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The Judas Codex - No secret remains hidden forever however well buried [Kindle Edition]

James Stevens
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No secret remains hidden forever however well buried...


Jerusalem AD76: an old man sets sail for Britain. Strapped to his back is a mysterious package, the contents of which include a codex and a black chalice. The final pages of the codex harbour the truth behind Project Lazarus. A secret so explosive should it ever be revealed Christianity would be doomed.
Generations later, a group of teenagers discover the chalice hidden beneath the foundations of an ancient monastery in Wales. Unwittingly they set in motion a train of events which culminate in an orgy of bloodshed.
Turning his back on a glittering career in the SAS, Jared Hunter returns home to discover the village of Raven’s Hill in the grip of an ancient evil. Enlisting the aid of Eric Thomas, a retired minister, they trace the origins of the chalice from the fall of Jerusalem to the hilltop fortress of Masada. The deeper they dig the more they become convinced that behind everything lies the spectre of the Knights Templar.
With the blood count rising, there appears to be only one way to stop the horror. The quest to discover and translate the final section of the codex rapidly becomes a struggle to keep one step ahead of a cadre of ancient assassins known as The Brotherhood.

Editors Note
The Judas Codex offers a fascinating insight into a riddle that has teased mankind since the time of Christ. Its brilliant scenes of action and romance, overlapped with learning and legend, give the reader fresh perspectives and intriguing mental challenges. Ostensibly a work of fiction, the reader is left facing the question: what if?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 593 KB
  • Print Length: 387 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Artcymru Publications; 2 edition (21 Oct 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009V0WLWA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #23,270 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Steve James (James Steven's is a pseudonym) I was born in a tiny cottage in South Wales next to a chapel with the illustrious name of Bethlehem. Don't get excited, according to my parents there was no Star in the East. No Wise Men and certainly no Virgin Birth. Coming from a strict Methodist background, it's hardly surprising that my formative years were shaped by the Bible. And then suddenly, at the tender age of sixteen, I joined the Royal Air Force. During those years, most of which were spent serving overseas, I was given a completely new perspective on life. Later, on the advice of my commanding officer, Squadron Leader King, who eventually became the tactical advisor for the Saudi Arabian Air Force, I turned my attention to education. After thirty four years of teaching religious studies, I retired and became an author. I'm often asked why I chose to go down this route. The answer is straightforward. Most people want to write for one of three reasons. The first is for fame, the second for financial gain and the third, because they want to express themselves. I come under the third category. I have no illusions of becoming rich and famous, but I do have so many ideas floating around my head that sometimes it drives me crazy. Suddenly, in the middle of the night I get an idea for a new book and come what may, I have to write it down. In that respect it's not different from teaching. And yes, my wife hates it. After every book, she looks at me and says - "Now that's the last, isn't it?" Hard as it is to believe, each of my novels contain a kernel of truth, a trend I intend to continue. To my surprise, all three, The Judas Codex, Satan's Alternative and The Fourth Horseman, have gone on to become best sellers. The fourth book, Children of the Gods will be available to download in June, while the fifth should be ready for Christmas 2014.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An improved read 11 May 2013
By Carwyn
Format:Kindle Edition
Despite the typo errors, I found the paperback version a good yarn and a well researched story line. Reading the reviews of the first Kindle version I felt that the comments are somewhat harsh on the author. However I am pleased to note that the author has taken the previous reviews to heart and taken the trouble of producing an updated version which appears to have been professionally proof-read and formatted for kindle readers. Thankfully the story line remains intact and remains a good read. Well done rates a 5.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a good reaD 19 May 2014
By tb
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In testing plot lines and characters that build the plot had enough twists and turns to keep the reader engaged.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read 21 July 2013
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If you're into the whole da vinci thing and like a bit of the supernatural this is right up your street. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars crackin read 8 Mar 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Found the book a little bitty in the begining but it's just the author setting the scene. But i carried on reading & really enjoyed the book . Also makes you wonder "what if?".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Judas Codex 6 Mar 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I sometimes wonder if the people reviewing this book are reading the same book as myself. I found it very absorbing and could not put it down for long, had to get to the end. There were a few spelling mistakes, looks like the computer that the publisher used was not working correctly, but this did not detract from a very enjoyable read. Cant wait to read this authors next volume .
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Judas Codec....James Stevens 12 Mar 2014
By John
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I gave this book fives stars because it just got better and better as I progressed along the pages. Although the Author has borrowed one or two ideas from earlier publications, as the old saying goes, there nothing new under the sun. This is a real good ripping yarn and I,m glad to see he has continued the Character into his new book, can't wait for it to become available on kindle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Judas codex 5 Aug 2013
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Really enjoyed this and l will definitely read more of this author's books. If you like historical content mixed with modern day lives this book has both. A very good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dan Brown, eat your heart out! 8 July 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
With a religious mystery driving the intricate plotting, high octane action set pieces and an intriguing central character there is no doubt that fans of Dan Brown will love this book. There are also dark, edgy and sometimes disturbingly gory horror elements thrown into the mix making this novel a multi-faceted and highly engaging page turner. Really looking forward to reading the sequel.
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