The Story of the Cloth by Ken Paterson

After a mysterious meeting at dusk in London’s Regent’s Park, Alex finds himself in Oman, where he is drawn, by a chance encounter with the kindly scholar Burhan, into the perilous quest for an ancient cloth, allegedly bearing the image of God. Burhan sees the cloth as a beacon of hope for mankind. Salah, his ruthless cousin, wants to lock it away forever. The chase that ensues will threaten Burhan’s life, Alex’s life and Carol’s too, his enigmatic new girlfriend.

“… harrowing moments … engrossing tale … exceptional prose …” – Kirkus Reviews