The Sacred Bones

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HarperCollins, Apr 29, 2008 - Fiction - 400 pages
4 Reviews

A brazen and violent crime occurs at the crossroads of the Christian, Islamic, and Jewish faiths—the shocking theft of ancient artifacts hidden for many centuries in a secret vault beneath Jerusalem's Temple Mount. In its wake, thirteen Israeli policemen and soldiers are dead—and the fuse is lit on a volatile Mideast powder keg, threatening an explosion that could devastate the world.

In Italy, American forensic scientist Charlotte Hennesey has answered a Vatican summons asking for help. Joining with Italian anthropologist Giovanni Bersei, she embarks upon a perilous journey down a twisted path of revelations prowled by sinister zealots and relentless cold killers. For they must expose the astonishing secrets locked in the ancient bones resting in a newly unearthed burial box—the skeleton of a man who lived and died in the first century; a man who was scourged and stabbed . . . and crucified.

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User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

Mediocre Dan Brown impostor. Character development was lacking. So was well thought out resolutions. Read full review

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User Review  - Brandon - Goodreads

First half was so slow moving and predictable I almost put it down for good. But the second half moves along better, is more interesting and the end was worth it. As another Da Vinci Code wannabe, it works, stays right on the formula. I *may* read the sequel, but not right away. Read full review

About the author (2008)

Michael Byrnes attended Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey, and earned his graduate degree in business administration at Rutgers. Byrnes lives in Florida with his wife, Caroline, and daughters, Vivian and Camille.

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