Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (February 22, 2008)
Source: eBook provided by the Gatekeeper's Post
My comments: The Eighth Scroll pits the Mossad, the Vatican, and the CIA against each other in their search for the Eighth Scroll, hidden by a Jewish librarian in Roman times and recently come to light after the discovery of the librarian's diary. The scroll may contain information that none of the three groups want revealed for different reasons. A thriller that reminded me of The DaVinci Code, The Eighth Scroll will have you sitting on the edge of your seat as you follow theologian Michael Hansen and graduate student June Cody in their search for the scroll in this fictional work.
Book description: "Stirring the flames of age-old controversies, The Eighth Scroll by Laurence B. Brown draws on the three Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to create an unbelievably dynamic and powerful story. Set in a world that teeters between orthodoxy and heresy, this thriller is packed with intrigue and adventure. When a Roman Catholic scholar involved in the Dead Sea Scrolls Project hides one of the scrolls because of the heretical message it contains, no one is the wiser until decades later, when a prominent archeologist discovers reference to the scroll in an archeological dig. This discovery ... leav(es) the salvation of humankind to a father and son, who must either find the hidden scroll . . . or die trying."
About the author: "A graduate of Cornell University, Brown University Medical School, and George Washington University Hospital residency program, Laurence B. Brown is an ophthalmic surgeon, a retired Air Force officer, and the medical director and chief ophthalmologist of a major eye center in the Middle East. He has authored four books of comparative religion, The Eighth Scroll, and another soon-to-be-published action/adventure novel. "
The eBook is available here.