Cover; Title Page; Table of Contents; Epigraph; Prologue; Pater; one; two; three; Filius; four; five; Spiritus; six; seven; Epilogue; Author's Note; Acknowledgments; ALSO BY JONATHAN RABB; Copyright.
After the mysterious death of one Vatican priest and the disappearance of another, Father Ian Pearse, an American working on ancient Christian texts in the Vatican, comes into possession of a mysterious scroll. He discovers ingeniously coded letters and the text of an ancient Manichean prayer that has never before been found in written form. These reveal a Manichean conspiracy - a sect long-thought dead - reaching deep into the present Vatican hierarchy. Racing from the Vatican via an ancient Greek monastery to war-torn Bosnia, Father Pearse has to decipher the cryptograms and codes before t.