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The Jerusalem Puzzle [Kindle Edition]

Laurence O'Bryan
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)

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Book Description

An archaic manuscript contains a secret, one that could change the world …

The second in the series, from the author of The Istanbul Puzzle.

Behind Lady Tunshuq’s Palace in the Muslim quarter of Jerusalem, archaeologist, Max Keiser, has been found dead.

In the same city, Doctor Susan Hunter who was translating an ancient script discovered in Istanbul, is missing.

With his girlfriend Isabel Sharp, Sean Ryan is about to piece together the mystery of his colleague Max’s death and Susan’s disappearance. But as they explore the ancient and troubled city, they soon find themselves drawn into a dangerous and deadly game of fire.

A taut thriller in the tradition of Dan Brown and Robert Harris.

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    Praise for The Istanbul Puzzle:

    'A brisk plot…which draws the reader into a conspiratorial rapport.' Telegraph

    'This stylish conspiracy thriller is a Turkish delight…combines plenty of stirring action with fascinating historical detail’ Irish Independent

    About the Author

    Laurence was born in Dublin. He studied business, then IT at Oxford University. After going to England he paid for his own courses and began rising at 4AM so he could study and work at the same time. One early job was as a kitchen porter near the Bank of England cleaning the plates of the well connected. He stayed in squats in London and struggled for years. Laurence was first published by a school newspaper when he was ten, for a short story about aliens getting lost. Thirty-five years later, he attended a authonomy workshop and not long after was offered a publishing contract for three books.The Jerusalem Puzzle is his second novel.

    Product details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 2213 KB
    • Print Length: 401 pages
    • Publisher: Avon (3 Dec. 2012)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B009JWB0AO
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Word Wise: Enabled
    • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #35,636 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    More About the Author

    * Short listed for Irish Crime Novel of the Year.
    * Top selling Irish crime author in many categories.
    * #1 in Amazon charts twice, in two categories.

    The Istanbul Puzzle is the first in a new series of mystery-thrillers. I visited Istanbul 6 times to research it. The next in the series, The Jerusalem Puzzle, is out too. It continues the story from The Istanbul Puzzle and features the same characters. The third in the series, The Manhattan Puzzle, arrived October 10, 2013.

    My roots go back to a small estate deep in the Mountains of Mourne, near the Silent Valley, in County Down, Northern Ireland.

    I went to school in Dublin, drank way too much, studied English and history, then business, then IT at Oxford University. While a student, I worked as a kitchen porter in a club near the Bank of England.

    I have also published a guide to social media called, Social Media is Dynamite.

    In 2007 I won the Outstanding Novel Submitted award at the Southern California writer's conference. I flew back to Ireland on cloud 999. It wasn't about the money. There wasn't any. It was about knowing I was on the right track.

    My research has taken me all over the world, from San Francisco to deep in the Muslim world. I like looking at the stars and listening to the stories of strangers. I hope you enjoy my novels and my guide to social media.

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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 5 Jan. 2013
    By Finu
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    Picked this one up late last night as I fancied reading something different - unfortunately I didn't spot that it was the second in a series, luckily it didn't matter too much. There were references to events in the previous book but I didn't find it detracted from enjoying this one.

    The story really wasn't my usual kind of read but I finished it in one sitting because the plot carried me along nicely and I wanted to know what was going to happen next. It was also a book that made me think about some of the things going on in the world right now - possibly not what I wanted at 3am but the mark of a good plot. I'm debating at the moment whether to go back to the beginning of the series or wait for the third installment, but will definitely keep an eye out for the author and any other books he releases. I'll also be recommending him to other avid readers.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Brings Jerusalem to life 16 Feb. 2013
    The Jerusalem Puzzle is Laurence O'Bryan's second book. It follows on from The Istanbul Puzzle published last year when the characters of Sean Ryan and his girlfriend Isabel Sharp were introduced, and is to be concluded in The New York Puzzle. It is however a stand-alone novel and you do not need to have read The Istanbul Puzzle to follow the story.

    Starting out in the UK, Sean and Isabel hear that Susan Hunter of Cambridge University, who was working on a translation of manuscript they had found in Istanbul, has been kidnapped after travelling to Jerusalem. Also, an archaeologist Max Keiser has been found dead in suspicious circumstances. Unable to trust the investigation to the authorities, Sean and Isabel leave for Jerusalem to try to get to the bottom of the mystery.

    Jerusalem turns out to be a city where everyone seems to know where you are. With the different religious quarters sitting side by side, O'Bryan manages to convey the atmosphere of the narrow lane ways and ancient buildings, of different religions and nationalities as well as tourists all moving about together. Helped by contacts in embassies and through Sean's specialist academic credentials they manage to open some doors but this does not guarantee safety and there are several major setbacks.

    On top of all this there are outside prevaricators who are conspiring to bring about war in Israel. The revelation that Susan Hunter has translated could cause an international incident and the meaning of a particular 'glph', a square with a line in it is carried through the novel.

    Author Laurence O'Bryan has written a tight and gripping adventure story. The characters have their own personal histories to bring to the story that adds depth and credibility.
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    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    By Lucinda
    This exquisite novel with its dazzling cover is something to treasure, for it contains such intricate detail as to take your breath away. The electrifying tension radiates off the pages as this thrilling, mesmerizing tale is as gripping as Dan Brown's `The Da Vinci Code' if not more so. I was swept into a mysterious world shrouded in conspiracy theories, deep-rooted history and ancient prophecies. The fast-paced, layered plot is something to loose yourself within as you unravel the truth bit-by-bit, reveling in the delights of the perilous backdrop that is so atmospheric. I was taken on the most thrilling journey to the exotic, piquant and vibrant Jerusalem where an ancient evil lies waiting hidden beneath a troubled, divergent civilization.

    There is a single manuscript nearly all but forgotten, which contains the key to the greatest, shocking historical secret of all-time...

    Sean Ryan and his girlfriend Isabel Sharp are exploring the ancient, mysterious city of Jerusalem when they find themselves drawn into a dangerous game with deadly consequences. Meanwhile in the same city Doctor Susan Hunter was translating an ancient manuscript, until it suddenly disappears without a trace. Behind Lady Tunshuq's Palace in the Muslim quarter of Jerusalem the archeologist Max Kaiser is found dead, with murder on the cards now no one is safe...

    The sequel to `the Istanbul puzzle' (shortlisted for the Irish crime novel of the year 2012) continues the story from where it left off, by including the square and arrow symbol (that Sean and Isabel discovered within the Museum of Antiquities), in central Cairo near Tahrir square.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A real page turner you wont want to put down 23 Dec. 2012
    By Figment
    Format:Kindle Edition
    This is what you expect from the wonderful talented author that is the well respected Laurence O'Bryan. Full of mystery, suspense, wonder, and lots more besides that will keep you on the edge of your seat and so gripped that you wont want to stop reading until you've finished.

    I first became of Laurence O'Bryan when I read the also excellent 'The Istanbul Puzzle' and absolutely loved it and I've been waiting for The Jerusalem Puzzle to hit the shops ever since I finished reading the Istanbul Puzzle.

    I guarantee that you wont be disappointed with either of these books, you feel that you're with the characters from the start, and it will leave you wanting to visit Istanbul and Jerusalem as you will feel like you know the area already.

    Highly recommended
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    3.0 out of 5 stars Poor ending, plus a lot adverts for hotels ect ...
    Poor ending, plus a lot adverts for hotels ect in Turkey, hope Laurence gets free accomodation when he stays.
    Published 1 month ago by Chris Dandridge
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Read
    This is the second of three books by Laurence O Bryan which I have enjoyed enormously, the reference to the places where the story takes place make very interesting facts. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by simmibaba
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Excellent read.
    Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars avery gripping story worth
    avery gripping story worth reading
    Published 6 months ago by Ralph
    5.0 out of 5 stars You'll love this one!
    2nd in O'Bryan's Puzzle series. If you liked the Istanbul Puzzle you'll love this one!
    Published 8 months ago by Michael Haskins
    2.0 out of 5 stars Persuaded to buy this book by customer reviews of it ...
    Persuaded to buy this book by customer reviews of it. But, sorry to say it was just not for me. i thought it was one paced due to the abundance of irrelevant chit-chat dialogue... Read more
    Published 9 months ago by Miguel
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Good read
    Published 10 months ago by Eric G.
    4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed it but I really don't know what I was ...
    This was okay. I enjoyed it but I really don't know what I was expecting. It is definitely worth a read.
    Published 11 months ago by lynne wilson
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    ok read
    Published 12 months ago by Ian L
    4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Book
    More pace keeps you reading
    Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
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