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on 25 March 2011
I bought this book because I have visited a number of sites where the action takes place and am interested in the dead sea scrolls etc. The point others have made about it being nothing more than a page turner is well made - except it is not really possible to sustain suspense when the characters act in ways that are utterly implausible. The baddies all act as if they have rabies - reacting with extreme violence even when this would destroy the point of their actions - as in kill somebody they want to interrogate. Worse at times they act in ways that are positively suicidal - casual gun firing in front of Israeli security - I know I wouldn't! After a while this becomes a monotonous routine for setting off another chase or fight. The cipher cracking aspect is pretty weak and some of the twists very predictable.
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If there's one thing that's clear from the offing its that the author has a very good knowledge of the subject to which they've based the novel. It takes the best of the contemporary crime genre and blends it with an adventure that more than matches that of Dan Brown. Here, in the author's second offering, the principle protagonist from his original returns with plenty of twists as well as character growth to keep you guessing until the final page is turned. A great bit of escapism and fun that would make this ideal reading material for any late break holidays that you have in mind.
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on 1 April 2013
The believable story unravels with ease from a holiday to a world of villains, spies and credible heroes. The story flows so well, you almost sense you've seen a film of it.
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on 11 July 2014
A good entertaining read. The two main characters make for a good story. Easy to follow with good story lines. James Becker is Easily as good as Dan Brown or Steve Berry.
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on 16 March 2014
I've purchased this book as the last one of my James Becker reads to date and I am so looking forward to it. I have not been let down by any past reads to here it goes
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on 12 September 2013
It is a 'Becker', so you get a lot of detail lovingly assembled into a mega-conspiracy set in wonderful locations and beset by archetypal villains. A fun read.
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on 11 March 2014
In the same vain as his first fast paced a bit predictable but readable.Less history lessons than Dan Brown making it a quiker paced story.
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on 5 May 2015
Great thriller combining historical facts with suspense and action. James Becker knows how to keep me entranced from start to finish.
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on 13 February 2015
Enjoyed this book
Keeps the story going well
Will be looking for more from James Becker to read in the future
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on 26 January 2014
I Chose this rating as the item was as ordered and as how I expected
delivery was as stated when ordered
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