Best-selling journalist, historian and author Paul Badde embarks on an exciting quest to discover the truth behind the Holy Face of Manoppello, a relic recently rediscovered and rumored to be the veil of Veronica. Paul Badde was intrigued when he heard of a mysterious image in a remote Italian village–an image of a man’s face on byssus cloth. Byssus, or sea silk, is a rare and delicate fabric woven from a silky filament produced by mollusks. It is clamed that the fabric is so thin and delicate that is is impossible to paint on–yet the image in Manoppello is clearly visible, and when laid over the image of the face on the Shroud of Turin, forms a perfect match. The author takes the reader on a thrilling journey of discovery as he travels to research this remarkable relic, tracing the turbulent history of the Holy Face up to the historic 2006 visit to Manoppello by Pope Benedict SVI. Hardcover. Illustrated with 16 pages of color photos.