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The Second Messiah: A Thriller Mass Market Paperback – June 26, 2012
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"The Irish-born author (Snow Wolf) teeters on the edge of genius and sacrilege with this thriller about a subject known since the time of Christ. When archeologist Jack Cane discovers ancient documents that point to the existence of another messiah, he also quickly finds out that both Israeli and Catholic authorities have reason to possess, or suppress, such documents. Racked with the pain of personal loss, he meets up with an old friend, Lela, who is part of an Israeli police team investigating multiple crimes, including a cold case involving the possible murder of Cane's parents—also archeologists—20 years earlier. 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. Fans of Davis Bunn or Dan Brown won't bat an eye at Meade's unblinking look at the Vatican and the religious secrecy that fuels such novels. With a plot that screams, a controversial edge, and characters with attitude and something to prove, this has all the makings to be the next Da Vinci Code." (Publishers Weekly)
“Dan Brown meets Tom Clancy—Glenn Meade sure knows how to get your pulse racing. I was gripped from page one. Whether The Second Messiah is fact or fiction is up for debate, but one thing’s for sure—it’s one heck of a thriller. You know you’re in safe hands with Glenn Meade—The Second Messiah is a rollercoaster of a thriller that lifts the lid on the inner workings of the Vatican and leaves you wondering just how much of the fiction is actually fact." (Stephen Leather, author of Nightfall)
“A thrill a minute. A cross between Indiana Jones and Dan Brown. Thriller readers will love this book.” (Midwest Book Review)
“Tell Dan Brown to move over! It’s Glenn Meade’s turn.” (Bookseller from Books & Co. (Dayton, Ohio))
"Reading similarly to both a Thoene novel and The Da Vinci Code, bestselling author Meade’s The Second Messiah will keep readers on the edge of their proverbial seats . . . The Second Messiah reads quickly and will hold the reader’s attention with its many plot twists. In the story, Meade also addresses the problem of suffering in an insightful comment from the pope. Fans of fiction tied to news headlines will enjoy this geopolitical thriller. Recommended for readers of Joel C. Rosenberg." (Christian Retailing)
"This novel is a Da Vinci Code-type thriller, but it’s far more. The secret scrolls and chases are standard thriller fare, but deftly handled. Some of the characters are particularly captivating, especially the new Pope, a true follower of God who’s tormented by his past and struggling with the future of the Church. This suspenseful book is well worth reading." (CBA Retailers + Resources)
"Written in the mold of The Da Vinci Code—sans all the erroneous claims (thankfully)—bestselling author Glenn Meade’s latest geographical thriller, The Second Messiah, keeps readers on the edge of their proverbial seats with multiple plot twists." (Charisma)
"Meade knows how to entangle, and untangle, an exciting array of characters and plots guaranteed to keep the reader hooked . . . a talented storyteller, he sets the scene quickly before taking off on a rollicking ride that keeps the pages turning. It’s a hard book to put down." (Crosswalk.com)
“Reads at a breathtaking, frantic pace from beginning to end. . . . A daring work of fiction that will have people talking.” (Fresh Fiction)
Praise for Glenn Meade's other work:
"Meade's research is so extensive yet unobtrusive . . . that it is often easy to forget you're reading fiction and not history. This a completely riveting thriller in the tradition of the Day of the Jackal. A white knuckler!" (The Washington Post) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Glenn Meade was born in Finglas, Dublin in 1957. His novels to date have all been international bestsellers, translated into more than twenty languages and have enjoyed both critical and commercial success. He divides his time between Ireland and Tennessee.
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my mom recommended this author he's not tedious to read and if you have a day to two or a long airport lay over go ahead. Good yarn and way to fill a couple of days
I will definitely continue to read his books but will get previews first.
Not bad, but not as good as I know Meade can be.
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Many twists and turns, the ending was somewhat predictable, but I still highly recommend it.Read more