Then with the chase and adventure part of the story, another irritation came forward. Clearly having read and misunderstood too many Robert Ludlum books, he tries to keep too many not all that interesting balls in the air.
Switching between different locations and different aspects of the action in the hope of simulating the frenetic atmosphere he's wanting to project. If not handled correctly, it just gives the whole thing discontinuity.
And this isn't handled correctly or with any great enthusiasm. It just ends up feeling too broken up and frustratingly disjointed. It was good, but not great. It was exciting in parts, but not in enough parts. It was interesting in premis, but unenthusiastically handled. And that lack of enthusiasm spread to this reader as well. Should I read another of his? Feb 01, Vonette rated it did not like it.
The blurb for this book on this site begins by saying that "fact collides with fiction. Unfortunately, fact gets knocked clean out and tossed from the book right away. I found it amusing that this book makes fun of a character who writes books that put forward wild and sensational theories about history. This character gets taken down a few pegs by an archeologist who points out his complete lack of evidence, yet the author happily goes about his story inventing The blurb for this book on this site begins by saying that "fact collides with fiction.
This character gets taken down a few pegs by an archeologist who points out his complete lack of evidence, yet the author happily goes about his story inventing even wilder ideas and allowing his characters to unbelievably stumble across fictional evidence -- how very convenient to be able to make up your own evidence and justify one character while maligning another even though there is very little difference between them in terms of their ability to come up with wild theories.
Being somewhat familiar myself with the Bible and with the history of its writing, I found it laughable how little the author of this book understands his subject, and how quick he is to accept and put forth as fact theories about the writing and history of the Bible which are not at all well proven or universally accepted in archeological circles.
And the cave of treasures?!? Never even heard of it before. Must be in some apocryphal book I suppose -- probably written long after the Pentateuch. Yet in the book, Knox talks about it as if it is in the Bible and anyone familiar with the Bible will know about it. I could go on and on, but there is no point. So, I'll finish off by asking, am I the only one who finds it really irritating when authors make ordinary human characters especially men act as if they are superhuman by continuing to accomplish amazing physical feats after having severe concussions AND being beat up, AND being knocked over the head again, AND AND AND.
Oh, but the lead female character gets hit on the head once and is unconscious through much of the story and ends up in the hospital for a long time! Aug 27, brian dean rated it it was ok. This is a sequel to "The Alexandria Affair" or something like that. Perhaps all the character development was in taken care of in that book. The Da Vinci elements are there; action followed by cliffhanger, followed by learned and believable theories of ancient times repeated again and again.
The thing is, each of those segments is likely to be little more than a page long. Th This is a sequel to "The Alexandria Affair" or something like that. The story, while interesting, was a little too chopped up for me. I enjoy books set in exotic locales for their description of those locations. In reading CS Forester, you can almost hear the wind in the rigging and the calls of gulls.
If you read Kipling, you want to go to India. I didn't get the same connection to the country and that has to be a challenge, when dealing with such a historic and picturesque place as Egypt. If i found another book by the author at a used book store, I would probably pick it up. Sep 09, Lisa rated it really liked it. A girl's body is found in the desert and an odd artefact discovered on a market stall of Alexandria lead to two different but interwined investigations that call up questions about history and all it portrays and leads Daniel Knox, Egyptologist, into scandal and danger.
A fascinating historical mystery. I really enjoyed reading about Egyptian myths and theories and about the different interpretations of the bible; they were obviously well researched and made sense which meant it made extremely in A girl's body is found in the desert and an odd artefact discovered on a market stall of Alexandria lead to two different but interwined investigations that call up questions about history and all it portrays and leads Daniel Knox, Egyptologist, into scandal and danger.
I really enjoyed reading about Egyptian myths and theories and about the different interpretations of the bible; they were obviously well researched and made sense which meant it made extremely interesting reading but didn't bog you down in too much detail. The characters were likeable and real and fit well into the story. The storyline itself kept my interest even though there were a couple of different strands leading to the same point, this was helped along by short and succinct chapters that made it easy to keep track of the story and chracters at all times so it was never confusing.
Considering I picked this up with little enthusiasm I have to say it made for a very interesting and fascinating read that I did really enjoy! Never judge a book by its cover! Jul 13, Nina Gayle rated it did not like it Shelves: fiction-adult-secular. I found this book offensive for its portrayal of Christian characters. One of the main villains is a Christian preacher who repeatedly tries to murder the main character, Daniel Knox. The Christian students who are working at the dig are portrayed as dumb. The only Christian character who is a good person is a minor characer named Claire, who is not introduced until the last part of the story.
The plot of this story is well-paced, but far-fetched. The characters are poorly developed. The views o I found this book offensive for its portrayal of Christian characters. The views on Christianity, the Bible, and history are unbelievable. I wouldn't recommend this book unless you want to read an action-packed story with cardboard chracters that is anti-Christian in its views of the Bible and in the portrayal of most of its characters.
This book is too much like a formula book: one of those best sellers that are constantly written by the same people, and they're all the same. I don't know, but I don't like it. I think it's lacking personality. Jun 23, Chuck rated it did not like it. American archaeologist Daniel Knox is closing in on a magnificent find, a previously unknown Dead Sea Scroll. Instead, he stumbles on something even more startling: an ancient temple near Alexandria. The story sounded interesting to me but was told in such an uneven manner I didn't finish it.
Jun 10, Annette Gisby rated it it was amazing Shelves: conspiracy. Great religious thriller, if you like things like the Da Vinci code, you'll like this. I actually preferre this book to Will Adams' first one, The Alexander Cipher, but both are pretty good.
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Sep 26, Ahuva rated it really liked it. Aug 02, David Usharauli rated it liked it Shelves: akhenaten , egypt , monotheism , bible. This is a second book in archeologist Daniel Knox series. Archaeologist Daniel Knox is back for a second Egyptian adventure. This time he stumbles on to an early Essene crypt that holds clues to the story of Akhenaten, the Egyptian ruler who introduced monotheism to the country during the 18th dynasty.
The clues seem to conflate his story with the stories of Abraham and Moses that are found in the Book of Exodus, presenting some interesting conjectures about a relationship between these stories that leads to the secrets propelling this quest to an intr Archaeologist Daniel Knox is back for a second Egyptian adventure. The clues seem to conflate his story with the stories of Abraham and Moses that are found in the Book of Exodus, presenting some interesting conjectures about a relationship between these stories that leads to the secrets propelling this quest to an intriguing conclusion.
May 31, Belle rated it really liked it. Reviews seem crazy divided by this book! I'm struggling to find anything that would make me rate it any less than 3 stars. Adams is a really solid storyteller.
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He jumps between characters with a fluid ease and the plot lines wove together nicely. Admittedly, towards the end I did start speed-reading through the action scenes in the Knox chapters - Mostly due to impatience and wanting to see how the tomb's mystery would unfold. I enjoyed the first book in the series too - really fun, easy, action- Reviews seem crazy divided by this book! I enjoyed the first book in the series too - really fun, easy, action-adventure stories.
Already have the third one lined up from the library. Nov 29, Martin rated it it was ok Shelves: fiction. I liked the first book in the series but this book read like a sequel not a compliment. It had a lot of action but was weak on story. The theology presented is somewhat nefarious and not well vetted. Mar 05, Rob Roy rated it really liked it Shelves: action-adventure.
An action adventure novel about Egyptian archeology, Be still my beating heart. It is actually quite good, though some of the theories presented I highly question. Nonetheless it is a fun read as the theories gradually unfold to a startling conclusion. May 02, Lin S.
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Much in the style of the outrageously popular Da Vinci Code , The Exodus Quest is a page turning action adventure story with all the necessary thriller ingredients — car chases, fights, corrupt police, near death experiences and hostages. I actually think this is the best out of the several books of this ilk that I've read. Knox is a better lead character, and the romance is far more believable. I don't know enough of the history involved to pass any comment on its accuracy, but this isn't the sort of book you read to improve your education.
The history makes an interesting setting, and that's all that really matters. Any background knowledge required to understand the story is pretty skilfully woven into the story — there isn't a tedious info-dump to wade through before the real action starts. Basically, this is perfect airport reading — interesting enough to keep you occupied, with a likeable lead character and plenty of twists and turns.