In a novel Jeffery Deaver has called
“brilliant,” two ancient biblical documents reveal long-buried secrets that
could change the world as we know it.
n 930 CE, a revered group of scholars pen the first sanctioned Bible, planting
the seed from which other major religions will grow. But in 1953, half the
manuscript goes missing while being transported from Syria. Around the same
time, in the foothills of the Dead Sea, an ancient scroll is discovered—and
promptly stolen. Six decades later, both parchments stand at the heart of a
geopolitical battle between foreign governments and radical extremists,
threatening the lives of millions. With the American homeland under siege, the
president turns to a team of uniquely trained covert operatives including FBI
profiler Karen Vail, Special Forces veteran Hector DeSantos, and FBI terrorism
expert Aaron Uziel. Their mission: Find the stolen documents and capture—or kill—those
responsible for unleashing a coordinated and unprecedented attack on US soil.
I first met Karen Vail
in Alan Jacobson’s novel Spectrum, published in 2014.She works as an FBI profiler; and in this new
book, she has teamed up with other FBI agents known as OPSIG operators
(Operations support Intelligence Group) to carry out covert, deniable missions
around the world.
This novel begins in
Washington, DC and travels the globe in search of two ancient Biblical
documents which could change the world.It is fast-paced with many twists and turns along the way.Once I was hooked on the prologue, I did not want to put it
packed novel with well-developed characters… live life on the edge with FBI
profiler Karen Vail, Special Forces veteran Hector DeSantos, FBI terrorism
expert Aaron Uziel, and many more! I
look forward to many more great books from Alan Jacobson.
I received this e-book
from Open Road Media and NetGalley for my honest review.