The Second Messiah

The Second Messiah

by Glenn Meade
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The Second Messiah by Glenn Meade

In the desert near Jerusalem, an archaeologist is murdered after he uncovers stunning evidence in a Dead Sea scroll about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. The two-thousand-year-old parchment containing enigmatic references to not one but two messiahs is stolen before it can be fully translated.

In Rome, a charismatic American priest with long-hidden secrets is elected pope, setting off widespread panic among some of the faithful who question whether he is the anti-Christ or the world’s new savior. As the conspiracy over the scroll explodes into a political and religious standoff, two people find themselves on the run, trying to stay one step ahead of unknown assassins in their search for truth.

Archaeologist Jack Cane and Israeli police inspector Lela Raul must solve the mystery of the Second Messiah and uncover the real secret behind the message of Jesus before they are permanently silenced and the scroll and its contents are forever lost to humanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451672831
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 06/26/2012
Pages: 592
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Glenn Meade was born in 1957 in Finglas, Dublin. Several of his novels have been international bestsellers, translated into more than twenty languages, and have enjoyed both critical and commercial success.

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Second Messiah 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fastenating, compeling, well written book by an author whose mind and imagination borders on genius. Every page you turn is filled with suspense, intrigue, action, danger, and drama of the highest level. Your mind runs wild with all the visualition. The characters are all equally strong and well defined. The vatican has always remained a mystery to me. How can one human being be elavated to almost "God like" stature and yield so much authority. I think this author's idea of portraying a pope with such humility and wanting the Vactican to follow in Jesus humble life is brillient. There is one sentence in this book that really touched my heart because it is so true, when the Pope meets the prostitute and asks her what she thinks of the Vatican and she answers, "Half the world starves and they live like princes in their ivory towers." My sentiments exactly. I think it took some courage on the authors part to write this book. I applaud him.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In a cave in Qumran near Jerusalem, archaeologist Jack Cane finds a significant Dead Sea scroll that mentions Jesus Christ by name. Jack is almost certain this parchment was written when Jesus walked the earth as it references his travel from Caesarea to Dora where he performed a miracle before being crucified there. Obvious to Jack this man was a false prophet as the two-millennium old document implies there were two messiahs. Musing over the find he returns from a walk to learn someone murdered the dig director using Jack's knife; the scroll is missing. Determined to recover the parchment, Jack applies archeological investigative skills. Clues lead first to Syria and then the Vatican where a new charismatic American has been elected Pope. His Holiness plans to open up the archives to let people see the secrets hidden over centuries. While some groups want Jack dead assassinating anyone who assists him on his quest, Israeli police inspector Lela Raul tries to help him recover the scroll. Hiddn in the shadows, a puppet master is using them to get the world to know the word of the Second Messiah. The theme of this interesting thriller is when religion and politics converge; the effect is carnage in the name of the Lord. Jack is a sort of modern day crusader trying to bring the truth out into open; although veracity will shatter Jewish and Christian belief systems. The Pope believes the truth will strengthen the faith of the flock who are divided between radical fundamentalists and agnostics as the Church is left behind. Loaded with action, this fast-paced thriller takes reader on a fascinating journey from the opening discovery to the climatic discovery. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good plot. Theory? Or really exist...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book while on vacation and it was outstanding
VicG More than 1 year ago
Glenn Meade in his new book, "The Second Messiah" published by Howard Books gives us a global conspiracy thriller. Jack Cane is an archaeologist digging in a cave in Qumran near Jerusalem. There he makes a significant discovery of a Dead Sea scroll that mentions Jesus Christ by name. While this parchment could almost be a new gospel except for the fact that the writer had to have been a false prophet as the two-millennium old document implies there were two Messiahs. After leaving the camp for a short while Jack returns to find the dig director murdered with Jack's knife and the scroll is missing. In an effort to clear his name and recover the parchment, Jack applies his substantial archeological investigative skills. The clues he finds lead him on a global chase and to the Vatican where a new charismatic American has been elected Pope. There are groups that want Jack dead and are assassinating anyone who assists him on his quest, however, despite the danger, Israeli police inspector Lela Raul works with Jack to help him recover the scroll. All the while there is an unseen person manipulating events to get the world to know the word of the Second Messiah. I love these global chases with groups that want the information to come out while others want the same information silenced and both groups will kill to accomplish their desires. Jack and Lela are in danger practically every step of their journey giving us a thrill ride of epic proportions. "The Second Messiah" is somewhat similar to the old movie serials because someone is getting into a trap at the end of every chapter. This is a roller-coaster ride of excitement so buckle yourself in and enjoy it. I recommend this book highly. If you would like to listen to interviews with other authors and professionals please go to Kingdom Highlights where they are available On Demand. To listen to 24 hours a day non-stop Christian music please visit our internet radio station Kingdom Airwaves Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Howard Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Chere Kelley More than 1 year ago
I loved this book...characters, story line, and setting. It was one of those that I didn't want to end. I can't wait to read the author's next book.
TBAYFINN More than 1 year ago
Very well written
grumpydan More than 1 year ago
Years ago, an archeologist finds another Scroll in the Dead Seas that could put to doubt the belief that Jesus is the Messiah. But he is killed (accident or murder), and years later is son follows in his father's footsteps and find another scroll. Soon is he is running for his life while trying to find the truth in the Scrolls and his parent's death. To say this is a thriller is no joke; Meade takes the reader on a tale of conspiracy and mystery that makes one wonder about the gospel and the books of the Bible (similar to Dan Brown). I found the story to not be too heavy into religion but more focused on history and what ifs.
AGermanGirlReads More than 1 year ago
Not sure if this is another science fiction story.However I read itn my native language German.I could not put this book away. Actually some of the terms like the special code, and or about the pope thomas becket,seam to be true. I as a Christian, have always doubted these things in the bible.As i figured,they probably, were more man made, then actually truly real! When going back in Religious history of the Catholic church, we know that the power ful papricy alwys used fear full tatics to undermine their power over the help less. A very intriguing book.I read it in three days!
Zee_RN More than 1 year ago
Unusaal plot, kept me reading and wanting more! Cannot wait for the next book to come out. With not bringing my religious beliefs into the book, and simply read it for enjoyment.
Wiliam_Maltese More than 1 year ago
GIVE IT TO ME ONE MORE TIME… If you’re looking for another book about an archaeological find, or finds, which could throw the Catholic Church into so much dissension that resulting murder and mayhem seem small prices to pay for keeping the discovery or discoveries a secret… If you’re looking for another book chockablock with international players, from the Vatican, the Israeli Mossad, the Syrians, even a Serb … If conspiracy-theory books are your “thing” wherein seemingly good guys can turn out to be not so good … Then, this book may well be for you. Personally, I found it okay enough to finish, though I’d read an awfully lot of the same thing in books that came before. Some of this one’s plot twists and turns strained credulity, but then that’s not new in a book of this genre, either. And if I was, admittedly, wishing, by the final pages, that its author had tied up loose ends far quicker than he did, I still, as I said, managed to finish. So, as long as it’s okay with you that you’re taking on a story that may well be all-too familiar, here’s a read that, in my opinion, won’t disappoint by way of killing a few hours of time that you might have to spare while on board a train, bus, or plane.
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I enjoyed Glenn Meade's "The Romanov Conspiracy" and decided to read another of his novels. Frankly, I was a little disappointed in the end. The whole point of Thrillers based on religious issues is to shock and force us to reevaluate what we think is right. "The Second Messiah" fell short of that goal. The pacing was slow; the author spent too much time on unimportant storylines, scenes, and characters. The characters who were supposed to figure out the puzzle spent more time flirting with each other than thinking through the actual problem. The religious questions introduced were never addressed and answered. I did enjoy Glenn Meade's "The Romanov Conspiracy," but did not enjoy "The Second Messiah."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was fantastic it was really good read l Could not put this book down and best of all it was free!
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I enjoyed this book, it got slow in a few parts, but it was a good and interesting story.
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EllieBelle More than 1 year ago
Good concept - worth reading
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