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Legacy of the Sphinx

By (author) Michael Goulding
Genres: Crime & mystery
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers, London, United Kingdom
Published: 15th Oct 2008
ISBN-10: 1905609213
ISBN-13: 9781905609215
Barcode No: 9781905609215
An old English inn on the smuggler's coast of Cornwall, the Vatican and a 3000 year-old mystery woven into an intriguing piece of modern fiction. Following the translation of two "Dead Sea Scrolls" kept hidden from the world by the Vatican, Connor Tremayne, a highly unconventional Jesuit priest and Mary O'Brien, a Carmelite novice with a hidden past, are dispatched to England to investigate the possible whereabouts of a 3000 year-old artefact. Working undercover within the close-knit community of a remote Cornish fishing village, their personal differences and Connor's relationship with the eligible niece of the local innkeeper, threaten to expose their operation and put both their lives at risk. The nature of the ancient relic that lies beneath the towering cliffs turns out to be stunning in its implications and their discoveries lead to consequences that could never have been imagined.

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It will be compared with That Book; which set the trend for biblical mysteries. Let me tell you it s a whole lot better. --Steve Royle BBC Radio Lancashire This book is a biblical thriller par excellence. It is also the story of a man and a woman married, to their respective vocations, who find they must face the inevitability of love. If you like a good, fast-paced read, real characters and a terrific climax, then Legacy of the Sphinx is a book I recommend you buy and if you can t buy it, borrow it! --Paula Smith, Editor. Union County Advocate, Kentucky, U.S.A. Legacy of the Sphinx is set in Cornwall in an area I know and love. It is also a great adventure story controversial and interesting. I couldn t put the book down. --Chris Hore: Cornish Webmaster