The Magdalene Deception
Gary McAvoy (Author)
DescriptionFor two thousand years, believers have relied on Christ's Resurrection as the bedrock of Christian faith. But what if the Vatican had been blackmailed into suppressing a first-century manuscript revealing the Resurrection to be a myth-and that long-hidden document suddenly reappears? Michael Dominic, a young Jesuit priest expert in the study of ancient writings, is assigned to the Vatican as an archivist in the Church's legendary Secret Archives. Hana Sinclair, a reporter for a Paris newspaper whose privileged family owns a prominent Swiss bank, is chasing a story about Jewish gold stolen by the Nazis during World War II-millions of dollars in bullion that ended up in the vaults of the Vatican Bank. When Dominic discovers a long-hidden papyrus written by Mary Magdalene-one that threatens the very foundations of Christianity-he and Hana, aided by brave Swiss Guards, try to prevent sinister forces from obtaining the manuscript, among them the feared Ustasha underground fascist movement, Interpol, and shadowy figures at the highest levels of the Vatican itself. Based on illuminating historical facts-including the intriguing true story of Bérenger Saunière, the mysterious abbé in the French village of Rennes-le-Château; and the Cathars, fabled keepers of the Holy Grail-"The Magdalene Deception" will take readers on a gripping journey through one of the world's most secretive institutions and the sensitive, often explosive manuscripts found in its vaults.
May 25, 2020
5.5 X 0.82 X 8.5 inches | 1.03 pounds
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About the Author
Gary McAvoy is a veteran technology executive, entrepreneur, and lifelong writer. For several years he was also a literary media escort in Seattle, during which time he worked with hundreds of authors promoting their books-most notably Dr. Jane Goodall, with whom Gary later collaborated on Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating (Hachette, 2005). Gary is also a professional collector of rare literary manuscripts and historical letters and books, a passion that sparked the intriguing discoveries leading up to his latest book, And Every Word Is True (Literati Editions, March 2019), a revealing look at startling new disclosures about the investigation surrounding the 1959 Clutter family murders, heinous crimes chillingly portrayed in Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. And Every Word Is True pulls back the curtain for a suspenseful encore to Capote's classic tale, adding new perspectives to an iconic American crime.