The Linen God by Jim O’Shea – Spotlight, Excerpt, Preview

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The Linen God by Jim O'Shea - Spotlight, Excerpt, Preview

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The Linen God by Jim O’Shea – Spotlight, Excerpt, Preview

The Linen God

by Jim O'Shea

Published by Wayside Press
Publication Date July 1, 2013
Genres: Christian Fiction
Written for: Adults
Pages: 282


The legendary Shroud of Turin is the most studied and controversial religious relic in human history. The ancient linen cloth bears the inexplicable image of a crucified man, alleged to be that of Jesus of Nazareth. What if it was real? What if the Shroud contained a secret powerful enough to alter the course of human history....and what if it fell into the wrong hands?

Manny Lusum is convinced the Shroud is the genuine article, and obsessed with proving it scientifically. Grace Barden is not only Manny’s best friend, but also secretly in love with the physics student and soon-to-be Catholic priest.

Across the globe, three grisly murders and the theft of a secret manuscript thrust Grace and Manny into a generations-old conspiracy of biblical proportions. From New York to Rome to the inner sanctum of the Vatican, they struggle to untangle a bizarre mystery surrounding the controversial artifact. In a dramatic confrontation between faith and the ultimate evil on the world stage, Grace and Manny are pushed to the edge of an abyss, balanced on the brink between heaven and hell.

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Grace clicked off the phone. She was having another Oz moment, complete with wicked witches and flying monkeys. She wanted to click her heels three times and return to her life—the one she’d enjoyed before the emotional tornado had swept her away.

“I picked up only bits and pieces of the conversation,” Manny said. “What’s up?”

“I’m scared.” She turned to face him, swiping at the tears that wouldn’t stop leaking from the corner of her eyes. “Someone broke into Mom’s room.”

“Room? What are you talking about?”

“Her hotel room. In Rome. She got back from Father Ceste’s funeral this morning to find her room had been ransacked.”

“What did they steal?”

“That’s the scary part. All of her stuff was thrown around but nothing was missing. She said some of her best jewelry was on the bathroom counter. Untouched. It wasn’t a simple robbery. They were looking for something specific.”

Manny leaned forward, a thin sheen of sweat on his forehead. “The package?”

“She thinks whoever killed Ceste might know about it after all. She wants me to check her house.”

“Get your coat.” He stood quickly. “I’m going with you.”

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About Jim O’Shea

Jim is a long-time resident of Chesterfield, Missouri…“The City of Sculptures”. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia and now spends his time crafting novels of suspense that tackle the complex relationship between science and religion, stories designed to take the reader places he or she may not have previously considered.


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