The Jesus Thief is the suspenseful story of a momentous undertaking—an attempt to clone Jesus of Nazareth. At its center is wealthy New York microbiologist Dr. Felix Rossi who burns with unspoken questions as he leads a scientific investigation of the Shroud of Turin. Do the linen threads contain the blood of Christ? Is the DNA still intact? With all the chills of high adventure, The Jesus Thief tells of lost family ties and a lost heritage, of a devout man's search for God, a powerful man's fear of God, and a poor woman's yearning to be special. In the swirl of events, an unexpected love story unfolds.
Twice optioned for Hollywood film, nominated for awards, and translated into five languages. Pioneer cloning scientist, the late Dr. Robert H. Foote of Cornell, called it a “spellbinder.”
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- John Grant, co-Editor, The Encyclopedia of Fantasy