The Last Pope
"PROPHETIC, GRIPPING,AND ENLIGHTENING"
Rabbi Yaakov Fogelman, Jerusalem, Israel
A compelling plot, filled with religious terrorism, scandalous revelations and political intrigue. Using an innovative technique of writing a novel within a novel, Jerry Marcus has set "The Last Pope" in the historic context of scandals plaguing the Catholic church.
Set in the historic context of current scandals plaguing the Catholic Church, Pope Pius Innocent escapes the Vatican after discovering hidden documents that rock the foundations of Christianity and shatter his basic beliefs in Catholicism. German-born prelate Joseph Ratzinger knows Pius Innocent is the only living person who can bring the Vatican to its knees and destroy all his plans for world domination. Will Ratzinger find Pope Pius Innocent and the critical documents he possesses before the truth is revealed?
While the Vatican uses all its weapons to locate the Pope, Marcus takes readers on an unforgettable journey as Pius Innocent travels to Jerusalem where a beautiful Mossad agent assists him on his treacherous mission. With danger all around, and Pius Innocent waiting anxiously for his moment of truth to arrive, he embarks on a second journey of self-discovery while reading "Melissa." What begins as a romance novel, quickly turns into the story of an American woman who becomes a political candidate - and who introduces Pius Innocent to religious fundamentalism in the United States, government corruption, and journalists who work hand-in-hand with foreign leaders to undermine the State of Israel. Pius Innocent finds great similarities between Melissa's political circumstances and his own dire situation. He wonders if he is reading his own future in the words of Melissa. Neither dare to underestimate their enemies.
Hardcover . 241pp . $19.95 . ISBN987-0941394-02-4
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Chicago Columnist ANNE GERBER said Marcus' 1997 book has a "gripping premise"
and compared it to The DaVinci Code, which was published AFTER The Last Pope.
"A creative and provocative...suspense-filled novel." The Chicago Tribune
"A wonderful premise...a great plot." Naples Daily News, Florida
"Prophetic...Gripping...and Enlightening." Rabbi Yaakov Fogelman, Torah Outreach Program, Jerusalem, Israel
"An intriguing story...An intellectual thriller." Marquee, San Diego
"A provocative tale that kindled my imagination..." Mary Harris, Minister, United Church of Christ, Boonville, Missouri
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"I loved the suspense and the characters. The story line drew me in right away and held me. I always love a book that takes me right into it
and this was a great book to curl up and read and get lost in for hours...
I have read other books by this author and I have found each and every one of them immensely enjoyable!"
"So wonderful a read! So much happening! I didn't want it to end!"
"The characters of the book are well defined to allow my imagination to see them. J
ust when I thought I had the whole thing figured out, the twist sent me into another direction. A great who-done it."
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"Masterfully told coming-of-age story... Jerry Marcus interweaves discussions of faith, marriage, intellectual freedom, and the roles of women throughout their lives.
It will help both young and mature readers explore how women gain strength in their faith journey."
Mary Lou Henneman, Congregational Libraries Today, Church and Synagogue Library Association
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