting shatter the lives of everyone on the team? The Sacrament of the Goddess paints a vivid picture of an exotic part of the world, with an authenticity that springs from deep experience. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Joe Niemczura RN, MS teaches critical care nursing when he is in Nepal, and he is an expert on the care of fully-envenomated snakebite victims. He is a Registered Nurse in both USA and Nepal. He divides his time between Kathmandu, Charlottesville Virginia, and a small cabin on a pond in the mountains of Maine.