By Chris Kuzneski
On a Danish shore, a Vatican priest is found—hanging on a go. the following day, an identical crime is repeated…this time in Asia and Africa. in the meantime, deep within the mythical catacombs close to Orvieto, Italy, an archeologist reveals a scroll relationship again thousand years, revealing secrets and techniques that can rock the principles of Christianity. Its discovery makes him the main sought after felony in all of Europe. yet his most threatening enemies function outdoor the legislations of man...
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