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The Third Secret - A Novel of Suspense

Steve Berry

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Explosive in both its pace and its revelations, The Third Secret is a remarkable international thriller. Bestselling author Steve Berry tackles some of the most controversial ideas of our time in a breakneck journey through the history of the Church and the future of religion. Fatima, Portugal, 1917: The Virgin Mary appears to three peasant children, sharing with them three secrets, two of which are soon revealed to the world. The third secret is sealed away in the Vatican, read only by popes, and not disclosed until the year 2000. When revealed, its quizzical tone and anticlimactic nature leave many faithful wondering if the Church has truly unveiled all of the Virgin Mary's words-or if a message far more important has been left in the shadows. Vatican City, present day: Papal secretary Father Colin Michener is concerned for the Pope. Night after restless night, Pope Clement XV enters the Vatican's Riserva, the special archive open only to popes, where the Church's most clandestine and controversial documents are stored. Though unsure of the details, Michener knows that the Pope's distress stems from the revelations of Fatima. Equally concerned, but not out of any sense of compassion, is Alberto Cardinal Valendrea, the Vatican's Secretary of State,. Valendrea desperately covets the papacy, having narrowly lost out to Clement at the last conclave. Now the Pope's interest in Fatima threatens to uncover a shocking ancient truth that Valendrea has kept to himself for many years. When Pope Clement sends Michener to the Romanian highlands, then to a Bosnian holy site, in search of a priest-possibly one of the last people on Earth who knows Mary's true message-a perilous set of events unfolds. Michener finds himself embroiled in murder, suspicion, suicide, deceit, and his forbidden passion for a beloved woman. In a desperate search for answers, he travels to Pope Clement's birthplace in Germany, where he learns that the third secret of Fatima may dictate the very fate of the Church-a fate now lying in Michener's ow

Language:

English

Narrators:

L.J. Ganser

Length:

5h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:37


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:53


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:14


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:30


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:24


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:43


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:27


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:01


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:27


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:58


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:25


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:12


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:53


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:33


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:18


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:55


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:12