Solomon's Ring

Solomon's Ring

by Raymond Beresford Hamilton

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Overview

At the highest levels of government, very mysteriously, certain members of the presidential chain of succession are found murdered. However, these murders are not your ordinary murders; the presidential cabinet members' bodies are found in a mummified condition-like they have been ceremonially prepared and entombed, by ancient Egyptians, for a thousand years. For this to have occurred overnight is a complete mystery and complicates the investigation for FBI Agent Robert Cole.

Government leaders fearful that this may be the work of foreign terrorists dispatch CIA Agent Amir Bloomberg to assist Agent Cole with the myste-rious case.

Agents Cole and Bloomberg soon find themselves in a race against a powerful supernatural entity stalking government leaders, sophisticated terrorists on the verge of creating a powerful weapon, and time to uncover the truth before the unspeakable happens and changes the world forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478194538
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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Solomon's Ring 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
tiffanydavis2 More than 1 year ago
Solomon's Ring, by Raymond Beresford Hamilton, is a crime thriller that seems to be really pulling from every genre of mystery, fantasy, horror, drama, and even the supernatural story lines.  It is a book that will really keep it's reader's guessing.  It starts out with a murder in the early 1990's, but then jumps forward about twenty years.  Dead bodies begin to appear mummified, ancient artifacts are stolen, and mysteries begin to unfold.  When a politician is murdered and King Solomon's ring is stolen from his body the story really begins to unfold.  The author does a great job at really putting in the old history of King Solomon, and then adding his own twists into it.  I really enjoyed that there were so many characters, and none of them out shined the others as a main character.  I enjoy books where there isn't just one main character to take the spot light!            I have to say that I absolutely loved this book.  I feel that the author did a great job at keeping the audience guessing.  I also really liked the fact that the story tied into so many different genres.  The author was able to pull a little bit out of each, but make a story that was really entertaining and not at all confusing!  He also did a great job at building a back story to each of the characters, allowing the reader to really get to know each of them and connect with their piece of the puzzle.  Great job to the author.  I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a great read, and will be looking forward to reading more by this author!
Francine1440 More than 1 year ago
Solomon’s Ring, written by Raymond Beresford Hamilton, is a fast paced supernatural thriller that is very loosely based on one of the many legends about King Solomon. Strange deaths are occurring and the bodies appear mummified. Washington experiences tremors, an earthquake and a devastating tsunami. A politician is murdered and a valuable artifact is stolen from him. The artifact is King Solomon’s ring which is said to give the owner the ability to control demons, in particular a monstrous looking creature who taps into the owner’s innermost desires but never in a positive way. There’s not really one main character. Instead there are many who each have a key place in the story. Usually, with so many characters I would find it a bit confusing but the writing is excellent and each character distinct in his/her own way. The story itself is incredibly fast paced and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat and glued to the book. I really enjoyed this novel and devoured it in two days even though it is a decent size (three hundred and sixty-four pages on my ereader). This is a book meant to be taken on vacation and enjoyed thoroughly.
lizasarusrex More than 1 year ago
Mr. Brute Therion goes into Secretary Cheney's desk to grab some folders off his desk. He ends up searching Cheney's desk for the key to the family heirloom, a an old mahogany box. He unlocks the box to reveal the ancient Hebrew King's ring. Before he knows it, the ring is comfortably sitting on his pinky finger.  Brute is anxious to find out if if the ancient rituals, he had learned so much about, would turn out to be proven true. He gets out all the supplies he will need for the ritual, the same ones King Solomon probably used. Using a special knife he kills a virgin goat to be used as a sacrifice.  It all starts to get intense when Brute is approached at his home by a man who sounds and looks as if he is from Egypt and claims to have heard Brute's summoning, and offering to be his humble servant.  Meanwhile Cheney is having marital problems in his home. Cheney's infidelity's with a man, was revealed on a public news channel, which is how his wife found out, with the rest of the world. Now his wife can't stand to look him in the face and wants him out of her life forever.  That is until she learns an explosion went off near her home. She rushes home from a one night stand with a stranger, and as she enters the home, she finds the body of her husband...dead and mummified.  This is just one of the weird events that are happening around them. There was also a 7.5 earthquake in Olympia, Washington and a massive tsunami followed declaring a state of an emergency.  In addition one of the police officers who arrive first on scene to the mummified murder instantly comes down with outrageous and unique symptoms that lead to his hospitalization.  You won't believe the direction this book takes. You'll be putting the pieces together along side FBI Special Agent Robert Cole and CIA Officer Amir Bloomberg to figure out how to free an ancient demon of it's bonds.  These are just the beginning details of how things start to really change, and not for the better. Is it an apocalypse? You must read this book to see what happens with these characters. It's suspenseful and exciting. So much is going on at once you just want to find out what happens. You'll have to be patient through because each chapter is about a different character so you might not learn about Brute until 3-4 chapters after you first learn about him and the ring.  I probably wouldn't have picked this book up or even given it a second glance, due to it's cover. I am so glad I got past the cover and opened it to discover the brilliance inside. I give this book 5/5 for such a unique and creative plot. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wanted to keep going back to reading it. Read it 3 times now, found things I'd missed each time!
BooksRMagicVR More than 1 year ago
The novel starts with a murder.  And this is not the beginning and definitely not the end.  FBI officials are breaking their heads as to the intention of the murder.  But, more mysteries open up..  High ranking officials are found mummified..  surprising tremors and earthquakes..  stolen Solomon's Ring..  summoning of King Solomon's servant..  Are all these connected?  FBI Agent Robert Cole and CIA Officer Amir Bloomberg are on the case.  But, what they find is not entirely worldly. The author had done a good job on this one.  The excitement and thrill that the novel brought is highly appreciated.  There are so many characters and the author had played it safe.  Of course, it was a trouble for me to keep remembering certain characters, but the characters were brought out well, so I can't make a big complaint there.  It seems like the author has scattered all the pieces here and there in the initial stage, and tries to bring one by one together.  It keeps you guessing and the suspense is maintained until before the end. Climax is a mess.  Yep, after such a good read, it's difficult for me if someone messed it up in the end.  Because climax is one of the reasons you keep carrying the feel of the novel for the next few days. Give this a try.. maybe most of them could get past my problems with the climax and enjoy it more than I did. 3.5 STARS!
Asand More than 1 year ago
Solomon's Ring by Raymond Beresford Hamilton was a very different kind of crime thriller.  It surpasses genres to become its own creation.  We have mystery, drama, horror, and fantasy coming together to create this urban crime thriller/supernatural thriller.  I have always been a fan of mystery and supernatural and I really like when the author can combine the two into a worthy story.   You can really see how Hamilton did his research in lieu of this novel.  There is a lot of information about Masonic history, which I love, and a lot of occult themes running through the novel.  I am a huge historical fiction fan and while this isn't actually a historical fiction; there is a lot of reference to Christianity, mason history, and politics.   Another reason I liked Solomon's Ring is how the author took many texts from the bible, and other religions to find the magical aspect of them.   Even witchcraft, if you will.  All of these helped contribute to the very different plot of Solomon's Ring. However, there were some things I just could not get into with this book too.  A huge problem I had with the novel was that it jumped from first person to third person so much.  Usually, when it is in first person, we can only really see what is going on with the narrator; but with Solomon's Ring we were taken to other places, even countries, with other characters while our narrator was somewhere completely different.  I know what the author was trying to do but I just couldn't really get into it.   While I enjoyed a lot of the historical facts associated with the story; it was at times just too much information in other ways.  The story seemed to be all over the place, especially when it came to our protagonist's daughter and boyfriend.  I really thought there was more to Julian's dreams but I didn't feel like the author executed it the way I felt he was portrayed in the story.  In fact the ending really just confused the heck out of me.  It seemed like Hamilton just had certain parts in the story and then rushed to get everything tied up at the end.  I really wasn't happy with this ending and I felt it could have been done much better.   Overall, I thought Solomon's Ring was okay.  It wasn't the best book I have read but it wasn't terrible.  It was just so-so.  It had a lot of potential but it didn't deliver like I was hoping it would.   I received this complimentary novel in exchange for my honest review of it.