Cursed Days [NOOK Book]


Cryptic messages written in Old Testament languages.
A pleading from the Vatican.
The probability of terrorist involvement.

And that’s just the beginning of “Cursed Days.”
Brent Venturi and the Phantom Squad will go in search for what the ancients have called ‘the ...
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Cryptic messages written in Old Testament languages.
A pleading from the Vatican.
The probability of terrorist involvement.

And that’s just the beginning of “Cursed Days.”
Brent Venturi and the Phantom Squad will go in search for what the ancients have called ‘the messengers’. At stake, the mythical Ark of the Covenant.
Some say the ark contains divine powers: powers of heaven and hell. Some say it was destroyed along with Solomon’s Temple. Others say it was stolen by King Solomon’s son and taken to Egypt. Only the messengers know for sure.
In the third installment of The Trilogy of The Chosen, the Covenant Team will race throughout the Middle East in search of the messengers and the ultimate prize, but they are not alone. The Brotherhood of Gaza is also in the hunt. Their motive . . . world domination.
The only clues to the search were written at the time of Moses. The only rules to the search: The Chosen One must take the ones who came before him. His only warning: Evil Finds A Way!
Welcome to “Cursed Days,” where every day could be the last.
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Editorial Reviews

Patrick Kendrick
“LeDuc once again takes us on an adventure with his Christian protagonist, Brent Venturi, and his SIA team. Often, by the third book of a trilogy, we feel obligated to finish, but not with “Cursed Days.” The novel starts with intrigue and action and never stops as we globetrot with these tough-as-old-bomber-jackets, covert Christians as they face betrayal, murder, and revenge. LeDuc has outdone his previous work with this one. Get in on this mission and hold on!”
Marsha Glenn
“I predict J. M. LeDuc’s trilogy will be a best-selling series. So buckle up . . . it’s going to be a thrilling ride!”
–Marsha Glenn, Editor of International Best Sellers including, “A Child Called “It” ” and select titles of Chicken Soup for the Soul series
Bob E. Sherman
“Take “The Da Vinci Code,” “Silence of the Lambs,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “The Unit,” and “24,” add some twists and turns and you have “Cursed Days.” As a writer of provocative humor, I thought I had an imagination. But, J.M. LeDuc is in another world...The story is fiction. However, I sure hope God is on the side of the good guys, as the Chosen suggests. This book gets five stars.”
Leslie Borghini
“Just when you thought, Satan was back in his box, Evil finds a way. J.M. Leduc has delivered again! “Cursed Days” is a heart pounding, adrenaline filled trek across the globe that will leave you breathless. From traitors among their trusted allies, to kidnapping of their loved ones, the Phantom Squad must race against time and Evil to save their world and ours.”
–Leslie A. Borghini aka The Angel of Horror: Author of “Angel Heat”
Starr Gardinier Reina
“Often I read second or third of a series or a trilogy and they tend to fall flat. But not “Cursed Days.” If anything, this is the best of the three.”
–Starr Gardinier Reina, author of “One Major Mistake”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015140392
  • Publisher: Suspense Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/3/2012
  • Series: Trilogy of the Chosen , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 267,961
  • File size: 539 KB

Meet the Author

J. M. LeDuc is a writer of inspirational fiction; in the thriller genre. He is a native Bostonian, who transplanted to south Florida in 1985. What started out as a reprieve from the cold weather became a permanent move due to meeting and falling in love with his wife of twenty-three years, a native Floridian; Sherri. They are the proud parents of a twenty year-old daughter; Chelsea.
When asked, why he writes, J. M. responds, “The answer is actually quite simple: It’s just part of who I am. I was blessed to have had a mother (under whose maiden name I write) who loved the written word, and passed that passion on to me. When I was eight years old I was diagnosed with a rare congenital joint disease which prohibited me from playing sports, so all my adventure was pursued through writing and reading. By the time I reached high-school the doctors gave me permission to actively participate in sports and I threw myself into the fray headfirst.
“I started out with snow skiing and quickly added the adrenaline rush of skydiving, scuba diving, and triathlon racing. My adrenaline pumping adventures culminated by competing as a bull and bareback rider on the rodeo circuit out in Colorado and Wyoming. I later got into survival/adventure racing, in which the races would last from 4-5 hours to 4-5 days.
“My competitive days quickly came to an end with bilateral hip replacements in both 2000 and 2003. From that moment on I once again turned my adventurous spirit inward and quenched my thirst for adventure through my writing. You’ll find that many of the activities that I have been personally involved in become part of the protagonist’s personality.”
J. M. is an active member of the Mystery Writers of America, Florida Writers Association, and the Christian Writers Guild.
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  • Posted January 28, 2013

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    5 Star Inspirational Fiction Thriller by J.M. LeDuc. Again, if

    5 Star Inspirational Fiction Thriller by J.M. LeDuc. Again, if you have not yet read Books 1 and 2 in this series, please do so, and please read my review of each for greater overall insight into the series.

    In this, the 3rd book in this series, Brent Venturi – The Ambassador and Colonel of the Phantom Squad – receives an urgent request from the Pope to recover the lost Ark of the Covenant before it falls into a powerful group of Terrorists out for World Domination.

    I found book #3 to be a somewhat darker book than either 1 or 2. Books 1 and 2 both pave the way for book 3, and the reality of why man’s free will can just as easily lead to evil as to good became very clear through the events within the book.

    The action and adventure and seat-of-the chair antics by Brent, Seven and Now Bishop Jessup kept the reader racing to turn each page to see who would find and claim the prize first. I don’t want to tell much more about the plot, for I don’t want to spoil it for those of you who are so enjoying this series. Needless to say, all your favorite characters are back fighting evil. Once again, Author LeDuc has outdone himself, and I for one hope to see many more books from him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Brilliant!! Inspiring!!

    I have read both of J M LeDuc's previous books, and this third book of the trilogy is no less powerful. It takes the reader on an inspirational adventure, with characters so real that it is truly believable. I will eagerly look forward to reading more from this brilliant author!

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  • Posted September 4, 2012

    The best installment of the trilogy!

    Cursed Days is another literary masterpiece by J.M. LeDuc!
    After the events in Cursed Presence, Brent Venturi ( The Ambassador) receives  a mission from the Vatican, he must recover the lost Ark of the Covenant so it can be reunited with the Ark of Endowment and the Ark of Enlightenment before it falls into the wrong hands. To make matters worse a power house group of terrorists known as the Brotherhood of Gaza are also looking for the lost Ark for their own means, means of destruction. Brent, Seven and Bishop Jessup must travel to Jerusalem where they team up with a stubborn and unsuspected  ally to start tracking down leads on where the Ark is located but trouble is not far behind them, it is actually ahead of them!
    After deaths of the Messengers, a good lead comes up and things start to look up after an altercation with the enemy. The Covenant team is eventually  lead to the resting place of Solomon's destroyed temple where they find vital information for the recovery of the Ark.
    With the mission half way complete trouble arises back at Palm Cove. Red a leader of the Brotherhood of Gaza has taken two hostages, their lives are in danger and SIA headquarters has been breeched. 
    Once again over seas the Phantom Squad is reunited and ready to take down the enemy only to find they are up against a force that is almost unstoppable and all knowing.
    As they execute their 'kill' mission, relations with be strained but they must remember 'Emotion will get you Killed'.
    Everyone must work together to outsmart the enemy.
    In the last pages of the book you will uncover what happens...
    Just remember These Days are Cursed, All will not come out unscathed.

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