Virgin Author:F. Paul Wilson A two-thousand-year-old scroll is found in the Negev Desert. It describes what might be the final resting place of Mary, the mother of Jesus. To the disappointment of all, the ink is dated as less than a dozen years old. A fake. But one woman believes and goes searching. What she finds will change the world... forever. — VIRGIN is a religious thr... more »iller of international scope, traipsing through the Judean Wilderness, the shore of the Dead Sea, the River Lee in Ireland, the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Big Sur, and the Central Pacific. It's peopled with various believers and skeptics: a priest and nun who are lovers; a cardinal who has spent his life debunking miracles and is now desperately in need of one; a US Senator with a son dying of AIDS; his vicious chief of security; and Kesev, the mysterious Israeli Shin Bet officer who was derelict in his unofficial life task of guarding the remains of "The Mother" and is determined to retrieve her at any cost.« less
I've read and enjoyed all of his works. This book is exceptional because of the subject matter, which few writers address. It's hard to talk about religion without proselytizing, and Wilson isn't immune to it; however it's not central to the story and is, I think, ultimately unavoidable.
While it's not relevant to the review - I find myself agreeing with his conclusions.
If you're enjoyed his other books, don't let this one go unread.