In this fast-paced sequel to The Shroud Conspiracy “that Dan Brown fans will love” (Library Journal), the child cloned from the blood on the Shroud of Turin has the potential to change the world—or to destroy it for good. “John Heubusch is brilliant. I would read anything he writes” (Peggy Noonan, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and bestselling author).
In this “sensational sequel” (Steve Forbes), a fallen angel is mistakenly resurrected from the blood of an evil “Watcher” taken from the Shroud of Turin, and the fiend bestows an unstoppable plague on the world. Dr. Jon Bondurant, the forensic anthropologist and avowed atheist, joins with devout Domenika Josef to bring another child of the Shroud into the world to save it, this one borne of DNA believed to be that of Jesus Christ. Can this child be the answer to their—and mankind’s—prayers?
His parents are uncertain just who the child is or what he will become, but when he starts demonstrating remarkable powers to heal, they begin to understand that whatever he is, he is not of this world. Might he bring miracles to the world when it needs them the most? Or has science given mankind a tool with which it will destroy itself as the tempting power of the Watcher unfolds?
What follows is a globe-spanning chase to uncover the truth and stop a pandemic that just may wipe out humanity once and for all in a “smart, electrifying thriller that delivers cover-to-cover” (Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Spymaster).
In a career that has spanned philanthropy, politics, public service, and the Fortune 500, John Heubusch served as the first president of the Waitt Institute, a nonprofit research organization dedicated to historic discovery and scientific exploration. Cited often by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times, Heubusch has also been a contributing writer for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily, Forbes, and other leading publications. He is presently the executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. He resides with his wife and children in Los Angeles and is the author of The Shroud Conspiracy and The Second Coming.
“Like The Shroud Conspiracy, this story is equally thrilling for its plausibility in today’s technology-driven world…. Bondurant is dashing and cerebral, and leaves the door open for future “mysteries of the Vatican” that Dan Brown fans will love.”
– Library Journal (starred review)
"The Second Coming is a smart, electrifying thriller that delivers cover-to-cover. Bravo!"
– Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Spymaster
“Rarely does a sequel surpass the success of a first novel, but John Heubusch manages to do just that with The Second Coming. Readers who appreciate writing that makes them stay up way too late will love this book.”
– Dana Perino, Fox News, New York Times Best Selling Author
"John Heubusch delivers again. He has followed up his irresistible, action-packed debut thriller The Shroud Conspiracy with its even more sensational sequel, The Second Coming."
– Steve Forbes
“John Heubusch is brilliant. I would read anything he writes.”
– Peggy Noonan, Pulitzer Prize Winning Columnist - Wall Street Journal New York Times Best Selling Author
“I’ve worked on many films and television shows based on great books. The Second Coming’s a winner as a novel and has the makings for a terrific movie, one like you’ve never seen before.”
– Gary Sinise, Actor Academy Award Nominee, Winner of Emmy and Golden Globe Awards
“This new thriller will have you flipping pages at a breakneck pace to find out what happens next, with your heart racing as if you were running the Kentucky Derby.”