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The First Apostle (Chris Bronson Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

A great historical thriller

At first I thought this book was just another 'Da Vinci Code' type thriller. It's very similar in some ways, but the final outcome is much different. I couldn't bare to put the book down, and found myself reaching the last page in about 4 hours. It's very action packed,...
At first I thought this book was just another 'Da Vinci Code' type thriller. It's very similar in some ways, but the final outcome is much different. I couldn't bare to put the book down, and found myself reaching the last page in about 4 hours. It's very action packed, and for being fictional, it contains a lot of accurate historical information.

posted by 1087236 on March 10, 2009

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

If your anti-christian this book is the one for you!

I thought this book would be similar to Dan Brown. A historical fiction/mystery. In reality its 300 pages of the authors opinion that Jesus and his apostles did not exist through the voice of his characters. Then he goes on in his own voice in the authors note at the en...
I thought this book would be similar to Dan Brown. A historical fiction/mystery. In reality its 300 pages of the authors opinion that Jesus and his apostles did not exist through the voice of his characters. Then he goes on in his own voice in the authors note at the end of book continuing to share why Jesus didnt exist. Its fine not to believe in christianity, but you shouldnt be worthy of having a fiction "novel" published just to share your views. There are seperate non-fiction book sections that you could do this in. Shame on Signet for allowing this garbage novel. wont be reading any more James Becker books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2009

    A great historical thriller

    At first I thought this book was just another 'Da Vinci Code' type thriller. It's very similar in some ways, but the final outcome is much different. I couldn't bare to put the book down, and found myself reaching the last page in about 4 hours. It's very action packed, and for being fictional, it contains a lot of accurate historical information.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2009

    Excellent

    Very well written. Keeps you guessing until the very end.
    If you liked "The DaVinci Code" you'll like this.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2009

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    exciting Brownian thriller

    Englishwoman Jackie Hampton remains behind in Italy due a change in a builders¿ schedule while her spouse Mark is in London on business. Two men Alberti and Rogan assume the Hampton house is empty, but see Jackie and break her neck. They next chisel away at the plaster above the fireplace until the next layer is exposed displaying an inscription carved into it. They use a digital camera to take pictures before they replaster the wall and leave.<BR/><BR/>Mark receives the gruesome call. He and his best friend English policeman Chris Bronson travel to Italy. Officially her death is ruled an accident, but Chris sees evidence of a break-in. As he looks around what he believes is a crime scene, he notices the fresh plaster over the fireplace seems out of place in spite of renovation all over the house as this section is isolated from the work done and looks incomplete. He finds the concealed ancient Latin inscription ¿Hic Vanidici Latitant¿. As the Church leaders fear the impact of the find, Chris asks his former wife antiques expert Angela for help with the translation, which he learns is ¿Here Lie the Liars.¿ To decipher the connotation of the message, the couple follows clues across Europe while hunters try to kill them; collateral damage of the innocent is an acceptable practice by the Vatican as the truth will shake their foundation.<BR/><BR/>This is an exciting Brownian thriller based (see the Author¿s Notes) on ¿historical evidence that St. Paul was an agent of Rome.¿ The story line, built from that premise and much more, is fast-paced and filled with non stop action as the lead couple uncovers a conspiracy that makes Da Vinci¿s look minor. Although the market is flooded with these types of thrillers and the exomologesis villains seem pathetic, fans will enjoy THE FIRST APOSTLE as Mr. Becker uses historical hypothesis and facts to enhance his electrifying Church conspiracy tale.<BR/><BR/>Harriet Klausner

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    Good book

    Fast action and moves along. Great plot. Lots of interesting history.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2009

    Excellent novel!

    It is awesome....I want a sequel!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

    Terrific

    Terrific read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 12, 2010

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    Great Story

    The Vatican and the Mafia are working together to suppress a terrible secret about early Christianity. Chris Bronson is drawn into the intrigue when two of his best friends are murdered! Great stuff!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2009

    Exciting

    Am looking forward to Becker's new book "The Moses Stone" coming out in September-2009.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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