The Book of Q by Jonathan Rabb
A Novel

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After the mysterious death of one Vatican priest and the disappearance of another, Father Ian Pearse, an American working on ancient Christian texts in the Vatican, comes into possession of a mysterious scroll. He discovers ingeniously coded letters and the text of an ancient Manichean prayer that has never before been found in written form. These reveal a Manichean conspiracy – a sect long-thought dead – reaching deep into the present Vatican hierarchy.  Racing from the Vatican via an ancient Greek monastery to war-torn Bosnia, Father Pearse has to decipher the cryptograms and codes before the closely guarded heresy is unleashed on the world.  

About Jonathan Rabb

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Jonathan Rabb is the author of five novels: The Second Son, Shadow and Light, Rosa, The Overseer, and The Book of Q. He lives in Savannah, Georgia, with his wife and twin children.
Published February 21, 2012 by Halban. 408 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Recycling many of the story elements from his 1998 debut thriller, The Overseer, Rabb composes another engrossing if long-winded tale of a master plan for world domination based on the frantic search for an ancient religious scroll.

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Eight years later, when Pearse finds himself back in Bosnia, this time looking for Quelle ("The Source") --- the "Q" of the title and a document that the Manicheans, a sect long thought to be defunct, need in order to gain control of the Church --- he also discovers that he has a ready-made famil...

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