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A&C Black, Jul 30, 2012 - Fiction - 250 pages
What would you do if, through an unexpected twist of fate and time, you came face to face with Jesus of Nazareth? In the flesh. A living, breathing, three-dimensional figure with a disconcertingly casual manner. Leo Resnick, a smart young Manhattan lawyer, and his girlfriend, Dr Miriam Maxwell, are confronted with this very reality. Leo's record of his encounter with The Man is fast-paced and thoughtful at the same time. Here Tilley showcases his ability to explore vast themes whilst creating a page-turning level of excitement. If you've ever looked up at the stars and wondered what it all means, this is the book you've been waiting for.

Mission, first published in 1981, is a sci-fi novel of biblical proportions full of wit, theology and - in an inspired twist - aliens.

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An absolute must-read for human beings! It's the second coming of Christ, and finally we get the real explanation of God and existence. An amazing Jesus story and the main character's skepticism helps ... Read full review

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This is hardly 'LITERATURE', but the central premise is so strong, and it's implications played out with such panache that some 20 years after first reading it, it's still a favourite. A body is found ... Read full review


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Born a man of Essex, Patrick Tilley spent his formative years in the border counties of Northumbria and Cumbria. After studying art at King's College, University of Durham, he came to London in 1955 and rapidly established himself as one of Britain's leading graphic designers. He began writing part-time in 1959 with three episodes for ATV's Crane.

In 1968 he gave up design altogether in favour of a new career as a film scriptwriter. Work on several major British-based productions was followed by writing assignments in New York and Hollywood. His books have been translated into several languages, and have achieved cult-novel status.

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