Mankind's greatest mystery lies in wait...Civil war rages in Ethiopia. A man waits to die in a parched prison cell; he hasn't seen daylight for four decades. But then a bomb hit hits the compound, and the prisoner and his secret are free.Two reporters, a beautiful photographer and a mercenary soldier save this wounded man, who tells them something too incredible to believe: the location of the Holy Grail. Thus begins an impossible quest that will pit them against murderous tribes, deadly assassins, fanatical monks, and ultimately, themselves.
The Quest is a breakneck search for an ancient legend amid a dangerous jungle war - and no one's coming out unscathed.
©2013 Nelson DeMille (P)2013 Scott Brick
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"DeMille just misses the target with this one"
Graphic, violent, historical.
There had to be an end to the quest of the title or readers would be yelling foul but it didn't satisfy me very much. The love interest didn't ring true to me the whole way through the book, either. DeMille's a man's writer (I'm a woman reader) and if male readers use this particular heroine in a bid to understand women in general, it won't help them a bit.
I can't say more without breaking the no-spoiler rule!
The background research our heroes uncovered.
I stayed with it, but consumed it in chunks over several days. The violent actions of The Bad Guys were horrendous but cowboy hats in novels are either black or white, and the good guys must prevail.
If DeMille hadn't had me completely glued to my iPod after hearing his updated version of Mayday, I'd say it's a mistake to go back and rewrite earlier published work. But even blockbuster authors are entitled to the odd mis-step and I'll continue to read everything he produces in future.
"A long Quest"
I would probably recommend this if I kew the friend was a patient person as the story line did tend to drag a little and in this instance an abridged version would probably be an advantage.
Unfortunately after a rather over long build up the conclusion was overly short.
It would depend on the type and length of the book as the storyline and presentation was generally good.
I thoght the narration of Scott Brick was very pleasant and would certainly look for him in future books
Could the film world take another Quest for the Holy Grail. Probably not
In summary I found "The Quest" a reasonable listen and it passed the time but I did start to drift a lot with the storyline.
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