First edition. Signed by the author. As new, unread copy in dust jacket. In 2004, as Pope John Paul II's reign enters its twilight, a mysterious exhibit is under construction at the Vatican Museums. A week before it is scheduled to open, its curator is murdered at a clandestine meeting at the outskirts of Rome.That same night, a violent break-in rocks the home of the curator's research partner, Father Alex Andreou, a Greek Catholic priest who lives inside the Vatican with his five-year-old son. When the papal police fail to identify a suspect in either crime, Father Alex, desperate to keep his family safe, undertakes his own investigation. To find the killer he must reconstruct the dead curator's secret: what the four Christian gospels, and a little-known, true-to-life fifth gospel known as the Diatessaron, reveal about the Church's most holy relic. The book is at once a riveting intellectual thriller, a feast of biblical history and scholarship, and a moving family drama.
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