One of the greatest discoveries of the ancient world has been found. Unfortunately, only a privileged few are in a position to see, or decipher, the provocative text. Smuggled into the Vatican is a set of scrolls found in a cave near the Dead Sea. Among the scrolls, one letter in particular, could rock the foundations of the church to the core—a letter written by Jesus himself on the night before His crucifixion.
Unfortunately, fragments are missing from the all-important letter and Cardinal Brandt sends for the one man capable of finding the lost pieces—his American brother, Cutter.
But, they aren’t the only ones searching…
The Muslim group known as Inshallha has their sights set on the letter’s destruction and will stop at nothing short of complete mission success.
Now, with the help of Laura, Director of a research facility in Tel Aviv, Cutter attempts to stay one step ahead of Inshallha in his search. However, what Cutter doesn’t know is that Laura is a covert member of a secret cabal and intends to betray Cutter and obtain the precious letter for her own selfish gains.
From Jerusalem to the ancient city of Petra, from a lost monastery near Alexandria to Saint Peter’s tomb, Laura and Cutter’s search becomes a race against time as they battle against Inshallha and face down death on multiple fronts.
“Author Paul S. Sturm stirs up an intense conspiracy with smart characters and a well-crafted plot that breathes suspense,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing LLC. “Similar in feel to Dan Brown’s highly acclaimed mystery novel The Da Vinci Code, author Paul S. Sturm crafts his own hard-hitting thriller—a terrific read!”
Award-winning author Paul Sturm holds a doctorate from the University of Texas and is an ongoing student of archeology. He is a member of the Writers’ League of Texas and the Elks Lodge in Cripple Creek, Colorado, where he and his wife, Brenda, escape to write each summer. His first novel, Whispers of the Dead: When Death Doesn’t Die is currently available in print and eBook formats wherever fine books are sold.