Father Thomas Kelly has been called to the Vatican. A Cardinal’s desperate plea: find a missing document that contains a secret so shocking it could shatter the Church. Livia Pietro, in Rome, has been called before the Noantri Conclave. Her mission: join the Jesuit priest on his search—because one misstep could destroy her people as well.
As Thomas and Livia are thrown into a treacherous whirlwind of art, religion, and age-old secrets, they find themselves pursued by enemies who will do anything to stop them. Only the Conclave knows the true gravity of the document’s revelations. The Noantri—Livia and her people—are vampires. And the unimaginable secrets of their past are far too dangerous for man to ever know.
Under the Cabot pseudonym, Edgar-winner S.J. Rozan (Ghost Hero and 10 other Lydia Chin/Bill Smith novels) teams with academic Carlos Dews on this audacious supernatural religious thriller. Lorenzo Cardinal Cossa, who has just been named Vatican archivist and librarian, asks Fr. Thomas Kelly, an American Jesuit, to come to Rome. Cossa needs Kelly s help in locating a missing agreement, the Concordat, signed by Pope Martin V in 1431. The archivist has good reason to fear that the document s public disclosure would seriously damage the Catholic Church, since the Concordat was made, as the authors reveal early on, with the Godless Noantri, otherwise known as vampires. This novel concept sets the book apart from all the other Da Vinci Code imitations, and the inevitable human-vampire romance will appeal to the Twilight crowd, but the deeper secret may strike many readers as too over-the-top, if not actually silly.
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Blood of the Lamb
Wow!! Read it in one sitting. Could not put it down . A rare masterpiece. Thank you kc