The Christos Mosaic
A suspicious death in Istanbul leaves one ancient scroll and clues to finding another in the hands of Drew Korchula, a thirty-two year old American expat, a Turkish dwarf named Kadir, and Zafer, an ex-Special Forces operative. Drew is desperate to turn everything over to the academic community and in the process redeem himself in the eyes of his estranged wife, but Kadir and Zafer are only interested in what they can get for the scrolls on the black market.
Not everyone wants to see the scrolls go public, however. Some will stop at nothing to protect the Church and believers around the world from revelations embodied in the priceless manuscripts.
An action-packed intellectual thriller unraveling a theological cold case more than two thousand years old, The Christos Mosaic is a monumental work of biblical research wrapped in a story of love, faith, human frailty, friendship, and forgiveness. Author Vincent Czyz takes the reader through the backstreets of Istanbul, Antakya (ancient Antioch), and Cairo to clandestine negotiations with wealthy antiquities smugglers and ruthless soldiers of fortune, to dusty Egyptian monasteries n a nautical skirmish off the coast of Alexandria and finally to the ruins of Constantine's palace buried deep beneath the streets of present-day Istanbul.