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368 pages
Jan 2009
Harvest House Publishing

The Rose Conspiracy

by Craig Parshall

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The Rose Conspiracy is another exciting legal thriller by Craig Parshall. We meet J.D. Blackstone, a top defense attorney, who is hired to defend Vinnie Archmont. She is accused of the murder of the administrator of the Smithsonian Institute, and of the theft of some pages from John Wilkes Booth’s diary. J.D.’s defense preparation leads him into a background search of freemasonry and immortality. Is there eternal life? J.D.’s uncle, Reverend Lamb, seems to think Jesus holds some of these answers and hopes J.D. will come to the same conclusion.

Will J.D. find the Lord? Will he realize that he can’t control everything? Will he get Vinnie exonerated? Will she “capture” him? Who really killed the Smithsonian administrator? Do the pages from Mr. Booth’s diary hold the secret to immortality?

Matthew 7:7-8 would make a good theme for this novel. We have a man without peace and an empty heart needing answers, but not sure he wants them. The gospel is presented in conversations within the story, making this novel a good way to witness quietly to a friend or loved one.

This is a long book, but you won’t dare put it down until you reach the end. Readers get a glimpse into the court system, some background on Freemasons, and a hint of romance. What more could readers ask? Both men and women of any age will enjoy The Rose Conspiracy. – Linda Demorest,

Book Jacket:

As the Smithsonian’s president examines a newly discovered account of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, an intruder steals in, kills him, and disappears into the night with the document. Blackstone finds himself uncovering the Mystic Freemasons’ most guarded secret. He reluctantly turns to his uncle, a Bible–quoting Anglican priest and occult–religions expert. Enemies like a sorcery–obsessed billionaire English lord, a powerful U.S. Senator, and a ruthless prosecutor force Blackstone to employ all his cunning.

In the process, he is compelled to choose between spiritual counterfeit and Gospel truth, guilt and forgiveness...destruction and a new beginning.