The Shroud of Turin is the most studied and controversial religious relic in human history. The ancient linen cloth bears the image of a man, alleged to be that of Jesus of Nazareth. What if it were real? What if it contained a secret powerful enough to alter the course of human history? And what if it fell into the wrong hands?
Manny Lusum is convinced the Shroud is the genuine article and obsessed with proving it scientifically. Grace Barden is not only Manny’s best friend, but also secretly in love with the physics student and soon-to-be Catholic priest.
Across the globe, three grisly murders and the theft of a secret manuscript thrust Grace and Manny into a generations-old conspiracy of biblical proportions. From New York to Rome to the inner sanctum of the Vatican, they struggle to untangle a bizarre mystery surrounding the controversial artifact. In a dramatic confrontation between faith and the ultimate evil on the world stage, Grace and Manny are pushed to the edge of an abyss, balanced on the brink between heaven and hell.
About the author:
Jim is a long-time resident of fly-over county and a graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia. He now spends his time crafting novels that examine the complex relationship between faith and science, stories designed to take believers and even doubters to places they may not have previously considered. Jim’s next novel, “The Reluctant Disciple” will be released soon and “Witness” and “Blood Sisters” should be available in 2019. Correspondence to the author should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.