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  • The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the international sensation The Rule of Four combines a lost gospel, a contentious relic, and a dying pope's final wish into a "deliciously labyrinthine" (Providence Journal) intellectual thriller that "kicks off at ninety mph and doesn't slow down" (Associated Press).
  • Author(s): Ian Caldwell
  • 448 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Thrillers

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"From Ian Caldwell, coauthor of the international sensation The Rule of Four. 49 weeks on the NYT list, nearly 2 million copies sold, translated into 35 languages comes a masterful intellectual thriller set inside the Vatican that is ten years in the making and on par with classic bestsellers like The Secret History and The Name of the Rose"--



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The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the international sensation The Rule of Four combines a lost gospel, a contentious relic, and a dying pope's final wish into a "deliciously labyrinthine" (Providence Journal) intellectual thriller that "kicks off at ninety mph and doesn't slow down" (Associated Press).A mysterious exhibit is under construction at the Vatican Museums. The curator is murdered at a clandestine meeting on the outskirts of Rome a week before it opens. That same night, a violent break-in rocks the home of Greek Catholic priest Father Alex Andreou. When the papal police fail to identify a suspect in either crime, Father Alex decides that to find the killer he must reconstruct the secret of what a little-known, true-to-life fifth gospel known as the Diatessaron reveals about the church's most controversial holy relic. But just as he begins to understand the truth about his friend's death and its consequences for the future of the Christian church, Father Alex discovers a ruthless stalker is hunting him--an enemy with a vested stake in the exhibit that he must outwit to survive. Rich, authentic, erudite, and emotionally searing, The Fifth Gospel is a riveting novel of suspense and a feast of biblical history that satisfies on every level.



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"Spectacular . . . Caldwell knows his Vatican, and in his detailed descriptions of hidden gardens, underground car parks, piazzas, dark lanes, tunnels and corridors, conjures up a strange and alien realm where hierarchy is all, secrets fester and multiply, deals are spun behind closed doors, and a murderer may be on the loose. . . . This superb Rubik's Cube of a novel is the best of its kind, right up until the final shock and the pope's dying wish. . . . Deliciously labyrinthine." -Providence Journal
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.6 Inches (W) x 1.2 Inches (D)
Weight: .85 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 448
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Thrillers
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Theme: General
Format: Paperback
Author: Ian Caldwell
Language: English
Street Date: August 16, 2016
TCIN: 51408209
UPC: 9781451694154
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-8971
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.2 inches length x 5.6 inches width x 8.3 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.85 pounds
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