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The Source

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It's not a myth. It exists. Find it. Ambitious geologist Ross Kelly has it all:a lucrative career searching for oil across the world and a beautiful, brilliant wife, Lauren, pregnant with their first child. But when Lauren, a Yale academic, deciphers the university's mysterious Voynich manuscript, which has confounded experts for centuries, everything changes. An attempt to steal her translation of the Voynich leaves Lauren and their unborn child hovering on the brink of death, and Ross in the depths of despair. Encounters with a sinister Vatican priest and then a mysterious nun convince Ross to seek salvation in the four-and-a-half-centuries-old manuscript, which chronicles the ill-fated discovery of a mythic, fabulous garden, deep in the jungles of the New World:an Eden so terrible and miraculous it rewrites the book of Genesis and defies all reason. Although everyone tells him the story is surely an allegory, the possibility of the garden's existence offers Ross the only hope of saving Lauren and their unborn child.With a ragbag group of confederates, each with their own motivations, he decides to seek the garden out before it's too late. But he is not alone. Racing against time, a lethal assassin and a fanatical priest desperate to claim the miraculous garden for his church, Ross's quest will lead him eventually to a place that might challenge everything he ever thought about the source of life on earth.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 106 x 174 x 34mm | 258.55g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552156981
  • 9780552156981
  • 382,933

About Michael Cordy

Michael Cordy worked for ten years in marketing before giving it all up to write. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.show more

Back cover copy

When all hope has gone - seek out the impossible. Ambitious geologist Ross Kelly has it all: a lucrative career searching for oil across the world and a beautiful, brilliant wife, Lauren, pregnant with their first child. But when Lauren, a Yale academic, deciphers the university's mysterious Voynich manuscript, which has confounded experts for centuries, everything changes. An attempt to steal her translation of the Voynich leaves Lauren and their unborn child hovering on the brink of death, and Ross in the depths of despair. Encounters with a sinister Vatican priest and then a mysterious nun convince Ross to seek salvation in the 450-year old manuscript, which chronicles the ill-fated discovery of a mythic, fabulous garden, deep in the jungles of the New World: an Eden so terrible and miraculous it rewrites the book of Genesis and defies all reason. Although everyone tells him the story is surely an allegory, the possibility of the garden's existence offers Ross the only hope of saving Lauren and their baby. With a ragbag group of confederates, each with their own motives, he decides to seek out the garden before it's too late. But they are not alone. Racing against time, a lethal assassin and a fanatical priest desperate to claim the miraculous garden for his church, Ross's quest leads him eventually to a place that will challenge everything he ever thought about the source of life on earth... 9780552156981 www.rbooks.co.ukshow more

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209 ratings
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4 42% (88)
3 22% (47)
2 5% (10)
1 3% (7)
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