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Penguin, Jun 7, 2005 - Fiction - 384 pages
In the crystalline caves beneath an Italian lake, the fossil of a clawed creature seemingly older than the earth has been disinterred. In the sands of the Judaean desert, a tattered parchment, lost but legendary, has been discovered.
One reveals the secrets of Heaven. One foretells an impending Hell.
Together they have unleashed an abominable power into the world. And deciphering their message has been left to paleontologist Carter Cox—a man of science whose faith in the empirical is about to be shaken by forces of evil beyond imagining.

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Reminiscent of early James Rollins and with a twist of Dan Brown, Vigil is the first of Masello's books following renowned paleontologist Carter Cox. Carter presents as a fun, sympathetic character ... Read full review

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It was a good book but not the best in the world. Some parts in the middle and the ending was a little strange and confusing to me I don't understand why the angle just gave up so easy but all in all it was a very enjoyable book.



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Robert Masello is an award-winning journalist, a television writer, and the author of many books, including the supernatural thrillers The Medusa Amulet, Blood and Ice, Vigil (a USA Today bestseller), and Bestiary. His articles and essays have appeared in such publications as the Los Angeles Times, New York magazine, People, and Parade, and his nonfiction book Robert’s Rules of Writing has become a staple in many college classrooms. His television credits include such popular shows as Charmed, Sliders, and Early Edition. A long-standing member of the Writers Guild of America, Masello lives in Santa Monica, California.

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