The Second Messiah

The Second Messiah

Book - 2011
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In the desert near Jerusalem, an archaeologist is murdered after he uncovers stunning evidence in a Dead Sea scroll about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. The two-thousand-year-old parchment containing enigmatic references to not one but two messiahs is stolen before it can be fully translated. 

In Rome, a charismatic American priest with long-hidden secrets is elected pope, setting off widespread panic among some of the faithful who question whether he is the anti-Christ or the world's new savior. As the conspiracy over the scroll explodes into a political and religious standoff, two people find themselves on the run, trying to stay one step ahead of unknown assassins in their search for truth. 

Archaeologist Jack Cane and Israeli police inspector Lela Raul must solve the mystery of the Second Messiah and uncover the real secret behind the message of Jesus before they are permanently silenced and the scroll and its contents are forever lost to humanity.
Publisher: Nashville ; Toronto : Howard Books, 2011
Edition: 1st Howard Books hardcover ed. --
ISBN: 9781451611847
1451611846
Branch Call Number: FIC Meade 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 479 p
Alternative Title: 2nd messiah

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Peanut38
Sep 01, 2016

Wonderful story, but it made me so tense, I had to stop reading it. Will probably do something I rarely do, and that is read the last two chapters. Wish I could have read it through, but just couldn't. His writing drove me nuts, because he would leave you hanging at the end of a chapter and then write about someone else in the next chapter; then pick up that someone and move on with the story. Oh Well..will try his next book.

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QED
Jul 25, 2014

A great read and captivating story line throughout. Once I started it was hard to stop!!

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Mommies2
Jan 21, 2012

Excellent book and story line. Just when you think you have everything figured out, the throws new information at you. Loved the whole book.

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May 20, 2013

The heart always returns to where ever it is most hurt.

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May 20, 2013

A wise man should always know the rules of the game.

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