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For centuries, a secret splinter sect of the Franciscans, the Gnostic Observatines, has guarded secrets that could transform the world.

Now the safety of those secrets depends on one man — and a woman he barely knows.

Braverman "Bravo" Shaw always knew his father had secrets. But not until Dexter Shaw dies mysteriously does Bravo discover the enormity of his father's hidden life as a high-ranking member of the Order of Gnostic Observatines. For more than eight hundred years, the Order has preserved an ancient cache of documents that could shake Christianity to its foundations.

Another secret society, the Knights of St. Clement, will stop at nothing to obtain the treasure, and now Bravo must follow his father's esoteric clues to find the hidden documents before the Knights. Bravo is now a target and a pawn in an ongoing war far larger and more deadly than any he could have imagined.

His companion in this quest is Jenny Logan, a Guardian assigned to Bravo by the Order. But Bravo soon learns that he can trust no one where the Testament is concerned, perhaps not even Jenny....

From New York City to Washington, D.C., to Paris, to Venice, and beyond, the race is on for the quintessential prize...the Testament.

Review:

"Bestseller Lustbader (The Bourne Legacy) jumps on the Da Vinci Code bandwagon with this high-octane but familiar tale of yet another lost gospel that would rock the Catholic world. This time, the secret for which the faithful are not prepared is that Jesus was restored to life by 'The Quintessence,' the mysterious fifth element, rather than by divine assistance. Competing secret factions, of course, pursue this substance, with its promise of eternal life, plus a fragment of the Testament of Jesus Christ, which confirms its existence. The cloak-and-dagger war draws in Bravo Shaw, a medieval scholar whose father was a secret member of the centuries-old Order of the Gnostic Observatines before the repressive Knights of St. Clement murdered him. With the help of Jenny Logan, another Gnostic Observatine agent, Bravo dodges death and betrayal every few pages. Dan Brown fans who like their thrillers dressed up with research and ingenious puzzles won't find much of that here, but the action-packed story will keep them turning the pages anyway." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Though the subject matter does not relate to Mary Magdalene or the Holy Grail, fans of Dan Brown's Code will enjoy this thrilling novel." Library Journal

Review:

"A competent actioner: The Bourne Supremacy with a smattering of Froissart, and enough car chases and explosions to keep things interesting." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"For hard-core fans of the religious-historical thriller....[W]ith genre veteran Van Lustbader...there are no worries about complex characters getting in the way of the action." Booklist

Synopsis:

For centuries, a secret splinter sect of the Franciscans, the Gnostic Observatines, has guarded secrets that could transform the world.
 
Now the safety of those secrets depends on one man--and a woman he barely knows.
 
Braverman "Bravo" Shaw always knew his father had secrets. But not until Dexter Shaw dies mysteriously does Bravo discover the enormity of his father's hidden life as a high-ranking member of the Order of Gnostic Observatines. For more than eight hundred years, the Order has preserved an ancient cache of documents that could shake Christianity to its foundations.
 
Another secret society, the Knights of St. Clement, will stop at nothing to obtain the treasure, and now Bravo must follow his father's esoteric clues to find the hidden documents before the Knights. Bravo is now a target and a pawn in an ongoing war far larger and more deadly than any he could have imagined.
 
His companion in this quest is Jenny Logan, a Guardian assigned to Bravo by the Order. But Bravo soon learns that he can trust no one where the Testament is concerned, perhaps not even Jenny. . . .
 
From New York City to Washington, D.C., to Paris, to Venice, and beyond, the race is on for the quintessential prize . . . the Testament.

Synopsis:

Braverman Shaw--Bravo to his friends--always knew his father had secrets. But not until Dexter Shaw dies does Bravo discover that his father belonged to a hidden sect that has guarded a lost Testament that could shake Christianity to its foundations.

About the Author

Eric Van Lustbader is the author of many bestselling thrillers, including The Ninja and The Bourne Legacy. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. He and his wife life in New York City and on the South Fork of Long Island.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765353436
Author:
Lustbader, Eric Van
Publisher:
Tor Books
Author:
Van Lustbader, Eric
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Christianity in literature
Subject:
Secret societies
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
6.67 x 4.22 x 1.27 in

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Product details 480 pages Tor Books - English 9780765353436 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bestseller Lustbader (The Bourne Legacy) jumps on the Da Vinci Code bandwagon with this high-octane but familiar tale of yet another lost gospel that would rock the Catholic world. This time, the secret for which the faithful are not prepared is that Jesus was restored to life by 'The Quintessence,' the mysterious fifth element, rather than by divine assistance. Competing secret factions, of course, pursue this substance, with its promise of eternal life, plus a fragment of the Testament of Jesus Christ, which confirms its existence. The cloak-and-dagger war draws in Bravo Shaw, a medieval scholar whose father was a secret member of the centuries-old Order of the Gnostic Observatines before the repressive Knights of St. Clement murdered him. With the help of Jenny Logan, another Gnostic Observatine agent, Bravo dodges death and betrayal every few pages. Dan Brown fans who like their thrillers dressed up with research and ingenious puzzles won't find much of that here, but the action-packed story will keep them turning the pages anyway." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Though the subject matter does not relate to Mary Magdalene or the Holy Grail, fans of Dan Brown's Code will enjoy this thrilling novel."
"Review" by , "A competent actioner: The Bourne Supremacy with a smattering of Froissart, and enough car chases and explosions to keep things interesting."
"Review" by , "For hard-core fans of the religious-historical thriller....[W]ith genre veteran Van Lustbader...there are no worries about complex characters getting in the way of the action."
"Synopsis" by ,
For centuries, a secret splinter sect of the Franciscans, the Gnostic Observatines, has guarded secrets that could transform the world.
 
Now the safety of those secrets depends on one man--and a woman he barely knows.
 
Braverman "Bravo" Shaw always knew his father had secrets. But not until Dexter Shaw dies mysteriously does Bravo discover the enormity of his father's hidden life as a high-ranking member of the Order of Gnostic Observatines. For more than eight hundred years, the Order has preserved an ancient cache of documents that could shake Christianity to its foundations.
 
Another secret society, the Knights of St. Clement, will stop at nothing to obtain the treasure, and now Bravo must follow his father's esoteric clues to find the hidden documents before the Knights. Bravo is now a target and a pawn in an ongoing war far larger and more deadly than any he could have imagined.
 
His companion in this quest is Jenny Logan, a Guardian assigned to Bravo by the Order. But Bravo soon learns that he can trust no one where the Testament is concerned, perhaps not even Jenny. . . .
 
From New York City to Washington, D.C., to Paris, to Venice, and beyond, the race is on for the quintessential prize . . . the Testament.
"Synopsis" by , Braverman Shaw--Bravo to his friends--always knew his father had secrets. But not until Dexter Shaw dies does Bravo discover that his father belonged to a hidden sect that has guarded a lost Testament that could shake Christianity to its foundations.
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