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This book is for lovers of stories like The Da Vinci Code, lots of action, story pivotal to religion and a stoic hero or two. Joe Mason has a military career that killed his friends and destroyed his marriage. He now works for a private security firm, and is sent to Vatican City as the personal protection of a researcher, Professor Rusk who along with his daughter Sally as a research assistant, has been granted access to the Vatican archives. While on duty with his fellow security person Roxy (a woman he is trying to figure out), someone breaks into the archives and steals a well guarded secret book. The chase is then on. Joe and Roxy soon form an alliance as they set off on a journey with the daughter of the researcher, Sally trying to piece together clues to lead them to the book. The story moves through Israel, Paris and Iraq at a cracking pace. There are multiple 'car chase' scenes and each time our heroes seem to bounce back only to come up against the next obstacle. Happy to recommend to anyone that likes a fast paced, thriller.
I really enjoyed this - it did remind me a lot of Australian author Matthew Reilly with its blend of action-packed adventure set in a race-against-time-through-history to save the world. The key is this: Don't take it too seriously, hold on tight and enjoy the ride! 4 stars.
This book was action filled from cover to cover and the main players were believable for most of the time but sometimes the travel was a bit of a stretch but a great read looking forward to another instalment
I wasn't sure if it was going to be a safe read for Christians but as it turned out there was really no negative religious message in it. It was a believable fast paced story with lots of action. A real page Turner. Believable likeable characters.