The Cathar Secret
Overview - In the secret archives of the Vatican, an ancient Tibetan document has remained hidden to everyone but the highest authorities in the Catholic Church. Those authorities had long ago disposed of the Cathars, the religious sect who'd once attempted to spread the document's heresies of reincarnation. Read more...
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In the secret archives of the Vatican, an ancient Tibetan document has remained hidden to everyone but the highest authorities in the Catholic Church. Those authorities had long ago disposed of the Cathars, the religious sect who'd once attempted to spread the document's heresies of reincarnation. Centuries later, a young boy's bizarre flashbacks as an Auschwitz prisoner threaten to prove the document's theory of reincarnation, shattering the faith of millions around the world. The Church will go to any lengths to protect the scrolls' contents and stop the boy, Wynn-Three, from spreading its heresies. But someone else has beaten them to it with an agenda of their own: the boy's flashbacks may help reveal a long-lost treasure, stashed by the Nazis for safekeeping. Kidnapping Wynn-Three, these criminals take him to the snowy slopes of Germany and Austria in hopes he will lead them to the loot. And ex-CIA agent Lang Reilly may be the only one who can track down his young neighbor, Wynn-Three. With criminals hot on his trail, Reilly races across Europe to rescue the boy. But if he can't pull the missing pieces together and uncover the missing document, Wynn-Three--and the Church's reputation--may both be lost to history. A fast-paced, intriguing thriller, The Cathar Secret enraptures from the controversial beginning until the shocking conclusion.
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Religious thriller fans will best appreciate Loomis’s sixth book featuring ex-CIA agent and Atlanta criminal attorney Lang Reilly (after 2012’s The Bonaparte Secret). Three-year-old Wynton Rather Charles III (aka Wynn-Three), who has been exhibiting baffling behavior, turns out to be the reincarnation of Solomon Mustawitz, an Auschwitz prisoner with a dangerous Nazi secret. Wynn-Three’s parents, Paige and Wynton Jr., become tangled in a fight with the Atlanta Child Welfare department. After Lang’s wife, Gurt Fuchs, foils an attempt to kidnap Wynn-Three, the parents turn to Lang and Gurt, who’s also ex-CIA, for help. After Wynn-Three is actually abducted, Lang is off to the races around Germany in search of the missing boy. Various subplots involve the Vatican, Jesus, and the ancient Cathars. Lang has the right moves and the action is credible, but the deep secrets, when revealed, are entirely predictable. (Sept.)