TITLE: THE REINCARNATIONIST
AUTHOR: M.J. ROSE
Josh Ryder survives a suicide bomb attack, only to find himself left with very vivid flashbacks to two previous lives, one of which taking place in Rome, 386 AD.
In Rome his name was Julius, a pagan priest, seeing his life fall apart as Christianity is forced on the people. He, Sabina, the Vestal Virgin he loves and their child are in terrible danger.
When an ancient treasure is found in Rome, the past and the present collide, violence enters the arena again, and Josh/Julius has another chance to safe a life.
A fascinating story, fast paced and well plotted. In another book I'd say there were too many coincidences in the story, but with the theme being reincarnation, it worked.
I did have the culprit pinpointed early on though.