An earthquake in Masada, Israel, kills hundreds and reveals a tomb buried in the heart of the mountain. A trio of investigators - Sergeant Jordan Stone, a military forensic expert; Father Rhun Korza, a Vatican priest; and Dr. Erin Granger, a brilliant but disillusioned archaeologist - are sent to explore the macabre discovery, a subterranean temple holding the crucified body of a mummified girl.
But a brutal attack at the site sets the three on the run, thrusting them into a race to recover what was once preserved in the tomb's sarcophagus: a book rumored to have been written by Christ's own hand, a tome that is said to hold the secrets to His divinity. The enemy who hounds them is like no other, a force of ancient evil directed by a leader of impossible ambitions and incalculable cunning.
©2013 James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
Different, yet still a good read. I have been a James Rollins fan for a very long time. This book departs from his normal writing style, but that's not all bad. I found the book to be intriguing and it kept my attention throughout. Rollins has a unique way of telling a story, and that was evident in this book even though he wrote it with another author. Although the book contained supernatural main characters, almost everything you can think of, it will keep your attention from the first page to the last. And even though I have a strong faith, I took this book to be an absolute work of fiction and, therefore, didn't take exception to the religious slant or the alternate interpretation. They were simply fictional, a fantasy and to be taken that way. I can say that I do look forward to he and Ms. Cantrell writing more together.
I've read most of Jame Rollins' books, this was not one of my favorites, but not bad.
Yes - I'm quite partial to audio books.
Interested and looking forward to Book 2 though there were more groups of protagonists and antagonists than I was prepared for.
This was my first listen to the narrator.
I am really a fan of James Rollins but this just did not work for me. It is the first purchase from audible (and I have several hundred titles in my library) that I will not finish. I am very dissappointed. I did not like the narrator and I did not like the story. I listened for over 4 hours and was just not inspired to waste my time. I found myself listening to other titles rather than going back to this waste of my money.
Listening to books is the way I separate from the stress of being an attorney. I enjoy fiction, mystery thrillers, an occasional romance, and books about cutting edge medicine and science. I was a History major so that is always interesting too.
No. I liked it and it was well-written, but a little to far into the vampire thing for me. I usually never pick vampire books on purpose, they bore me.
I listened, so this may be misspelled, Roon....the kick butt Sanguines.
This is where the audio version tanked. The guy doing narration mispronounced almost all of the biblical places like Caesarea, Caana, and others. He even mispronounced items. It nearly drove me nuts. The only thing worse was the dialect/accent choices that ended up sounding not Italian, as in purely Italian, but something between a Brooklyn accent and a Chicago mobster! Jeez. Get someone else if you can. I am a history major and have a theater background. Replace him.
Like that man from Texas! He was interesting.
Liked the way the historical aspects are woven in with the biblical. Just simply fasicnating.
First time hearing this author, not a bad job but i must admit to being a Scot Brick fan.
Cant await for the next installment.
I love to read books but due to vision problems it is very hard. I have fond that listening is almost as good as reading them for myself.
The print version was great as I can see in my mind the people and the places, but the audio version was well read and the sound was good
This story has intrique and a small amount of romance. The main people seem well developed but there is still more to discover about all of the people. The back ground people will allow for more people to brought to the forefront. The ending was a total shocker
well read and enjoyable
I like James Rollins and anticipate his books with pleasure. That said, don't waste money or credits on this one. I don't know if the co-author wrote this one or not, but it's horrible. The plot has no purpose, no goal that is believable or strong enough to justify the action and events that happen. A level of suspense is non-existent and the book was easy to put down and could have been forgotten forever. I'm not wild about vampire books, I'll admit, but in the hands of a good author, I could be persuaded to enjoy them. This is not one that I enjoyed. Although I read 90% of it, I did not finish the book because I really didn't care and the ending was obvious. I am an avid reader and almost always finish just for the pleasure of reading. This book couldn't even sustain that. Use your credits to buy "Going Clear" instead. Fantastic book!
When the characters visit the bunker in Germany.
I haven't. But he is amazing, he adds effects to the different character voices which makes listening very enjoyable and differentiating.
I wouldn't know.
Drives a Semi-truck with my wife and we drive all over the country. We both listen to books while we drive. We like takes Cruises and visiting New York City.
the good isn"t always good and the bad can be very bad
time in the motel after the snow melt filled lake.
yes the healing of a sick boy
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