Winner of the 1992 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement — Novel.
NY Times “Notable Book of the Year!”
An apocalyptic thriller, written more than a decade before anyone put the words “code” and “DaVinci” in the same sentence. This is the book that *invented* the religious thriller genre.
Father Peter Carenza learns that his extraordinary and seemingly miraculous powers to both heal and kill are the result of a Vatican-orchestrated scientific project to create the next Messiah, and becomes the center of a religious upheaval as he begins his own journey across America in a bitter confrontation with organized religion . . . and ultimately his own conscience.
A brilliant tale of bold imagination.