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Book of Judas

A Novel

Alessandra Russo Novels (Volume 2)

Author: Linda Stasi

Book of Judas

Book of Judas



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The hunt is on for the apocryphal Gospel of Judas in the thriller that Lisa Scottoline says "you won't be able to put down," from celebrated New York Daily News columnist Linda Stasi
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From hard-hitting New York Daily News columnist Linda Stasi comes Book of Judas, a riveting religious thriller featuring beloved protagonist Alessandra Russo.

When her infant son is placed in mortal danger, New York City reporter Alessandra Russo is forced to save him by tracking down the missing pages of the Gospel of Judas, a heretical manuscript that was unearthed in Al-Minya, Egypt, in the 1970s. The manuscript declares that Judas was the beloved, not the betrayer, of Jesus.

The Gospel disappeared for decades before being rediscovered, rotted beyond repair, in a safety deposit box. Rumors insist that the most important pages had been stolen—pages that Alessandra now must find, if they even exist.

Do the lost pages contain a secret that will challenge Christianity's core beliefs about the creation of life, or that might hold the power to unleash Armageddon? What if such explosive documents fell into the hands of modern-day terrorists, dictators, or religious fanatics?

Alessandra plunges into a dark world of murder, conspiracy, and sexual depravity...and most importantly, a race against the clock to save her own child.

In this exciting follow-up to The Sixth Station, award-winning journalist Linda Stasi brings her formidable investigative skills, big city street smarts, and fast-flying pen to a thriller that will leave readers breathless.

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“Every once in a while I read a book that transcends and redefines the genre. Book of Judas is that book. This is a religious thriller in the vein of Dan Brown and Steve Berry . . . Researched with the skill of a Biblical scholar and written with the craft of a great storyteller. Fast paced without sacrificing strong character development, Book of Judas will take your breath away.” —Nelson DeMille

“Linda Stasi is a modern-day Damon Runyon, and her heroine, reporter Alessandra Russo, is a veritable force of nature, by turns witty, gutsy, and as a mother, surprisingly tender. You won't be able to put down Book of Judas, and you'll root for Russo through this gritty, breakneck thriller as she stops at nothing to save her kidnapped baby boy, encountering old lovers, ancient Roman coins,and a sacred relic of Judas, against a vivid backdrop worthy of The Da Vinci Code.” —Lisa Scottoline

“A foreboding read that’s addictive, menacing, and thrilling. Linda Stasi has her game on with this one.” —Steve Berry

“One of the most gripping, thrilling and original tales I’ve read in decades! An innovative masterpiece that left me gasping for air and racing through to see how it ended. Linda Stasi is a master storyteller for the ages.” —Sherrilyn Kenyon

“Linda Stasi’s Book of Judas is the kind of novel that makes you anxious to be done with all else—so that you can go and read! A stay-up-all-night page-turner, a novel rich in plot and characterization and every other little known and unknown ingredient that creates a great thriller.”—Heather Graham

“Another stunning thriller from the pen of Linda Stasi . . . don’t expect to put it down till you race to the explosive ending.” —Linda Fairstein

"A finely tuned, beautifully constructed thriller that would make Steve Berry and James Rollins proud." —Providence Journal

"Stasi could literally write four hundred pages of dialogue and it'd be better than two-thirds of the thrillers out there. She's that good." —The Real Book Spy

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