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“ita seems a bit slow in the beginning...but give it a chance. it picks up and makes for a pretty good read.”see full review » see other reviews »
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“How many imitations and parodies, how many attempts to cash on the success of DA Vinci Code with the same format and same history with slightly different turns to the story and convenient solutions to the mystery (so as to not anger the powers quite as much as DVC or its original research base -...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Took me a bit to get this read, but I really enjoyed it. What's not to love about action, adventure, Templars, treasure, religion and mystery. This is the first of the Cotton Malone series. Cotton Malone is a retired lawyer/agent for the US Justice Dept. He was tired of the stress filled life, so he moved to Copenhagen, Denmark to start a new life as a book seller. Then his old boss asks to meet him for coffee. She was still trying to come to terms with her estranged husband's suicide 12 years ago, as well as the death of her son 5 years ago. Her husband, Lars Nelle, spent his life searching for the treasure of the Knights Templar. The treasure disappeared with the last Master Jaques de Molay who was burned at the stake in 1308. What follows is non-stop action and adventure. I will be reading more of this series.”Raspberrymocha55 wrote this review 11 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“First book of a series, and it took a little while to get into it. Pretty slow to start, however, the last 200 pages were pretty good. Definitely worth looking into the next book of the series.”Joe B wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“While the plot was fairly interesting, the character development was nonexistent. The action scenes were okay, but were often interrupted by pages of "historical" information, and travel details that bring the action to a halt. Mr. Berry uses odd words, wrong words, and strange phrases which an editor should have caught. I do not recommend this book. ”Christine wrote this review Wednesday, April 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the book that got me hooked on Steve Berry. It is, as he says, the "genre of international intrigue." He has visited just about all of the places depicted in his novels and he spins a great tale!”Richard J. Koerner wrote this review Wednesday, April 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good airplane reading. You may know Sounier from Dan Brown's....”Som Sikdar wrote this review Tuesday, April 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Basically a fair airport book in the suspense genre. The main point of the book is to discredit the validity of the Bible and Jesus as the Son of God. Very similar to Dan Brown's Davinci Code. It was useful for passing the time, but can't really recommend it given the underlying theme.”D. Cameron A. Moore wrote this review Saturday, February 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“interesting tale of the Templars and their 'lost' treasure”Roger Bernabo wrote this review Monday, February 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“If Templar = good in your world, read it.”Daniel T Daum wrote this review Tuesday, January 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Fun for readers of Dan Brown. I'm looking forward to learning more about these characters.”Kirsty C wrote this review Saturday, January 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Cotton Malone series.
Interesting things go on; a little slow to start and not very forthcoming with parts of the plot but it moves along nicely.
Once you get going, you get more interested in what's going on. A few "see-through-it!" plot points but they don't distract.”