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The Fifth Gospel by  Ian Caldwell

The Fifth Gospel

by Ian Caldwell

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.

Inventory Number: 38501

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