The Barnes & Noble Review
In the second installment of Alex Archer's Rogue Angel saga, which features protagonist Annja Creed (spiritual descendant Joan of Arc and her fated successor as "champion of the good"), the intrepid archeologist sets off to find Solomon's Jar, an invaluable biblical artifact that King Solomon allegedly used to entrap the numerous demons he used to build his temple in Jerusalem.
With the help of her enigmatic mentor, a centuries-old man named Roux, Creed sets off to verify if the Jar -- believed to be forever lost at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea -- was in fact recovered. Following leads from Peru to the Netherlands to Israel to Brazil, Creed struggles to stay one step ahead of gun-toting factions (including Russian mobsters, English cultists, and the fanatical followers of a charismatic kabbalist) bent on finding and exploiting the Jar's supernatural powers. But once Creed locates Solomon's Jar, will its intrinsically evil powers influence her resolve to do God's will?
Gold Eagle's Rogue Angel series is an adrenaline-inducing blend of historical thriller in the vein of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and archeological adventure à la Indiana Jones, with over-the-top plot twists and bombshell cliffhangers around every corner. Victor Milan -- who, along with Mel Odom, constitutes the pseudonym Alex Archer -- aptly describes the Rogue Angel novels as "groovy globe-trotting contemporary action/adventure yarns with an ultra-cool heroine." Readers who enjoy their literary escapism fast and furious should definitely check out Annja Creed, whom Milan calls "a major babe and a major ass-kicker." Paul Goat Allen