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Year Zero by Jeff Long - Hardcover - April 9, 2002 - from Janson Books (SKU: Bib2020LJ010138)

Year Zero

Year Zero by Jeff Long - Hardcover - April 9, 2002 - from Janson Books (SKU: Bib2020LJ010138)
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Year Zero

by Jeff Long

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In his sensational novel The Descent, Jeff Long created a world of stunning terror and adventure, "an imaginative tour de force" (Jon Krakauer). Now he imagines a scenario so vivid, so haunting, it anchors his place among storytelling masters. YEAR ZERO An archaeological manhunt is raging in the holy land -- a hunt for the historical Jesus. For Nathan Lee Swift, a young American field researcher and expectant father, the line between noble discovery and the plunder of ruins is sacred -- until the night he crosses it. At a Roman landfill beneath the crucifixion grounds known as Golgotha, Nathan Lee yields to his professor's greed and turns common grave robber. His world -- his unborn daughter -- seems lost to him. Hundreds of miles away, on the remote Greek island of Corfu, a wealthy collector pries open his latest black-market purchase -- a fourteen-inch holy relic containing a vial of blood dating back to the first century -- and unleashes a two-thousand-year-old plague. As the pandemic explodes from the Mediterranean basin and threatens to devour humankind, Nathan Lee gets a chance at redemption. He embarks on an Odyssean journey back to the United States to find his family. Skirting the edges of the world, Nathan Lee's path finally leads him to New Mexico, where the greatest minds of science have converged at Los Alamos to find a vaccine. There Nathan Lee meets Miranda Abbot, a nineteen-year-old prodigy. As the cure continues to elude them, Miranda launches a desperate final strategy: the use of human lab rats cloned from the year zero. Nathan Lee, the thief of bones, comes face-to-face with men made from the very relics he looted, one of whom claims to be Jesus Christ, but may also be Patient Zero. Combining the scientific precision of The Andromeda Strain with the intensity of classic adventure epics, Jeff Long takes readers on a riveting voyage through the rubble of earthquake-torn Jerusalem, the serenity of the high Himalayas, and the eerie sanctuary of Los Alamos. With Long's characteristic originality, Year Zero races against the apocalyptic clock, creating a maze of twists, astonishing atmosphere, and the clash of science and faith.


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On Sep 14 2007, Hazelwood_Booksellers said:
In Jeff Long's seventh work, the bestselling author creates a spine-tingling thriller that seems destined to become a classic with, 'Year Zero', in the mode of 'The Andromeda Strain' --- with a startling spiritual twist. Long's hero in this novel is, Nathan Swift, a young archaeologist doing field research in the holy land on a hunt for the historical Jesus Christ. Nathan is a principled man, who in a lapse of greed sells a major find he has unearthed on the black-market, a vial of blood from the 1st century. The vial unleashes a pandemic plague on the world that threatens to wipeout all of mankind. On his journey home to America, through an adventurous series of events, Nathan ends-up at Los Alamos in New Mexico, where he finds the greatest minds in science have met in search of a cure. In a last-ditch effort, racing against time, they use human lab-rats cloned from year zero. Nathan comes face to face with men made from the relics he had once looted, one of whom actually claims to be Jesus Christ! Could this be Patient Zero ... with the answer they seek?


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Year Zero
Jeff Long
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Atria; First Edition (April 9, 2002)
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New York, New York, U.s.a.
Date published
April 9, 2002

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