by Davis Bunn
-From the back cover-
IN THE NEWEST HIGH-STAKES THRILLER from master storyteller Davis Bunn, skepticism vies with faith amid the grit and grandeur of Paris in the 1920s. Europe is beginning to recover from the Great War when young Muriel Ross, an amateur American photographer, visits the city of lights. Exhilarated to escape her Virginia home, she is tasked with documenting antiques for U.S. Senator Tom Bryan. But events take a dangerous turn when Muriel discovers that the senator is also on a mission that's momentous – and potentially deadly.
At the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Bryan asks Muriel to photograph an astonishing artifact: a piece of the True Cross. But when rumors surface that another fragment has been unearthed, Muriel becomes enmeshed in a covert international alliance dedicated to authenticating the fragment – and protecting it from those who will stop at nothing to steal and discredit it.
History and faith merge...
The Fragment is a slim little novel, under 200 pages, but it packs a powerful story. Whether you believe the True Cross still exists or not, you can't help but be moved by Muriel's journey of faith and by the sheer awe-inspiring magnitude of thousands of years of dedication to a Belief despite horrendous opposition.
This Book received a 4.5 Bark rating.
I truly enjoyed The Fragment. Davis Bunn has woven a tale epic adventure, suspense, and danger, but it is also a realistic story of one nation recovering from great tragedy and another nation descending into chaos. As a student of history I really appreciated the real history and even historical characters embedded within the exciting storyline.
A moving story of a young woman finding her purpose and deepening her faith. The Fragment is a loose sequel to The Pilgrim and is a thought-provoking read for Catholic and Protestant alike. Don't miss Davis Bunn's latest thrilling historical.
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives The Fragment by Davis Bunn a 4.5 Bark rating.