The Friday 56 #139 ~ The Blood Gospel

Posted: February 17, 2017 in The Friday 56, thriller
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Welcome to The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice.

 

This is a really fun meme!

The only rules are to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader and find a sentence or a few (no spoilers) that grabs you and post it.

Then go over to Freda’s Voice and leave your link so we can visit your 56!

My 56 for this week is from:

 The Blood Gospel

The Order Of The Sanguines #1

by James Rollins

and Rebecca Cantrell

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Genre: Thriller

From page 56 in the paperback.

“Take a look at the skeleton’s femur.”

“And?”

“It had gnaw marks.”

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Read on if you want to know more.

Synopsis

An earthquake in Masada, Israel, kills hundreds and reveals a tomb buried in the heart of the mountain. A trio of investigators—Sergeant Jordan Stone, a military forensic expert; Father Rhun Korza, a Vatican priest; and Dr. Erin Granger, a brilliant but disillusioned archaeologist—are sent to explore the macabre discovery, a subterranean temple holding the crucified body of a mummified girl.

But a brutal attack at the site sets the three on the run, thrusting them into a race to recover what was once preserved in the tomb’s sarcophagus: a book rumored to have been written by Christ’s own hand, a tome that is said to hold the secrets to His divinity. But the enemy who hounds them is like no other, a force of ancient evil directed by a leader of impossible ambitions and incalculable cunning.

From crumbling tombs to splendorous churches, Erin and her two companions must confront a past that traces back thousands of years, to a time when ungodly beasts hunted the dark spaces of the world, to a moment in history when Christ made a miraculous offer, a pact of salvation for those who were damned for eternity.

Here is a novel that is explosive in its revelation of a secret history. Why do Catholic priests wear pectoral crosses? Why are they sworn to celibacy? Why do the monks hide their countenances under hoods? And why does Catholicism insist that the consecration of wine during Mass results in its transformation to Christ’s own blood? The answers to all go back to a secret sect within the Vatican, one whispered as rumor but whose very existence was painted for all to see by Rembrandt himself, a shadowy order known simply as the Sanguines.

In the end, be warned: some books should never be found, never opened—until now.

AMAZON

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Comments
  1. I’m always up for a Rollins story and to have Rebecca too is a real treat.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  2. Kathy Martin says:

    Sounds excellent. I’m adding this one to my list. Today I have Echoes in Death by J. D. Robb. I love Eve and Roarke. Happy reading!

  3. Ooh, the images will now be stamped on my mind…LOL. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “RIGHT BEHIND YOU”

  4. Freda Mans says:

    WHOA!!!!! Now that sounds good!! Happy weekend!

  5. Breana M. says:

    Wow, that 56 is kind of creepy. Enjoy your current read!

  6. Oh this one is on my wishlist, hope you are liking it! :)

  7. Katherine P says:

    Love the blurb! I can’t resist crumbling tombs and the 56 sounds pretty good too!

  8. Kwizgiver says:

    Sounds like a gripping read!

  9. jonesjar says:

    Sounds very intense. Thanks for sharing.

  10. The 56 is a real attention getter! Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great weekend!

  11. This one sounds really good! I love James Rollins’ books.

  12. Not my kind of book, but it’s an intriguing excerpt.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I wasn’t sure of this one from the blurb. But I’ll always read his books and this turned out to be another good one.

  13. Hoping that the gnawing is some animal.

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