Alex Donovan survived battle against insurgents in Afghanistan, and again
in Zurich against a fallen angel. Now he must fight for his soul, drawn
into a war that has waged across the centuries
between angels and demons for control of a legendary relic more valuable
than the Shroud of Turin.
Gaspar de Rouse, a mere man with the gift – or curse – of immortality, is
the latest in a long line of devoted guardians who have protected the
secret for two thousand years. He received his sacred duty centuries
earlier, passed down through generations of Knights Templar, to serve as
Gaspar enlists a reluctant Alex into the conflict when Alex inherits his
grandfather’s estate, which includes the historical records of the legend
and ownership of an abandoned medieval church.
From ancient Jerusalem to the mountains of France, from the coast of Maine
to the canals of Venice, the clues unfold, the mystery deepens, the final
showdown looms as good and evil clash yet again over a relic so powerful,
if it even exists, its exposure would rip apart the modern world.
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Vernon Baker, the Author of Slow Boat to Purgatory and the newly released
book, The Arimathean, lives and writes on the shores of Penobscot Bay in
Belfast Maine. For the last few years he and his family have spent the
winters in the panhandle of Florida and it was there, three years ago,
while writing what eventually became Slow Boat to Purgatory, that he
decided to become a published author. Taking advantage of the changing
landscape of publishing he decided in 2011 to independently publish his
Slow Boat to Purgatory went on to become an Amazon.com bestseller both in
the U.S. and the U.K. with over 10,000 copies in the hands of readers.
His latest project is The Arimathean, the sequel to Slow Boat to Purgatory.