Five months earlier, the man, Peter Blake, a famous young architect, is falsely accused of the murder of two employees of the Hugo Company, the contractor building a huge museum that he had designed near New York City. In order to prove his innocence, he has to escape to his secret camp in North Carolina with the help of his attorney, Sofie Sonenberg, but is soon pursued in his helicopter by Boris Karpinski, the Hugo Company employee appointed to find and capture Peter.
Peter and Sofie fall in love during this whole ordeal.
During the 40 days The Man They Call Jesus, Peter Blake, says that he will be here, he must remain mostly in hiding and is still being pursued by police, paparazzi, Boris Karpinski, and now, of course, millions of devout Christians. He manages to get to Washington, D.C., and confides in the president, Harriet O'Brien, who assists in his plans to present each of his 7 Principles in different places every week during the 40 days. An ancient, secret international society, the Sola Scriptura Society, believes that he is the Antichrist and that he is violating some Biblical traditions that they are sworn to uphold, and they decide they must eliminate the Antichrist.
The Man They Call Jesus and Boris Karpinski finally met in a violent, bittersweet ending at the conclusion of the 40 days. It is a tragedy for Sofie as well.
Disclaimer: If you are a strong believer in the teachings that Jesus could only return as strictly interpreted in certain Biblical passages and that if he did return he would primarily quote the Bible, then this may not be the book for you and you may not want to purchase or read it. The author fully respects your right to believe that, and, of course, you may be right; who knows? This is a religious fiction thriller genre with a romantic twist and although it may sound convincing when you read it, it is not intended as a prediction of how or if Jesus might actually return or what he would say if he did return and the 7 Principles that are presented are solely the opinion of the author.