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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (660 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Becker Narrator: Graeme Malcolm Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chris Bronson Series Release Date: August 2008 ISBN: 9781461804079
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An explosive debut thriller!

Chris Bronson is devastated when his best friend’s wife—the woman he was secretly in love with—dies in a tragic accident. But when Bronson heads to Italy to console his friend, he finds the evidence of a break-in, and a strange Latin inscription on a stone above the fireplace.

To decipher the stone Bronson enlists the help of his ex-wife, an antiques expert, sending them on a treacherous path of clues across Europe leading to a truth so dangerous it could destroy the very foundations of the Christian faith.

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  • “Fast-paced action propels the imaginative and controversial plot.” Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen Maltby | 2/9/2014

    " Not too bad. Pretty much the same plot as The Messiah's Secret, but with a different religious conspiracy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shahrun | 1/20/2014

    " This book completely blew me away! I just had to keep on reading to find out where it was going. It built up into an incredible finish. Who knows how much truth there could be in it. The author does appear to have done quite a lot of historical research to build this story around some small historical grounding. I found the end summary of his research quite interesting and I'm going to have to do some of my own now. I find it all especially interesting as it's very similar to debates on religion I've had with my very religious mother. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Winnie | 1/11/2014

    " Just my sort of book - an action hero and lots of historical context, a fast moving plot and strong characters. Enjoyed this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 1/1/2014

    " fun, fast read; not particularly well-written; very DaVinci Code-esque; such interesting subject matter of founding of christianity & Vatican's role in promulgation of story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashish Jaituni | 12/28/2013

    " A good book to read, has a good plot. Not among the very best that I have read but good enough to read. I think I will reading more of Becker's book as and when I get them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire Dobson | 12/24/2013

    " An enjoyable read. Would make a great movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 10/13/2013

    " This would have been 4*, but the ending was a bit dissapointing "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael Helgens | 10/13/2013

    " The book started out interesting and well paced. Toward the end, however, it seemed rushed and unrealistic. I thought that a better amount of time could have been spent with the "big reveal" to give it more gravity. This wanted to be something like Dan Brown's books, but didn't quite make it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nigel | 10/11/2013

    " Quite a good read , some interesting points in the book, but really another anti religion book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 'stina | 9/24/2013

    " Given to me by mama on 6/9/09 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maha | 9/21/2013

    " Dan BGrown style, but still interesting with a historical background that U find yourself willing to read more to test its validity "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorna Schmalz | 9/13/2013

    " Enjoyable. If you are into religious conspiracy theories this one fits the bill. Started off slow but the pace picks up 1/4 of the way through til the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kingsley | 8/5/2013

    " Another non put downable novel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tommy | 4/28/2013

    " This is a new author and I really enjoyed this first book. It deals with religious history and the search for some ancient relics that could change the whole idea of christianity. I look forward reading more books by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany | 3/26/2013

    " Nothing to write home about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timothy | 12/20/2012

    " Enjoyable. An interesting premise, typical thriller with the usuall techniques for adding suspense. I enjoyed the Roman and Cathar historical elements. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Robert | 9/17/2012

    " Anti-Christian screed disguised as entertainment. To be avoided at all costs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 9/5/2012

    " Brilliant! A much better version of the Da Vinci code that is lighter than Angels and Demons. A nice adventure/thriller read, you can't put it down. I expected some bull about Christianity stuff but this book is actually worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 7/4/2012

    " Fabulous, exciting. Love it. First book of a series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sushant | 6/1/2012

    " Breathtaking plot..a sure shot page turner and will keep you on your toes.Must check it out. Especially for the ones interested in Rome/Church mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rocky Ybarra | 5/21/2012

    " It was entertaining, a bit slow midway through the book. The end was more captivating. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patrick Carroll | 4/29/2012

    " You can't read this stuff without thinking someone jumped of the Dan Brown band wagon, hokum, but relatively enjoyable hokum. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn | 4/10/2012

    " This book was not even close to The DaVinci Code but I will try this author one more time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Momma Bear | 2/25/2012

    " OMG! This book has a twist.. that I do NOT want to put out as a spoiler review.. so, just know.. if you love a book that has a VERY original concept.. then this is a MUST own! You'll love the journey.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 2/14/2012

    " The Mafia are chasing after a group of English people who stumble across a record that proves that the church is founded on the work of a Roman agent during the time of Nero. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 2/13/2012

    " Really enjoyed it. Had an ending I really didn't see coming! Would recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorna | 10/21/2011

    " Enjoyable. If you are into religious conspiracy theories this one fits the bill. Started off slow but the pace picks up 1/4 of the way through til the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timothy | 9/10/2011

    " Enjoyable. An interesting premise, typical thriller with the usuall techniques for adding suspense. I enjoyed the Roman and Cathar historical elements. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sushant | 8/30/2011

    " Breathtaking plot..a sure shot page turner and will keep you on your toes.Must check it out. Especially for the ones interested in Rome/Church mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 8/15/2011

    " Not too bad. Pretty much the same plot as The Messiah's Secret, but with a different religious conspiracy.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 8/11/2011

    " The Mafia are chasing after a group of English people who stumble across a record that proves that the church is founded on the work of a Roman agent during the time of Nero. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nigel | 7/28/2011

    " Quite a good read , some interesting points in the book, but really another anti religion book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrianne | 5/9/2011

    " Paul and Peter - Roman officials bribed to spread Christianity?
    Propagate a turn-the-other-cheek Religion to suppress the Rebelling Jews? Interesting Theory
    And Peter is the Rock the Church is built on!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Momma | 3/27/2011

    " OMG! This book has a twist.. that I do NOT want to put out as a spoiler review.. so, just know.. if you love a book that has a VERY original concept.. then this is a MUST own! You'll love the journey.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 2/7/2011

    " fun, fast read; not particularly well-written; very DaVinci Code-esque; such interesting subject matter of founding of christianity & Vatican's role in promulgation of story "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Robert | 1/30/2011

    " Anti-Christian screed disguised as entertainment. To be avoided at all costs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ray | 1/24/2011

    " Fast read. I found it entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariadne | 11/26/2010

    " I loved this book...the main character Chris Bronson is fantastic! James Becker has created a character that is so well written you would swear you could sit down and have tea or a beer with him. I love the fact it might be a series..there is a sequel...The Moses Stone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jen | 9/26/2010

    " A good enough mystery with lots of intrigue and conspiracy theories about the catholic church. "

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About the Author
Author James Becker

James Becker spent over twenty years in the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air arm and served during the Falklands War. He is the author of The Nosferatu Scroll, Echo of the Reich, The Moses Stone, The First Apostle, and The Messiah Secret.         

About the Narrator

Graeme Malcolm has performed on Broadway as Pharaoh in Aida and as Sir Edward Ramsay in The King and I. His television credits include Law & Order, Against the Law, Criminal Intent, and Guiding Light. He has narrated hundreds of audiobooks.