What if Bulgakov's Afranius, the chief of the secret guard at Pontius Pilate, had also written a gospel? And what if this gospel presents Jesus Christ as a secret agent of the Jewish procurator?
The book you hold in your hands is a witty and ingenious attempt to make sense of New Testament traditions. On the one hand, Kiril Eskov offers a version that explains long-known oddities and discrepancies in the stories of the evangelists. On the other hand, it gives the reader a humorous triumph of imagination.
The author introduces the reader to his both faces. In the first half of the book he enters the shoes of Philip Marlowe, in the second - of Raymond Chandler himself. The result is an unusual cocktail with detective, historical and humorous ingredients.
The Gospel of Afranius is not an atheistic book. Just Eskov's witty point of view allows the reader to see the eternal paintings in an unexpected light.