The Moses Expedition

The Moses Expedition

A Novel

Book - 2010
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A lost treasure, a Nazi war criminal, and an expedition to find a legend . . .

After fifty years in hiding, the Nazi war criminal known as the Butcher of Spiegelgrund has finally been tracked down by Father Anthony Fowler, a CIA operative and a member of the Vatican's secret service. He wants something from the Butcher--a candle covered in filigree gold that was stolen from a Jewish family many years before.

But it isn't the gold Fowler is after. As Fowler holds a flame to the wax, the missing fragment of an ancient map that uncovers the location of the Ten Commandments given to Moses is revealed. Soon Fowler is involved in an expedition to Jordan set up by a reclusive billionaire. But there is a traitor in the group who has ties to terrorist organizations back in the United States, and who is patiently awaiting the moment to strike.

From wartime Vienna to terrorist cells in New York and a lost valley in Jordan, The Moses Expedition is a thrilling read about a quest for power and the secrets of an ancient world.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2010
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416590644
1416590641
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 386 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lebron, A. V.

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cmiksicek
Jul 11, 2017

A very fast paced read, Indiana Jones meets Dan Brown. The Vatican secret service priest is a fascinating character.

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Pisinga
Dec 03, 2015

Quite an interesting adventure novel, something reminiscent of Indiana Jones.

rhiannon114 Jun 18, 2013

I highly recommend this book. Don't let the title deceive you on the contents of the story. WHAT A PAGE TURNER! Maybe a movie someday.

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FredC
Jan 04, 2011

I have one motto that I believe to be true, most of the time. Never trust the blurbs of other authors as a good recommendation for the book to be read. And, the front jacket said that this was an instant master-piece. Wrong. It was a passable book, at very best.

The intrigue and mystery both start really well, and the characters are well defined and purposeful. The item at the centre of the mystery is one that has been sought in films and books since God, well, since God met Moses. But, as the action moves to the desert, it bogs down in it's own described sandstorm. The expectation was for a more satisfying end, and as the corpses piled up, so did my enthusiasm for the finale.

It is prophetic that the hero walks away holding a telling end of the "item" that killed the story.

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