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The Bible of Clay

by Julia Navarro

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The Bible of Clay by Julia Navarro
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  • Published Mar 2008
    416 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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In St. Peter’s Basilica, a man sits in a confessional asking forgiveness for a murder he’s about to commit. And a young priest begins a desperate journey to stop him.…

It’s only the beginning of a ruthless race among the world’s most powerful to find a rumored cache of sacred texts inscribed with the story of Creation as told by Abraham. This account, on tablets of clay, predates the Bible by a thousand years and could be one of the most important discoveries of all time.

Archaeologist Clara Tannenberg’s announcement of an excavation to seek the tablets has set off shock waves of outrage, contempt, and outright disbelief. But among four old friends, bound through decades by shared tragedy, the announcement has renewed their hunger for revenge. For Clara’s reclusive, infamous grandfather Alfred is a man as feared as he is hated and his enemies will stop at nothing to destroy him—and use anything as a weapon…even his granddaughter ...

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"Navarro wades back into the religious artifact suspense pond, but this time she's pretty much dead in the water with too many unpleasant characters, repetitive exposition, a plodding plot and flat unimaginative prose." - Publishers Weekly.

"In the end, there's plenty of action and revenge, but no religious upheaval. Like her previous novel, the denouement is tragic and unsatisfying." - Library Journal.

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Julia Navarro

Julia Navarro is a Madrid-based journalist who is currently a political analyst for Agencia OTR/Europa Press and a correspondent for other prominent Spanish radio and television networks and print media, including a weekly column for Tiempo magazine.

Julia Navarro is also the author of the international bestseller, The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud.

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