Booktalk: Ian Caldwell and a Vatican thriller, “The Fifth Gospel”

Ian Caldwell’s fast-moving novel The Fifth Gospel takes place mostly in the Vatican and the tiny town surrounding it. It features two brothers who are priests, the Shroud of Turin—is it real or is it fake, and is sprinkled with other mysteries and festering secrets.



This program originally aired on April 17, 2015.


Top authors are interviewed on this 10-minute program that captures their words about their books and ideas and often the story behind the story. The show, hosted by Diana Korte and engineered by Gene Korte, is in its 20th year of production.