If you hate it when an author thinks that they have to infuse their characters with constant blue streaks of swearing to infuse their characters with constant blue streaks of swearing to a book then you l ike this one Daniel Levin has created an engaging a book then you l The Mad Wolf's Daughter like this one Daniel Levin has created an engaging adventure that develops characters takes you to interesting places above and below the ground in Jerusalem and Rome and spins a tale that you will enjoy through theast page of the book While I don t really care that much which expensive brand of shoe a particular character is wearing I did appreciate the fact that Levin didn t fall into the somewhat tiresome cliche of having ex special forces people being the Hawkes Prey Sonny Hawke Thriller lead characters There is of course a pair of handsome and beautiful characters and Levin will keep you guessing which of the many characters that come and go are protagonists and which are antagonists I thoroughly enjoyed the tale Levin tells I was amazed at the description and action that takes place in ancient underground Rome If youike readable clean fiction that has all kinds of twists and turns then you will enjoy this tale of archeological and religious intruige This is a book that I feel good about recommending to all of my friends Cliche predictable melodramatic and anti climacticIt would appear that I disagree with the majority of the reviewers here Perhaps this is a good thing as reviewers need opinions from both sides of the spectrum There are several 3 star reviews that I agree with but I don t believe the book deserves three stars I will state that I very rarely rate a book 1 star as I know how difficult it is to write a novel and the effort alone unless there seems to have been none deserves somethingThis book had me rolling my eyes constantly mainly at the one Get Over It Fab Life liners I stopped counting at 10 times that I rolled my eyes within the first 50 pages This book had me guessing far too easily who was going to end up being a bad guy that is not a give away all books of this sort have secret bad guys and finding I was right The book contradicts itself several timesI thought about 34 of the way through that the book was going to surprise me and take a sudden turn that would blow my mind I thought I was going to be writing a 4 star review at that point but thatittle change asted 10 pages and my eyes rolled yet againThe characters are cardboard cutouts of the genre The story is a styrofoam attempt at The Genre I Would Not Compare This genre I would not compare this The Da Vinci Code as so many people do with any sort of religioushistorical thriller and in honesty I m tired of those connections as the genre was around ong before Dan Brown produced his mediocre DVC Angels Demons was much better anyway in my humble opinion The author s style of writing is not compelling and did not draw me in So what you are Husband for Hire left with is another empty archaeological thriller sorry for the uotation marks but it wasn t thrilling to me with a sacred and powerful treasure that must be found by following clues that wereeft centuries ago Blah blah blah Yada yada yada More of the sameI just did not think this was a good book I thought it was boring except for those 10 pages 34 of the way through I thought it was trite and cliche and genre dependant I may have made up that word It works as a descriptive term as usedI guess this is a good diversion judging from the glowing reviews but I did not get it I read it I m glad I m done with it I probably won t read anything else by this authorGood An Egg Is Quiet luckchokengtitiktitikchokengs If I were to recommend books in this genre I would suggest from my recentist of good reads The Lost Throne or Gold of Kings I enjoyed both of these books and gave each 4 stars it takes a LOT for me to rate a book 5 stars This adventurous archeological Dan Brown wannabe is pretty good but a Cinque indagini romane per Rocco Schiavone (Il vicequestore Rocco Schiavone Vol. 6) long way from Angels and Demons or The DaVinci Code People who put down Dan Brown focus on hisanguage but he was able to decipher obscure references in a way that the reader comprehended clearly Here the sought after treasure is again revealed in a series of puzzles but I found the answers to each to be hard to understand Finally it seemed that practically every person was persuaded by greed to help out a terrorist and I thought that was unlikelyThat being said the novel is Professor Astro Cat's Human Body Odyssey lively the suspense as to the identity of the ultimate villian is real and the sense of delving into the history of Italy and Josephus was palpable Jona. An Italian antiuities suad discovers a woman's preserved corpse inside an ancient column Pages torn from priceless manuscriptsitter the floor of an abandoned warehouse An illegal excavation burrows beneath Jerusalem's Dome of the rome ground sacred to three religions Jonathan Marcus a young American awyer and a former doctoral student in classics has become a sought after commodity among antiguities dealers But when he is summoned to Rome to examine a client's frag.
characters The Last EmberHroughout eternity Jonathan s doctoral thesis was about Josephus FlaviusUnfortunately I know ittle of the Roman and Biblical region of Jerusalem and found myself a ittle bogged down in trying to understand the geography politics and religions of that era But this is a wonderful thriller and full of information I had no idea of the destruction going on under Temple Mount and the complexity of the jurisdiction of Temple Mount I also "Loved The Spy Intrigue Of Josephus FlaviusPolitical Intrigue Archaeology Religion "the spy intrigue of Josephus FlaviusPolitical intrigue archaeology religion pulse racing thriller is what awaits the reader It is ike a one stop book buffet FascinatingWhen an author adds HISTORICAL DATA TO THE STORY IT data to the story it create a captivating tale for the readers It was incredible how much was written about ancient times along with significant detail on Rome s Colosseum and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem It was a fascinating book and recommended to those who are eager for an action packed crime thriller which comes with a bonus of immense historical detail of times Of Magic and Mating New Canton Republic long ago I m going to stray a bit from the normal book review form and adib this one Since you can read the book synopsis on the book s homepage here or the dust jacket I m assuming you are reading this review because you want to know how well this novel stacks up to it The Last Ember by Daniel Levin pp 432The DaVinci Code set the bar for popular historical thriller genre in recent years While Brown s formula works some days and others can feel too 竹光始末 The Bamboo Sword And Other Samurai Tales light convoluted or heavy handed Daniel Levin s first novel seemed to be a great next step Levin s Jonathan Marcus is a disgraced Rome scholar and archeologist who takes his talents and passions and becomes a corporateawyer who specializes in antiuities and provenance When a case brings him back to Rome he s thrown into a weaving tale of murder and a political conspiracy to destroy ancient underground holy sites Shadowy groups are chasing the Bloodleaf longost Tabernacle Menorah and Marcus is being set up to take the fall He s also one of the only men with the knowledge to unlock the hidden clues of history to find the prized relicAt times the book has the feel of corporate Indiana Jones mixed with the National Treasure movies Levin himself is both educated in ancient history and is a Harvard educated The Confusion: Books Four & Five of The Baroque Cycle lawyer His knowledge and background makes the historical facts provided indepth and interesting Unfortunately theove he has for his fields also makes the peppering of the historical nuggets feel Mismatch like professorialectures for his fields also makes the peppering of the historical nuggets feel Going All the Way Planning for a Marriage That Goes the Distance like professorialectures volume of detail comes at the expense of the pacing of the plot The plot is good but never gets revved up to an adrenaline fuelled conclusion It Test logiciel en pratique lacks of sense of urgency even though there is one Making this even obvious is that the near 500 pages cover a very condensed few days The read feelsike it s in real time His timelines are plausible and there s a Two Badges The Lives of Mona Ruiz lot of backstory and history but 100 pagesater you re still in the same day just a few hours A Queen's Spy Plus The Tudor Heresy - Mercenary For Hire Series: Tudor Historical Fiction Novels - Adventure Fiction (Tudor Mystery Trials) laterThe book had aot of potential at the start but slogs to its conclusion People needing an Indiana Jones type modern fix or the need to get a great tour of the Roman Coliseum Roman churches and the holy sites of Jerusalem will enjoy the book But don t expect to feel the triumphant satisfaction at the end of the book For those disappointed by the The Structure of Biblical Authority lack of research and complete hyperbole of Dan Brown s Lost Symbol this a good way to go Daniel Levin s debut novel The Last Ember is fast paced well written and entertaining The fact that he combines three of my interests forensic science antiuities and archaeology is almost icing on this perfectly created cakeLevin s protagonist Jonathan Marcus is an archaeologist turnedawyer who comes to Rome to prosecute a case To his surprise one of the defendants is a former colleague Emili Travia from his archaeology days and she is trying to present evidence that a particular artifact has been stolen This artifact is rather familiar to Jonathan as it is part of his set of studies concerning historian Flavius JosephusThrow in a corpse preserved inside a Corinthian column international terrorism smuggling and religious jurisdictional issues in the Middle East Levin has created a book with numerous Niebla layers and subplots that come together artfully at the end in a completely unexpected resultI am delighted to recommend this to fans of the numero. Nce operation to protect the artifact but also a ruthless modern plot to destroy all trace of it by a mysterious radical bent on erasing every remnant of Jewish and Christian presence from the Temple Mount With a cutting edge plot as intricatelyayered as the ancient sites it explores The Last Ember is a gripping thriller spanning the high stakes worlds of archaeology politics and terrorism in its portrayal of the modern struggle to define and redefine history itself. .
Than Marcus has returned to Rome where in the past he was a Rome Prize winner as a awyer to defend an unknown owner of some ancient tablets that Italy wants returned a Rome Prize winner as a Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC's of Faith (Buechner, Frederick) lawyer to defend an unknown owner of some ancient tablets that Italy wants returned Italy While examining the tablets he finds a clue to a puzzle about Josephus a dynamic figure from the reign of Tiber who may have been either a hero to the Jews or a traitor Jonathan who won the Rome prize because of his research on Josephus cannot pass up the chance to explore Meanwhile Salah Din a terrorist is also trying to solve the riddle and will stop at nothing to destroy the secret Finally Marcus and Emili an old girlfriend who works for the UN are being hunted by Rufus a corrupt Italian policemanAs the two groups both hunt the ancient relic the action shifts from Rome to Jerusaleum and back to Rome There are few dull moments and the historical references seemed original but I got bogged down in all of the information Maybe others will not That my friends was Titus s mistake Jonathan is an americanawyer who has a nice profile for case related to relics because he was once a doctoral student of classics at Rome But when he is called back to Rome for a simple case related to an ancient stone piece he finds a message encrypted in it With help of a few friends from the past that he had The Eatonville Anthology left behind he discovers a conspiracy so hidden and ancient that no one knows or believes it Butittle does he know that the terrorists are also trying to destroy every trace of it which may cause an unrepairable damage in Jewish Christian history With a shoot at sight on his own head and terrorists at his heels his only way to survive is to find it firstThis by far the most underrated novel I ve ever read Dan Brown Steve Berry Sam Bourne and numerous authors have made Treasure hunting a highly popular genre among today s books and as too many writer are writing one starts to notice some clich s and to get bored with same formats and pitch perfect characters where no one forgets anything they ever had read or done And that is where Daniel Levin has entered with a a very very fresh takeDaniel Levin himself is a The TM Techniue An intro Transcendental Meditation Teachings Maharishi Mahesh YOgi Arkana lawyer and if read carefully it can be felt who the hero Jonathan is a traced on The writing is fluid and the book doesn t give headache with unnecessary infostake that David Gibbins But what Iiked most about this book is that the characters are not perfect Not as good or bad I mean no one is a perfect professordon t get me wrong I Das Glücksbüro like Robert Langdon but still sometime he feelsike a computer or assassin or collector and everyone has their shortcomings and Bodies in the Bog and the Archaeological Imagination lacking Thus they feel very realistic and grounded With someittle poke in religions and a very nice threat hanging over head Mr Levin has written a stupendous bookNothing feels forced or too much complex in the Last Ember and that simplicity is what makes this very enjoyable As a d but novel this really strong and others really have to watch out if Daniel Levin develops I highly recommend this book to any mystery thriller treasure Daughter of Moloka'i loving readers Ioved reading this book having been to Israel and reading about places in the Old City I d seen and touched There are so many twists and turns throughout the whole story I really enjoyed it It s ike an Indiana Jones National Treasure DaVinci Code hybrid of a story Anyone with any interest in the Classics European history and archeology would ove it Jonathan Marcus an American This Could Be Our Future lawyer is sent to Rome by hisaw firm to examine and authenticate a client s fragment of a stone map He is a former disgraced doctorate candidate specializing in the biblical era Upon examination he finds a hidden message carved inside the stone He presents his findings in court against his former colleague and Keepers of the Record: The History of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives lover a UN preservationist Dr Emili TraviaAfter the case Emili and Jonathan start to dig deeper and deeper into the past They are driven into a and perilous route from aabyrinth under the Colosseum to the ancient tunnels of Jerusalem They seek a 2000 year old eight foot menorah A terrorist group wanting to eradicate this symbol of freedom is close on their trails every step of the way They get help from a old rabbi in Rome who explains the story of a possible Jewish double agent Josephus Flavius who managed against all odds to possibly save the menorah when Jerusalem was razed by the Romans This menorah according to Interaction Concepts of Personality legend has been keptit Ment of an ancient stone map he stumbles across a startling secert a hidden message carved inside the stone itself The discovery propels him on a perilous journey from the Entdeckungsreise in Die S�dsee Und Nach Der Berings Stra�e Zur Erforschung Einer Nord�stlichen Durchfahrt Vol 1 labyrinth beneath the Colosseum to the biblical era tunnels of Jerusalem in search of a hidden 2000 year old artifact sought by empires throughout the ages As MArcus and a passionate UN preservationist Dr Emili Travia dig deeply into the past they're stunned to discover not only an anicent intellige.