The Quest: A Novel

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Center Street, Sep 17, 2013 - Fiction - 464 pages
26 Reviews
AUTHOR'S NOTE:
An earlier, shorter version of The Quest was published in paperback in 1975. In 2013, I rewrote The Quest and doubled its length, making it, I hope, a far better story than the original, without deviating from the elements that made the story so powerful and compelling when I first wrote it. In other words, what made The Quest worth rewriting remains, and whatever is changed is for the better.
I was happy and excited to have this opportunity to rewrite and republish what I consider my first "big" novel, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did when I first wrote it.
BOOK DESCRIPTION:
A sweeping adventure that's equal parts thriller and love story, Nelson DeMille's newest novel takes the reader from the war torn jungles of Ethiopia to the magical city of Rome.
While the Ethiopian Civil War rages, a Catholic priest languishes in prison. Forty years have passed since he last saw daylight. His crime? Claiming to know the true location of Christ's cup from the Last Supper. Then the miraculous happens - a mortar strikes the prison and he is free!
Old, frail, and injured, he escapes to the jungle, where he encounters two Western journalists and a beautiful freelance photographer taking refuge from the carnage. As they tend to his wounds, he relates his incredible story.
Motivated by the sensational tale and their desire to find the location of the holiest of relics, the trio agrees to search for the Grail.
Thus begins an impossible quest that will pit them against murderous tribes, deadly assassins, fanatical monks, and the passions of their own hearts.
THE QUEST is suspenseful, romantic, and filled with heart-pounding action. Nelson DeMille is at the top of his game as he masterfully interprets one of history's greatest mysteries.

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The premise, however, is fascinating. - Goodreads
The plot was awesome, as well as the settings. - Goodreads
Didn't like the characters, dialog, plot, nothing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - mainrun - LibraryThing

The Holy Grail is a cool concept. Knights at the round table, King Author, etc searching for it without regard to their own well being. However, it was not well done in this book. I kept thinking what ... Read full review

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User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

The last book by Nelson DeMille I read ( May 2014) was the “Quest”- I was very excited when I found out that this book was just released in 2013 ( he published the original version in 1975 and rewrote ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Nelson DeMille is a former U.S. Army officer who served in Vietnam and is the author of seventeen acclaimed novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Night Fall, Plum Island, The Gate House, The Lion, and most recently The Panther. His other New York Times bestsellers include The Charm School, Word of Honor, The Gold Coast, Spencerville, The Lion's Game, Up Country, Wild Fire, and The General's Daughter, which was a major motion picture.

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