The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud In Julia Navarro's The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud , the sanctity of an Italian cathedral is compromised by an underground religious cult attempting to… 2006-12-26 Fiction Bantam
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The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud (2006)

Details Release Date: Dec 26, 2006; Writer: Julia Navarro; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Bantam

In Julia Navarro's The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud, the sanctity of an Italian cathedral is compromised by an underground religious cult attempting to steal Jesus' supposed burial cloth. As a team of arts-crime investigators strive to find out who is responsible, they discover that a secret society of Christians have been risking their lives to save the holy relic for two millennia. Navarro deserves credit for her extensive research on the legend of the Knights Templar. But the story's all too familiar and its fluidity gets muddled by the overwhelming number of prosaic characters and crosscutting story lines that span both continents and centuries.

Originally posted Dec 15, 2006 Published in issue #912 Dec 22, 2006 Order article reprints
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