Indie Trilogy Grabs Foreign Rights Lauded thriller series prepares for third release, foreign publication.

BELLAIRE, Texas, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Translation rights to J.R. Lankford's forthcoming thriller, The Sacred Imposter, due out from Great Reads Books in October, have been obtained by Eksmo, Russia's biggest publisher. 

In a deal for her trilogy that began with The Jesus Thief (2003), and continued in The Sacred Madonna (2008), Turkish publisher, Maya Kitap, grabbed the first two books as well and has made an offer on the third. Lankford, who represents herself via The Novel Pro Agency, says talks with publishers in other territories are underway. 

Lauded by a prominent cloning scientist and by Booklist in a starred review, The Jesus Thief sold into multiple foreign markets and has twice been optioned for film.

In The Sacred Impostor, new characters join the old to continue Lankford's remarkably realistic version of the cloning of Jesus of Nazareth. One is Luis, a wealthy modern-day Zapata, obsessed with aiding illegal immigrants.  He and his cousin, Francisco, Robin Hood of the smugglers called coyotes, take us from New York to Mexico and back as the novel explores human smuggling, the ancient art of curanderismo, Mexican politics, the Virgin of Guadalupe tradition, and unfolds the mystical story of how the world reacts to rumors of a second clone.

In The Sacred Imposter, the stakes skyrocket as rumor spreads that Maggie is carrying another sacred clone.

From the penthouses and ethnic hubbub of New York, to the grand casas and poverty of Mexico City, from the Vatican to the altars of the Virgin of Guadalupe, a thrilling battle ensues over the second infant whose genes may be divine.

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Title: The Sacred Imposter
Author: J.R. Lankford
Published date: October 2012
ESBN: 978-0971869456
Publisher: J.R. Lankford

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