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The Boudicca Parchments (Daniel Klein adventures) [Kindle Edition]

Adam Palmer
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(From the author of THE MOSES LEGACY)

Newly edited!

A night-time intruder at an archaeological dig site in England finds a parchment written in Hebrew script. Thousands of miles away, Semitic language expert Daniel Klein receives a blurred image on his mobile phone. But when he goes to meets the sender and old nemesis - a fraudster called Martin I. Costa - he realizes that he has walked into an ambush.

Accused of murder, Daniel finds himself on the run, pursued not only by the police but also by a ruthless ultra-orthodox Jewish sect (Shomrei Ha'ir) led by the fanatical Shalom Tikva. And they are determined to silence him. With the help of a Cambridge Professor of Archaeology and a beautiful Irish-Israeli Mossad officer, Daniel follows a trail of clues that takes him from London to Rome to Jerusalem, in a quest for the link between two of the Roman empire's most troublesome opponents: the ancient Britons and the Judeans. All the while they are barely one step ahead of Bar-Tikva, the strong but feeble-minded son of the leader of Shomrei Ha'ir.

But who are these ultra-orthodox Jews trying to stop him - even to he point of targeting his sister and nieces? And why are they being helped by Chienmer Lefou, a glamorous, antisemitic former fashion model, who accuses the Jews of a great financial conspiracy and yet seems to have jumped into bed with her ideological opponents? Could it be that what Daniel has stumbled upon is equally threatening to the Belgravia-based Lady Lefou and the small Jewish sect in their self-imposed ghetto? Or is it simply that their malicious motives have created strange bedfellows?

With the predators closing in on Daniel from all sides, he must keep his wits about him, as danger lurks in every corner - and he doesn't know whom he can trust.

About the Author

Adam Palmer is the pen-name of a famous writer of legal thrillers.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 772 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1494949318
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AT0RN9W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #85,204 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Adam Palmer is the pen-name of an author who also writes legal thrillers, science fiction, young adult fiction and even chick-lit.

He grew up in a council flat in London and played truant from school a lot. He lived for a while in Israel but is now back in Old Blighty.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By Krill
Format:Kindle Edition
First of all, the author does seem to have done his research. For example, Arbury Banks, where the story begins, has been suggested by some scholars as a plausible site for Boudicca's last battle. It has not been excavated, but is known to be a late bronze-age site. This dates it back to PRE-Roman times. But there is evidence that it was still inhabited in the iron age, and it is located in a region where Boudicca's army would have had to march through to get back from St Albans to their tribal lands in Norfolk after they went on the rampage in Colchester. London and St. Albans.

The book throws up all the usual clichés: the major discovery, the villains trying to suppress it, the chase, the decipherment of clues, etc. But if one puts aside any high-brow standards and lofty expectations, this book is no worse than Dan Brown and will quite probably appeal to his fans. It is, when all is said and done, an adventure, not high literature - a guilty pleasure, but with little or no aftertaste.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Gaele
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was a complete mixed bag for me, for several reasons. The history and the premise were incredibly interesting: the research was quite detailed and thorough. However, several errors in grammar, punctuation, improper word use and an over-use of recaps throughout the story both distracted from the plot and slowed the pacing.

The inclusion of the background history necessary to the story did bring a feel of a Dan Brown-style story, the man on the run story was intriguing, being hunted as he searches for clues to both clear his reputation and solve an ancient mystery had potential. Sadly, the presentation of information necessary to the reader either came in large doses that felt more like a lecture, or were presented in an after-the-event matter of fact way that just didn't aid the storytelling.

There are specific and particular benefits that all authors gain from cultivating a large and diverse group of beta readers, and in hiring copy editors. Both groups should have been utilized to take this story, in what I feel is rough form, and make it wonderful. Sadly, while I believe and feel that great pains were taken in researching, composing and creating the adventure, those positive points were offset by the unfinished feel to the whole book.

I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review for the Indies Rock promotion at I am, Indeed. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions were my own responsibility.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read, exciting storyline 16 Feb 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Enjoyed this immensely. Worth reading, especially with the Romano british link.

Only bad thing is it could have done with better editing! Missing verbs in some sentences, missing pronouns and prepositions, etc. Too many electronic books are being put out without full spell checks and editing. This is annoying for the flow of reading and is a cynical move of authors, who seem to think the reading public will accept anything sub standard. This is a plea for new authors who self publish - please do proper editing first!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A new take on the Warrior queen 18 July 2013
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Enjoyed this, was Boudicca spirited to palestine, leading the Jewish revolt and founding a matriarchal line? Well crafted and imaginative.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tedium 5 April 2013
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A far-fetched idea really and not very well written. I got fed up with it and didn't finish. It just kept going on and on with no real development of plot or characters.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a good read 5 April 2013
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it was a good read from start to finish, it kept you on the edge of your seat in some parts brilliant for people who like this type of book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not bad 19 Mar 2013
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not a great book but ok. the character was likeable but the plot was complicated for such a simple story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unusual but a good read! 18 Mar 2013
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The story is far-fetched but, in fairness to the author, the narrative carries the reader along. Best read in one or two sittings.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars This was a real struggle to read
At 65 I read fiction for pleasure. If I wanted to study history - especially a complicated one going back 2,000 years
and dealing with the Jewish religion - I would choose a... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. Bruce
5.0 out of 5 stars A rival for Dan Brown
I like a challenging adventure mystery, without excessive detail of the violence, lurid sexual episodes or the, these days, mandatory profanities - in other words just a great... Read more
Published 8 months ago by J. Robinson
3.0 out of 5 stars An OKAY read on the Beach Bed
A bit patchy and does not hold togeter in terms of some of the "surprise" connections. Also a lot of grammer and typo errors.
Published 9 months ago by Alex Main
4.0 out of 5 stars The Boudicca Parchments
I found the book to be an enjoyable read, let down by the authors reliance on spell checker instead of proper proof reading.
Published 12 months ago by M J W
3.0 out of 5 stars More archeology
I found this book to be OK although I was not sure if it was meant to be a tragi-comedy. It would make a good film with major 'baddie' being foiled at all attempts, mainly by his... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Jeannie
5.0 out of 5 stars The Daniel Klein Adventures
I am a fan of Daniel Klein and Adam Palmer did not let me down. Looking forward to his next adventure
Published 14 months ago by MICHELE LEFTON
2.0 out of 5 stars Spelling and Grammatical errors
I ordered this book as I really enjoyed his previous book. However I am struggling to get into this as there are so many spelling and grammatical mistakes that I am wondering if it... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Ms. Ja Wellington
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Ripping Yarn
Quite well written, well paced story and good characters. Fast moving, lots of action intriguing plot. Well worth a read.
Published 15 months ago by N. Law
5.0 out of 5 stars best read ever
A very good read, couldn't put it down till it was finished, can't wait for the next book to come along
Published 15 months ago by Peter Morland-Hine
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