From the book jacket:
Fatima, Portugal, 1917: The Virgin Mary appears to
three peasant children, sharing with them three secrets, two of which
are soon revealed to the world. The third secret is sealed away in the
Vatican, read only by popes, and not disclosed until the year 2000.
When revealed, its quizzical tone and anticlimactic nature leave many
faithful wondering if the Church has truly unveiled all of the Virgin
Mary's words or if a message far more important has been left in the
Vatican City, present day: Papal secretary Father Colin Michener is
concerned for the Pope....though unsure of the details, Michener knows
that the Pope's distress stems from the revelations of Fatima. When
Beyond the Book
were uncomfortable with the plot line in The Da Vinci Code
you'll want to keep The Third Secret
at more than arms
The premise of the book is that the 'Third Secret of Fatima'
wasn't revealed in its entirety. In this Berry is reflecting the
opinion that a number of people expressed at the time the final
prophesy was revealed in 2000 - 40 years after the first two
prophecies had been revealed and 19 years after the Vatican
claimed it had been fulfilled (with the attempted assassination
of Pope John Paul II). It's not to say that a...