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By Peter Clenott

At the eve of the yankee invasion of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, a global forged of schemers, spies, clergy, and scientists race to assert the best prize the area has ever noticeable. American archaeologist Molly O’Dwyer has unearthed a long-lost burial mound in old Babylon. Whose is still are in it? Are they concerning the mysterious Gospel of Hannaniah, the alleged daughter of Jesus of Nazareth? Will the revelation of her surprising findings break the church and the religion of billions? This tale of intrigue, betrayal, and ruthless ambition set opposed to the treacherous heritage of the center East near to battle, piles at the suspense till the ultimate gripping scenes.

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She shouted with the little Arabic she knew. ” But when Anicet screamed again, Molly didn’t think twice. She darted out from behind her protection, cried for Anicet, groped and grabbed her friend’s hand when she felt it reaching for her in the dark. “Anicet! ” She pulled with all her might and, as the gunman’s aim redirected toward them, dragged her friend behind the safety of the sarcophagus. “I’m hit,” Anicet told her. “My arm. ” “I’m sorry. I’m sorry. You’ll be all right. ” Even then the soldier’s screams almost overwhelmed the noise from his weapon.

Sweat dripped off her worse than it ever had in the muggy Jamaican summer. “I hope you know what you’re doin’,” she muttered to Molly. ” Molly worked her fingers under the coffin of Leah the daughter of Hannaniah the Prophetess. Anicet did the same at the feet. ” Anicet grunted. ” Slowly they raised the six-foot coffin out of its stone cradle. It was surprisingly light, but the stone Molly braced her feet on for leverage was damp. Her feet slipped and the coffin tilted hard against Anicet’s knees.

Five-year-old Molly coughed out the words as if she were forcing them against the cloud of smoke that was trying to kill her. ” “She’s gone, Molly. You’ve been in that basement alone for years. Come forward in time. ” Father Ray Teague, a Jesuit instructor in psychology at Mt. Auburn College, leaned over his patient. She lay in a semi-hypnotic state on a couch in his campus office. She’d been his patient and colleague for many years, and it saddened him to see her stuck in a horrible moment in her life, a moment best left as buried as the earthbound artifacts she sought to bring to light.

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