Wednesday, 13 November 2013

The Constantine Codex by Paul Maier




Today's offering on Bookaholic's is another great thriller. I have read all three of Paul L. Maier's Skeleton series and this one is definitely as good, if not better than the others.

Shannon Weber, who we are introduced to in book one of the series, finds an ancient manuscript which says that a second book of acts was written. As she returns home to tell her husband, Harvard Professor Jon Weber aout her find, violence erupts around the globe as he is accused of denouncing the Muslim faith. This leads to a well researched and written debate between Jon Weber, a Christian and someone highly regarded in the muslim world. This book is worth reading if only for the debate which is brilliant. However, the book is so much more than that. 

The tension mounts as Jon and Shannon hunt for the missing book of Acts. I can't say much more without giving away the storyline, but the twists and turns kept me reading. This book is highly academic and well researched and could have been boring. However, it is anything but. Maier's writing style draws you into the story and you feel you are a part of it. In fact, despite it being a novel, in a couple of places I found myself crying with the excitement and emotion. 

Yes, this is a Christian book but it could be read by anyone who likes a well written, well researched thriller. I highly recommend this book, which you should read immediately.

That's it for today my Bookaholic friends. Never fear I will be back soon with another great book for your reading delight. Until then grab a book and keep reading. 

4 comments:

  1. sounds fascinating, thanks for your review

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    1. You are welcome. I am glad you enjoyed it

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  2. I've always enjoyed Mr. Maier's book, so much detail and intrigue and adventure. Thanks for the review!

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  3. You are welcome Rick. You've hit the nail on the head with what you say

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