The Last Cato

The Last Cato

Book - 2006
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A masterful blend of Christian scholarship and thrilling adventure, The Last Cato is a novel about the race to find the secret location of the Vera Cruz, the True Cross on which Christ was crucified, and the ancient brotherhood sworn to protect it.

Holy relics are disappearing from sacred spots around the world--and the Vatican will do whatever it takes to stop the thieves from stealing what is left of the scattered splinters of the True Cross.

Brilliant paleographer Dr. Ottavia Salina is called upon by the highest levels of the Roman Catholic Church to decipher the scars found on an Ethiopian man's corpse: seven crosses and seven Greek letters.

The markings, symbolizing the Seven Deadly Sins, are part of an elaborate initiation ritual for the Staurofilakes, the clandestine brotherhood hiding the True Cross for centuries, headed by a secretive figure called Cato.

With the help of a member of the Swiss Guard and a renowned archaeologist, Dr. Salina uncovers the connection between the brotherhood and Dante's Divine Comedy, and races across the globe to Christianity's ancient capitals. Together, they will face challenges that will put their faith--and their very lives--to the ultimate test.

Publisher: New York : Rayo, c2006
ISBN: 9780060828585
Branch Call Number: ASENSI
Characteristics: 458 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Carmell, Pamela


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Jan 05, 2016

A dense plot that kept me on the edge of my seat for a few days. If you liked Da Vinci Code you will probably enjoy this.

Jul 29, 2012

Couldn't put down this book.
Excellent read. If you love history and suspense this is THE book for you.

May 19, 2011

A more intellectual take on the Dan Brown novel -- in this case, the protagonists must go through tests based on the seven deadly sins while investigating the theft of pieces of the True Cross. It is a little dense in places, but highly enjoyable.

teacupfaerie Jul 14, 2010

This was an amazing read, but with a wildly twisted ending. Loved it!

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