The Second Messiah by Glenn Meade
A Thriller

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In this new fast-paced thriller by internationally bestselling author Glenn Meade—a fascinating battle emerges between archaeology and the church, with hidden secrets and murder.

In the desert near Jerusalem, an archaeologist is murdered after he uncovers stunning evidence in a Dead Sea scroll about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. The 2,000-year-old parchment containing enigmatic references to not one but two messiahs is stolen before it can be fully translated.

In Rome, a charismatic American priest with long-hidden secrets is elected pope, setting off widespread panic among some of the faithful who question whether he is the anti-Christ or the world’s new savior. As the conspiracy over the scroll explodes into a political and religious standoff, two people find themselves on the run, trying to stay one step ahead of unknown assassins in their search for truth.

Archaeologist Jack Cane and Israeli police inspector Lela Raul must solve the mystery of the Second Messiah and uncover the real secret behind the message of Jesus before they are permanently silenced and the scroll and its contents are forever lost to humanity.

Compared to the likes of Frederick Forsyth, John le Carré, and Tom Clancy, Glenn Meade offers a tantalizing blend of fact and fiction that will take readers on a thrilling ride from the first page to the last.

About Glenn Meade

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Glenn Meade was born in 1957 in Finglas, Dublin. Several of his novels have been international bestsellers, translated into more than twenty languages, and have enjoyed both critical and commercial success. He worked in the field of pilot training for Aer Lingus for many years and as a journalist for the Irish Times. He now writes full time.
Published August 2, 2011 by Howard Books. 498 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Some who have avoided Christian fiction or only dipped in will find this departure from the mold refreshing, even while some regular readers of Christian fiction may find certain passages revolting.

Jun 20 2011 | Read Full Review of The Second Messiah: A Thriller

At the end of a long papal election, a compromise candidate, charismatic American cardinal John Beckett, becomes the new pope.

Aug 06 2011 | Read Full Review of The Second Messiah: A Thriller

The Christian Manifesto

Hours after Jack unearths another scroll, similar to the one lost in the tragic car accident, Professor Green (the dig’s organizer and leader) is killed and the scroll stolen.

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There is great excitement at the dig when Jack uncovers another scroll.

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