Welcome to The Linen God blog blitz and giveaway, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
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
Father Daniel Neumann pushed the office door open with his knee. “Sorry it took so long.” He set three unmatched mugs on the desk and pulled open the drapes. The dirty glass exposed a pale brick wall thirty feet across an open courtyard but added little to the light in the room. “Had to go all the way to the convent to find hot coffee,” he said, his lips trying to form a thin smile. “I hope you can handle it black.”
His casual words annoyed her. She stifled an expletive and said instead, “I can handle black coffee, Mr. Neumann. What I can’t handle is your—”
“Black is fine, Father Dan. Thanks.” Manny glared at her. She withdrew her hand from his.
“My pleasure.” Father Neumann closed the door before sitting down behind his desk and sipping his coffee. Slowly, he inhaled the steam.
Grace gripped her own mug in silence, releasing her tight hold when the heat burned. She sipped the black liquid as if it were a magic elixir that could wake her from this latest nightmare. Her entire life seemed like a prologue to this moment. Yet now, sitting in a dim office outside an even darker church, she wasn’t sure she wanted to know what came next.
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:
Grand Prize: (1) print copy of The Linen God (US Only)
PLUS 4 more winners will receive an ebook copy of The Linen God (open internationally, except where prohibited by law)
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight June 2, 2018 and last through 11:59pm June 9, 2018. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
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Thank you for the information on and excerpt from “The Linen God” by Jim O’Shea as well as being part of the book blitz.
Very interesting concept for a book and one I’d love to read. Love suspense/thriller so it’s right up my alley.
Our church library readers will love this book.
Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
A very interesting feature and giveaway.
Interesting subject. Book sounds like a great read.
Would enjoy reading this book about the shroud.