The Breath of God


A murder at the Taj Mahal. A kidnapping in a sacred city. A desperate chase through a cliffside monastery. All in the pursuit of a legend that could link together the great religious faiths of the world.

In 1887, a Russian journalist made an explosive discovery in a remote Himalayan monastery only to be condemned and silenced for the heresy he proposed. His discovery vanished shortly thereafter.

Now, graduate student Grant Matthews journeys to the Himalayas in search of this ancient mystery. But Matthews couldn’t have anticipated the conspiracy of zealots who would go to any lengths to prevent him from bringing this secret public. Soon he is in a race to expose a truth that will change the world’s understanding of religion. A truth that his university colleagues believe is mere myth. A truth that will change his life forever—if he survives.

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Jeffrey took the pictures in this trailer on research trips for the novel.

Published by West Hills,

an imprint of Hundreds of Heads.

Distributed by PGW



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Small’s stunning debut...a thought provoking masterpiece.”

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“This tale is for fans of Dan Brown's thrillers as well as readers who enjoy visionary fiction.”

Library Journal

An impressive literary debut.”

Atlanta Magazine

“Best Fiction 2012 Gold Medal”

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