It is April 2004 and Mehmet Yakis is an archeology student in Istanbul. After an earthquake fractures a wall of the Aya Sofya, he unearths a ancient Roman lance engraved with the words “Longinus” and “Dominus”, along with the Roman execution record of Jesus of Nazareth. Has he found the Lance of Longinus?
After Yakis shows his find to a disillusioned French archeology graduate student, he has no idea that Albert Boucher intends to claim the find as his own. But Yakis and Boucher have competition that includes a ruthless billionaire, the Grand Master of the Knights Templar, two SS officers, and two unsuspecting American tourists, who happen to turn up in the wrong place at the wrong time. As new questions arise and a race over land, sea and in the air begins, the ancient relic becomes an obsession for everyone involved as they are left to contemplate whether it truly has miraculous power, and if so, if it’s worth dying for.
In this historical thriller, a diverse group of relic hunters each embark on their own dangerous journey to possess the Roman lance that pierced Jesus’ side.
ISBN 13 (Trade Paperback): 9781532044113
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