Working as a researcher in the Vatican’s Secret Archives, Father Garbaldi stumbles across a first century papyrus that claims Jesus was John the Baptist’s disciple and the second Messiah who would drive out the Romans from Palestine and rule over the twelve tribes of Israel. If revealed, the papyrus could seriously undermine the Church’s position and cause widespread unrest. As a priest, Garbaldi is shocked by the revelation, but before reporting his find, he decides to validate the papyrus. He goes to see an old seminary friend in Boston to have the tractate independently dated. The Vatican secret service, The Entity, is made aware of the papyrus and sends an assassin to eliminate Garbaldi and his friend to prevent disclosure. Garbaldi survives the initial attempt on his life and seeks protection from the authorities. It is up to the FBI now to track down the assassin and grapple with the faceless men behind The Entity. A shocking thriller that will make you question your beliefs.
Stefan Vucak has written eight Shadow Gods Saga sci-fi novels, which includes With Shadow and Thunder, a 2002 EPPIE finalist, and six contemporary political drama books. He started writing science fiction while still in college, but didn’t get published until 2001. His Cry of Eagles won the coveted 2011 Readers’ Favorite silver medal award, and his All the Evils was the 2013 prestigious Eric Hoffer contest finalist and Readers’ Favorite silver medal winner. Strike for Honor won the gold medal.
Stefan leveraged a successful career in the Information Technology industry, which took him to the Middle East working on cellphone systems. He applied his IT discipline to create realistic storylines for his books. Writing has been a road of discovery, helping him broaden his horizons. He also spends time as an editor and book reviewer. Stefan lives in Melbourne, Australia.