New book, The Madonna Files, makes top ten list on Amazon bestsellers for category “International Mystery and Crime”

A book you’ll have fun reading, which will inform you of Marian apparitions, as well

From Amazon book reviews:

“If you are a Da Vinci Code fan, YOU MUST READ THIS — Vatican intrique set in the Washington, DC area. I could see the map, streets, rivers, etc. — WHAT FUN! The complexity of the history, story development, character relationships, twists and turns are astounding. The history was so believable that I kept thinking — “wow, I didn’t know that!” The worst news is–it ended. I WANT MORE IMMEDIATELY!!!:


Stephen Ryan’s  book is a religious thriller described in an Amazon review as “a cross between Indiana Jones and a Dan Brown mystery.” 

The Madonna Files is, for the most part, set in the near future, but the story begins with a mysterious event that takes place in Rwanda just as the genocide begins to rip that country apart.   From there, the story quickly moves to the outskirts of Washington D.C., where Father Daniel Baronowski finds himself in a deadly race against time to locate a letter stolen from the Pope’s apartment. The letter contains an apocalyptic message.  The hunt for the letter takes Father Dan on an epic journey across the globe.  From Rome to Washington D.C., from Annapolis to grand cathedrals and secret hideouts, Father Dan must find the letter with the secret message before enemies of the Church find it first.

Stephen’s debut novel challenges the prevailing orthodoxies of American history and Christianity, and reveals the dynamic presence of the Virgin Mary throughout the ages. With unexpected turns and a full dose of scholarly intrigue along the way, The Madonna Files is a contemporary novel that explores the hidden secrets of the Virgin Mary.

 Early Reviews:

“I found it to be a great book; a fascinating, fast-paced thriller, written in a strong voice, filled with rich dialogue, complex and colorful characters, a story-line that tackles the most meaningful, religious and political subjects in the world. It is an impressive work…Move over Dan Brown, I was blown away!”  –  Daniel Klimek –  National Correspondent for Medjugorje Today

“A Powerful book of adventure and faith” – FRANK SCHAEFFER
Frank is a New York Times best selling author of fiction and nonfiction. Frank’s highly acclaimed novels include Portofino, Zermatt and Saving Grandma and have been translated into nine languages. His nonfiction includes Crazy For God and Keeping Faith. Frank is a frequent commentator on MSNBC and a blogger on the Huffington Post

“The book was fast paced and hard to put down –read it in just a few days. Loved the characters and the history of both the Church and the country interspersed with Marian apparitions and dogma. Timely and compelling reading. Especially since I had just been to see the new film, “The Triumph.” Overall, a great read. Amazon Review

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