Ave Judas (Paperback)
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Short Description for Ave Judas In this science fiction conspiracy thriller set in 2449, the Pope believes hehas just 44 days to avert a galactic Armageddon by discrediting anew the mostreviled man in history. Owen Stonehaven is leading the strangest of lives. Ashe begins to understand his origins, he finds he cannot shake the darkness athis core. Is betrayal in his genes?
- Published: 01 September 2011
- Format: Paperback 232 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780987054302 ISBN 10: 0987054309
Full description for Ave Judas
Ave Judas: An SF Conspiracy ThrillerIt is the year of our Lord 2449. The Pope believes he has just forty-four daysto avert a galactic Armageddon by discrediting anew the most reviled man in history ...Owen Stonehaven is leading the strangest of lives. As a child, his mother giveshim to a huge and fierce rat kangaroo; as an adult, the Church has him shutinto a derelict and lightless spaceship.Freed, he returns to his home planet, a surreal place that is roamed by lizards of barely imaginable size, towering thunderbirds and ferocious marsupial lions - for on New Yamba a master cloner has been at work re-creating the megafauna of Australia's past. Owen's plan is to find the mysterious coin his mother stole on the day she died, a well-worn piece of silver he hopes will help reveal his true identity, and to await a visit by the brother he loves, Henry, a priest.Extremists detonate a bomb and Henry is hurt. Owen realises he is the subject of a conspiracy engineered by an all-powerful and ruthless man. As he begins to understand his origins, he finds he cannot shake the darkness at his core. Is betrayal in his genes?