Friday, May 25, 2012
Coming Soon: Pola Muzyka-"Abducted To Kill"
Joseph was born in the United States to an Iranian father and Jewish Christian mother, He knew little about his father’s home land until, as a young teen, his father decides to move the family back to Iran. The night before they are to leave, Joseph rebels and refuses to go. His father beats him badly and insists he has no choice.
Once inside the borders of Iran, Joseph eventually makes new friends, and meets Azita, a young woman with whom he falls madly in love. He adjusts to his new life in this strangle land, although he must now live in an environment that is curiously hostile toward women, Americans, Christians, Jews, and others. He learns quickly to keep his citizenship, and his faith, to himself in order to avoid imprisonment, torture, or death.
Azita teaches him to speak Farsi, the language of his new homeland, and is surprised that he has no accent. This gift later proves to be both a blessing and a curse for him. He graduates, and his father arranges an apprenticeship as manager of a restaurant. But Joseph isn’t working long before new developments steer the course of his entire life in an area he never expected. The tide changes—the government is changes, too.
After the new regime takes power, friends begin to disappear. There are reports of female friends being tortured and murdered, and the young men being abducted. But, why? Joseph later discovers they are being abducted into a militia. One afternoon Joseph and a friend are thrown into the back of a car and forced to become “volunteers” in this new militia—the early formation of the Hezbollah.
Joseph endures mental and physical torture a he participates in, and witnesses horrific acts against those considered the enemy, as well as against obviously innocent civilians. Men, woman, and young children are chosen to be martyrs. The only thing that keeps Joseph motivated is his secret faith in God, and his love for Azita, who came to Christ because of him. As a Muslim turned Christian she is now doomed to die. Joseph is determined to protect her and his family and decides to escape the abduction at all costs. Those costs proved to be more than he could bear.
Hearing of his love’s death, Joseph refuses to leave. But those who are helping him, insist. He reluctantly moves forward because of a promise he has made to Azita. Finally, he is able to obtain passage home through a smelly old fishing boat off the coast of Bushehr. Enemies of Iran continuously bomb a nuclear facility being built there, and the bombing is his perfect cover.
Once outside Iran he encounters a new barrier to his objectives—in Italy the U.S. CIA takes him captive and questions him before delivering him to the U.S. Embassy. After more questioning at the Embassy, Joseph is freed and given a passport back to the country of his birth. That’s when his new life begins with the stigma of being a former abducted of the Hezbollah army.
Abduction to Kill is the story of Joseph’s abduction to fight and kill in the army of the Hezbollah, his determination to maintain his faith in God at all costs, and his miraculous escape, and harrowing journey back to the United States and safety.
Pola Muzyka studied theater and the arts in Los Angeles and New York City. As a multidisciplinary artist, she starred in Hollywood-based motion pictures and television, and continues to host, direct, and perform in plays, commercials, and TV.
In 1987, at a Baptist Missionary Seminar in Los Angeles, CA, she studied missionary work. Ten years later she became a media missionary, having founded the Internet based, Christian Media Alliance. Through this ministry, she has spoken to audiences of Christians in media and Christians interested in media evangelism and has taught pastors and church leaders to use drama in evangelizing.
She wrote award-winning TV, commercial, and corporate scripts in the film industry for over 30 years. In the 1980s, she wrote part of a script for film director Federico Fellini. Pola also researched and translated work for four-time Academy Award-winner Danilo Donati, who deemed her work 'the most extensive research ever done on a film.'
Escape the Hezbollah, winner of the CSP Book of the Year Award for fiction, was her debut book as a novelist and combines her talent as researcher, dramatic actress, director, and dramatic writer. This intensive work brought exceptional reviews with almost all reviewers recommending the book as a ‘must read’.
This book is now being updated and revised and will be released as first in a series with the new title of, Abducted to Kill. The sequel, The Freedom Inside, is expected to release later this year.
Pola continues to write suspense novels based on true events crossing cultural boundaries. Her Stronghold Smasher blog – Victory over the demonic strongholds that keep us from God's blessings – has thousands of followers all over the globe. Her posts have been translated for the Middle East into Hindu-Urdu, the forth-largest language in the world.