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
The accents very funny sometimes
Very engaging and thought provoking book; makes you ask, What if?
I love James Rollins work. Usually can't wait for his next book to come out. Couldn't stand it and didn't even finish it, to me it was that bad!
Rollins yes, the two of them together, no.
He was fine, it was the story I didn't like, at all.
The story was convoluted in the extreme and many unrealistic characters. Not sure if the audience was intended to be the Twilight Crowd. The reader seemed to be trying to imitate an Eastern European accent
I have listened to many of James Rollins previous stories (Sigma Series) and enjoyed. Will listen to him again but not this new series
I would definitely recommend this book and I already have. Well written and full of action.
The characters are so well developed you just have to see what's next for them.
Good vs. Evil in a battle for all the marbles
I've never before read one of James Rollins books. This is my first and I was not disappointed at all. The story moved a long quickly and the characters were engaging. There was a couple of plot points I could see coming but some times if the trip getting there is good enough it doesn't matter.
I will certainly read any more books that come along in this series.
I also really liked the narrator. I thought he did a very good job and I liked his voice.
I loved it
death seemed very close at all times
his vocie and story telling gift.
Too long for one sitting
Yes, when is book 2 coming out?
A completely different story. I did not like this story line at all. Maybe it was because he had a co-writer and this story was her idea.
Hopefully a much better mystery or thriller. I am always watching for new books from my favorite authors.
He gave a very good performance in my opinion. I enjoyed his performance, just didn't like the story.
I would definitely get rid of all the vampires, the grim wolves, and definitely Rasputin.
I have loved all of James Rollins' previous books. This one was just bad. It even took almost 10 discs before it held my interesting. I have enjoyed some vampire stories, but definitely not this one.
I love reading - it always takes me to a new world.
The plot - so many parts to put together and fun to think about
Dan Brown, Steve Berry
Read and Listen to this book
I really like the book. It was a very nice change from reading the Sigma books.
I really enjoyed the archaeological parts of the book, as well the puzzle solving. Think Sigma, only replace the team with vampires. These vampires are not like the ones in Twilight, or Vampire Diaries.
I personally thought the narrator did an excellent job. His accents were spot on. The audio editor might have done a better job by increasing the volume, as sometimes the narrators voice became very soft while reading the story.
I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.......
The first chapters of this book were exciting, and the book could've taken many interesting directions - but the vampire direction that the book took lost me. I finished the book because it was entertaining enough, but it was definitely a little "out there". I would have definitely kept the first 100 or so pages of this book and then taken the story in a completely different direction, far away from the vampire fad of this decade. I would quickly (and in an oversimplification) sum it up as The DaVinci Code with vampires.
It's entertaining enough, but not fantastic. Though, after you start it, you do want to know how it ends, even if the story is just mediocre.
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