When a brilliant billionaire is diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, he realizes that all his considerable wealth cannot prepare him to meet his Maker. But he has an idea that might: he will stage the ultimate reality show. With his true agenda hidden, he auditions followers from all the world's major religions, inviting them to the trial of their lives on a remote island, where they must defend their beliefs against spiritual challenges.
Oliver Finney, a feisty old judge with his own secrets, is chosen to defend Christianity. As the program takes a strange twist, he quickly realizes he is trapped in a game of deadly agendas that may cost him his life. With Internet access monitored, Finney sends coded messages to his law clerk, Nikki Moreno. Aided by a teen crypto-geek, Nikki soon discovers the key to understanding Finney’s clues in an apologetics book Finney wrote and must race against time to decipher the mysteries contained in the ancient words of Christ before her boss dies defending them.
- intriguing plotline, good story
I loved the twists and the suspense of the story. He did a good job of pacing and the different cryptograms made for interesting revelations of the Gospel throughout the book. I really liked the story, but I am puzzled by what happened to the main character. The ending was unexpected, which is a good thing.
- Very enjoyable
I listened to this book while doing yard work - it kept me working from sunrise til sundown! The characters drew you in quickly and the plot was riveting. I loved the bits of humour in the dialogue.The narrator's voices and accents added to my enjoyment too - southern, Californian, Lebanese (I think) etc. Enjoyable and inspiring!
- Surprise ending