By Michael Byrnes
At the crossroads of Christian, Islamic, and Jewish faiths, an old artifact is stolen from a long-hidden vault situated without delay underneath Jerusalem's Temple Mount . . .
So starts off The Sacred Bones through Michael Byrnes, a page-turning novel from a brand new voice at the mystery scene. With the violent robbery leaving 13 Israeli infantrymen and policemen lifeless, and the Palestinians up in hands over the desecration of sacred grounds, the stress among the 2 teams is dangerously excessive. Jerusalem is a stick of dynamite and the fuse has been lit. . . .
Across the Mediterranean in Italy, American forensic scientist Charlotte Hennesey has been employed by means of the Vatican to ascertain the contents of a newly came across archeological treasure: a two-thousand-year-old ossuary containing the bones of an unidentified, crucified man—the first entire skeleton of a crucifixion sufferer ever discovered. including Italian anthropologist Giovanni Bersei, Charlotte makes startling forensic and genetic discoveries that lead her to wonder—could those be the bones of Jesus Christ?
With the placement in Jerusalem veering uncontrolled and the malevolent eye of Vatican safeguard professional Salvatore Conte observing her each step, Charlotte places and jointly. She is familiar with that if the mortal is still of Christ are certainly within the burial field, the implications—for background and technology, for faith and the Church—are frighteningly immense. or even extra rapid is the query of no matter if the Vatican will let the information—and Charlotte—to see the sunshine of day.
Fast-paced and clever, mixing old truth with persuasive fiction, The Sacred Bones reads like a CSI episode penned by way of The Da Vinci Code writer Dan Brown. From a conspiracy stretching again to the times of the Templar Knights to the transferring alliances of up to date heart japanese politics, The Sacred Bones is an addictively compelling mystery that calls into query lots of sleek religion's deepest-held ideals approximately Judaism, Jesus Christ and early Christianity, and Islam . . . with wonderful results.