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The Fifth Gospel - A Novel

Ian Caldwell

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In Ian Caldwell's masterful follow-up to his international sensation The Rule of Four, a 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 Christianity's greatest historical mystery. Ten years ago, Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason's The Rule of Four became a literary phenomenon that earned comparisons to Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose and Donna Tartt's The Secret History. Hailed as "ingenious...profoundly erudite" (The New York Times), "compulsively readable" (People), and "an exceptional piece of scholarship" (San Francisco Chronicle), it spent forty-nine weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, sold nearly two million copies in North America, and was translated into thirty-five languages around the world. Now, after a decade of painstaking primary research, Ian Caldwell returns with a new intellectual thriller that confirms his place among the most ambitious popular storytellers 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. The 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. To find the killer he must reconstruct the dead curator's secret: what the four Christian gospels-and a little-known, true-to-life fifth gospel known as the Diatessaron-reveal about the Church's most controversial holy relic. But just as he begins to understand the truth about his friend's death and its consequences for the future of the world's two largest Christian Churches, Father Alex finds himself hunted down by someone with vested stakes in

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jack Davenport

Length:

15h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

35:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

35:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

33:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

27:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

30:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

31:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

21:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

22:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

25:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

23:54


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

16:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

37:34


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:49


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

32:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

24:53


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

13:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

17:07


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

21:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

17:07


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

18:46


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:55


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

45:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:14