In approximately seventy-two hours, a little-known Middle Eastern terrorist group plans to bring about the end of the world. Convinced that they are the descendants of angels, they believe they are on the verge of at last being returned to heaven. Central to their plan is the kidnapping of Martin Faber, an undercover American scientist whose research has led him to an extraordinary secret. Martin’s only hope for survival is his young wife, Julia Alvarez - a woman born with a rare psychic gift. But she must find the courage to save her husband, while running from governments and extremists....
"Waste of time"
Presented as a fictionalized autobiography, The Master of the Prado begins in Madrid in 1990, when Sierra encounters a mysterious stranger named Luis Fovel within the halls of the Prado. Fovel takes him on a whirlwind tour and promises to uncover startling secrets hidden in the museum's masterpieces - secrets that open up a whole new world to Sierra. The enigmatic Fovel reveals how a variety of visions, prophesies, conspiracies, and even heresies inspired masters such as Raphael, Titian, and Hieronymus Bosch....
"For a particular interest"
Milan, 1497: Leonardo is completing "The Last Supper". Pope Alexander VI is determined to execute him after realizing that the painting contains clues to a baffling and blasphemous message that he is driven to decode. The Holy Grail and the Eucharistic Bread are missing, there is no meat on the table, and the apostles, shockingly, are portraits of well-known heretics and none of them are depicted with halos. And why has the artist painted himself into the scene with his back turned toward Jesus?
"Not Dan Brown....thank goodness!"
A Dominican inquisitor is sent to Milan to investigate the rumor that The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci promotes a defiant heretical sect.
An old Spanish historical mystery awakens the interest of a journalist, a retired psychic spy for a top-secret U.S. Air Force program, and several cardinals in Rome. Its solution is linked to a 16th-century nun, who was accused by the Spanish Inquisition of traveling more than 500 times to the New Mexico territories by using her power to "bilocate" (to be in two places at the same time).