Cradle and All (Paperback)
|Author: James Patterson|
|With two remarkable immaculate conceptions reported--one in Ireland and the other in Rhode Island--the Archdiocese of Boston is charged by the Vatican with watching over the two girls until they give birth, as the prophecy of the Virgin of Fatima appears to be coming to fruition. Reprint. *Author: Patterson, James *Publication Date: 2001/02/01 *Number of Pages: 355 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 4.00 *Height: 6.50|
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With two remarkable "immaculate conceptions" reported--one in Ireland and the other in Rhode Island--the Archdiocese of Boston is charged by the Vatican with watching over the two girls until they give birth, as the prophecy of the Virgin of Fatima appears to be coming to fruition. Reprint.In Boston, a young woman finds herself pregnant--even though she is still a virgin.||In Ireland, another young woman discovers she is in the same impossible condition.||And in cities all around the world, medical authorities are overwhelmed by epidemics, droughts, famines, floods, and worse. It all feels like a sign that something awful is coming.||Anne Fitzgerald, a former nun turned private investigator, is hired by the Archdiocese of Boston to investigate the immaculate conceptions. Even as she comes to care about and trust the young women, she realizes that both are in great danger. Terrifying forces of light and darkness are gathering. Stepping into uncharted territory where the unknown is just the beginning, Anne must discover the truth--to save the young women, to save herself, and to protect the future of all mankind.
James Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, 50 miles north of New York City. Valedictorian of his class at the Christian Brothers school, St. Patrick's, in 1965, Patterson graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in English. He first entertained the idea of becoming a writer in 1971 when he worked as a college student in a mental institution, a job that afforded him abundant time to read. He came up with the idea for his first novel during that time, and five years later, after 26 rejection slips, his first effort, "The Thomas Berryman Number", appeared in bookstores. Since that time, Patterson has written numerous best-selling thrillers featuring the sensitive, modern-day hero Alex Cross, including "Kiss the Girls", which was made into a major motion picture starring Morgan Freeman.