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The Second Coming

A Thriller
Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
Series: Shroud, Book 2
Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (84 ratings)

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In this thrilling sequel to The Shroud Conspiracy, a child cloned from the blood on the Shroud of Turin has the potential to save the world - or destroy it for good.

When a fallen angel is mistakenly resurrected from the blood of an evil "Watcher" taken from the Shroud of Turin, the fiend's first gift to the world is an unstoppable plague. Dr. Jon Bondurant, the forensic anthropologist and avowed atheist, joins with devout Domenika Josef to bring another child of the Shroud into the world to save it, this one borne of DNA believed to be that of Jesus Christ. Can this child be the answer to their - and mankind's - prayers?

His parents are uncertain just who the child is or what he will become, but when he starts demonstrating remarkable powers to heal, they begin to understand that whatever he is, he is not of this world. Might he bring miracles to the world when it needs them the most? Or has science given mankind a tool with which it will destroy itself as the tempting power of the Watcher unfolds?

This globe-spanning chase to uncover the truth and stop a pandemic that just may wipe out humanity once and for all is a fast-paced, explosive thriller.

©2018 John Heubusch (P)2018 Tantor

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“Second Coming” Disappointing

“Shroud Conspiracy” was decent enough despite theological flaws. “Second Coming” was theologically and morally vapid at best, and downright awful at worst. The televangelist style of the supposed grand healing show in St. Peter’s Square was farcical and insulting to the Papacy.

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More gruesome than I expected

Overall good story & characters... could have gone w/o the gore and evil big guy.

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  • Nancy
  • LA GRANDE, OR, United States
  • 08-27-18

Another Narrator May Have Helped

An interesting premise, but the author seemed to lack actual knowledge of the Catholic Church and the narrator made the book sound more like an infomercial than a story about the forces of heaven and hell. The narrator may have been the most distracting part, taking away from a story line that had potential.

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Great Book

This book and the series is my favorite so far! Great writing by the author and Great performance the reader!

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Exciting fiction

A good scientific look at what could happen. We have the tools and the knowledge to accomplish the feat described. But do we really want to go there

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  • Joseph
  • Somerset, Kentucky, United States
  • 11-18-18

Preposterous but entertaining

Like watch car crash, once you start, you have to see how it will end. Not my favorite read, but better than the first book in the series, and entertaining enough.