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Publication Date: 21 Jul 2016
Publisher: Marylebone House
Page Count: 176
Author: Davis Bunn
ISBN-13: 9781910674383, 9781910674390

The Fragment

By Davis Bunn
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Paris, 1923: a young American photographer, Muriel Ross, finds herself documenting antiques that US Senator Tom Bryan has travelled to France to acquire. At first revelling in the freedom Paris affords, events take a dangerous turn when Muriel intuits that Senator Bryan is on a mission far more momentous, and potentially deadly, than a mere shopping trip.

Asked to photograph an astonishing artefact – a piece of the True Cross on which, legend has it, Christ was crucified – Muriel is deeply moved. When rumours surface that a second fragment has been unearthed in Constantinople, she becomes enmeshed in a covert international alliance dedicated to authenticating this sacred relic . . . and protecting it from those who will stop at nothing to steal and discredit it.

‘Bunn . . . has mastered the art of weaving history and story together in a seamless fashion. Five stars.’
Dave Milbrandt, author of Chasing Deception
About the Author
Davis Bunn, a professional novelist for twenty-four years, has sales in excess of seven million copies in twenty languages. He has appeared on numerous national bestseller lists, and his titles have been Main or Featured Selections with every major U.S. bookclub. Davis is Writer-In-Residence at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University, and has served as lecturer in Oxford’s new creative writing programme. In 2011, his novel Lion of Babylon was named a Best Book of the Year by Library Journal. The sequel, Rare Earth, won Davis his fourth Christy Award for Excellence in Fiction in 2013. In 2014, Davis was granted the Lifetime Achievement award by the Christy board of judges.
Press Reviews

Davis is a master storyteller and his ability to tell an ancient tale in a contemporary style regularly leaves readers wanting more.

- Dave Milbrandt, author, Chasing Deception

[Bunn] does something few Christian fiction writers do . . . his stories open readers to a bigger multicultural and multireligious world . . . he always seems to surprise and lead into places readers don’t expect.

- Publishers Weekly

In this fast-paced tale of good and evil, an expert storyteller plunges you into the shallow peace of post-World War 1 where secrets, promises, and lies mesh to protect or destroy a sliver of the wood that helped change the world.

- Ruth Logan Herne, award-winning novelist

(Of other titles by the author: Davis Bunn has created a thinking person’s Indiana Jones.

- Hy Smith,Senior Vice President, United International Pictures

The Fragment‘ by Davis Bunn is the perfect holiday read. An easy read, with a gripping storyline, and with spiritual truth woven through it. It’s refreshing to read a novel like this which has such spiritual truth at the heart of it. The Fragment’ reads like a more charming and less frantic Dan Brown novel, except here the input of Christianity is more obvious and certainly woven in as spiritual truth and not just for dramatic effect. A cleverly written novel, perfect for the beach, sitting by the pool, or just for lounging around on an autumn evening in front of the fire.

- Jules Middleton

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