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By Michael Byrnes

At the crossroads of Christian, Islamic, and Jewish faiths, an old artifact is stolen from a long-hidden vault situated at once underneath Jerusalem's Temple Mount . . .

So starts The Sacred Bones by way of Michael Byrnes, a page-turning novel from a brand new voice at the mystery scene. With the violent robbery leaving 13 Israeli squaddies and policemen useless, and the Palestinians up in fingers over the desecration of sacred grounds, the strain among the 2 teams is dangerously excessive. Jerusalem is a stick of dynamite and the fuse has been lit. . . .

Across the Mediterranean in Italy, American forensic scientist Charlotte Hennesey has been employed by way of the Vatican to envision the contents of a newly came across archeological treasure: a two-thousand-year-old ossuary containing the bones of an unidentified, crucified man—the first entire skeleton of a crucifixion sufferer ever chanced on. including Italian anthropologist Giovanni Bersei, Charlotte makes startling forensic and genetic discoveries that lead her to wonder—could those be the bones of Jesus Christ?

With the location in Jerusalem veering uncontrolled and the malevolent eye of Vatican safety professional Salvatore Conte gazing her each step, Charlotte places and jointly. She is familiar with that if the mortal continues to be of Christ are certainly within the burial field, the implications—for historical past and technology, for faith and the Church—are frighteningly tremendous. or even extra rapid is the query of even if the Vatican will enable the information—and Charlotte—to see the sunshine of day.

Fast-paced and clever, mixing ancient truth with persuasive fiction, The Sacred Bones reads like a CSI episode penned by way of The Da Vinci Code writer Dan Brown. From a conspiracy stretching again to the times of the Templar Knights to the transferring alliances of up to date heart jap politics, The Sacred Bones is an addictively compelling mystery that calls into query lots of glossy religion's deepest-held ideals approximately Judaism, Jesus Christ and early Christianity, and Islam . . . with attractive results.

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