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Sword of God

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    action packed thrill a minute novel

    The MANIAC Special Forces are an elite ops team who do wet work in the field their members consist of the best men from all branches of the armed forces. Jonathan Payne, a business man who was once a MANIAC leader and ex-soldier P.J. Jones who works for his company are visited by Colonel Harrington who tells them that a covert member Trevor has disappeared. The colonel hopes Payne and Jones can find him or at least learn what happened to him. They are flown to Jejo Island where Trevor was last supposed to be running black ops. They find a blood splattered cave that looks like a slaughter house. An eight year old boy was in the cave and sees the blood everywhere in the cave. When Payne and Jones catch up with them the boy tells then what he has seen and heard that caused American soldiers to wipe out a village on the island. Using the information the boy gives them, they fly to Mecca to prevent an incident that would anger every Muslim and demand a Jihad for the destruction of the United States. --- SWORD OF GOD is an over the mountain action packed thrill a minute novel that is reminiscent of the works of Jack Higgins and tom Clancy. The scariest think about this novel is that it is believable as it seems a modern day Crusades appears inevitable. The friendship and trust that Payne and Jones share after much work is touching and adds a measure of humanization as they play their part against the stage of world events. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Not his best

    This book is an ok read. His later work in the series are fast paced and really quite exciting. After reading the others i can tell this is one of the earlier story lines. That being said, it helps line up the backgroung on Payne and Jones.

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  • Posted June 22, 2011

    Good team of characters and good read.

    Very enjoyable read for people who like action/military type books. I definitely enjoy the relationship between the two main characters and would (and have) recommend it to anyone who enjoys these type books.

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  • Posted November 30, 2009

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    Page turner

    Very enjoyable read. Moves slowly the first 10 chapters or so but the last half I could not put the book down.

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  • Posted August 8, 2009

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    Paper thin plot, stickmen characters, English as a second language dialogue.

    After reading the authors' rave reviews/comments on the back cover of Sword of God, I thought, why not give this book a try.

    It only took me several pages to begin to feel embarrassed for the author. I considered not finishing the book after about 50 pages although I have a long standing policy of giving any recommended book at least 100 pages with the hope of finding a redeeming attribute of plot, character, atmosphere, dialogue, something...before directing it to the circular file.

    This reading experience brought a couple unpleasant implications to mind:

    1) Very well known and successful novelists will say anything about another author's book if the endorsing authors get paid enough for the endorsement (after all, they are successful fiction writers) or they will say great things about a newer author's manuscript without having actually read it, and


    2) Sometimes editors either do their editing while they're drunk or they don't do it at all because their best selling client-authors are too demanding of the editor's time.


    If this was the author's first book, I could give it the benefit of the doubt and pat the author on the back for at least making the effort to get published. But alas, the author has a backlist. That is sad. An author should not be "cutting his teeth" on his thrid novel. It is common for a first book to fall flat on its face; it is unusal for a published third effort to be so sophomoric, so puerile.


    Chris, if you bother to read these comments I hope you stick with the writing process. Eventually you may eventualoly earn the legitimate praise of other successful authors. I believe you have promise but you need to invest a substantial amount of time and effort in your craft before I'll buy another of your works. And hook up with an editor that cares about your efforts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2008

    WOW, another one

    Wow, what a great read. Payne and Jones are my new heros. I couldn`t put the book down. Where`s my coffee!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2007

    Book Cover is misleading

    The back cover of the paperback edition of this book states, 'In Saudi Arabia, a female archaeologist unearths an artifact that threatens the very foundation of Islam. To some, it is a discovery that must be silenced at all costs...' While there is a female archaeologist in the story, she is a minor character and the story says nothing about any artifact that her might have found that would 'threaten the very foundation of Islam.' The book is a good read but doesn't come close to being as good as anything Clive Cussler had written or even Tom Clancy, for that matter.

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