Solomon's Throne

Solomon's Throne

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by Jennings Wright
     
 

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After a daring robbery, Rei and Gideon Quinn are recruited by their boss to recover a lost family heirloom: a letter written by St. Paul that could rewrite the history of the Church. What they discover is that an old journal, also stolen but little thought of, was the real object of the theft. An art preservationist, Rei begins to decipher clues in the journal, and

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After a daring robbery, Rei and Gideon Quinn are recruited by their boss to recover a lost family heirloom: a letter written by St. Paul that could rewrite the history of the Church. What they discover is that an old journal, also stolen but little thought of, was the real object of the theft. An art preservationist, Rei begins to decipher clues in the journal, and finds that they lead to a treasure: the long lost throne of King Solomon. As they embark on a treasure hunt, following the Portuguese Spice Route through east Africa, the Middle East and into India, they must rely on letters from a long dead Jesuit priest. They must also keep one step ahead of the secret militant order that carried out the robbery and is after the same goal: the prize of a lifetime.

Filled with fast paced action and having broad appeal, Solomon�s Throne is an ingenious adventure that sweeps the reader around the globe in a race against time.

Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Kim Barwick
Keeps you guessing right till the end. I'll be keeping my eye out for more by this author. Great value too. If you like a treasure hunt with lots of action trown in, you'll love this book.
Amazon - Debra Napier
An absorbing tale with a rich historical background woven in a tapestry of "what if"? A bit slower than a true Indiana Jones, but worthy of being on the same shelf.

Likeable characters you would be comfortable meeting at a cafe and talking to. I enjoyed this very much.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014975711
Publisher:
Jennings Wright
Publication date:
07/20/2012
Series:
Rei & Gideon Quinn Adventures , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
345
Sales rank:
27,385
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Born and raised in Rockledge, Florida, Jennings spent her early years reading anything she could get her hands on, when she wasn't spending time in and on the water. She won a prize in the 6th grade for her writing.

Jennings attended the University of Tampa, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science, and almost enough credits for B.A.s in both English and History. She spent time over the years doing various kinds of script doctoring, business writing, editing, and teaching writing, but mostly having and raising her family, homeschooling her children, owning and running a business with her husband, and starting a non-profit to Uganda.

Thanks to a crazy idea called NaNoWriMo, Jennings got back into creative writing in 2011 and hasn't stopped since. She's written three novels and a screenplay, with more ideas on the drawing board. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, a political writer, and two children, and travels extensively.

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Solomon's Throne 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, the character relationships, and the exoctic settings where the story took place. But most of all I enjoyed the mystery, courage and adventure that Jennings portrayed through the pages. Solomons Throne has what it takes to be a good mystery. Don't miss it! Now, on to its sequel.
NYM More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars would probably be more accurate, but I don't know how to do half stars. Solomon's Throne is the story of an ancient letter and treasure hidden and kept secret down through the generations, from the beginnings of the Catholic Church to the present day. After the letter and a journal containing clues as to the whereabouts of King Solomon's throne are stolen, Rei and Gideon Quinn are hired to recover the artifacts and locate the throne. The couple must follow clues left by a long dead Jesuit priest while avoiding monks who are tracking them in an attempt to keep the church's secret and recover the stolen letter as well. All in all a pretty good plot and characters. I did find the suspense was a little lacking and I was unclear as to how the monks kept finding the Quinns across various continents. It was a fun read, and quick, but I felt there could have been more detail and build-up to the final resolution. I think this would be a good book for an early teen reader as there is no sex and very little violence.
J_Augustine More than 1 year ago
This book was a bit like a married Indiana Jones minus the snakes, booby traps, and melting people. Action and adventure. Exotic locations and historical facts. Chases and mysterious clues. And some very strange dudes dressed in black. What more could you ask for? This book features some historical tidbits from little known locations. I had never heard of the Portuguese Spice Route or the Stone Houses before. The locations and history mentioned are sending me on a search for more information, I'd really like to learn more about these fascinating places. This will sound a bit strange, but the thing I liked best about Solomon's Throne was the author's writing style. She wrote more like a man, much like the famous Montana author Dorothy M. Johnson. Some women can't write action/adventure and some can and Jennings Wright is a woman who can. Solomon's Throne was a very enjoyable adventure and I am looking forward to reading the next book. Note: This book did have some language issues in a few spots.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, fast paced, good plot, and story. Recommend it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very much like the Indiana Jones series. More oriented to young readers. Would make for good movie.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first half was very interesting. The second half became ludicrous and impractical, with an ending that was pie in the sky fairy tale "and they all lived happy in the everafter even though they took none of the treasure for themselves and the bad guys decided to become good guys...the end."