ISBN 9781471111037,The Fifth Gospel

The Fifth Gospel


Ian Caldwell


Simon & Schuster



Simon & Schuster

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9781471111037

ISBN-10 1471111032


Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)

Suspense and Thriller

Lost gospel, a contentious relic and a dying pope's final wish converge to send two brothers both Vatican priests on an intellectual quest to untangle Christianitys greatest historical mystery.

Ten years ago, Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomasons the rule of four became a literary phenomenon that sold nearly two million copies in North America and was hailed by critics as ingenious profoundly erudite (The New York Times) compulsively readable (People) and an exceptional piece of scholarship (San Francisco Chronicle). Now, after a decade of painstaking primary research, Ian Caldwell returns with a masterful new thriller that confirms his place among the most ambitious popular story tellers working today.

In 2004, as Pope John Paul II's reign enters its twilight, a mysterious exhibit is under construction at the Vatican Museums. A week before it is scheduled to open, its curator is murdered at a clandestine meeting on the outskirts of Rome. That same night, a violent break-in rocks the home of the curator's research partner, Father Alex Andreou, a Greek Catholic priest who lives inside the Vatican with his five-year-old son. When the papal police fail to identify a suspect in either crime, Father Alex, desperate to keep his family safe, undertakes his own investigation.