“A combination of religious conspiracy and another popular genre, and to reveal more about the concept behind this engaging novel would be a crime.” (Washington Post on THE BLOOD GOSPEL)
“There’s a touch of genius... in pairing a Dan Brown–ian hidden-codex mystery with a vampire tale. Let that suffice lest spoilers ruin the fun, except to say that the blood of the title is no accident.” (Kirkus on INNOCENT BLOOD)
“[A]nother darkly hypnotic hybrid, and supremely effective, horror-thriller… A harrowing tale that’s truly epic in scope. Not to be missed.” (Providence Journal on INNOCENT BLOOD)
“[C]aptures the imagination and leaves the reader panting in anticipation for the next adventure.” (New York Journal of Books on INNOCENT BLOOD)
“[An] intense and shocking thriller…filled with history, espionage, love, revenge, and the power of forgiveness.” (Library Journal on INNOCENT BLOOD)
But an enigmatic enemy of immense power and terrifying ambition seeks the same child--not to save the world, but to hasten its destruction. For any hope of victory, Erin must discover the truth behind Christ's early years and understand His first true miracle, an event wrapped in sin and destruction, an act that yet remains unfulfilled and holds the only hope for the world.
The search for the truth will take Erin and the others across centuries and around the world, from the dusty plains of the Holy Land to the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean, from the catacombs of Rome to an iron fortress in the Mediterranean Sea, and at last to the very gates of Hell itself, where their destiny--and the fate of mankind--awaits.
With The Blood Gospel, the first novel in the Order of the Sanguines series, James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell breathtakingly combined science, myth, and religion and introduced a world where miracles hold new meaning and the fight for good over evil is far more complicated than we ever dreamed. In Innocent Blood they again take us to the edge of destruction . . . and into the deepest reaches of imagination.