Pentecost: A Thriller
Creative Penn, 2011 - 230 pages
A power, kept secret for 2000 years. A brotherhood, broken by murder. A woman who stands to lose everything.When Jesus of Nazareth rose from the dead, the Apostles took stones from his tomb as a symbol of their brotherhood.At Pentecost, the fire of the Holy Spirit empowered the stones and the Apostles performed miracles in God's name. Forged in the fire and blood of the Christian martyrs, the Pentecost stones were handed down through generations of Keepers who kept their power and locations secret.Until now.The Keepers are being murdered, the stones stolen by those who would use them for evil in a world transformed by religious fundamentalism. Oxford University psychologist Morgan Sierra is forced into the search when her sister and niece are held hostage. She is joined by Jake Timber from the mysterious ARKANE, a British government agency specializing in para- normal and religious experience.From ancient Christian sites in Spain, Italy and Israel to the far reaches of Iran and Tunisia, Morgan and Jake must track down the stones through the myths of the early church in a race against time before a new Pentecost is summoned, this time powered by the fire of evil.
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