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The Fifth Gospel

(2015)
A novel by

 
In Ian Caldwell's masterful follow-up to his international sensation The Rule of Four, a lost Gospel, a contentious relic, and a dying pope's final wish converge to send two brothers--both Vatican priests--on an intellectual quest to untangle Christianity's greatest historical mystery.

Now, after a decade of painstaking primary research, Ian Caldwell returns with a new intellectual thriller that confirms his place among the most ambitious popular storytellers working today.

In 2004, as Pope John Paul II's reign enters its twilight, a mysterious exhibit is under construction at the Vatican Museums. A week before it is scheduled to open, its curator is murdered at a clandestine meeting on the outskirts of Rome. The same night a violent break-in rocks the home of the curator's research partner, Father Alex Andreou, a Greek Catholic priest who lives inside the Vatican with his five-year-old son. When the papal police fail to identify a suspect in either crime, Father Alex, desperate to keep his family safe, undertakes his own investigation. To find the killer he must reconstruct the dead curator's secret: what the four Christian Gospels-- and a little-known, true-to-life fifth Gospel known as the Diatessaron--reveal about the Church's most controversial holy relic. But just as he begins to understand the truth about his friend's death and its consequences for the future of the world's two largest Christian Churches, Father Alex finds himself hunted down by someone with vested stakes in the exhibit--someone he must outwit to survive.

At once a riveting literary thriller, a feast of biblical history and scholarship, and a moving family drama, The Fifth Gospel is a novel about the depths of sacrifice and the power of forgiveness. Rich, authentic, erudite, and emotionally searing, it satisfies on every level.

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Hardback Editions

March 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Fifth Gospel
Author(s): Ian Caldwell
ISBN: 1-4711-1102-4 / 978-1-4711-1102-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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March 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Fifth Gospel (Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery Series)
Author(s): Ian Caldwell
ISBN: 1-4104-7712-6 / 978-1-4104-7712-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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March 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Fifth Gospel: A Novel
Author(s): Ian Caldwell
ISBN: 1-4516-9414-8 / 978-1-4516-9414-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

August 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Fifth Gospel: A Novel
Author(s): Ian Caldwell
ISBN: 1-4516-9415-6 / 978-1-4516-9415-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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April 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Fifth Gospel
Author(s): Ian Caldwell
ISBN: 1-4711-1104-0 / 978-1-4711-1104-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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February 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Fifth Gospel
Author(s): Ian Caldwell
ISBN: 1-4711-5616-8 / 978-1-4711-5616-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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February 2016 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Fifth Gospel: A Novel
Author(s): Ian Caldwell
ISBN: 1-5011-3196-6 / 978-1-5011-3196-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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March 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Fifth Gospel
Author(s): Ian Caldwell
ISBN: 1-4711-1103-2 / 978-1-4711-1103-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Fifth Gospel
Author(s): Ian Caldwell
ISBN: 1-5011-0525-6 / 978-1-5011-0525-8 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

May 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Fifth Gospel
Author(s): Ian Caldwell
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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May 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Fifth Gospel
Author(s): Ian Caldwell
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May 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Fifth Gospel
Author(s): Ian Caldwell
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March 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Fifth Gospel (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): Ian Caldwell
ISBN: 1-5100-0218-9 / 978-1-5100-0218-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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March 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Fifth Gospel: A Novel
Author(s): Ian Caldwell
ISBN: 1-4423-8507-3 / 978-1-4423-8507-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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March 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Fifth Gospel: A Novel
Author(s): Ian Caldwell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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March 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Fifth Gospel: A Novel
Author(s): Ian Caldwell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Fifth Gospel: An unputdownable conspiracy thriller
Author(s): Ian Caldwell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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March 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Fifth Gospel: A Novel
Author(s): Ian Caldwell
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