Thursday, October 15, 2015

History Corner: The Lost Codex by Alan Jacobson

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Open Road Integrated Media for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

This new book releases on November 3rd!

 FBI agent Karen Vail—called one of the most compelling heroes in suspense fiction byNelson DeMille, James Patterson, and Michael Connelly—returns in this exciting novel.


In 930 CE, a revered group of scholars pen the first sanctioned Bible, planting the seed from which other major religions will grow. But in 1953, half the manuscript goes missing while being transported from Syria. Around the same time, in the foothills of the Dead Sea, an ancient scroll is discovered—and promptly stolen. Six decades later, both parchments stand at the heart of a geopolitical battle between foreign governments and radical extremists, threatening the lives of millions. With the American homeland under siege, the president turns to a team of uniquely trained covert operatives including FBI profiler Karen Vail, Special Forces veteran Hector DeSantos, and FBI terrorism expert Aaron Uziel. Their mission: Find the stolen documents and capture—or kill—those responsible for unleashing a coordinated and unprecedented attack on US soil.

Set in DC, New York, Paris, England, and Israel, The Lost Codex has been hailed by Douglas Preston as “a masterwork of international suspense” and “an outstanding novel.


From page one, this book is a non-stop roller coaster of a read, taking current events and mixing in cultural, political and biblical history into an exciting read. Due to the amount of violence and activity, I found myself taking it in smaller doses, instead of reading it in 1 or 2 sittings. By doing so, it was like coming back into a TV series and picking up where it left off. In fact, most of the time I was reading, I was seeing it AS a TV series, a la Quantico, where nothing is as it seems, or appears to be in hindsight. The book brings up some interesting theological, history based, questions, that will leave the reader thinking long after you finish the book. Be sure to pick this one for anyone who lives fast paced political thrillers! 

About the Author

Alan Jacobson is the national bestselling author of several critically acclaimed novels. In order to take readers behind the scenes to places they might never go, Jacobson has embedded himself in many federal agencies, including spending several years working with two senior profilers at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s vaunted Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico. During that time, Jacobson edited four published FBI research papers on serial offenders, attended numerous FBI training courses, worked with the head firearms instructor at the academy, and received ongoing personalized instruction on serial killers—which continues to this day. He has also worked with high-ranking members of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the US Marshals Service, the New York Police Department, SWAT teams, local bomb squads, branches of the US military, chief superintendents and detective sergeants at Scotland Yard, criminals, armorers, helicopter pilots, chief executive officers, historians, and Special Forces operators. These experiences have helped him to create gripping, realistic stories and characters. His series protagonist, FBI profiler Karen Vail, resonates with both female and male readers, and writers such as Nelson DeMille, James Patterson, and Michael Connelly have called Vail one of the most compelling heroes in suspense fiction.

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