The Shroud Key (A Chase Baker Thriller) By Vincent Zandri
Chase Baker is a true Renaissance Man. He’s also a man who knows how to find trouble. A part-time resident of Florence, Italy, his resume reads like a modern day Da Vinci or Casanova. Writer, private investigator, tour guide, historian, treasure hunter, adventurer, and even archaeological sandhog, Chase is also a prolific lover. Unfortunately for him, his dangerous liaisons all too often make him the target of a jealous husband.
Now, at the direct request of the Florence police, he finds himself on the trail of an archaeologist by the name of Dr. Andre Manion who’s gone missing from his teaching post at the American University. But having worked for the archaeologist several years ago as a sandhog on a secret but failed dig just outside the Great Pyramids in the Giza Plateau, Chase smells a renewed opportunity to uncover what just might be the most prized archaeological treasure in the world: The mortal remains of Jesus.
But how will Chase Baker go about finding both the archaeologist and the Jesus Remains? With the help of Manion’s beautiful ex-wife, Chase will manage to secure an up-close and personal examination of the Shroud of Turin, not only to view the famous image of the crucified Christ, but to unlock the relic’s greatest secret which is none other than a map, or a key, detailing the precise location of Jesus’s body.
“THE SHROUD KEY works. At its core, it’s a treatise on the destabilizing effects that political chaos in Egypt is bringing to its priceless antiquities. But on its surface, it’s an entertaining read with all the bells and whistles readers expect from a thriller. Dan Brown should take note. This is how to do it right.” –Ben Sobieck, author of CLEANSING EDEN: THE CELEBRITY MURDERS
“(Zandri) demonstrates an uncanny knack for exposition, introducing new characters and narrative possibilities with the confidence of an old pro…Zandri does a superb job interlocking puzzle pieces.” –THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE
Vincent Zandri is the No. 1 International Bestselling Amazon author of THE INNOCENT, THE REMAINS, MOONLIGHT FALLS, and more. A freelance photo-journalist for Living Ready, RT, inTravel Magazine, Globalspec, and others, he lives in New York and Florence, Italy.
To learn more about Vincent, please visit his website.
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