The Inquest by Stephen Dando-Collins

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In the time of Vespasian, just after Rome has crushed the Jewish Revolt, Julius Varro, a Roman Questor (an investigating magistrate )is commissioned to investigate the story that a Jew rose from the dead after being crucified in Jerusalem. Because the fast-growing Nazarene sect founded by the martyr's followers is becoming a threat to the stability of the region, there is much riding on debunking the story. Questor Varro has to deal with the evidence that goes back forty years, with most witnesses long dead and the living ones lying to protect themselves. But he is intent on producing a report that will demolish the claims of these religious fanatics. His investigation stirs intrigue, religious passion, and violence, to say nothing of an attraction to a beautiful Jewish slave girl.Questor Varro's report methodically destroys the myth fueling the newborn Christian movment. But then an extraordinary event occurs that changes everything¨

About Stephen Dando-Collins

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Stephen Dando Collins is an Australian writer, with a strong background in Roman History (having authored a nonfiction book about The Roman Legions for John Wiley, with more to come) and is a born storyteller in the tradition of James Michener. THE INQUEST is his first novel.
Published February 22, 2005 by I Books. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, Religion & Spirituality, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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