Codex 632: The Secret of Christopher Columbus: A Novel

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Pub Date: 2009-08-11 Pages: 336 Language: English Publisher:. HarperCollins US In Putting Away Childish Things. Marcus Borg weaves his insightful teaching on Christianity into a new form-fiction In this compelling tale. we meet Kate-a popular religion professor at a liberal art college in a small midwestern town who thinks her life is right on track. She loves her job. is happy with her personal and spiritual life. and her guilty pleasure consists of passing her afternoons at the local pub with a pint og Guinness and a cigarette. Life is good. Kate is up for tenture when it all starts to go wrong. A colleague warns her that her books are too Christian and too popular. She is offered a visiting professor job at a prestigious seminary. which sounds like the perfect solution except fpr one complication-it is the same seminary that employs the professor she had an affair with ye...

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Who was the enigma the world knows as Christopher Columbus . . . and why has his true identity been covered up for centuries?

When an aged scholar is found mysteriously dead in his hotel room, Thomas Noronha, expert cryptographer and professor of history, is called upon to finish the man's unresolved investigation. In the course of unraveling the puzzles and cryptograms shrouding his late predecessor's work, Thomas discovers a code that will set him on a breathtaking race across the globe from Lisbon to Rio to New York and Jerusalem as he is drawn into one of the greatest mysteries of all time, a shocking revelation that will alter everything we've always believed about one of the world's most celebrated adventurers."

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International Praise for Codex 632 -- .

"[A] relentless quest for the truth." -- Forward

"A most newsworthy novel on Columbus . Based on historical documents, it narrates the story of a clever expert cryptanalyst who unravels a conspiracy to keep the true identity of the great navigator forever hidden from history." -- Que Leer, Spain

"In the world of historical scholarship, the mystery surrounding the discoverer of America and his true roots remains unsolved. Codex 632 reminds us all of the historical investigation which has yet to be conducted."--Adelaide Advertiser

"Readers more intrigued by academic detection than global conspiracies should eat this one up. A fresh-thinking historical thriller buoyed by its hero, a man with a spinning moral compass trying to find his truth North. "--A Folha de S?o Paulo, Brazil

"A fresh-thinking historical thriller buoyed by its hero, a man with a spinning moral compass trying to find his truth North."--Kirkus Reviews

"A most newsworthy novel on Columbus ... Based on historical documents, it narrates the story of a clever expert cryptanalyst who unravels a conspiracy to keep the true identity of the great navigator forever hidden from history."--Que Leer, Spain

"[A] relentless quest for the truth."--Forward

International Praise for Codex 632--.

"It was supposed to be like The Da Vinci Code, but in fact it's better and more interesting, as it presents readers with more proof than speculation. The historical part of the novel is amazing and accessible. Impressive."----Jornal do Brasil, Brazil

A fresh-thinking historical thriller buoyed by its hero, a man with a spinning moral compass trying to find his truth North. --Kirkus Reviews"

[A] relentless quest for the truth. --Forward"

Readers more intrigued by academic detection than global conspiracies should eat this one up. A fresh-thinking historical thriller buoyed by its hero, a man with a spinning moral compass trying to find his truth North. --A Folha de S?o Paulo, Brazil"

A most newsworthy novel on Columbus Based on historical documents, it narrates the story of a clever expert cryptanalyst who unravels a conspiracy to keep the true identity of the great navigator forever hidden from history. --Que Leer, Spain"

It was supposed to be like The Da Vinci Code, but in fact it s better and more interesting, as it presents readers with more proof than speculation. The historical part of the novel is amazing and accessible. Impressive. ----Jornal do Brasil, Brazil"

In the world of historical scholarship, the mystery surrounding the discoverer of America and his true roots remains unsolved. Codex 632 reminds us all of the historical investigation which has yet to be conducted. --Adelaide Advertiser"

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