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Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday 56 #22

This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56 

 *Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it
The Blood Gospel
In his first-ever collaboration, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins combines his skill for cutting-edge science and historical mystery with award-winning novelist Rebecca Cantrell's talent for haunting suspense and sensual atmosphere in a gothic tale about an ancient order and the hunt for a miraculous book known only as . . . The Blood Gospel

An earthquake in Masada, Israel, kills hundreds and reveals a tomb buried in the heart of the mountain. A trio of investigators--Sergeant Jordan Stone, a military forensic expert; Father Rhun Korza, a Vatican priest; and Dr. Erin Granger, a brilliant but disillusioned archaeologist--are sent to explore the macabre discovery, a subterranean temple holding the crucified body of a mummified girl.

But a brutal attack at the site sets the three on the run, thrusting them into a race to recover what was once preserved in the tomb's sarcophagus: a book rumored to have been written by Christ's own hand, a tome that is said to hold the secrets to His divinity. The enemy who hounds them is like no other, a force of ancient evil directed by a leader of impossible ambitions and incalculable cunning.

From crumbling tombs to splendorous churches, Erin and her two companions must confront a past that traces back thousands of years, to a time when ungodly beasts hunted the dark spaces of the world, to a moment in history when Christ made a miraculous offer, a pact of salvation for those who were damned for eternity.

Here is a novel that is explosive in its revelation of a secret history. Why do Catholic priests wear pectoral crosses? Why are they sworn to celibacy? Why do the monks hide their countenances under hoods? And why does Catholicism insist that the consecration of wine during Mass results in its transformation to Christ's own blood? The answers to all go back to a secret sect within the Vatican, one whispered as rumor but whose very existence was painted for all to see by Rembrandt himself, a shadowy order known simply as the Sanguines.

In the end, be warned: some books should never be found, never opened--until now.
Summary & Cover taken from
Length: 717 pages (Mass Market Paperback)
Publication Date: August 27th 2013 by Harper Collins
My 56:
Pg. 556
They dumped the man at her feet. He moaned and turned over. A mass of bruises covered his face, his eyes were nearly swollen closed, dried blood soaked his shirtsleeves and a pant leg.
What's you're Friday 56?


  1. The blurb is intriguing. That poor man in the snippet. :(

    1. Yeah, Nate (the bloody guy) seems sweet. Too bad he's caught in the middle of craziness.

  2. This sounds like an intense book Kimberly. Did you like it?

  3. This sounds like a fascinating story. Love the cover art.

    Hope you'll visit

  4. This one was a bit too much for me. Hope you enjoy it.
    Book Dilettante

  5. Wow that sounds seriously intense! Hope you enjoy the read!

  6. I wonder what he did to deserve that, assuming he did. Sounds interesting.
    My Friday 56

    1. The sad thing is that he's done nothing. Poor Nate just got caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.

  7. Sounds like a fascinating plot, but 717 pages is really long! I hope the authors were able to sustain your interest. Good description in your Friday 56 selection.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: MOVING IN.

    1. They do :) I love James Rollins when he writes his standalone novels but he was great writing with Rebecca Cantrell :)

  8. Oh, doesn't sound good for the poor man in the excerpt....thanks for sharing.

    Here's mine: LANDLINE

  9. Oh yeah! I almost signed up for this one and now wish I had... I don't really have room in my life right now but feel I should've made room... sounds AWE-some!

    Happy weekend!

  10. Wow! I'll bet this is a page turner. The Friday 56 is really good.

  11. Sounds like he had a bad day


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