Friday, December 19, 2014

Review: The Lost Testament by James Becker

Title: The Lost Testament
Series: Chris Bronson
Author: James Becker
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: November 7, 2013
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN: 0857500910
ISBN-13: 9780857500915

For thousands of years we guarded it. But now it has been found. This could be the end - for us; for our organisation; for the world. You must destroy it, and those who have taken it.

An ancient object is discovered in a Cairo souk. Hours later, the market trader who sold it is tortured to death. As the bodies begin to pile up, a request for help is sent to British Museum historian Angela Lewis.

Angela travels to Spain with her ex-husband, undercover police officer Chris Bronson. There they discover the key to the greatest secret in the history of Christianity.

Their only problem is deciphering it before they are brutally murdered like those before them...

My rating:

It took me three days to get to page 135. And not because I'm a slow reader. Everything else seemed to be slow, though.

The blurb (and the beginning) promised something akin to a Dan Brown novel (I know, I'm mentioning the guy a lot lately), but unfortunately it didn't deliver. At least not until the point I stopped reading. A book like this is supposed to suck you in and spit you out at the very end, not offer you tea and hope you'll stick around.
I don't like tea that much.

When, on the fourth day, I opened the book again, I just sighed when reading the first paragraph, closed it, and placed it in my to-give-away box. But I'll just probably give it away to the library. I know they won't resent me.


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