The classic story of a Roman soldier, Marcellus, who wins Christ's robe as a gambling prize and then sets forth to find the truth about the Nazarene's robe-a quest that reaches to the very roots and heart of Christianity and is set against the vividly limned background of ancient Rome. Here is a timeless story of adventure, faith, and romance, a tale of spiritual longing and ultimate redemption. Recommended for grade 10. 1999, First Mariner Books. 508 pp.