Welcome to The Linen God blog & review tour and GIVEAWAY, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: The Linen God
Author: Jim O’Shea
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: March 31, 2018
Genre: Inspirational Suspense/Thriller
The Shroud of Turin is the most studied and controversial religious relic in human history.
The ancient linen cloth bears the image of a man, alleged to be that of Jesus of Nazareth. What if it were real? What if it contained a secret powerful enough to alter the course of human history? And what if it fell into the wrong hands?
Manny Lusum is convinced the Shroud is the genuine article and obsessed with proving it scientifically. Grace Barden is not only Manny’s best friend, but also secretly in love with the physics student and soon-to-be Catholic priest. Across the globe, three grisly murders and the theft of a secret manuscript thrust Grace and Manny into a generations-old conspiracy of biblical proportions. From New York to Rome to the inner sanctum of the Vatican, they struggle to untangle a bizarre mystery surrounding the controversial artifact.
In a dramatic confrontation between faith and the ultimate evil on the world stage, Grace and Manny are pushed to the edge of an abyss, balanced on the brink between heaven and hell.
This suspenseful and captivating thriller is perfect for fans of Dan Brown, John Grisham, Robert Ludlum, and David Baldacci. Order your copy today and experience a unique blend of history, science, conscience, religion and a battle of good versus evil that will keep you reading into the early morning hours!
“ . . . a wonderfully engaging, page-turning thriller.”
—Doug Peterson, Award Winning Author
of The Vanishing Woman and The Puzzle People
IN MY OPINION…
A Biblical relic, the inner workings of the Vatican, a battle between good and evil, and a touch of romance combined to make The Linen God a page-turner I could not put down.
Jim O’Shea has written a captivating story with memorable characters and a fast-moving plot that grows more intense as it proceeds.
Other reviews mention comparisons to other authors (and I do see traces of Dan Brown and even Frank Peretti) in this book but with O’Shea’s ability to make all the details coalesce into a storyline that doesn’t get bogged down with any of the different happenings, this author needs no comparisons.
I love it when a new-to-me author takes me for this kind of delightfully surprising, highly entertaining, and intense read. If you’re a fan of action, adventure, science, church history, or a good story that pulls you in, don’t miss The Linen God.
I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jim is a long-time resident of Chesterfield, Missouri…“The City of Sculptures”. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia and now spends his time crafting novels of suspense that tackle the complex relationship between science and religion, stories designed to take the reader places he or she may not have previously considered.
Ambassador International is giving away:
5 winners will receive an ebook copy of The Linen God (open internationally, except where prohibited by law)
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