Come and look upon these things,
so that you may understand and believe.
Sistina, Brian Kenneth Swains gripping and thought-provoking new novel, is a story two thousand years in the making. The events set in motion following Christs crucifixion build to a crescendo during the Italian High Renaissance and will test the faith of the storys historical and modern-day characters, as well as that of readers.
When a violent earthquake damages Michelangelos magnificent frescoes, a team of experts undertakes the Vaticans most important restoration in centuries, only to discover a perplexing secret hidden for five hundred years beneath the chapels plaster ceiling. The message, both cryptic and incomplete due to the rash actions of a tourist at the time of the quake, baffles the team and awakens the attention of a small group of powerful menmen who have waited centuries in the shadows, hoping for the elusive clue that will lead them to Christendoms ultimate artifact.
It is a tale of murder, revenge, ecclesiastical connivance, and ancient secretsall constructed on an elaborate foundation of religious history, political intrigue, and technological wizardry. Sistina, Swains most controversial novel to date, will leave you breathless.