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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (276 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: July 2012 ISBN: 9781456123161
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James Becker’s pulse-pounding debut thriller, The First Apostle, made critics and genre fans alike stand up and take notice. His brilliant follow-up, The Messiah Secret, features museum conservator Angela Lewis.

Angela Lewis is on assignment at a lavish English mansion where she is assessing the contents of the estate. Within a crate full of sealed pottery jars, she makes a shocking discovery: a parchment describing the life of Jesus of Nazareth. For Angela, a written reference to Jesus outside of the New Testament is truly a miracle find.

The excitement surrounding her miracle find is quickly tempered, however, when she and her husband become the targets of a shadowy group determined to keep this document a secret. Soon she and her husband, Chris, are drawn into a centuries-old race for the truth that they may not win—or survive.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Becker gathers many familiar elements of the religious artifact subgenre and reshuffles them into an entertaining hunt-and-chase thriller that races from the English countryside to a hidden valley in the Middle East…Appealing and clever protagonists coupled with intriguing history set this above the average Dan Brown clone.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Mull | 2/18/2014

    " Decent book for Da Vinci Code genre fans. Lots of fluff but all in all a satisfactory religious thriller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie Fitzpatrick | 2/16/2014

    " enjoyed this book and kept me occupied once my contractions started haha "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Daniel | 2/12/2014

    " Dry, boring reading. More time was spent on technical aspects of archaelogy than on story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David L | 2/10/2014

    " Predictable throughout and the ending did present as a slight anti-climax but that said an enjoyable, easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melody | 2/5/2014

    " Good premise in the story. A long lost s roll describes the burial place of Jesus and 3 sets of people go searching for it. Some parts are very violent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendall | 2/4/2014

    " This was an interesting book that uses the myth of Jesus to examine an alternate ending to his tale. The story pits the Church against archeologists and a billionaire who wants to use potential genetic material from a corpse to make money. It was a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Hanscom | 1/29/2014

    " OK, but not as good as many and, as the author's afterward makes clear, the author has an agenda. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andronicus Kok | 1/17/2014

    " Finished reading James Becker - The Messiah Secret. His 3rd book. Chris & Angela are being chased when they discover an ancient relic that leads them into unearthing a secret that would shake the very foundation of religion one that defies all origins!! Storyline was so so but the shocking truth took me by storm and has left me dumbfounded.. LOL :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken | 1/15/2014

    " A pretty average book for the genre. I found it a little slow at points and the conclusions moving too fast for reality. But, that is pretty par for the course. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Holly | 12/30/2013

    " Never read anything by this author, and probably won't again. Book was too graphic and confusing. Could have been really good but missed the mark. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Macready12 | 12/6/2013

    " God-weepingly awful. Nepotism alive and well in the publishing world it seems, there can be no other explanation as to why a tree suffered the indignity of being pulped into this brain melting offal. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/2/2013

    " I loved the intrigue, historic travel and questions that this book developed in my mind as I read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Wiegman | 11/26/2013

    " Definitely the first time I've heard of Jesus as a bhudist prophet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Winnie | 9/10/2013

    " Yet again I really loved this adventure featuring Chris Bronson - I love story lines which involve historical references but also have lots of action and intrigue with strong characters and this fits the bill nicely. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dawn Haynes-Grimes | 4/15/2013

    " Read like a grossly diluted Davinci Code. The only really interesting part of this book is the very end when the "great secret" was revealed but that interest ended quickly with what unexpectedly happened to "the secret" after it was discovered. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill James | 1/22/2013

    " Gotta get #1 in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debby Woodbridge | 11/20/2012

    " Very interesting read. Set in the present but full of fascinating historical facts. The story is fictional but because of the factual content it becomes very intriguing. You begin to question what you know. He has also written the Moses stone and the first apostle which I can highly recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Freeman | 10/11/2012

    " Enjoyed this book. like the characters of Bronson & Lewis. Nice easy read with a different take on the past. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Boosmummy | 8/19/2012

    " a quick read, not as in depth as most books who deal in this type of adventure. found the authors need to justify his plot at the end overkill. an easy read for a holiday. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Duff | 7/8/2012

    " Lots of action and fast paced but fairly predictable. Everybody is looking for a lost relic, one bad guy wants it so he can make more money and the other bad guy - a priest - wants to destroy it as it's discovery would have serious implications for christianity. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nathan | 7/6/2012

    " Becker tries too obviously to be Dan Brown. It was a quick read and an easy adventure, but seemed more often than not like he wanted too much for it to be made into a movie. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dawn | 6/24/2012

    " Gave up half way through. This book seemed like it was trying to be The Da Vinci Code, but I didn't care at all about the characters. I'm moving on to greener pastures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele bookloverforever | 6/21/2012

    " predictable. run of the mill. but engaging characters..an easy read (for me 2 hrs). Evil is punished, the good survive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nigel | 11/8/2011

    " Good story with an interesting theory "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dawn | 4/4/2011

    " Gave up half way through. This book seemed like it was trying to be The Da Vinci Code, but I didn't care at all about the characters. I'm moving on to greener pastures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 3/29/2011

    " Good conspiracy yarn. Not much different than most books of this genre. It took a while for the adventure to get going. It seemed a bit rushed at times but nonetheless entertaining
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 3/14/2011

    " Definitely the first time I've heard of Jesus as a bhudist prophet. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Holly | 2/26/2011

    " Never read anything by this author, and probably won't again. Book was too graphic and confusing. Could have been really good but missed the mark. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 1/22/2011

    " Gotta get #1 in this series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nathan | 1/10/2011

    " Becker tries too obviously to be Dan Brown. It was a quick read and an easy adventure, but seemed more often than not like he wanted too much for it to be made into a movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 1/8/2011

    " OK, but not as good as many and, as the author's afterward makes clear, the author has an agenda. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 12/23/2010

    " predictable. run of the mill. but engaging characters..an easy read (for me 2 hrs). Evil is punished, the good survive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 9/9/2010

    " Predictable throughout and the ending did present as a slight anti-climax but that said an enjoyable, easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 8/1/2010

    " Lots of action and fast paced but fairly predictable. Everybody is looking for a lost relic, one bad guy wants it so he can make more money and the other bad guy - a priest - wants to destroy it as it's discovery would have serious implications for christianity. "

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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.