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Bridget and Scott Donavan, dismissed in disgrace from their academic positions because perpetrating a hoax in their discovery of the true Crown of Thorns, learned that one of the Bibles is still in existence. If they can recover this valuable artifact and prove to the world its authenticity they will have a chance to redeem themselves. Their search takes them from the deepest recesses of the Amazon jungle to a penthouse in New York City where they meet a new member of their team imposed upon them by their benefactor. The word of the Bibles existence will certainly leak. Scurrying to Jerusalem to find it before anyone else can, they are intercepted by old enemies and new ones that were supposed to be friends.
On learning of the Bibles existence the Vatican exhibited extreme interest in acquiring this Bible. One of its primary investigators, Father Jonathan McGregor, is dispatched to secure this sacred manuscript. The chase that ensues involves the FBI, urban terrorists, the Vatican, and other forces determined to hide the monumental secret in this Bible from the rest of the world. Bridget Donavan's archenemy is determined she will die before acquiring the Bible. The Emperor Constantine ordered 50 Bibles to be written in Latin. He gave the Bishop of Jerusalem the first copy containing a secret. That secret had remained hidden for 1600 years - until now.
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By Leslie F. on 07-25-16
Another enjoyable listen
This was another enjoyable read in the Donavan Chronicles. I think it would be a good pick for fans of Dan Brown. I liked the blending of history, religion, mystery, and action. It was a little hard for me to stay focused during parts of it and certain phrases irked me (ex. "In for a penny, in for a dollar" - Isn't the expression "In for a penny, in for a pound?"). Also, I sometimes got weirded out by the relationship between the Donavan siblings and how they saw each other. I listened to the Audible audio version narrated by John M. Perry. He sounds a little robotic - maybe it's that his pronunciations are just a little too "crisp." I liked that he didn't use the high-pitched and whiny voice for his female characters, which seems to be so common for many male narrators doing female characters. Overall, an enjoyable book and I look forward to seeing what happens in the next book of the series.