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Title: The Linen God

Author: Jim O’Shea

Publisher: Ambassador International

Release Date: March 31, 2018

Genre: Inspirational Suspense/Thriller


The Shroud of Turin is the most studied and controversial religious relic in human history.
The ancient linen cloth bears the image of a man, alleged to be that of Jesus of Nazareth. What if it were real? What if it contained a secret powerful enough to alter the course of human history? And what if it fell into the wrong hands?
Manny Lusum is convinced the Shroud is the genuine article and obsessed with proving it scientifically. Grace Barden is not only Manny’s best friend, but also secretly in love with the physics student and soon-to-be Catholic priest. Across the globe, three grisly murders and the theft of a secret manuscript thrust Grace and Manny into a generations-old conspiracy of biblical proportions. From New York to Rome to the inner sanctum of the Vatican, they struggle to untangle a bizarre mystery surrounding the controversial artifact.
In a dramatic confrontation between faith and the ultimate evil on the world stage, Grace and Manny are pushed to the edge of an abyss, balanced on the brink between heaven and hell.
Praise for “The Linen God”:

This suspenseful and captivating thriller is perfect for fans of Dan Brown, John Grisham, Robert Ludlum, and David Baldacci. Order your copy today and experience a unique blend of history, science, conscience, religion and a battle of good versus evil that will keep you reading into the early morning hours!
“ . . . a wonderfully engaging, page-turning thriller.”
—Doug Peterson, Award Winning Author
of The Vanishing Woman and The Puzzle People
—Doug Peterson, Award Winning Author
of The Vanishing Woman and The Puzzle People

“Thank you for seeing me on such short notice, Tarcisio,” Anthony said, surprised by the tremor in his own voice. He cleared his throat and tried again. “I am sorry to disturb you at such an early hour.”

Marini began to speak, stopped, and nodded dismissal to the Swiss Guard. In his mid-fifties, Marini was young by Vatican standards, yet he looked much older. In fact, he’d aged in the week since Anthony had seen him last. His constant attention to the ailing pope must have produced the drawn face and inky shadows under his bloodshot eyes.

When the door closed, Marini turned to him. “I am confused,” he said, his clear baritone betraying a Sicilian heritage. “Did you not receive the message I left you this morning?”


Marini released his grip on wheelchair’s joystick and clasped his hands in his lap. After a slight pause, he said,“Why are you here, Anthony?”

“I have grave news that concerns Peter.”

Marini’s expression blended curiosity and concern but also a sense of purpose. “Very well,” he said, as he maneuvered the wheelchair down the hall away from Lombardi. “You can share thenews with everyone. Please join us in Peter’s study.”

“Everyone?”Anthony said.“What I must share is highly sensitive, Tarcisio. I am concerned . . .”

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About The Author

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Jim is a long-time resident of Chesterfield, Missouri…“The City of Sculptures”. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia and now spends his time crafting novels of suspense that tackle the complex relationship between science and religion, stories designed to take the reader places he or she may not have previously considered.

Connect with the Author: Website|Facebook

The Linen God Giveaway Image

Giveaway: Ambassador International is giving away:

Grand Prize: (1) print copy of “The Linen God” (US Only)

PLUS 4 more winners will receive an ebook copy of “The Linen God” (open internationally, except where prohibited by law.)

Enter via the Raffle Copter Giveaway Below: Giveaway will begin at Midnight June 2, 2018 and last through 11:59pm June 9, 2018. Winners will be given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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Happy weekend and happy reading!



3 thoughts on “Welcome To the Blitz Tour for “The Linen God” by Jim O’Shea

  1. Carrie says:

    Thanks so much for posting, Steph!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Winning Against Endo with Books says:

      Anytime Carrie ❤


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