Many a pulse-pounding story of high adventure has begun with a young military officer volunteering for a dangerous top secret mission, but no mission was ever like this.
Fifth Gospel: The Odyssey of a Time Traveler in First-Century Palestine takes you into the world of the most carefully guarded secret since the Manhattan Project. It was incredible, impossible, and inconceivable. It was time travel.
From the opening scene, when O'Brien lands his jet fighter at a desert Air Force base in Nevada to find a mysterious stranger in black waiting for him, to the very last page, Fifth Gospel is compelling. Captain Aloysius Lightfoot O'Brien is an unusual young man, a hero of the old school -- a rugged individualist, a man of courage and integrity. And it is precisely for those qualities that he has been selected to be the world's first time traveler.
O'Brien's trip is a modern day quest for the Holy Grail, only a thousand times more exciting because he’s searching not for an artifact, but for a living person. His top secret mission is nothing less than traveling back through time and space to make contact with the historical figure known to the world as Jesus Christ.
About the author
William Roskey is a military historian whose published articles have covered such varied topics as Civil War cryptography and satellite photo-reconnaissance. His work has appeared in Military History, Parameters, Military Technical Journal, Soldier of Fortune, and other publications. His novel, Muffled Shots, was first released in 1986, and received numerous accolades from nationally known writers like W.E.B. Griffin. Mr. Roskey currently lives in Arizona.