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published: Apr 2009
ISBN:9781550228304
publisher: ECW Press

In Tongues of the Dead

by Brad Kelln

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list price: $24.95
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
category: Fiction
published: Apr 2009
ISBN:9781550228304
publisher: ECW Press
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Inspired by a real manuscript in the rare book library at Yale University?and centering on the insights of an autistic child?this fast-moving mystery brings together the fields of cryptology, church history, and clinical psychology. As the tale begins, Father Ronald McCallum is a Vatican guard secretly placed to watch over a 400-year-old document written in a code that has never been deciphered. He is startled one day when a boy visiting the library appears to read from the manuscript’s pages. After some consultation, the Vatican decides to send in an expert?Father Benicio Valori, a priest and clinical psychologist?to verify the boy’s surprising skills. These efforts are thwarted, however, when the manuscript is stolen by mysterious agents hoping to prevent its secrets from being exposed. Fearing for the child’s life, Father Valori takes young Matthew and flees to Canada to consult his trusted friend, Dr. Jake Tunnel, a fellow psychologist; and soon the two men begin to unveil the biblical origins of the stolen manuscript?and to develop a theory of their own about why this autistic child can decode it so successfully.

About the Author

Brad Kelln

Brad Kelln is a clinical and forensic psychologist and special consultant on hostage negotiation to both the Halifax Regional Police and the RCMP. Dr. Kelln is a fan of fast-paced, action driven stories that include real-life mysteries and phenomenon

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Contributor Notes

Brad Kelln is a clinical and forensic psychologist and special consultant on hostage negotiation. He is the author of Lost Sanity. He lives in Windsor, Nova Scotia.

Editorial Reviews

"A compelling religious thriller, skillfully woven within real-life mysteries."  “Hamilton Spectator


"Kelln's new novel weds the real-life phenomenon of the indecipherable Voynich Manuscript, housed in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale, to the Biblical myth of the Nephilim...Kelln's straightforward style moves the story along at the quick pace essential to a good thriller."  “Quill & Quire


"A page-turner and the writing [is] solidly strong from beginning to end....Kelln is adept at guiding us through the intricacies of church history and scientific theory without ever dropping the thread of the narrative."  “Atlantic Books Today

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