The Alchemist Conspiracy

The Alchemist Conspiracy

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by Jay Lumbert
     
 

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Jay Lumbert hits the bull's-eye with this one. WOW. Move over Patterson, Ludlum, Cussler, Clancy and Brown. Make room at the top of the heap for Jay Lumbert. In this explosive mystery thriller Jay Lumbert puts himself at the head of the class of today's top breed of storytellers. Intricate but quick. Deep but fun. Penetrating but light on the brain. This is a book you…  See more details below

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Jay Lumbert hits the bull's-eye with this one. WOW. Move over Patterson, Ludlum, Cussler, Clancy and Brown. Make room at the top of the heap for Jay Lumbert. In this explosive mystery thriller Jay Lumbert puts himself at the head of the class of today's top breed of storytellers. Intricate but quick. Deep but fun. Penetrating but light on the brain. This is a book you can take to the boardroom or to the beach. Take one part international intrigue, one part history, one part religion and one part science. Put them in a book, shake them together and you get The Alchemist Conspiracy. Throw in trillions of dollars, a quest for global domination and mankind on the brink of extinction and you will take a ride that will leave you breathless. Don't miss this extraordinary tale. And don't be surprised when you simply cannot put it down. Like all of Jay's bestselling books, this is a non-stop thriller from start to finish.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011924651
Publisher:
Shaksper Books
Publication date:
11/18/2010
Series:
Jack Trance Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
328
File size:
342 KB

Meet the Author

Jay Lumbert is widely known for his bestselling books, The Alchemist Conspiracy, The Varicose Vigilantes, The Presidential Pretender and The Varicose Vigilantes II – Hedge Money. He delights readers worldwide with his gripping stories and his subtle, often laugh-out-loud, humor.

Jay’s books are particularly popular with seniors. His titles are consistently listed on the Barnes & Noble large print bestseller list. The Varicose Vigilantes reached #1 nationally, and has remained a fixture on the bestseller list for nearly three years.

In 1982, Jay pioneered one of the nation’s first fee-based financial planning companies. He also founded a full-service broker-dealer and investment advisory company, which provided services to wealthy individuals and business owners, as well as a number of Fortune 500 companies. In 1983, Jay created the nation’s first dating service to incorporate extensive personality testing and computer matching. In the 1990s, Jay helped conceive and build the nation’s first open-architecture 401(k) program, which is now the industry standard. Jay’s former company is now part of a diversified financial services organization listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Born in Connecticut, Jay Lumbert is an alumnus of Williams College and Wesleyan University. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and children.

Jay Lumbert has overcome numerous financial and physical challenges that have threatened his health and his career. Jay has overcome each problem and emerged stronger. His books resonate with indomitable characters that reflect Jay’s extraordinary experience: We are often limited by our own attitudes. We can accomplish extraordinary things, if we will just believe, and then let nothing stand in our way.

Innovation, persistence and determination are the hallmarks of Jay Lumbert’s life. His brilliant stories and his rare humor have made Jay a favorite author for readers everywhere. His business and personal experiences have made him a popular speaker. Jay can educate, motivate and inspire individuals from all walks of life.

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The Alchemist Conspiracy (Large Print) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
blueheron More than 1 year ago
This book is a real find from a great new author. It takes the action/spy genre and mixes it up perfectly with mysticism/spirituality, pathos, humanitarianism and romance for a very original novel that will grab you from the first page and not let go till the last. Very satisfying. Check out jaylumbert.com to find out more about the author and his motivations for his books. A cool guy.
jmn246 More than 1 year ago
I gave it a 2 only because I did make it to the end of the book. The story was too cheesy for me. It was like this guy was some super hero, but not a comic book one. Hummmm, Anyway, I also did not like that his father went by Trance and so did he. It was a bit confusing at times. Sorry, but I would not recommend this book.
jRo0 More than 1 year ago
WOW! What a ridiculous book. I kept thinking that it was something meant for 'young adults'. I stuck with the story because it was kinda fun. It had a comic book feel to it. The super powered hero, Jack Trance, had an arsenal of skills that defied any form of logic. Kind of like a combo of James Bond, Batman and any X-man of your choice. There were 'romantic scenes' that read like the cheesiest of cheesey romance novels. Hopefully Mr. Lumbert meant for this to be a spoof.
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BookChaser More than 1 year ago
This book grabbed me from start to finish. Reminds me a lot of Ludlum in his early days, before his work got stale. The plot is a bit like a Patterson, with the intelligence of a DeMille. I am always on the look-out for fast-paced thriller that is well written. This seems to be a dying art. Much harder to find new stuff that I can stomach. I've pretty much exhausted the classics. Read most of them more than once. Needless to say, I was enormously pleased when a friend told me about this great new writer named Jay Lumbert. I found The Alchemist Conspiracy to be very fresh, with a gritty edge and a smart, intellectual undercoat. There are a couple of stories working here. There is this mystery thriller racing across the pages. Then I found these little sub-plots scurrying around the back of my mind. While I chose to focus on the story, I couldn't help but start thinking about some of the shadow topics of this book. Time and time travel. Religion and Christianity. Good versus evil. Power versus what's right. Global politics. Got my imagination chasing its tail sometimes. Gave me a good kind of dizzy. I loved this story. And I think I know where Jay was trying to take me with some of the understory. I don't want to ruin that for you, so I won't go into that here. I do encourage you to try this book, however. It rates a very hefty five stars for me.
Motheroliver More than 1 year ago
The Alchemist Conspiracy is the first book in a series centered around the life of Jack Trance and the wide world of conspiracy and intrigue. Jack is a man of honor who is constantly torn between duty, family, and the choices we have to make when we step outside the microcosm of our world and into the macrocosm of politics, spirituality, the desire for power above all else, and the need to restore balance. Jay has written a fast paced book that weaves stories, lore, and the search for eternal life into one powerful book. As with all Jay's books it is well worth reading, and reading again. His books make you thing about what you would do in the same situation; and the answers are never easy. Enjoy and expect to have trouble putting it down.
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KarenM51 More than 1 year ago
Put down that "same old" book you're reading right now and get your hands on a copy of this book. You won't put it down ! Am always looking for new writers that are exciting, and this is surely one of them. Full of intrigue, spies, and even a little romance. The characters come alive quickly and the plot will keep you reading well past your bedtime. Don't be the last person you know to read this book. A new book by Lumbert is on the way and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.