What If The Virgin Mary Wrote An Account Of Her Life After The Crucifixion-What Would It Be Worth?
A priceless painting is altered to hide its suggestion that the Virgin Mary wrote an account of her life after the crucifixion. Its revelations would forever change the role of women in the Catholic Church.
Marcus Po, reclusive book reviewer for the Burlington Times, is determined to learn the painting?s potentially explosive secret, despite powerful forces within and outside of the Church who are desperate to stop him. The fate of the Church and the life of a pope hang in the balance.
With the help of a beautiful PhD candidate in art history, Marcus?s quest takes him from his isolated cabin on Lake Champlain, to the labyrinthine catacombs of Paris; from a medieval monastery on an island near Cannes, to a neolithic tomb high in the mountains of Corsica. There, he will learn the secret of the Nightingale Madonna-if he survives.
"A fascinating spin on the intersection between religious zealotry and psychosis. Well done."-Dr. Pat Pope, Clinical Psychologist.
"This fast-paced contemporary mystery/thriller...grabs the reader from the first page and never lets go!" -Allene Stanton Fay, Publisher and Editor, New Jersey Countryside Magazine.
?...I was blown away by the richness of the words and the cliff-hanging chapter endings. The book is a great entertaining escape.?-Claudia Taller, author of Daffodils and Fireflies.