The Ephesus Fragment Author:Gary E. Parker The chase for a scroll that could change the world is on and you're invited along for the ride with author Gary Parker in his newest contemporary thriller. Taking you from the hallowed, inner sanctums of the Vatican to ancient caves in the Middle East, from the lush tropics of Costa Rica to swank parties among Washington's elite, The Ephesus Fra... more »gment is an edge-of-your-seat roller coaster that grabs your attention and refuses to let go.
When an archaeology team uncovers a parchment in Turkey that purports to be a message from Mary, the mother of Jesus, the fallout is guaranteed to by cataclysmic. Instantly, factions from the Vatican, the United States government, shadowy foreign parties, and even a dying media magnate begin a frantic and sometimes violent struggle to gain control of the scroll.
Father Michael del Rio and U.S. embassy aide Valerie Miller are two people caught in the middle of the maelstrom surrounding the search to uncover the secret of the parchment. But is the document even real and is what it reveals about the mother of our Lord actually the truth? And if it is, can the church survive the certain tremors sure to accompany its revelation?
More than just a taut story filled with international intrigue, The Ephesus Fragment is a careful examination of personal Christian faith. No single character can approach the scroll without having his own beliefs challenged, even shaken to the core. Nor can he go away without being forever changed. You'll be changed as well.« less