Michael Malone is a broken man. Once a respected priest, husband and father to a beautiful daughter named Mary, he now spends most of his time in a Los Angeles bar, drinking to drown the memory of the past. The unfortunate chain of events he is so desperate to forget began years before with the abduction of his daughter, and resulted in the loss of his wife - and his faith. From behind the bar, a TV news item brings his terrible memories flooding back. Malone embarks on a renewed quest to find his daughter, unaware of the extraordinary things that lie ahead. Across town, Simon Travis, a wealthy businessman, issues a global challenge to all biotechnology corporations: clone Jesus Christ. As precious artefacts - the spearhead reputed to have been used to stab Jesus on the cross, a piece of the cross itself, and the shroud of Turin - go missing from churches and private collections around the world, three scientific groups start their top-secret experiments.
Born in Swindon, England, in 1967, David studied electronics in Highbury and Brunel Technical Colleges but subsequently worked mainly in sales and management positions. He travelled extensively through Europe and the US before moving to NZ in 1994. He is an avid reader of fiction and keen movie watcher. He visits his family in the UK annually, stopping off at new destinations on the way. This is his first novel.