The Ripper Secret, Paperback Book

The Ripper Secret Paperback

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August 1888. Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Charles Warren has a precious artefact, a relic of incalculable value that dates back to the very earliest days of human history, in his possession.

Previously sent to Jerusalem to survey and explore the ancient religious sites there, he found the solid gold object while excavating a hidden chamber under the Temple Mount, and smuggled it back to England.

When a mysterious stranger pays Warren a visit, he's terrified to discover that the man is on the trail of the ancient relic but, with Warren's entire career and reputation at stake, he denies all knowledge of the object, little knowing just how far the stranger is prepared to go to destroy him and recover the artefact.

But when the first murder takes place, and Martha Tabram is found stabbed to death in Whitechapel, Warren realizes the callous determination and disregard for human life of his ruthless enemy. And then the Ripper strikes again. And again. As the body count rises, and the Metropolitan Police scour the streets of Whitechapel in a vain attempt to apprehend the murderer, Warren knows that his reputation - and perhaps even his life - hangs in the balance.

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August 1888. Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Charles Warren has a precious artefact, a relic of incalculable value that dates back to the very earliest days of human history, in his possession. Previously sent to Jerusalem to survey and explore the ancient religious sites there, he found the solid gold object while excavating a hidden chamber under the Temple Mount, and smuggled it back to England. When a mysterious stranger pays Warren a visit, he's terrified to discover that the man is on the trail of the ancient relic but, with Warren's entire career and reputation at stake, he denies all knowledge of the object, little knowing just how far the stranger is prepared to go to destroy him and recover the artefact. But when the first murder takes place, and Martha Tabram is found stabbed to death in Whitechapel, Warren realizes the callous determination and disregard for human life of his ruthless enemy. And then the Ripper strikes again.My Thoughts:I picked this book up mainly because it was about ‘Jack the Ripper’. At first I didn’t know here this book was going to go. It starts in Jerusalem I felt I was reading an ‘Indiana Jones’ type book, then I found myself in Whitechapel in 1888 and following around ‘Jack the Ripper’.I think the author lost what he trying to achieve. The book starts off a fiction read that is going to have the ripper killings as it main backdrop. This is ok but what the author did was change his style and for the main section of the book I felt I was reading a text book, or a non fiction book all about Jack and the murders.However I did enjoy the accounts and they were full of detail and some of it was very gory, not for the faint hearted. I have always had an interest in the Whitechapel murders so I found this section of the book very interesting and quite page turning. I just felt that it lost it place in what started off a fiction tale but against the murders.If I had to describe this book I would have to say the I felt it was like Indy Jones crossed with a little Dan Brown ( stress the word little ) and a running commentary Jack the Ripper.Overall I can say I enjoyed the book, it was something different and would recommend to anybody who has an interest in Jack the Ripper. Not really a bad book for 50p !