Rodney Powell


Christian Historical Fiction | Official Website

Rodney Powell has crafted a grounded tale teeming with history and political intrigue.  Interweaved into this character drama are themes of economics, clashing ideologies, envy, strife, and the redemption found through Christ Jesus.  THE PARDON is a visceral, poignant read that demands to be shared with others!


Host - The Andres Segovia Show, Anaheim CA

THE PARDON is a real “page-turner,” complete with twists and turns in the plot that makes it a rollicking good read!  Rodney Powell has written a novel that tells a compelling story … and unashamedly draws its inspiration from the Greatest Story ever shared with mankind.


Member of Congress, 1995-2007

Not often, but sometimes a book will haunt you after reading it. THE PARDON is that kind of book. Not only is it a great story (once I started it, I couldn’t put it down), it is one I will probably think about for the rest of my life. If you just like an incredible story, read THE PARDON. You’ll love it and the skill with which it is written. But if you want to know what’s really important in life, this book is a double gift.


Key Life - broadcaster, seminary professor, author

A masterful blend of fact, fiction, and faith — of history and a lesson for younger people of what Cuba’s “paradise” and the true nature of Communism looks like.


Syndicated Columnist

A nation fighting for its soul.  Our answer — Christ Jesus.  This novel offers a window into life in Castro’s Cuba.  Meanwhile, a dangerous movement is remaking the United States into a Marxist-Socialist society.  If they have their way, what will life in America be like?  Read THE PARDON, and you will find out!

Neil FRANK, Phd

Fmr Dir — Natl Hurricane Ctr & Chief Meteorologist KHOU-TV

So vivid are the Cuban places and persons, that you might mistake Rodney Powell for having been there to witness the tumultuous events of the Castro takeover and tragic aftermath.  That Powell is able to use the moment to offer the grace of God in such a poignant tale is a tribute to his mastery of plot and prose.


Fmr Anchor - KNTV Channel 13 Action News, Las Vegas

I read every word of THE PARDON.  Infused with Christian themes, it’s faith, entertainment, education — all in one.  Especially in today’s world, reading of God’s glory and grace is spiritually refreshing — this speaks of our one true hope.

Col Clinton “Sandy” McNABB


A powerful and timely lesson from an unfortunate history that we ignore at our peril.  Strong writing and deep research yield a fast-paced narrative and a ringing call to recognize and nurture our freedoms, before it’s too late.

Stanley K. RIDGLEY, PhD

Author of BRUTAL MINDS | Drexel University - Prof of Business



A Soviet officer in Cuba during the Cold War. A crash strands him in America. A former ally turns his worst enemy. Can he survive and find a way home?

At the height of the Cold War, a plane crash strands a Soviet officer in America. Living among those he thought to be the enemy, he transforms into the capitalist he once fought against. His life is entangled with a merciless Cuban prosecutor out for revenge. Both men are torn between ideologies, save for one: their ever-hardening rejection of God.

Filled with action and uncompromised Christian truth, the story contrasts freedom and capitalism with the devastating realities of communism. The plot explores the consequences of human choices, spinning an intricate web of envy, treachery, life and death, and how God’s search for man transcends all political and geographic boundaries.

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The Ransom


A trip to paradise gone awry. When a Mexican cartel kidnaps his son, contending with a former Soviet special forces officer could be more than they bargained for.

THE RANSOM is a continuation of THE PARDON, the breakout debut novel by Rodney Powell. In THE RANSOM, we follow the stories of Vladi Gavrilov and Marco Rivera, moving from the Cold War era to the blood-soaked cartel wars of Latin America.

Most of the time, we can see good and evil for what they are. But life’s journey sometimes takes us through gray areas where our options aren’t so clearly defined. How do you choose when the border between right and wrong is blurred and time is running out? Find out in THE RANSOM

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