Year Zero: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, 2003 - Fiction - 512 pages
In The Descent, New York Times bestselling author Jeff Long led readers into the darkest regions of suspense and adventure. Now he returns with an apocalyptic scenario that threatens to eradicate mankind. In Jerusalem, an American archaeologist working on Project Year Zero -- the search for the historical Jesus -- crosses the line between science and theft when he helps plunder an old Roman landfill beneath the crucifixion grounds known as Golgotha. Nathan Lee Swift's crime will have devastating consequences. When an ancient relic is opened on the black market, a two-thousand-year-old plague is unleashed -- and the dying begins. As the pestilence threatens to wipe out humanity, he finds a chance for redemption -- by finding the cure. Skirting the edges of civilization, Nathan Lee sets out to find his younger daughter and travels to Los Alamos, where a desperate tactic has been adopted: the use of human lab rats cloned from Project Year Zero remains. Now Nathan Lee will come face-to-face with one special cloned human who may hold the key to salvation -- in more ways than one. Patient Zero claims to remember who he is....And his name is Jesus Christ.
 

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Contents

Section 1
47
Section 2
67
Section 3
85
Section 4
90
Section 5
109
Section 6
126
Section 7
136
Section 8
167
Section 15
297
Section 16
324
Section 17
329
Section 18
340
Section 19
350
Section 20
389
Section 21
405
Section 22
417

Section 9
181
Section 10
207
Section 11
242
Section 12
261
Section 13
272
Section 14
281
Section 23
432
Section 24
446
Section 25
471
Section 26
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Jeff Long is a veteran climber and traveler in The Himalayas. He has worked as a journalist, a historian, and an elections supervisor for Bosnia's first democratic election. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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