Monday, January 21, 2013

Mailbox Monday


Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme, of which hosts change. This month's host is Lori's Reading Corner.  On Sundays I share the Children's books - YA, MG, Early Readers, and Picture Books - that come through my mailbox.  On Mondays, it's all about the adults. Here they are!


THE BLOOD GOSPEL (THE ORDER OF SANGUINES #1) by James Rollins (William Morrow: January 2013; HC 448pgs)

An earthquake in Masada, Israel, kills hundreds and reveals a tomb buried in the heart of the mountain. A trio of investigators—Sergeant Jordan Stone, a military forensic expert; Father Rhun Korza, a Vatican priest; and Dr. Erin Granger, a brilliant but disillusioned archaeologist—are sent to explore the macabre discovery, a subterranean temple holding the crucified body of a mummified girl.

But a brutal attack at the site sets the three on the run, thrusting them into a race to recover what was once preserved in the tomb’s sarcophagus: a book rumored to have been written by Christ’s own hand, a tome that is said to hold the secrets to His divinity. But the enemy who hounds them is like no other, a force of ancient evil directed by a leader of impossible ambitions and incalculable cunning.

From crumbling tombs to splendorous churches, Erin and her two companions must confront a past that traces back thousands of years, to a time when ungodly beasts hunted the dark spaces of the world, to a moment in history when Christ made a miraculous offer, a pact of salvation for those who were damned for eternity


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