And it is mainly the writing that lets this book down. A scroll that holds the key to a dark and treacherous secret that could rock the very foundation of the church. This continued until I would start preemptively cringing as I reached the end of each chapter. Want to read more book reviews? Looking forward to my next adventure with these two wonderful characters. Thanks for telling us about the problem. An early scene has one of the characters, Nick Dial, surprised to see a woman Interpol agent.

Quite apart from the mind-boggling proposition that a Roman emperor would fake a new religion way off on the outskirts of his empire in the mere HOPE that it would take the Roman world by storm, there’s the unfounded assumption that this would cause riches to flow into the imperial treasury. Charles Boyd and his assistant Maria Pelati discover a year-old scroll underneath the Italian town of Orvieto that contains “a secret that would change Charles Boyd, a master thief who has stolen some of the finest treasures in Europe. Maybe the author can’t be bothered going into too much detail and effort in detailing how the characters pursued the objectives of the missions? I have seen the criticisms for this book and nevertheless,I think it deserves at least a 3. I really can’t put much words as to how much I loved this book.

Notify me of new comments via email. Their development goes nowhere, and the reader’s only sense of who these two men are is a laundry list of predictable wise-cracks and puns. Interesting premise revolving around Christ, Tiberius and “the laughing man”.

However, I found his motivation a bit unrealistic. Retrieved from ” https: Want to Read saving…. Really, I would give this story 3. He has used the available roman historic factors and academic debates to weave a thriller from Boston to Beijing, from Denmark to Libya while the action is cantered at the intersection in the catacombs of Orvieto.

View all 5 comments. Mar 23, Tim Pendry rated it liked it Recommends it for: This writing is, at best, turgid. Like avoiding a iuzneski. There’s a WARNING in the author’s notes at the end of this book which says some major plot twists will be spoiled if you read this note first.


Meanwhile, Kuzneski packed barrels of suspense and mystery into its plot that will keep you reading it as if you are chfis to your seat. That’s how I came upon this little turd-nugget of a book.

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Paperbackpages. I have read several books written by Kuzneski, and I generally like his books. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Just for the sake of reading it prove to be really good but it quite a tiring experience for me on a whole. He writes like a dream and his thriller style is nigh on flawless. I can’t begin to even describe how beautiful the story is.

And not when you can get around to it, oh, no, they want you to read it NOW. I just realized that this is the second book in a series. Webarchive template wayback links Articles needing additional references from August All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata Synopzis stub articles. And all these places are so wonderful and written amazingly that it will like you are r Awesome and Mind-blowing Those who like Da Vinci Code must read this book.

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Their dialogues are humorous and brought comic reliefs to the story. More By and About This Author. Suffice to say, it was a blast to read Sign of the Cross and I like this book very much.

The story also showcased a cast of supporting characters. I am adding and reviewing this book two years later and so, can’t go much into details. Trivia About Sign of the Cross May 02, Bryan Price rated it did not like it Shelves: If that was Tiberius’ aim, he would hardly have chosen a dirt-poor rural Jew as the subject of his hoax! And it is mainly the writing that lets this book down. Meanwhile, deep in the legendary catacombs near Orvieto, Italy, an archeologist unearths a scroll dating back two thousand years, revealing secrets that could rock the foundations of Christianity.


I beg your pardon?!?

By end, every block of text finished chrls a semi-spoiler for the next few pages. This book has a much more in-depth plot, but it sadly overtakes the much anticipated action.

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The writing is that of an over-excited 14 year old who has just finished reading The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail sigm the first time. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. This kuznexki writing happened throughout the book, which actually has a reasonable plot, a bit of humour, and great pacing.

Have you found this review helpful? Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: An intriguing blend of fact, fiction, and theory propel this unique story to a tense and exciting conclusion.

Meanwhile a team of killers are reenacting the crucifixion, because, you know, that’s what Jesus would have wanted.

Sometimes when I’m reading a book I’m not sure if I’m meant to be sigm, enrapt, or cringing. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Kuzneski came up in my recommendations because he writes fast paced adventure novels like two of my favourite authors, the previously mentioned Berry and Rollins.

I take enjoyment out of this type of books. It made me cringe and angry. Now mind you, I’m all for the mindless bit of entertaining fluff as long as it’s well written.