The Judas Apocalypse

The Judas Apocalypse

by Dan Mcneil


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On the eve of the Second World war, Dr. Gerhard Denninger, a German archeologist is approached by infamous Grail seeker Otto Rahn who tells him a fantastic story of Templars, Church scandal, a long-buried manuscript, and the key to finding the famous lost treasure of the Cathars. In 1944, with the help of a group of American soldiers, Denninger continues his quest for the secret of the Cathar treasure. With dangers dogging them at every step, will they find what they're seeking? And will they be prepared for the shocking discovery that awaits them?

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ISBN-13: 9780980916027
Publisher: I Publish Press
Publication date: 05/29/2008
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 0.86(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

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The Judas Apocalypse 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
StellasReading on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a little like an Indiana Jones-type adventure in that it has an archaeologist flitting around Europe and Asia during the second World War searching for an infamous artifact, but in this case the archaeologist is a German himself (though against the Nazi regime so he falls afoul of the Gestapo). It is also likely to be compared to The Da Vinci Code in that it revolves around controversy concerning the "truth" about the origins of Christianity. The similarities kind of end there though, because this isn't really a suspense thriller to the degree that Indiana Jones or The Da Vinci Code are. The pace is much slower and involves a lot more philosohpical introspection. The various antagonists (and there are several of them appearing at different points in the novel) are more naturalistic in their opposition to the protaganist. The Germans aren't all painted as evil Nazis, there is no secret Vatican order determined to suppress The Church's enemies, modern-day Cathars don't show up to protect their treasure. Instead are SS higher-ups that want Gerhard out of the way in Tibet, a priest that has his own past to hide, and American soldiers who might be ready to help or hinder Denninger's quest.It could have been a bit quicker-paced but some of the realism might have been sacrificed. The main thing it lacked really was any female characters, right up to the epilogue. If they ever make it into a movie, I imagine they'd have to spice it up and insert a female co-star somehow.
bobbydeelan More than 1 year ago
This was a very exciting read. It is a well crafted, well written, and especially a well researched book similar in many ways to the Da Vinci Code. Books generally take me 2 - 3 weeks to read but i finished this over a weekend!!!

Anyone who has enjoyed Dan Brown's work will enjoy this superb first book by Dan McNeil.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Having never heard of Dan McNeil, my expectations weren't high but I was riveted from the first page. Once I started, I couldn't put it down. I'm looking forward to his next book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was blown away by this book, it twists and turns, leading you on an amazing journey. Really enjoyed the historical and biblical references, but it's mixed with non-stop action! This guy's obviously done some homework!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book has an interest balance between fact and fiction. It gets you thinking about the facts we are not aware of. I have purchased several copies for framily and friends.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This masterpiece should be mandatory reading. A truly compelling blend of history and page-turning suspense. Highly recommended!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent book ¿ very interesting and adventurous storyline. One of the best books I've read in a long time. Highly recommend it.