Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Brotherhood Conspiracy by Terry Brenna Book Review




Tom Bohannon's discovery of an ancient scroll led him on an international adventure and through mysteries of faith and politics, ending in a place not even he could imagine: the Third Temple of God hidden under Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  But soon after his remarkable discovery, the future of the world changed again.  Tom watched as a chasm tore apart Temple Mount, as new rivers swept through the Kidron Valley and into the streets of Old Jerusalem, their discovery swallowed by an earthquake, crushed under tons of stone and debris.  A biblical prophecy realized.  The final days were upon them.

Wondering how to recover from such a momentous find and such horrendous destruction, Tom's adventures are not over. No one knows how much time is left in these last days-a year? A hundred years? A thousand? Plagued by murderous dreams, Tom fears members of the Prophet Guard-killers who wear the Coptic cross with a lightning bolt slashing through it-are back and looking for him.  But they are not the only threat to Tom and his team.  Forces behind the Arab Spring have sinister plans.  And underestimating their determination would be a fatal mistake.

The same fast-paced, page-turning prose that readers loved in The Sacred Cipher is back in Terry Brennan's eagerly awaited sequel, The Brotherhood Conspiracy.

My Thoughts:
 

This is the second book in Terry Brennan's series. The Sacred Cipher is the first in this series. I did not read the first book in this series. I was able to follow along the story without to many problems. I could see that I missed a few things that were vaguely mentioned. Since this was an intriguing novel I am going to have to add the first book to my reading list.  
I am not going to go into all the details of this action packed novel. If you like Joel Rosenberg’s series then you will love Terry Brennan’s series.


I love history and this has a lot of ancient history entwined in the pages along with a mix of current political scenarios from the Middle East. I like how the author at the end of the novel gives you the historical background.  I would have rather seen him put this in the first page before you read the novel. So you can read the last page of this book and not have a spoiler!


A listing of characters at the beginning of the book was helpful since I didn’t read the first book and it helped me keep them straight in this face paced thriller. The main characters were likable in this novel. 


I had a hard time putting this novel down and I look forward to reading the next book in this series. I highly recommend this book if you like adventure and a lot of face paced action.



Disclaimer: I provided an advanced reader copy of this book from Kregel Publication for free in order to write this review. All thoughts and opinions are mine and were not subject to editing from the publisher.

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