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The Quest - A Novel

Nelson DeMille

AUTHOR'S NOTE: An earlier, shorter version of The Quest was published in paperback in 1975. In 2013, I rewrote The Quest and doubled its length, making it, I hope, a far better story than the original, without deviating from the elements that made the story so powerful and compelling when I first wrote it. In other words, what made The Quest worth rewriting remains, and whatever is changed is for the better. I was happy and excited to have this opportunity to rewrite and republish what I consider my first "big" novel, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did when I first wrote it. BOOK DESCRIPTION: A sweeping adventure that's equal parts thriller and love story, Nelson DeMille's newest novel takes the reader from the war torn jungles of Ethiopia to the magical city of Rome. While the Ethiopian Civil War rages, a Catholic priest languishes in prison. Forty years have passed since he last saw daylight. His crime? Claiming to know the true location of Christ's cup from the Last Supper. Then the miraculous happens - a mortar strikes the prison and he is free! Old, frail, and injured, he escapes to the jungle, where he encounters two Western journalists and a beautiful freelance photographer taking refuge from the carnage. As they tend to his wounds, he relates his incredible story. Motivated by the sensational tale and their desire to find the location of the holiest of relics, the trio agrees to search for the Grail. Thus begins an impossible quest that will pit them against murderous tribes, deadly assassins, fanatical monks, and the passions of their own hearts. THE QUEST is suspenseful, romantic, and filled with heart-pounding action. Nelson DeMille is at the top of his game as he masterfully interprets one of history's greatest mysteries.

AUTHOR'S NOTE: An earlier, shorter version of The Quest was published in paperback in 1975. In 2013, I rewrote The Quest and doubled its length, making it, I hope, a far better story than the original, without deviating from the elements that made the story so powerful and compelling when I first wrote it. In other words, what made The Quest worth rewriting remains, and whatever is changed is for the better. I was happy and excited to have this opportunity to rewrite and republish what I consider my first "big" novel, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did when I first wrote it. BOOK DESCRIPTION: A sweeping adventure that's equal parts thriller and love story, Nelson DeMille's newest novel takes the reader from the war torn jungles of Ethiopia to the magical city of Rome. While the Ethiopian Civil War rages, a Catholic priest languishes in prison. Forty years have passed since he last saw daylight. His crime? Claiming to know the true location of Christ's cup from the Last Supper. Then the miraculous happens - a mortar strikes the prison and he is free! Old, frail, and injured, he escapes to the jungle, where he encounters two Western journalists and a beautiful freelance photographer taking refuge from the carnage. As they tend to his wounds, he relates his incredible story. Motivated by the sensational tale and their desire to find the location of the holiest of relics, the trio agrees to search for the Grail. Thus begins an impossible quest that will pit them against murderous tribes, deadly assassins, fanatical monks, and the passions of their own hearts. THE QUEST is suspenseful, romantic, and filled with heart-pounding action. Nelson DeMille is at the top of his game as he masterfully interprets one of history's greatest mysteries.
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AUTHOR'S NOTE: An earlier, shorter version of The Quest was published in paperback in 1975. In 2013, I rewrote The Quest and doubled its length, making it, I hope, a far better story than the original, without deviating from the elements that made the story so powerful and compelling when I first wrote it. In other words, what made The Quest worth rewriting remains, and whatever is changed is for the better. I was happy and excited to have this opportunity to rewrite and republish what I consider my first "big" novel, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did when I first wrote it. BOOK DESCRIPTION: A sweeping adventure that's equal parts thriller and love story, Nelson DeMille's newest novel takes the reader from the war torn jungles of Ethiopia to the magical city of Rome. While the Ethiopian Civil War rages, a Catholic priest languishes in prison. Forty years have passed since he last saw daylight. His crime? Claiming to know the true location of Christ's cup from the Last Supper. Then the miraculous happens - a mortar strikes the prison and he is free! Old, frail, and injured, he escapes to the jungle, where he encounters two Western journalists and a beautiful freelance photographer taking refuge from the carnage. As they tend to his wounds, he relates his incredible story. Motivated by the sensational tale and their desire to find the location of the holiest of relics, the trio agrees to search for the Grail. Thus begins an impossible quest that will pit them against murderous tribes, deadly assassins, fanatical monks, and the passions of their own hearts. THE QUEST is suspenseful, romantic, and filled with heart-pounding action. Nelson DeMille is at the top of his game as he masterfully interprets one of history's greatest mysteries.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Brick

Length:

18h 12m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:40


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

19:59


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

24:30


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

23:54


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

53:43


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

17:51


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

35:48


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

22:19


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

20:05


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

34:18


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

25:25


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

09:49


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

29:31


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

15:56


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

23:07


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

20:13


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

17:03


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

22:33


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

14:36


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

13:58


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

14:46


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

12:02


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

07:22


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

13:21


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

27:07


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

06:09


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

28:38


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

07:51


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

20:15


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

09:50


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

33:38


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

14:04


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

06:36


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

11:23


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

16:51


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

20:20


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

15:24


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

23:38


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

13:41


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

19:21


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

13:04


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

18:34


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

10:15


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

28:27


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

35:21


Part 3, Chapter 45
Part 3, Chapter 45

18:46


Part 4, Chapter 46
Part 4, Chapter 46

15:15


Part 4, Chapter 47
Part 4, Chapter 47

15:19


Part 4, Chapter 48
Part 4, Chapter 48

20:07


Part 4, Chapter 49
Part 4, Chapter 49

24:49


Part 4, Chapter 50
Part 4, Chapter 50

12:36


Part 4, Chapter 51
Part 4, Chapter 51

26:13


Part 4, Chapter 52
Part 4, Chapter 52

12:38


Part 4, Chapter 53
Part 4, Chapter 53

26:42


Part 4, Chapter 54
Part 4, Chapter 54

13:18


Part 4, Chapter 55
Part 4, Chapter 55

13:16


Part 5, Chapter 56
Part 5, Chapter 56

12:17


Part 5, Chapter 57
Part 5, Chapter 57

03:50


Part 5, Chapter 58
Part 5, Chapter 58

01:39