I, Judas The 5th Gospel

I, Judas The 5th Gospel

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by Bob Mayer
     
 

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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,

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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:
07/05/2012
Pages:
170
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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I, Judas The 5th Gospel 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Intriguing thriller showing two approaches to the same event. The ending felt a bit rushed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Ron207 More than 1 year ago
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.
kimiaza More than 1 year ago
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.
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scholargrowingmuscle More than 1 year ago
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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good read, nice mix of fact & fiction. worth the $.
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arbpen More than 1 year ago
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.
Empoweredviking More than 1 year ago
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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