An unlikely trio consisting of a soldier, archeologist, and a priest have been
formed by unexplained forces to protect the Book of Blood which is hidden
within the Jewish mountain Holyland. This book has become the focus of
an age old holy battle between the Sanguines and the Strigoi. The
Sanguines are a form of vampire that are capable of walking the earth at
daylight, and are an order of priests who draw their strengths from the
blood of Christ. These priests have dedicated themselves to protect good
from the animalistic Strigoi, whose sole purpose is to reign evil and fill nights
with terror and blood. With the possession of the book, the Strigoi will have
valuable information which include not having the torch of the sun kill. With
the drawing of the three heroes, the race to finding the book has become a
reachable goal. However, with an army of vampire bats and a devil
incarnate named Bathory, their path to success has now become a death
James Rollins has teamed up with Rebecca Cantrell on his latest heart pounding adventure. Taking the reader from terrifying archeological digs located in the Holyland to dreadful underground caverns filled with horror, Rollins & Cantrell have written historical facts and religious stories that are often tangled with fiction. Their characters reveal that spiritual interpretations of historical events are made to suit people's religious ideology. Finding tangible evidence of these past events are the key to unlocking the truth. Rollins & Cantrell form a great team capable of weaving fact and fiction into an entertaining novel.
New York Times bestselling authorsJames Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell combinetheir talents in a gothic tale about anancient order and the hunt for a miraculous book known only as . . . The Blood Gospel.
Some books should never be found, never opened—until now.
An earthquake in Masada, Israel, reveals a tomb buriedin the heart of the mountain. A trio of investigators—Sergeant Jordan Stone, a military forensics expert;Father Rhun Korza, a Vatican priest; and Dr. Erin Granger, a brilliant but disillusioned archaeologist—are sent toexplore the macabre discovery, a subterranean templeholding the crucified body of a mummified girl.
But a brutal attack at the site sets the three on the run, thrusting them into a race to recover what was once preserved in the tomb's sarcophagus: a book rumored to have been written by Christ's own hand, a tome that is said to hold the secrets to His divinity. But the enemy who hounds them is a force of ancient evil directed by a leader of impossible ambitions and incalculable cunning.
James Rollins is the author of international thrillers that have been translated into more than forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the “top crowd pleasers” (New York Times) and one of the "hottest summer reads" (People magazine). In each novel, acclaimed for its originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets—and he does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning insight. He lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
New York Times bestselling thriller author Rebecca Cantrell's novels include the award-winning Hannah Vogel mystery series, the critically acclaimed YA novel iDrakula, which was nominated for the APPY award and listed on Booklist's Top 10 Horror Fiction for Youth, and The World Beneath, the first book in an exciting new series and the winner of an International Thriller Writer award. She, her husband, and son currently live in Berlin.