The Messiah Secret Paperback
by James Becker
AD 72: A band of warriors march across a mountainous wasteland.
Only they know what they carry. And once they've reached their destination, they must all die to protect it.
AD 2010: In a crumbling mansion deep in the English countryside a piece of ancient parchment has been found.
Written in arcane code is the answer to a mystery that has explosive implications.
Enter Chris Bronson. Determined to solve the mystery that has puzzled scholars and thinkers for nearly two millennia, he embarks on a journey to one of the most remote and hostile parts of the world.
But someone is following him. Someone desperate to protect the centuries-old secret. And who is far more dangerous than he could ever have imagined...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 480 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 08/07/2010
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780553825046
Showing 1 - 3 of 3 reviews.
Review by Alaric.Adair
I groaned aloud when the story turned to the heroes hunting for the Ark of the Covenant, but fortunately the plot changes at the end so their objective is a different religious relic. The narrative is reasonably paced, but some of the violence at times does not add to the story. Quite a good read but there are what would be continuity errors in the telling of the story. For example the heroes go to obscure places in different countries but there are no language barriers. So I'd say a good story, but some minor flaws in places.
Review by TomWheaton
I liked that the author introduced some historical facts that added to the story line. I alos enjoyed the part located in Egypt as I was familiar with the locations. However, as I have been noticing in recent books, authors are taking a lot of care developing the story line until the end. Then it all happens so quickly that the reader is left asking, "what just happened and why?'
Review by cathymoore
All action adventure in the post-Da Vinci Code genre. This is not bad at all. Chris Bronson is a likeable hero, the premise is interesting and the big reveal towards the end was breath-taking, if a touch far-fetched.