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.
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.
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
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.
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.