I, Judas the 5th Gospel

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Overview

Praise for Bob Mayer?s science thrillers: ?A crackling science thriller in the vein of Crichton that mixes action with science fiction.? Kirkus.

What if Judas is still alive, hidden away in the jungles of the Amazon, waiting for the Second Coming?

As a massive object appears in space heading directly toward Earth, the Brotherhood heralds it as Wormwood, one of the signs the Rapture and it?s just three days away. They have been preparing to ...

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Overview

Praise for Bob Mayer?s science thrillers: ?A crackling science thriller in the vein of Crichton that mixes action with science fiction.? Kirkus.

What if Judas is still alive, hidden away in the jungles of the Amazon, waiting for the Second Coming?

As a massive object appears in space heading directly toward Earth, the Brotherhood heralds it as Wormwood, one of the signs the Rapture and it?s just three days away. They have been preparing to implement the Great Commission as designated by Jesus?where everyone on the planet must hear the word of God before the end in order to be saved. They will use advanced technology to send that message directly into the minds of every human on the planet. The question is: will the message kill everyone who gets it or save them?
Believing him to be the anti-Christ, they also send a team of assassins up the Amazon to find the Great Betrayer and kill him before Armageddon.

Opposing the Brotherhood is the Triumvirate of the Illuminati. They believe they must stop the Great Commission and the assassination team. At the same time they rush to gather nuclear weapons and launch missiles into space to divert the Intruder, as they call the object, believing it to be a natural phenomenon over which technology will prevail.

Three survivors do finally make it to Judas, and he tells them a story, the true story of what happened over two millennia ago. And what is approaching.

As the object nears Earth, both sides become locked in a world-wide battle for the future of the human race, as Judas prepares in the jungle for the Second Coming, the fulfillment of his Fifth Gospel.

Which is not at all what anyone expects.

?The best combination of science fiction and technothriller this year.? Publishers Weekly.

?Spellbinding! Call it technothriller, call it science fiction, call it just terrific storytelling.? #1 NY Times Bestseller Terry Brooks

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621250036
  • Publisher: Cool Gus Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/5/2012
  • Pages: 170
  • Sales rank: 881,665
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

NY Times bestselling author Bob Mayer has had over 50 books published. He has sold over four million books. He is also the Co-Creator of Cool Gus Publishing, which does both eBooks and Print On Demand, so he has experience in both traditional and non-traditional publishing.

His books have hit the NY Times, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and numerous other bestseller lists.

Bob Mayer grew up in the Bronx. After high school, he entered West Point where he learned about the history of our military and our country. During his four years at the Academy and later in the Infantry, Mayer questioned the idea of "mission over men." When he volunteered and passed selection for the Special Forces as a Green Beret, he felt more at ease where the men were more important than the mission.

Mayer's obsession with mythology and his vast knowledge of the military and Special Forces, mixed with his strong desire to learn from history, is the foundation for his science fiction series Atlantis, Area 51 and Psychic Warrior. Mayer is a master at blending elements of truth into all of his thrillers, leaving the reader questioning what is real and what isn't.

He took this same passion and created thrillers based in fact and riddled with possibilities. His unique background in the Special Forces gives the reader a sense of authenticity and creates a reality that makes the reader wonder where fact ends and fiction begins.
In his historical fiction novels, Mayer blends actual events with fictional characters. He doesn't change history, but instead changes how history came into being.

Mayer's military background, coupled with his deep desire to understand the past and how it affects our future, gives his writing a rich flavor not to be missed.

Bob has presented for over a thousand organizations both in the United States and internationally. He has taught organizations ranging from Maui Writers, to Whidbey Island Writers, to San Diego State University, to the University of Georgia, to the Romance Writers of America National Convention, to Boston SWAT, the CIA, Fortune-500, the Royal Danish Navy Frogman Corps, Microsoft, Rotary, IT Teams in Silicon Valley and many others. He has also served as a Visiting Writer for NILA MFA program in Creative Writing. He has done interviews for the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, SportsIllustrated, PBS, NPR, the Discovery Channel, the SyFy channel and local cable shows. For more information see www.bobmayer.org.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    This strange assortment of reviews is interesting. A person who

    This strange assortment of reviews is interesting. A person who hasn't read the book gives it one star. Another calls the author a name while calling themselves a Catholic-- wonder what church they attend. No one seems to be talking about the book itself.

    For me it was a solid thriller. The issues it raises were intriguing and I don't feel like the author took sides but rather laid out possibilities that make you think. I felt like there could have been more depth in character, but since the story only covers three days I guess there's not that much time you can spend on backstory.

    17 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    ?

    To june 12, 2012.....then why did u buy it???? ITS FICTION!!! GEEZ????SOME PEOPLE! they buy a fiction book and take it seriously. Get a life! ITS FICTION!!! YOU KNOW???PRETEND?

    9 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    Intriguing thriller showing two approaches to the same event. Th

    Intriguing thriller showing two approaches to the same event. The ending felt a bit rushed.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    I've read a few of Mayer's books and this one was one of the mos

    I've read a few of Mayer's books and this one was one of the most interesting and thought provoking. If I have any complaint its that there is a slight lack of characterization with some of the main characters. I would have liked to have spent more time with them. With that said, the plot and timeline was so well executed that I forgive the writer for this one weakness.

    This book really opens up a lot of interesting questions for anyone who has any kind of Christian background. Its not so much about questioning a belief in God, but more about a blind faith kind of belief and opening our hearts and minds to the possibility there is another answer, or another possibility to how things happened and how they will play out in our future.

    Obviously, the book is fiction and kudos to the author for a vivid imagination and making it all seem so real. Great read.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2012

    I really enjoyed this book. Reading any Bob Mayer book is like g

    I really enjoyed this book. Reading any Bob Mayer book is like going to a good action movie. The story flows so well. Cool take on a touchy subject.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    Zero stars

    I am catholic and this book is horrible. Judas was a traitor not a prophet get your facts straight you filthy sadist

    3 out of 77 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    The whole Wormwood thing which drove the plot wasn't as interest

    The whole Wormwood thing which drove the plot wasn't as interesting as the confrontation with Judas in the Amazon. At times it got close to a lecture as Judas spoke, but I found a lot of the information fascinating. I'm going to have to do some more reading to find out how much of this is fiction and how much is fact. I never thought of the Bible quite like it's explained.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2012

    The concept may not be for everyone--

    The idea behind the story is very interesting. I found it long winded and technical in spots and I admit I glazed over those areas. The discriptions of bombs, airplanes,etc. just aren't for me. If you enjoy thought provoking fiction you will most likely enjoy this book. However, if you couldn't read Dan Browns Divinci Code because you thought that it was against God...then skip this one. The idea behind the book is that the Bible is a book of stories passed by word of mouth and translated by several people at differing times with many exclusions to serve many societies.** If you feel that the Bible is a true translation of the exact word of God you will not like this book.** It also deals with the second coming of Christ. I personally enjoyed the theme of the book and wish it had centered more on Judas and the Bible stories.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    Makes you think. Revelations is an intriguing part of the bible.

    Makes you think. Revelations is an intriguing part of the bible. So what if?

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    Okay-- I actually read the book and it was a fast read and worth

    Okay-- I actually read the book and it was a fast read and worth it. I preferred the Area 51 and Atlantis series, but this is better than the Psychic Warrior books and I saw some similarities in the concept of the Great Commission.
    Still-- I'd recommend it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2012

    This is a creative, inventive story. Enjoyed the action and man

    This is a creative, inventive story. Enjoyed the action and many of the characters are well rounded. Seems like it did end rather abruptly though. I was left asking the what the effects on the world occur afterword.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2012

    Cliched too the maximum.

    Nothingbabout this book is recomendable. The only part of the plot that had a chance was that Judas was still alive and working for Jesus return, tje rest is rubish......

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2012

    Not for everybody

    While the story is interesting and, at times, exciting, anyone with more than a passing knowledge of scripture will find it hard to get past the errors.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    hello world

    good read, nice mix of fact & fiction. worth the $.

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  • Posted July 23, 2012

    Interesting Premise

    This book had an interesting premise a good surprise ending, although I had a feeling about it earlier into the book. No matter, it was a fun read, with good descriptions that made the characters come to life. Spoiler: This book is NOT about the gospel according to Judas, although Judas does have an important role.

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  • Posted July 22, 2012

    very fun read

    I am fairly new to this author. His wide variety of book subjects must make him popular. That said, this one was worthy for me. I usually don't like the paranormal slant, but he did a good job of pulling it off.

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  • Posted July 18, 2012

    LOVED IT

    Very interesting take on what happened to judas after the betrayal of Jesus
    Having been raised catholic but not practicing for many years I enjoy alternate
    versions of admittedly true events not necessarily reported without bias
    Open minds will enjoy this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Great summer read

    Not as detailed and in depth as a Dan Brown novel but still a great summer read. This was my first Bob Mayer book and definitely won't be my last. Some spots with poor grammar and typos can be a little distracting. I would recommend this to my friends.

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  • Posted July 15, 2012

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    Exciting, but Thoughtful Read! Highly Recommended.

    Imagine sitting at a table in a cafe and noticing authors Tom Clancy and Dan Brown arguing over a new book. Well, this would be the book. If you enjoy these authors' work you'll find this fast-paced caper novel right up your alley. I was also introduced to the ancient story of the Wandering Jew back in High School, and I must say that this is the most well-conceived use of the idea since Walter M. Miller wrote a Canticle for Leibowitz. Mr. Mayer's personal history in Special Forces Military Service shows here with an effortless shifting from military strategic thinking to theology then to techno-speak. The book is a gem, and very entertaining while leaving you with a lot to think over. Religion is a given with our species, and anything that helps to shine a light upon it and its involvement in human thought and action deserves high marks.

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

    Excellent Book

    I really thought this book was great, a little thought provoking at times. I learned alot more about the bible in this book than in 12 years at Catholic school.

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