The Expected One by Kathleen McGowan
A Novel (Book One of the Magdalene Line)

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THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD!
A POLITICAL RIVALRY THAT ENDED IN TWO EXECUTIONS
AN INTRICATE LOVE TRIANGLE THAT ALTERED THE COURSE OF HISTORY
A RELIGIOUS REVOLUTION THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

Two thousand years ago, Mary Magdalene hid a set of scrolls in the rocky foothills of the French Pyrenees, a gospel that contained her own version of the events and characters of the New Testament. Protected by supernatural forces, these sacred scrolls could be uncovered only by a special seeker, one who fulfills the ancient prophecy of l'attendue -- The Expected One.

When journalist Maureen Pascal begins the research for a new book, she has no idea that she is stepping into an ancient mystery so secret, so revolutionary, that thousands of people have killed and died for it. She becomes deeply immersed in the mystical cultures of southwest France as the eerie prophecy of The Expected One casts a shadow over her life and work and a long-buried family secret comes to light.

Maureen's extraordinary journey takes her from the dusty streets of Jerusalem to the cathedrals of Paris . . . and ultimately to search for the scrolls themselves. She must unravel clues that link history's great artistic masters, including Sandro Botticelli, Nicolas Poussin, and Jean Cocteau; the Medici, Bourbon, and Borgia dynasties; and great scientific minds like Leonardo da Vinci and Isaac Newton. Ultimately, she, and the reader, come face-to-face with Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene, John the Baptist, Judas, and Salome in the pages of a deeply moving and powerful new gospel, the life of Jesus as told by Mary Magdalene.
 

About Kathleen McGowan

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Kathleen McGowan is an internationally published writer whose work has appeared on five continents and in at least fifteen languages. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three sons. You can visit her website at www.theexpectedone.com.
 
Published July 25, 2006 by Touchstone. 480 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, History, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Author Kathleen McGowan says she is a descendant of a union between Jesus and Mary Magdalene. It's easy to get distracted by that idea, but how good is her novel? The Expected One, a religious thriller in the vein of The Da Vinci Code, is highly provo...

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