5/30 77p “The Magdalene Revelation” by Perri Birney
Today’s feature: 77p (contemporary fiction) “PURE VISION: The Magdalene Revelation” by Perri Birney
The Spear of Longinus is stolen . . . An ancient document is moved . . . A journey to find the Grail unfolds . . .
New York Times reporter Maggie Seline has written an explosive book that offers a controversial solution to the Middle East crisis. During a live radio interview, a kidnapping attempt is made and Maggie vanishes. Her disappearance sets in motion a worldwide women’s march toward Jerusalem that threatens the status quo and parallels a frantic race to possess ancient talismans.
The Spear of Longinus and the Holy Grail are sought by men who will stop at nothing to increase their power — over religion, governments, and the planet’s energy sources. An upcoming peace conference hides the true motivation of Giovanni Mabus, outgoing president of the European Commission, who intends to exploit an ancient mythological connection between the two legendary treasures. In league with the clandestine pseudo-Masonic group, Propaganda Due, he sets in motion events aimed at furthering political and military chaos in the Middle East in order to accomplish his aims. Meanwhile, Maggie and Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Michael Sonada race to thwart the sinister plot to undermine the conference — a race that takes them into the forbidden regions of Nepal to make an earth-shattering discovery.
PURE VISION weaves myth, history, and contemporary events in an intriguing scenario that encourages a closer look at the spiritual forces infusing the world’s political battles.