Entertaining, fast-paced mystery/thriller
About the Book
Publisher’s description: Claire, a young graphic designer, learns a secret that her dying New York neighbour has kept for twenty years: the whereabouts of Moses’ Biblical staff. Claire needs the help of an Israeli engineer and the money of a Russian oligarch to recover the staff before her body betrays her. But first she needs to stay alive in a race with fanatics, who will do anything to keep the staff from coming to light.
Then the LORD said to Moses: Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.
- Format: ebook
- Publisher: Pine Ten
- No. of pages: 309
- Publication date: 1st May 2017
- Genre: Thriller, Mystery
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My Review (3.5 out of 5)
This was an entertaining read that I would categorise as “train, plane or automobile” – in other words, it would keep you nicely entertained on a long journey without being at all taxing. I guess I would describe it as Raiders of the Lost Ark meets The Da Vinci Code meets The Manchurian Candidate!
Claire and Dan, an Israeli engineer who unknown to him has information about the whereabouts of the fabled Moses staff, team up to retrieve it for a Russian oligarch who has his own nefarious past. That would be too easy, so a rival Egyptian is also after the staff. The author keeps the action flowing with plenty of twists and turns, cross and double cross and a “Whoa, I wasn’t expecting that” moment about a third of the way in which takes the story in a whole new direction.
Okay, so elements of the story are pretty far-fetched – at least, I hope they are, otherwise recent events between the United States and Russia take on whole new possibilities! – but it’s all competently done and keeps you wanting to read on to the end.
I’d like to thank the author for providing an advance reader copy in return for an honest review.
In three words: Entertaining, fast-moving, action
Try something similar…Sanctus by Simon Toyne
About the Author
Kfir Luzzatto is the author of seven novels, several short stories and two non-fiction books. Kfir was born and raised in Italy, and moved to Israel as a teenager. He acquired the love for the English language from his father, a former U.S. soldier, a voracious reader, and a prolific writer. Kfir has a PhD in chemical engineering and works as a patent attorney. He lives in Omer, Israel, with his full-time partner, Esther, their four children, Michal, Lilach, Tamar, and Yonatan, and the dog Elvis. . He is an HWA (Horror Writers Association) and ITW (International Thriller Writers) member.