The Bible of Clay
By Julia Navarro
(Bantam, Mass Market Paperback, 9780440243038, 704pp.)
Publication Date: January 27, 2009
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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Internationally bestselling author Julia Navarro riveted readers around the world with her provocative novel The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud. Now she goes even further, in this electrifying thriller about a biblical discovery in the Iraqi desert—and a deadly struggle on the eve of war to unearth a truth that’s waited 3,000 years to be told….
In St. Peter’s Basilica, a man sits in a confessional asking forgiveness for a murder he’s about to commit. And a young priest begins a desperate journey to stop him.
It’s the beginning of a ruthless race to find a rumored cache of sacred texts that could be one of the most explosive discoveries of all time. For as Clara Tannenberg and a team of renegade archaeologists journey deep into an Iraq on the brink of war, another far more sinister group is determined to get there first. Sweeping from the time of the biblical patriarchs to the front lines of the Iraqi conflict, from the horrors of Nazi Germany to the back rooms of Washington, D.C., The Bible of Clay is a novel of unrelenting, thought-provoking, and all-too-plausible suspense.
Julia Navarro, author of the internationally bestselling novel The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud, is a well-known Madrid-based journalist and political analyst for Agencia OTR/Europa Press, as well as a correspondent for other prominent Spanish radio and television networks and print media.
Andrew Hurley is best known for his translation of Jorge Luis Borges’s Collected Fictions and Reinaldo Arenas’s “Pentagony” novels, among many other works of literature, criticism, history, and memoir. He lives and works in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
“Navarro has crafted an intriguing adventure book that has what sells today: a dash of politics, a cupful of religious artifacts and lore, and brave characters determined to find the truth against all odds.” –FreshFiction.com