The Temple Mount Code

The Temple Mount Code

by Charles Brokaw
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The Temple Mount Code by Charles Brokaw

An old friend summons dashing linguistics professor Thomas Lourds to Jerusalem to examine an ancient text. But Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, also wants the same document. Khamenei and many others believe that the book contains a secret that will allow its owner to rule all of Islam and wage a Global Jihad the likes of which has never been seen before.

Arriving in Jerusalem, Lourds discovers that his friend has been murdered and his apartment ransacked. With the help of Miriam Abata, a beautiful Iranian-American Jewish graduate student, he races against the clock to seek the dangerous document: Lourds seeks to save civilization while his enemies hope to destroy it.

Continuing the New York Times bestselling series that includes The Atlantis Code and The Lucifer Code, The Temple Mount Code will appeal to readers interested in history and treasure hunting in the Holy Land and is perfect for fans of Dan Brown, Brad Meltzer, James Rollins, and Steve Berry.

Praise for the Thomas Lourds series:

"Short, gripping chapters move the action from Egypt to Russia to Africa to London. Indiana Jones meets The Da Vinci Code. Look out, Dan Brown, Brokaw can play this game a lot better than most of your imitators."--Booklist

"In the 19th century, the equivalent of a blockbuster movie was a tense, thrilling novel, often told in serial form. We tend to forget that the modern novel need not be anything more significant than excellent entertainment, which is the perfect description of Charles Brokaw's The Atlantis Code. ...A rollicking adventure, with nonstop action and suspense. Readers can only hope that Brokaw is prepared to send Professor Lourds on further quests."--Publishers Weekly

"If you enjoyed the Da Vinci Code, The Atlantis Code will take you to a new level of mystery, wonder, adventure and excitement. This book will enthrall you and at the same time connect you in a very intimate way with the mystery of your sacred existence."--Deepak Chopra

"A winning combination of all the ingredients an adventure addict could want: great action, intrepid archeologists, dark conspiracies, cliffhangers, and a real sense of wonder."--Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Paul of Dune and author of The Edge of the World

"Brokaw's hero is Indiana Jones without the whip. Who knew archeology could be so exciting? Wonderful entertainment."--Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of The Traitor

"Storytelling doesn't get much better than this. I've set this one aside to read again!"--David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Expediter

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158760785
Publisher: Charles Brokaw
Publication date: 07/20/2017
Series: Thomas Lourds , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 49,902
File size: 918 KB

About the Author

Charles Brokaw is a pseudonym for an author, academic, and college educator living in the Midwest. He’s had a rich and varied life, and is fascinated by history, human accomplishment, and archeology. He began the book The Atlantis Code after seeing an article in a scholarly journal. The piece featured a satellite photo, and pointed out ruins visible in Spain which matched closely the description of Atlantis relayed in the writings of Plato. Because the ruins were located in a famous national park, he was certain they would never be explored. That got him thinking about just what treasures are buried beneath the earth. The result was The Atlantis Code. The book is the author’s first published adventure thriller.

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The Temple Mount Code 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Helen_Ginger More than 1 year ago
The Temple Mount Code is a thriller. Charles Brokaw, who wrote The Temple Mount Code, is a New York Times bestselling author. This is the third in Brokaw¿s ¿Code¿ series. Before this, he wrote The Atlantis Code and The Lucifer Code. But this is the first book I¿ve read by him. The story starts off with Professor Thomas Lourds heading to a dig in China. He¿s not there very long, just long enough to make a discovery, before he heads off to Jerusalem at the request of a friend. And from there to the end of the book, it¿s a race to stay alive and save people around him. Oh, and to find what everyone is looking for and willing to kill for ¿ Mohammad¿s Koran. The dig in China is very interesting, but once Lourds heads out to find his friend who seems to be in trouble, the pace and action races. It reminded me of The Da Vinci Code, as far as the scholarly knowledge Lourds has, but it also reminded me of a thriller movie with the fast pace, chases, fights, and exotic settings. Since Professor Lourds has starred in Brokaw¿s other books, you can guess that he will survive, but it¿s all bets off on everyone else. There are also some formidable women in the book. I especially liked Miriam. Lourds is smart like Robert Langdon, can fight like Jason Bourne, and loves like James Bond. Roll them together and you¿ve got a moo-vie! (That¿s my prediction, anyway.)
cjmaine More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and have put Charles Brokaw on my list of reading. The book moves along and has lots of twists and turns. A good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started off confusing & slow, but the characters finally came together, and not in a good way. I couldn't put the book down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the fact that there are so many interesting locations and cultures in these books. Lourds is quite the character and has to be fun to write about. His luck with women and bewilderment are great comic relief for the constant tensions of his chase.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Iranian military is a circus full of clowns
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Some of the descriptions add nothing to the storie. The book could be reduced by at least twenty percent .
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