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The Magdalene Code Paperback – February 26, 2007

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 334 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (February 26, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 141966008X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419660085
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,138,123 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Edmund Kwaw is a lawyer who lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His practice areas include litigation or advocacy and international business law. In addition to practicing law, he has lectured at the Faculty of Law of Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, where he taught International Financial Law and Regulation. He also works with a Toronto Non-Profit organization that teaches low income children how to play a musical instrument. He is the author of four nonfiction books: The Law of Corporate Finance in Canada; Grey Areas in Eurocurrency Deposits and Placements; The Law & Practice of Offshore Banking and Finance; The Guide to Legal Analysis, Legal Methodology and Legal Writing. He is also the author of two fictional works, The Messenger (published by Trafford Publishing) and The Magdalene Code (published by BookSurge). He is currently working on the sequel to The Magdalene Code.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Gigante on March 22, 2007
Format: Paperback
Edmund Kwaw's new novel is a damn good read. It is not the DaVinci Code in the sense that it does not posit a sexual relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene, it does not have any references to the bloodline of Jesus, and it does not discuss the Templars. What the book focuses on is a sacred scroll that Mary Magdalene authors at the request of Jesus, containing secrets that he has disclosed only to her. These earth shattering secrets concern the origins of the modern christian church - i.e.the possibility that Mary Magdalene is the founder of the Modern Christian Church and not Paul as is generally believed, and details regarding the return of the Christ. Naturally, when modern forces learn of the Scrolls existence, they'll stop at nothing to obtain it. I could not put the book down.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Glenda A Bixler VINE VOICE on June 12, 2007
Format: Paperback
Power--or rather, the lust for Power--lures many into doing things that they never dreamed they would do. Edmund Kwaw, in The Magdalene Code, used the search for power to highlight the stories of his effectively drawn characters. Most were worshipers--worshipers of both Christ and Satan! His epilogue indicates that in "January, 2003, Pope John Paul II, honored Mary Magdalene with the title apostola apostolorum, which means, Apostle to the Apostles." Did Mary Magdalene have a more special role in the Christian faith than has been known? Truth or fiction? Really unimportant. The fight between good and evil is endless and ageless. I found this alternative historical drama an exciting suspenseful mystery that kept me turning pages. If you enjoy reading about biblical issues within today's fiction, I recommend this book as a must-read!

The prologue captured me immediately. Marianne, a young girl at school, sees a beautiful woman and talks to her, though she is not visible to others. The woman explains that her name is also Mary and together they bury a piece of jewelry in the ground. The woman asks her to someday come back to meet her, that she will know when that time comes.

A young adventurer finds a scroll at a market in Tel Aviv. Although Michael Bailey is really a secondary character, his intuition in finding and purchasing the scroll is an interesting characterization in that he didn't know what he was searching for but that he would know when he saw it; and when he saw the scroll, a shiver ran up his spine. . .

Fortunately Bailey has a friend, Gerald Woodward, who could "age" a document by the time period in which a language was used. He had helped him many times in the past; however, this time Woodward quickly knew that a major "find" had been made.
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