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Sacred Bones

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    Must read

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  • Posted May 4, 2013

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    A must read for lovers of catholic historical fiction!

    This is a great story with a fictional story line but based on lots of historical facts. Read lots of this genre and this is certainly near the top of the list. I couldn't put it down for long and found myself planning my escapes from life to read a couple more chapters!

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  • Posted December 10, 2009

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    Just like Dan Brown books

    Byrnes has the same style of writing that Dan Brown does. If you enjoyed Brown's work you will enjoy this book also

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  • Posted June 18, 2009

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    Loved it!

    This book has something for everyone: A religous back drop, love, murder, science, you name it. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2007

    The Sacred Bones

    When a book cover trumpets in tabloid-y excess: Spies, muder, conspiracy - One unholy trinity, you know this is perfect fodder for airplanes or beaches. The tale opens with a group of mercenaries breaking into the sacred Temple Mount in Jerusalem and stealing a historical relic: an ossuary containing a 2,000-year-old skeleton bearing the marks of crucifixion. When the scene switches to the Vatican and the narrative introduces American geneticist Charlotte Hennesey, it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that the bones belong to Jesus Christ. Still, the narrative moves along snappily enough as it switches from shadowy politicking among Arab, Jewish and Catholic factions to fast-paced action sequences. Another bonus is that first-time writer Byrnes can construct a better sentence than Dan Brown of i The Da Vinci Code /i fame. His manages to conjure up plausible political motives for his characters, giving the book a sense of the tensions rife in contemporary Israel. And he keeps the technobabble and religious conspiracy theories to a minimum, which is an advantage. While this is hardly likely to start a fad a la i The Da Vinci Code /i , it does serve its purpose as solid weekend entertainment.

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