By Ian Caldwell
The number one Indie subsequent choose and immediate, long-running New York Times bestseller from Ian Caldwell, coauthor of the foreign sensation The Rule of Four: The 5th Gospel is a masterful highbrow mystery that “will swap how you examine equipped faith, humanity, and maybe your self” (David Baldacci).
Acclaimed by means of critics as a “smart, suspenseful mystery” (People) that “kicks off at 90 miles according to hour and doesn’t decelerate” (Associated Press), Ian Caldwell’s The 5th Gospel was once additionally an important advertisement luck that spent 8 weeks on the long island occasions bestseller checklist in hardcover and was once chosen as a no 1 Indie subsequent choose through America’s self sufficient booksellers.
In 2004, as Pope John Paul II’s reign enters its twilight, a mysterious convey is less than building on the Vatican Museums. per week earlier than it truly is 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 learn associate, Father Alex Andreou. whilst 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 arguable holy relic. yet simply as he starts off to appreciate the reality approximately his friend’s dying, Father Alex reveals himself hunted down by way of a person 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 kin drama, The 5th Gospel is “spectacular…deliciously labyrinthine…this really good Rubik’s dice of a unique is the easiest of its variety” (The windfall Journal).