Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Fifth Gospel

Pairings. Ian Caldwell tries to juggle many elements in his novel titled, The Fifth Gospel. Set in Vatican City, he pairs the view from inside the small country with the outside world. He pairs the passion and scholarship of two brothers who are priests, one Greek Catholic and one Roman Catholic. One is married, the other not. There’s murder, intrigue, politics, the Shroud of Turin, and a church full of issues and thousand-year relationships. There’s a thread of forgiveness and redemption that seems to fit the setting perfectly. Somehow Caldwell’s juggling of all these elements worked, and I was entertained from beginning to end. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Fifth Gospel from

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