For centuries, historians have speculated that the Queen of Sheba is nothing more than a seductive legend; but when undercover agent Omar Zagouri finds a tomb in a tunnel beneath Jerusalem, he unearths cryptic clues that may lead to the queen’s final resting place.
This discovery, if authentic, could throw into question the governmental claim to the Holy Land—and prove the Bible false. Wealthy collectors, ruthless archaeologists, and officials from Egypt, Ethiopia, Israel, and Yemen scramble to find and lay claim to the secret site.
Dr. Richard Lyon of Brown University, the world’s leading expert on the queen, is found murdered in his office, setting off a chain of deadly events. Omar desperately works to piece together the puzzle to locate the queen’s burial ground, fearing another assassination will take place. He teams up with one of Lyon’s protégées as well as with his ex-girlfriend, agent Mia Golding, in order to unravel the truth about the queen, expose a murderer, and reveal a timeless story of love, revenge, and sacrifice.
Finding Sheba has some fascinating insights into the cultures and religions of the Middle East and surrounding areas. It also has a great conflict for Sheba herself as she decides what to be in her own life. This is not the first book I have read by this author and I have enjoyed most of the books I have read by her. This one is wonderful because it is in one of the genres that I seek out most often.
Narrated by Bon Shaw.
A power kept secret for 2000 years. A woman who stands to lose everything.
India. When a nun is burned alive on the sacred ghats of Varanasi, and the stone she carried is stolen, an international hunt is triggered for the relics of the early church.
Forged in the fire and blood of martyrs, the Pentecost stones have been handed down through generations of Keepers who kept their power and locations secret.
The Keepers are being murdered, the stones stolen by those who would use them for evil in a world transformed by religious fundamentalism.
Oxford University psychologist Morgan Sierra is forced into the search when her sister and niece are held hostage. She is helped by Jake Timber from the mysterious Arkane, a British government agency specializing in paranormal and religious experience. Morgan must risk her own life to save her family, but will she ultimately be betrayed?
From ancient Christian sites in Spain, Italy and Israel to the far reaches of Iran and Tunisia, Morgan and Jake must track down the stones through the myths of the early church in a race against time before a new Pentecost is summoned, this time powered by the fires of evil.
The first in the Arkane series, Pentecost is a fast-paced thriller that explores the edges of faith against a backdrop of early Christian history, archaeology and psychology.
J.F. Penn sews together action suspense and some wonderful locations in her books. This is the first in a series and a great introduction to the psychologist, ex military, kick butt Morgan Sierra, as she rescues her family and battles her inner demons.
I like the that she uses her knowledge of psychology theory to solve problems.
While scuba diving in Tanzania, Sam and Remi Fargo come upon a relic belonging to a long-lost Confederate ship. An anomaly about the relic sets them off chasing a mystery-but unknown to them, a much more powerful force is engaged in the same chase. Mexico's ruling party, the ultranationalist Mexica Tenochca, is intent on finding that artifact as well, because it contains a secret that could destroy the party utterly.
Through Tanzania and Zanzibar, into the rainforests of Madagascar, and across the Indian Ocean to Indonesia and the legendary site of the 1883 Krakatoa explosion, the Fargos and their ruthless opponents pursue the hunt-but only one can win. And the penalty for failure is death.
Filled with the dazzling suspense and breathtaking action that are Cussler's trademarks, Lost Empire is a stunning new novel from the grand master of adventure.
Clive Cussler is one of my favorite authors, and I am fairly sure I have listened to everything he has ever written and cowritten. This one though really caught my attention as it followed an ancient civilization in reverse in their migration from the Middle East to Mexico.
The Sam and Remmy fargo adventures is my favorite of the Clive Cussler series' because the main characters are a happily married couple who's connection is inseparable. They fight through obstacles and villains to discover and protect historical artifacts and treasures.
Make Your Listening Easy With Audible
If you tried to read this post before the eleventh of October, I'm sorry. I was so overwhelmed with revisions to Lazarus Coleps, that this post went by the wayside. I appreciate you sticking with me.
I Listen to more than 100 audiobooks a year. Kind of a story fiend, I know, but I thought I would share my thoughts about them with you. I would love to have suggestions from people as to what I should listen to next.