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The Shroud [NOOK Book]

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Nathan Archer is a Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Chicago, and a forensic historian who believes that Leonardo Da Vinci created a perfect copy of the Sindon, the burial cloth of Christ known as the Shroud of Turin. Citing an unpaid commission by the House of Savoy to paint a replica, he searches for proof that the renaissance master employed techniques that took four centuries to discover the faded image of the crucified ...
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The Shroud

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Overview

Nathan Archer is a Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Chicago, and a forensic historian who believes that Leonardo Da Vinci created a perfect copy of the Sindon, the burial cloth of Christ known as the Shroud of Turin. Citing an unpaid commission by the House of Savoy to paint a replica, he searches for proof that the renaissance master employed techniques that took four centuries to discover the faded image of the crucified Jesus.

Divorced by his wife and ridiculed by his peers for what many feel does not take into account its biblical timeline, Archer travels with Sindonologist Amanda Wilkes across Europe at the request of a stranger who insists that he can help them solve the riddle of the Holy Grail, and the fate of the last Knights Templar. What they discovered at the ruins of the Temple of Solomon is bound up with the flight of Joseph of Arimathea from Jerusalem.

Everywhere they turn, colleagues are dying or revealing themselves to be something other than what they truly are. No one is to be trusted, as Archer and Wilkes are accused of crimes committed just before or after they find another clue. Others pursuing them will stop at nothing to fulfill biblical prophecy, and bring about the end of the world. The only way the two experts can stop them is to discover the truth about its origins, and prevent its theft.
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Editorial Reviews

Dick Marksberry
Tanner had me hooked from the first page. It was full of twists and turns in a maze of intrigue, murder and mysteries of ancients. All books have an ending, but I wish this one had gone on and on. I would be very, very surprised if The Shroud isn't made into a full-length movie.
F. Scheeren
What do you say when you've read a book as prodigious as The Shroud?

Here we have a masterpiece of research worthy of any doctoral dissertation combined with a consuming tale of high adventure.

If you want a novel that leaves others that have been written about similar topics in recent years in the dust, you must read this one.

So what should you do? Buy this book, open it up, and hang on to your seat for another great ride by a great author.
K. Draper
What do you get when you combine an international conspiracy by an ancient and evil religious cult, a reluctant hero and his sensible sidekick, a whirlwind fugitive flight that takes you through New York, Spain, the Mediterranean, and Italy recounted by a first class author who knows how to tell a story? You get a fantastic, edge-of-your-seat modern-day mystery-thriller you can't put down. Tanner crafts his tale with the fine locational detail and historical patina of a gifted literary artist.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012540218
  • Publisher: Trilogus Media Group
  • Publication date: 8/24/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 593,978
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Dallas Tanner was born in 1956, at the stroke of midnight during the worst storm of the century to that date, in the seacoast township of North Kingston, Rhode Island. The eldest child of a career naval officer, he attended 9 schools in 12 years, as they moved about the country. His interest in local myths, legends and all things paranormal grew out of the ever-changing diversity of his upbringing.

His first novel, "Shadow of the Thunderbird", was required reading at a large technical college in South Carolina. He has frequently lectured, appeared on radio and television shows, and presented at conferences on his books and interest in cryptozoology. He is often cited in the media as an expert on unknown or unexpected animals. He was instrumental in salvaging Dan Taylor's Nessie chaser mini-subs, the Viperfish and the Nessa II, and is currently pursuing an interest in fossil diving.

When he isn't exploring remote locations such as the Altamaha River, Mt. St. Helens or Loch Ness, Tanner is content to write novels under the watchful eye of Samwise, a longhaired Maine Coon cat that sleeps atop his monitor. Dallas now lives in Greenville, SC, with his wife Carla and their five children, where he is at work on his latest project. You can visit him online at www.dallastanner.com, and his publisher at www.trilogus.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2011

    Needs an editor!

    Too long, filled with detailed explanation that are used repeatedly throughout the book. Why is the name of Leonardo di Vinci always highlighted in a larger font? Why does the author need to repeat the same facts over and oner again. Seems like a rough, first draft that was published by mistake. Big disappointment after his cryptids trilogy which I loved.

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