Thursday, 19 November 2009

THRILLER REVIEW: The Sacred Blood - Michael Byrnes


The dust has barely settled in the Holy Land after a terrible raid on Temple Mount when a group of archaeologists in the Judean desert stumble upon a secret room inside a cave. Its walls are covered in Egyptian hieroglyphs and other symbols, including the curious image of a dolphin wrapped around a trident. There they discover an old clay jar, also bearing this unusual symbol, and containing an ancient scroll...Meanwhile, a covert and ruthless sect called The Sons of Light are planning to turn the world upside down. Their ancient secret safe beneath Egyptian sands, they still need a very specific strain of DNA - the DNA from a human skeleton, 2,000 years old, stolen from beneath Temple Mount. When they discover that American scientist Charlotte Hennesey actually shares this DNA, the race begins to kidnap the girl and prepare for the final battle.


If you like fast paced then there’s very few who do it better than Brynes. Whilst the plot may not always be believable the reader will find it quite easy to displace the sensation for a well told, fast paced action thriller presented to them. Add to the mix a couple of live wire principle protagonists who spend just as much time arguing with each other as escaping the books fiends and you’ve really got a tale that will impress as well as fascinate a large number of readers.

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