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The Blood Gospel

By James Rollins, 1961-

New York Times bestselling authors James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell combine their talents in a gothic tale about anancient order and the hunt for a miraculous book known only as . . . The Blood Gospel.

An earthquake in Masada, Israel, kills hundreds and reveals a tomb buried in the heart of the mountain. A trio of investigators--Sergeant Jordan Stone, a military forensic expert; Father Rhun Korza, a Vatican priest; and Dr. Erin Granger, a brilliant but disillusioned archaeologist--are sent to explore the macabre discovery, a subterranean temple holding the crucified body of a mummified girl.

But a brutal attack at the site sets the three on the run, thrusting them into a race to recover what was once preserved in the tomb's sarcophagus: a book rumored to have been written by Christ's own hand, a tome that is said to hold the secrets to His divinity. The enemy who hounds them is like no other, a force of ancient evil directed by a leader of impossible ambitions and incalculable cunning.

From crumbling tombs to splendorous churches, Erin and her two companions must confront a past that traces back thousands of years, to a time when ungodly beasts hunted the dark spaces of the world, to a moment in history when Christ made a miraculous offer, a pact of salvation for those who were damned for eternity.

Here is a novel that is explosive in its revelation of a secret history. Why do Catholic priests wear pectoral crosses? Why are they sworn to celibacy? Why do the monks hide their countenances under hoods? And why does Catholicism insist that the consecration of wine during Mass results in its transformation to Christ's own blood? The answers to all go back to a secret sect within the Vatican, one whispered as rumor but whose very existence was painted for all to see by Rembrandt himself, a shadowy order known simply as the Sanguines.

In the end, be warned: some books should never be found, never opened--until now.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780061991042


Format: Book
Author: Rollins, James, 1961-
Summary: After a shocking discovery in Masada, Israel, Sergeant Jordan Stone, Father Rhun Korza and Dr. Erin Granger, racing against time to recover a book written by Christ's own hand, must contend with a force of ancient evil with impossible ambitions and a secret sect within the Vatican called the Sanguines.
Title: The blood gospel / James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell.
Publisher Date: New York : William Morrow, 2013.
Subject: Jesus Christ -- Miracles -- Fiction. Bible. N.T. Gospels -- History of Biblical events -- Fiction. Archaeologists -- Fiction Good and evil -- Fiction Christian sects -- Fiction. Suspense fiction Historical fiction
Isbn: 9780061991042 006199104X
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System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 7
Call Number: F Rollins
Oclc: 795757490
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Bib Id: 415128

Format: Book
Author: Rollins, James, 1961-
Summary: After a shocking discovery in Masada, Israel, Sergeant Jordan Stone, Father Rhun Korza and Dr. Erin Granger, racing against time to recover a book written by Christ's own hand, must contend with a force of ancient evil with impossible ambitions and a secret sect within the Vatican called the Sanguines.
Title: The blood gospel / James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : William Morrow, 2013.
Description: 479 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Jesus Christ -- Miracles -- Fiction.
Subjects: Bible. N.T. Gospels -- History of Biblical events -- Fiction.
Subjects: Archaeologists -- Fiction
Subjects: Good and evil -- Fiction
Subjects: Christian sects -- Fiction.
Subjects: Suspense fiction
Subjects: Historical fiction
Other Author: Cantrell, Rebecca
Notes: "The Order of the Sanguines series"--Cover.
LCCN: 2012031044
ISBN: 9780061991042
ISBN: 006199104X
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Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 7
Call Number: F Rollins