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The First Apostle
The First Apostle
Author: James Becker
An Englishwoman is found dead in a house near Rome, her neck broken. Her distraught husband enlists the help of his closest friend, policeman Chris Bronson, who discovers an ancient inscription on a slab of stone above their fireplace. It translates as ‘Here Lie the Liars.’ Pursued across Europe, Bronson and his ex-wife uncover a tra...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553819724
ISBN-10: 0553819720
Publication Date: 8/5/2008
Pages: 576
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4.3 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a very good book, the story was interesting and it was action packed and fast paced. Alot of the information is historically accurate. Overall a intriguing mystery and a great read.
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Helpful Score: 2
There were holes in this story that you could drive a truck through. It felt as if the author had a set of interesting historical tidbits that he tried to weave into a story and the present-day setting/characters intruded upon that. The characters made such extreme leaps of logic, it was mind-boggling. A mystery that had remained hidden for fifteen hundred years was "miraculously" solved in the course of a week because the characters figured it out when absolutely NO one else could, not the Vatican, not the Cosa Nostra. Wow! A hidden map so well hidden until, voila, they found it....a scroll that was indecipherable until , voila, they deciphered it. And, of course, they could outmaneuver the entire Cosa Nostra...why not? Would have, could have, should have been more satisfying if only....the author had introduced a bit of a realistic element to the story.
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Helpful Score: 1
Rather far-fetched in the character's ability to put the pieces of the puzzle together, but it was a quick read!
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