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The Messiah Matrix Five Star Review on Tome Tender

The Messiah Matrix by Kenneth John Atchity
The Messiah Matrix
by Kenneth John Atchity

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Publication Date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Imprimatur Britannia and Story Merchant Books
ISBN: 0957218907 (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 550
Genre: Literary Fiction/Christian Fiction/Thriller/Adults
Available From: Amazon / Barnes & Noble

My Review:

Do we really know how much of history is truth and how much is slanted in favor of those who wrote it?

The Messiah Matrix by Kenneth John Atchity is an intense and riveting thriller that will leave you breathless at the end as historical secrets from the past are uncovered, threatening to expose powerful religious beliefs, doctrines and secrets as heavily veiled lies designed to protect the Church in Rome. At the bottom of the tangled webs of deceit may lay the answer to who is the real Christian Savior. Will centuries of believers rest in the knowledge that Jesus IS the Christian Messiah, or will the real answer come from ancient Rome, centuries before his birth? Two people from completely different backgrounds will risk their lives to expose the answer, no matter what it is.

Kenneth John Atchity takes historical facts and contemporary fiction and pieces them together to create a fast-paced mystery/thriller whose roots took hold long ago, but are unearthed with the discovery of a single coin. Pairing a newly ordained Jesuit Priest with a young and brilliant archaeologist, Mr. Atchity deftly creates two perspectives that come together well in the quest for hidden truths with richly detailed scenes, including “flashbacks” to ancient times, in supposition of what machinations were contrived for the history books.

Will some find this book a little uncomfortable? Possibly, but this is a work of fiction, based partially on historical facts and manipulations. I believe the author intends to cause the reader to invest themselves enough in this book to question whether history is always exact. One does not have to believe all that is written, but to consider that there is more intrigue in the world than often thinks and there always has been. If you are looking for a book that will make you think outside of the box, almost creating your own “subplots” or “what ifs,” The Messiah Matrix could be that book you’re looking for!


To what lengths would the Vatican go to suppress the secret origins of its power?

The Messiah Matrix is a myth-shattering thriller whose protagonists delve into the secrets of the past—and expose those who hide them still.

A renowned scholar-monsignor is killed in a mysterious hit-and-run in Rome. A Roman coin is recovered from a wreck off the coast of ancient Judea. It’s up to his young American protégé--a Jesuit priest--and a vivacious, brilliant archaeologist to connect these seemingly disparate events and unravel the tapestry that conceals in plain view the greatest mystery in the ecclesiastical world.

Together they pursue their passion for truth—while fighting to control their passion for each other.

What they uncover is an ancient Roman imperial stratagem so controversial the Curia fears it could undermine the very foundations of the Roman Catholic faith.

From the ancient port of Caesarea to Rome's legendary catacombs and the sacred caves of Cumae, this contemporary novel follows their exhilarating quest to uncover the truth about the historical existence of the real "Christian Savior."

I'd like to thank Kenneth John Atchity for providing me with this review copy in exchange for my honest review.

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