By Ian Caldwell
The number one Indie subsequent choose and fast, long-running New York Times bestseller from Ian Caldwell, coauthor of the overseas sensation The Rule of Four: The 5th Gospel is a masterful highbrow mystery that “will switch how you examine geared up faith, humanity, and maybe your self” (David Baldacci).
Acclaimed via critics as a “smart, suspenseful mystery” (People) that “kicks off at 90 miles in keeping with hour and doesn’t decelerate” (Associated Press), Ian Caldwell’s The 5th Gospel was once additionally an important advertisement good fortune that spent 8 weeks on the big apple occasions bestseller record in hardcover and was once chosen as a number one Indie subsequent choose through America’s self reliant booksellers.
In 2004, as Pope John Paul II’s reign enters its twilight, a mysterious convey is below development on the Vatican Museums. every week ahead of it's scheduled to open, its curator is murdered at a clandestine assembly at the outskirts of Rome. an analogous evening, a violent break-in rocks the house of the curator’s examine accomplice, Father Alex Andreou. while the papal police fail to spot a suspect in both crime, Father Alex undertakes his personal research. to discover the killer he needs to reconstruct the lifeless curator’s mystery: what the 4 Christian gospels—and a little-known, true-to-life 5th gospel referred to as the Diatessaron—reveal concerning the Church’s so much debatable holy relic. yet simply as he starts off to appreciate the reality approximately his friend’s loss of life, Father Alex reveals himself hunted down through an individual with vested stakes within the exhibit—someone he needs to outwit to survive.
At as soon as a riveting highbrow mystery, a dinner party of biblical heritage and scholarship, and a relocating family members drama, The 5th Gospel is “spectacular…deliciously labyrinthine…this great Rubik’s dice of a unique is the simplest of its type” (The windfall Journal).