Judas Chronicles

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 99 ratings

Plague of Coins Publisher's Summary

William Barrow carries a dark secret. A very dark secret.

An archivist for the Smithsonian Institute and also a part-time operative for the CIA, no one would ever suspect the handsome "thirty-ish" William is in fact the most reviled human being to ever walk the Earth. His infectious warmth and sense of humor make such an assertion especially hard to believe.

But long ago, William Barrow had another name...one that is synonymous with shame and betrayal: Judas Iscariot.

Forced to walk the earth as a cursed immortal, William/Judas is on a quest to reclaim the 30 silver shekels paid to him in exchange for Jesus Christ. Twenty-one coins have now been recovered-thanks in large part to the help from his latest son, the esteemed Georgetown University history professor Alistair Barrow.

Ever hopeful the complete coin collection will buy him a full pardon from God and end his banishment from heaven, William plans a visit to a remote village deep within Iran's Alborz Mountains to retrieve "silver coin number 22". But the CIA has a different objective for this trip, one that pits both father and son against an unscrupulous Russian billionaire searching for something else that's just as precious within the ancient mountains of Iran...something that threatens peace in the modern world if William and Alistair fail to reach it first.

©2011 James Jackson (P)2012 James Jackson
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  • Book 1

    • Plague of Coins

    • The Judas Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Aiden James
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50

    William Barrow carries a dark secret. A very dark secret. An archivist for the Smithsonian Institute and also a part-time operative for the CIA, no one would ever suspect the handsome "thirty-ish" William is in fact the most reviled human being to ever walk the Earth. His infectious warmth and sense of humor make such an assertion especially hard to believe. But long ago, William Barrow had another name...one that is synonymous with shame and betrayal: Judas Iscariot.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Lovely Listen!

    • By Kay on 12-19-12

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Reign of Coins

    • The Judas Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Aiden James
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    For William Barrow, 2,000 years is a very long time...too long, when it is a perpetual punishment for betraying Jesus Christ. The man originally known as Judas Iscariot is on a mission to recover 30 silver shekels once paid to him for his ultimate treachery. Twenty-two coins have been recovered, leaving just eight to go. But when his Russian nemesis, Viktor Kaslow, also becomes immortal, the stakes are immediately raised. Kaslow has followed William and his son, Alistair, to Hong Kong in search of a "blood coin" passed down through Genghis Khan.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Somewhat boring

    • By James on 02-08-14

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Destiny of Coins

    • The Judas Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Aiden James
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    In this third installment of The Judas Chronicles, William Barrow (a.k.a. Judas Iscariot) is faced with recovering the silver coin he dreads above all others. Known as the "Singing Coin" among the ancients, this shekel was originally lost long ago...on the very night of Jesus Christ's arrest in Jerusalem. Hoping to save it for last, until after the other twenty-nine coins are recovered, Viktor Kaslow's recent designs for the coin thwart William's plan.

    Regular price: $19.95