The Son of Man

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Matthew 24:24:

For there shall arise false Christ’s, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. More
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Words: 130,470
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452461113
About CW Johnson

In the year 1997 I was a traveling musician. 1997 was the year my travels took me to an ancient town in Germany called Rothenberg… more specifically, the Cathedral of the Holy Blood Altar. It was there I witnessed with my own eyes a very interesting relic; a capsule said to contain three drops of Christ’s blood. This immediately piqued my imagination. What would happen if they actually found DNA within the capsule and cross-matched it with tissue found on the Shroud of Turin? What if it matched? This little flight of fantasy was the beginning of a journey that took me through dozens of false starts, years of writing and eventually through the never-ending editing process. The tale that emerged was as much a surprise to me as to anyone. It was very much like a story breaking free and escaping from my computer.

I sincerely hope that you will find my novel entertaining and that you will continue the journey on through the next three books in the series.

CW Johnson

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Review by: Jimmy Patterson on March 02, 2013 :
writing suffers a bit but the imagination and story overcomes this.
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Review by: Gordon Tatler on June 17, 2012 :
It seems absolutely and utterly stupid but I just could not put it down ! So unbelievable, so badly written, but boy what a read.
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Review by: Jez on Dec. 29, 2011 :
Just came across this. Imaginative, but the story doesn't hold together. But that almost doesn't matter. With a little more care and some drastic editing this could have been a really good book. It's a good read if you overlook the flaws. I can recommend it.
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Review by: John Sumner on July 13, 2011 :
Great read, I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone...
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Review by: oldcar on May 17, 2011 :
I got thoroughly engrossed in this book. Great read...
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Review by: Kami Duncan on April 18, 2011 :
I just finished the book and I am in awe of Mr Johnsons imagination! I literally could not put this book down. At first I was upset because I had so many unanswered question but now I see there is a sequel! Well done C.W!!!
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Review by: LouAnn on Jan. 05, 2011 :
I really enjoyed the premise. As a Catholic, I found the characterization of Father Jenkins insulting. However, the story is intriguing and engrossing. I still want to know who Brother Michael really is. The ending was a disappointment...is there a sequel in the works? I have a lot of unanswered questions.
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Review by: gtriever on Sep. 05, 2010 :
I tried, I really tried to like this book. Sorry, but it doesn't do it for me. The idea was good, but the result is lacking...
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Review by: Francis W. Porretto on July 18, 2010 :
Despite its several flaws, this book has a lot to like.

The book's virtues flow from its audacious premises. Considering how ardently modern writers have searched for really original, really bold ideas, it's a wonder this one hadn't been used before. Mr. Johnson has walked an untrodden path.

The plot is more than adequately complex, and given the major premise, quite believable. (Okay, there's a lot of willing-suspension-of-disbelief required, but hey, it isn't a documentary.) There are one or two places where a bit of doubt creeps in -- How the Vinces got access to the blood capsule and the Shroud; how the villains got (the original) Dr. Oliver "inside;" why the flight to Sydney returned to the United States -- but overall, it works well; the gears mesh without grinding.

The characterizations, while generally good, aren't quite perfect. Todd needed more development; as matters stand, he doesn't quite come off. (Why, for instance, did he quit medical school? Why was he willing to resume a sexless "romance" with frigid and un-loving Maria?) It was possible to do a better job on Maria with less this-is-me directly from her mouth. On the other side of the ledger, Benjamin Santana, the story's main villain, is under-characterized; he needed more time on-camera than he got. Strangely enough, the major figure who was best developed was the enigmatic and powerful Brother Michael. However, the Supporting Cast was, in the main, handled well.

Probably the weakest aspect of the book is stylistic. There are a great many errors of spelling and punctuation; in particular, Mr. Johnson doesn't use the comma properly. Also, given the premises, a much less colloquial tone would have been better, both in the straight narrative and in the dialogue. But the plot carries the day.

Because of the missteps in characterization and style, if it were possible to award 4.5 stars, I would, but today I'm "rounding up." Well done!
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Review by: Photo Girl on Feb. 25, 2010 :
TEN STARS! Awesome Book! When is the next one coming out?!
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Review by: Chad Smoot on Nov. 24, 2009 :
I loved it. Can't wait for the next one!
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Review by: Phil Genera on May 11, 2009 :
Intersting, but not very good.
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Review by: Teresa Swell on May 04, 2009 :
I really got sucked in the minute I started reading this book. It grabbed me. What an interesting and well researched story. So many details, it was extremely believeable. Now I'm scared. What if this really did happen? OMG! I give it five stars.
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Review by: buck Neves on Feb. 27, 2009 :
One of the best books I have read. A real page turner.I WILL read it again! Look out S.K., A new sheriff is in town!!
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Review by: Brad griffin Griffin on Feb. 13, 2009 :
I have been enjoying this novel very much! It's a nail biter.
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Review by: KaLee Hostetler on Feb. 12, 2009 :
This is a surprisingly captivating novel! I downloaded the sample and I couldn't put it down! I HIGHLY recommend it!! I give it FIVE stars!!!
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Review by: readergirl on Feb. 12, 2009 :
Set some time aside because you won't be able to put this one down! Definately five stars!!!
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Review by: Kelli Grim on Feb. 10, 2009 :
Charles Johnson has an amazing insight into the symbolic writings of the Book of Revelation and has not only written a book that is feasible, he has written it to be highly exciting and gritty. I give this book five stars.
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