Dist: Ingram

Pub Date: Nov 5, 2012

ISBN: 0-971869472

Paperback 424 pp

Fiction: General, Thriller

U.S. $15.99

Publisher: Great Reads Books

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2013

Rights to: Eksmo (renewal( (Russia)

2012

Rights to: Maya Kitap (Turkey)

2011

Film option (exp): Devin Sloane, Producer

2003-2005

Rights to: Algoritam (Serbia), Edicoes Fio Da Navalha LDA (Brazil & Portugal) Editorial via Magna (Spain & Latin America) Ekmo (Russia), Naklada LJEVAK (Croatia)

Film option (exp): Alfre Woodard, actress

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"It isn't the first [cloning Jesus] novel, but it is the best."

- Relevant Magazine

"Will richly repay your time."

- John Grant, co-Editor, The Encyclopedia of Fantasy


BOOK 1 IN THE JESUS THIEF SERIES


The Jesus Thief is the suspenseful story of a momentous undertaking—-an attempt to clone Jesus of Nazareth. At its center is wealthy New York microbiologist Dr. Felix Rossi who burns with unspoken questions as he leads a scientific investigation of the Shroud of Turin. Do the linen threads contain the blood of Christ? Is the DNA still intact? Later at his Upper East Side New York home, he must avoid the scrutiny of fiancée, a devoted sister, and a prying maid as he works. When a reporter suddenly appears, hidden allegiances form against him.  He must find a modern Mary without delay. The Jesus Thief takes the reader from society galas to Irish pubs to Harlem churches to Italy in Fascist and current times with all the suspense of a detective novel, the drama of a thriller, and the periodic chills of high adventure. It tells of lost family ties and a lost heritage, of a devout man's search for God, and a poor woman's yearning to be special. In the swirl of events, an unexpected love story unfolds.