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Wednesday, 5 August 2020

☀ The Magdalene Deception: The Magdalene Chronicles [1] - Gary McAvoy

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for The Magdalene Deception, a Suspense Thriller by (, Literati Editions, 370 pages).

This is the first book in the The Magdalene Chronicles series.

Don't miss our guest post by author Gary McAvoy who talks to us about Writing the Magdalene Deception.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below.

The Magdalene Deception is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Author Gary McAvoy will be awarding a $20 Amazon gift card to two randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

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For two thousand years, believers have relied on Christ’s Resurrection as the bedrock of Christian faith. But what if the Vatican had been blackmailed into suppressing a first-century manuscript revealing a different story about what happened after Christ’s death—and that long-hidden document suddenly reappears?

Michael Dominic, a young Jesuit priest expert in the study of ancient writings, is assigned to the Vatican as an archivist in the Church’s legendary Secret Archives. Hana Sinclair, a reporter for a Paris newspaper whose privileged family owns a prominent Swiss bank, is chasing a story about Jewish gold stolen by the Nazis during World War II—millions of dollars in bullion that ended up in the vaults of the Vatican Bank.

When Dominic discovers a long-hidden papyrus written by Mary Magdalene—one that threatens the very foundations of Christianity—he and Hana try to prevent sinister forces from obtaining the manuscript, among them the feared Ustasha underground fascist movement, Interpol, and shadowy figures in the highest levels of the Vatican itself.

Based on illuminating historical facts—including the intriguing true story of Bérenger Saunière, the mysterious abbé of Rennes-le-Château, and the Cathars, fabled keepers of the Holy Grail—“The Magdalene Deception” will take readers on a gripping journey through one of the world’s most secretive institutions and the sensitive, often explosive manuscripts found in its vaults.

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About the Author

Gary McAvoy is a veteran technology executive, entrepreneur, and lifelong writer. For several years he was also a literary media escort in Seattle, during which time he worked with hundreds of authors promoting their books—most notably Dr. Jane Goodall, with whom Gary later collaborated on “Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating” (Hachette, 2005).

Gary is also a professional collector of rare literary manuscripts and historical letters and books, a passion that sparked the intriguing discoveries leading up to his latest book, And Every Word Is True (Literati Editions, March 2019), a revealing look at startling new disclosures about the investigation surrounding the 1959 Clutter family murders, heinous crimes chillingly portrayed in Truman Capote's “In Cold Blood.

"The Magdalene Deception" is his fiction debut, and is the first in a series called The Magdalene Chronicles.

Gary is founder and chief executive sherpa of GetToTheTop, a Seattle-based technology firm specializing in Web search engine positioning, site optimization, marketing strategies and analytics. A veteran of the computer hardware and software industry, he is former Vice Chairman of the Washington Software Alliance.

Fulfilling his lifelong passion of researching and collecting historical manuscripts, Gary is also founder of Vintage Memorabilia, a global purveyor of distinctive autograph material, rare books, letters, photographs, and other ephemera of historical or cultural significance.

Gary is an active member of the Authors Guild, PEN America, International Thriller Writers, Alliance of Independent Authors, The Manuscript Society, and the Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders Legacy Society.

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