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The Bible Of Clay

The Bible Of Clay, April 2008
by Julia Navarro

Featuring: Clara Tannenberg; Ahmed Husseini
512 pages
ISBN: 0385339631
EAN: 9780385339636
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"This discovery could shake the very foundations of the Bible."

Fresh Fiction Review

The Bible Of Clay
Julia Navarro

Reviewed by Morgan Chilson
Posted March 18, 2008

Mystery Arcane | Thriller Arcane

Iraqi archaeologist Clara Tannenberg and her husband, Ahmed Husseini, are putting together a team to seek cuneiform tablets that tell Abraham's version of creation, etched on clay a thousand years before the Old Testament version.

The announcement that they will seek these religious artifacts has particular significance given that an invasion of Iraq is imminent. Several different factions are concerned about what the discovery of such tablets would mean to religion today.

Ms. Navarro has crafted an intriguing adventure book that has what sells today: a dash of politics, a cupful of religious artifacts and lore, and brave characters determined to find the truth against all odds. The novel starts off slow, but moves quickly into the frantic pace that is so popular in this style of fiction.

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From the internationally bestselling author of The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud comes this electrifying new suspense thriller about a biblical discovery in the remote Iraqi desert—and a deadly struggle being waged on the eve of war to uncover a truth that’s waited 3,000 years to be told….

In St. Peter’s Basilica, a man sits in a confessional asking forgiveness for a murder he’s about to commit. And a young priest begins a desperate journey to stop him.…

It’s only the beginning of a ruthless race among the world’s most powerful to find a rumored cache of sacred texts inscribed with the story of Creation as told by Abraham. This account, on tablets of clay, predates the Bible by a thousand years and could be one of the most important discoveries of all time.

Archaeologist Clara Tannenberg’s announcement of an excavation to seek the tablets has set off shock waves of outrage, contempt, and outright disbelief. But among four old friends, bound through decades by shared tragedy, the announcement has renewed their hunger for revenge. For Clara’s reclusive, infamous grandfather Alfred is a man as feared as he is hated and his enemies will stop at nothing to destroy him— and use anything as a weapon…even his granddaughter.

Among rumors of Iraq’s imminent invasion, time is already running out. As Clara and her husband Ahmed put together a ragtag team of renegade archaeologists and inexperienced students to excavate the Bible of Clay from deep within the heart of Iraq, another far more sinister team is determined to get there first. For Alfred Tannenberg has roots that reach deeply into the horrors of Nazi Germany and they’ve come to fruition in today’s highest precincts of power.

Sweeping from the time of the biblical patriarchs to the front lines of the Iraqi conflict to the parties and back rooms of Washington D.C., and other centers of influence, The Bible of Clay is a thriller of unrelenting, thought- provoking, and all-too-plausible suspense.

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1 comment posted.

Re: This discovery could shake the very foundations of the Bible.

Sounds like this is a good book to read to put one in the mood for the next Indiana Jones movie.
(Fresh Fiction 6:26pm March 18, 2008)

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