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This book hit all the right spots in my reading soul which craved an adventure thriller, one of my favorite genre. A young priest Giovanni developed the stigmata of Christ’s crucifixion on both his wrists. Cal Donovan was asked by the Pope to check his authenticity.

On the other hand, the pro Nazi group had been searching and collecting the relics of Christ’s crucifixion, the crown of thorns, the nails, and the lance. And connecting all of them was this young priest. Getting them all together who lead to a massive explosive reveal. Hence they kidnapped him, and it was up to Cal to save him.

My first book by Glenn Cooper, saw me enthralled on the edge of my seat, rooting for Cal to find Giovanni before he was killed by the obsessive Nazi group. There was an urgency which came across in the writing, and nothing could have stopped me from finishing the book at one go.

The single thought dominated my mind while reading this book – what would happen if this priest and the relics were brought together? Would the world as we know it cease to exist? The book kept the pitch of excitement from the beginning to the end, barring some parts. I felt the prose could have been sharper with increased tension, and the main character better defined.

The book was an easy read, the author knew how to keep me engrossed in the tale. The secrets of Christ’s relics and the miracles kept me turning the pages of my kindle faster. A good race against time, I could finish this book in 2 hours flat.

I received a free ARC from Holly and publisher Black Thorn Books, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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Glenn Cooper chairs a media company, Lascaux Media, which produced three independent feature-length films. His debut novel, The Library of the Dead, became an international bestseller and was translated into thirty languages. All his seven published books have become top-ten international best-sellers.





Abruzzo, Italy: a young priest suffers the stigmata of the crucifixion.

The Vatican, Rome: the Pope calls on Harvard professor Cal Donovan to investigate the truth of the priest’s claim.

Berlin, Germany: a neo-Nazi organisation believes the priest is the key to an earth-shattering secret. A secret that can be used as a deadly weapon.

When the priest is abducted, a perilous race against the clock begins. Only Cal can track down the ruthless organisation and stop it, before an apocalyptic catastrophe is unleashed.

Publication Date: 9th July 2019

Publisher: Black Thorn Books


26 Responses

  1. Nazis, religion, relics, stigmata – sounds intense! I wish I could read as fast as you – you have superhero level reading skills…

    1. Read this a week ago. I love such books. Till psychological thrillers came into picture, these adventure action ones were my favorite 💃💃

    1. Hahaha look in the mirror, please… I just did the payment of my credit card. Bought some of the books recommended by you… Amazon had a sale of sorts. 🙈🙈 I plan to buy more 🙈🙈

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