THE BLOOD GOSPEL
Fast-paced action, an intriguing plot and compelling characters make this novel tough to put down. In their collaborative efforts Rollins and Cantrell have created a novel that brings out the best in their individual storytelling talents. Their story seamlessly blends modern-day technology with historical intrigue and otherworldly phenomena. The highly original plot combines gripping world-could-end drama with characters who are complex, fascinating and personable.
Archaeologist Erin Granger is summoned to an earthquake site in the historic city of Masada in Israel. U.S. Army Sergeant Jordan Stone is also called in to investigate the source of a deadly gas that has killed hundreds at the site. Along with Father Rhun Korza, the trio begins a quest that goes far beyond science or terrorism. After barely escaping a brutal attack while in an ancient subterranean tomb, Jordan and Erin enter a world of mythological creatures and long-hidden truths. Shepherded by the mysterious Father Korza, the trio races to locate a gospel rumored to have been written by Christ himself before it falls into the wrong hands and is used for evil purposes. (MORROW, Jan., 496 pp., $27.99)