Three impossible births. Three incredible miracles. One deadly secret.
Once again, Harvard Professor of religion and archaeology Cal Donovan has been summoned by Pope Celestine to investigate a seemingly impossible miracle. Three Catholic teenage girls, from different corners of the world, have fallen pregnant. All three girls are named Mary, and all three girls have been proven to be virgins. Are they really all bearing the son of God?
Before Cal has a chance to visit all three girls, one of the Marys disappears … and then another. As he struggles to uncover the truth, Cal realises that much more than his own and others’ lives are at stake: could this apparent miracle really cause the collapse of the Catholic faith?
Will appeal to fans of DAN BROWN, STEVE BERRY and LINCOLN CHILD.
The pope once again calls on Cal Donovan, Harvard professor of religious history and biblical archeology, to investigate a series of possible miracles in this fanciful sequel to Sign of the Cross. Three teenagers, each named Maria or Mary, all virgins, have become pregnant. Word of these events has caused what might be "the greatest schism in the \nhistory of the Catholic Church," with George Pole, an American cardinal, threatening an "open display of opposition if the Church doesn't affirm them as miraculous." Cal flies to the Philippines to visit the first candidate, and then heads to Peru to question the second. He sends Irish priest Joseph Murphy, who's also on the Harvard faculty, to visit the Irish Mary. All three describe similar experiences: a bright light, a voice saying "you have been chosen," followed by a state of confusion. The investigation spins out of control when Murphy is kidnapped, and the three Marys go missing. Fans of Da Vince Code knockoffs will have fun.