REINCARNATIONIST is equal parts modern-day thriller, historical
fiction and love story. With one foot in present-day Rome and New
York and another in Rome some 1,600 years ago, my story is about
two worlds consumed by the fires of intrigue and passion.
Photojournalist Josh Ryder survives a terrorist’s bomb, only
to be haunted by near hallucinatory memories of a past life in Rome
as a pagan priest whose dangerous congress with Sabina, one of the
Vestal Virgins, poses a transgression so serious the lovers will
face a certain death if exposed. Scents of jasmine and sandalwood
and images of furtive liaisons and violence descend on Josh at
will, pulling him to an ancient yet strangely familiar Roman burial
chamber harboring the remains of a woman clutching a wooden
A trail of present-day murders takes us deeper into a labyrinth at
whose heart lies the enigma of a collection of ancient gems or
memory stones whose origins trace back to both ancient Egypt and
India. The stones’ promise to "assist the wearer in reaching
his next incarnation" sets the ancient and modern worlds on a
The questions of who we are cannot be asked without first asking
who we were. And I’ve tried to answer that using my own
research into reincarnation theory - as well as the tenets and
writings of those who have studied and believed in reincarnation
over thousands of years.
THE REINCARNATIONIST © Copyright 2011 by M.J. Rose. Reprinted
with permission by Mira. All rights reserved.