When a Roman Catholic scholar involved in the Dead Sea Scrolls Project discovers a heretical message contained in one of the Scrolls he hides it. Decades later, a prominent archeologist discovers reference to the scroll in an archeological dig. This discovery spurs the world religions into a dangerous game of cat and mouse, in which all who seek the hidden scroll are mysteriously silenced, leaving the salvation of humankind to a father and son, who must either find the hidden scroll … or die trying.

Reader's Review: Fascinating Author's First Fiction

TamH (IL, USA))
I read this novel on 3 occasions, 100 pages at time. It is absolutely FASCINATING !! A mixture of adventure, theology, and drama. Dr. Brown did a great job mixing these three together, and the product is a novel that is hard to put down.

What I liked most in this novel is the way the author describes the events, the details, and the characters. You can actually "see" the events in the story going on and you feel like you are watching a movie that plays in you head. Another great point is the satisfying amount of "smart humor" that runs in the story line. The author must be a highly intelligent man to be able to come up with that. Most of the jokes are really creative with a small twist. You have to read the book to get what I mean. Dr Brown also describes the main character, the way he thinks and feels, in details that makes it both easy and enjoyable to understand and digest him. The story spreads among two generations and different countries, and there is enough action, and just where it is supposed to be and in the amount needed. There is also a very interesting touch of shy and innocent romance toward the last third of the book-something really missed in most of the novels and movies nowadays. Anybody interested in theology and questioning the origin of faith will also like this story, and it is noteworthy that the religious quotes and interpretations are actually not fictional.

I highly recommend this book and I guarantee you will enjoy it and won't have second thoughts not even a single time.

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely interesting book from an objective and philosophic point of view. In my opinion, the Eighth scroll is definitely a must read for anyone seeking "some" knowledge on history of world religions.