Reader Reviews

Andrew -- March 4, 2009

Dude!!! The book was like a trippy cosmic bowl of broccoli and cheese. It's gooey and yummy so kids'll eat it but it's still got plenty o' vitamins k,c and a as well as floate and fiber!


 Mary Rhodes -- February 16, 2009

Sit back and let Terry Bailey take you on an exciting adventure. Intertwining modern day curiosity and greed with a personal encounter with Jesus.  You'll love the twists and turns.


The Book Was Fantastic

M. Black -- February 7, 2009

The book was fantastic. I couldn't put it down. I love your style and how you leave some things to the imagination of the reader. The sayings of Jesus are not random sayings. They are put in common settings of the time. I recommend this book to anyone who loves science fiction, history and human nature. I can't wait for the next book! This is great book for book clubs. It reaffirms my convictions that Jesus Is Lord!


Tesa Strasser writes in The Press News – January 29, 2009

The unique story line and skilled character development made the book difficult for me to put down. The characters combine to form a creative and inspiring story. I truly admire the large amount of research that must have been required to accurately communicate the cultural and scientific information included in the book. There is plenty of technical information in order to give some credibility to the aspect of time travel – an often poorly and overdone theme – but the physics data presented in this book causes it to be almost believable.


Engaging and Thought Provoking

By Clyde Oyer - January 1, 2009

For people who enjoy reading history, sci-fi and religion, "The Pilate Plot", by Terry Bailey combines all three. The plot develops quickly and kept me engaged to keep reading more. I found many of the book's concepts fresh and thought provoking. I thoroughly enjoyed reading "The Pilate Plot" and look forward to more books written by Terry Bailey.


Very Intense and Unusual

TEX – November 18, 2008

The Pilate Plot is somewhat like Michael Crighton or Ted Dekker. It combines Techno - thriller with Historical fiction and adds a unique element of Christian Faith.


A Fast, Gripping Yarn

Gary D. Robinson – December 8, 2008

President Gordon Cooper has the recovery plan to end all recovery plans. He intends to change history itself, getting to the root of what he considers the core problem with America--Christianity. If he can stop the crucifixion of Jesus, Cooper believes, he can obliterate the resurrection, the church, and, subsequently, all Christian influence on the world. Employing a crack staff of scientists and historians, Cooper succeeds in sending David Urbane, a grieving widow with a case against Christ, back in time. Getting close to the Roman governor Pilate, Urbane strives to influence his decisions, thus easing the weight of the occupying empire upon Jerusalem and cooling the passions of those who plotted the Passion of Jesus. Will the mad scheme to unhinge history work? Terry Bailey's absorbing first novel, THE PILATE PLOT, reveals the answer.

This may be a first novel, but Bailey writes like anything but a novice. Though TPP moves at great speed (the chapters are rarely more than a few pages long), the novel doesn't shortchange the personalities or motivations of its characters. Bailey has a yarn to spin and he doesn't waste time spinning it. Expediting that aim is the loveable, slang-spouting genius, surfer Nathaniel Stone. Stone's wild, but plausible theory of time travel might've taken pages of tedious exposition. But in the surfer's slang, quantum physics becomes a delightful extension of the character. Bailey's villains are truly evil men who will stop at nothing to attain their goals. Yet their horrific acts are planned and executed with quiet and excruciating precision. Scenes of torturous brain-washing rival the worst Stephen King has to offer. As we flit back and forth between the present and the past, we admire Bailey's knowledge of everything from computers to crossbows. He's obviously done his homework. Yet, Bailey never allows these pages to become dry history texts or museum displays.

Above all characters and considerations, however, stands the novel's portrait of Jesus of Nazareth. In my view, he was the one by whom the real strength of this story would rise or fail. Bailey paints a wonderful portrait of Christ, a mesmerizing speaker, a compassionate Healer, a Son of God in whom one can actually see the Son of God. In fact, the thrilling Jesus he describes brought me to tears.

Not all mysteries in the novel are explained, which seems to be by design. In fact, the last chapter has "sequel" written all over it. Well, bring it on, Mr. Bailey! Pilot us into another plot!