One of History's Most Sacred Treasures ...An Age-Old Secret Conspiracy ...Now the Truth is Revealed ...THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE HOLY SHROUD is the explosive international bestseller that mixes fact and fiction to tell the riveting story of one of the world's most controversial relics, the Turin Shroud -- believed by millions of the faithful to bear ...
One of History's Most Sacred Treasures ...An Age-Old Secret Conspiracy ...Now the Truth is Revealed ...THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE HOLY SHROUD is the explosive international bestseller that mixes fact and fiction to tell the riveting story of one of the world's most controversial relics, the Turin Shroud -- believed by millions of the faithful to bear the likeness of Christ -- and the desperate race to save it from those who will stop at nothing to possess its legendary power.A fire at the Cathedral of Turin and the discovery of a strangely mutilated body attract the attention of Italy's special Art Crimes Department. For the fire is only the latest in a troubling series of arson attacks and break-ins at the cathedral which houses the famous shroud. Department chief Marco Valoni leads a team of top investigators in a race to solve a crime certain to shock the world: someone is planning to steal the Holy Shroud.Spanning centuries and continents, from the storm-rent skies over Cavalry, through the glories of Byzantium and the intrigue and treachery of the Crusades, The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud is a provocative page-turner of the highest order -- one that will challenge you to believe.
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This was an interesting book! Navarro creates an intriguing action-adventure surrounding the Shroud of Turin. Not on the level of a Matthew Reilly or James Rollins novel but still a captivating read! I enjoyed this one!
Jun 14, 2007
Boring mystery with some flair
'Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud, The' is a book written by Spanish journalist Julia Navarro following the path of sucess of 'DaVici Code, The' by Dan Brown.
As Dan Brown's celebrated novel, this book plunges into an ancient mystery concerning the Holy Shroud and its complicated ways along many centuries starting in tthe time in which Jesus Christ was still alive and living among us.
The book is much more accurate, in historical point of view, than the weird book of Mr. Brown. Nevertheless, is not a good book for a simple cause: the story is not engaging and the great number of parsonages made the book tiresome.
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