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Another cutting-edge thriller set at the intersection of science, religion, and history from the best-selling author of The Last Templar. In Antarctica, a scientific expedition drops anchor for a live news feed. As the CNN journalist begins her report, a massive, shimmering sphere of light suddenly appears in the sky, enveloping the ship in luminous white light before disappearing as mysteriously as it arrived - the entire event witnessed by an incredulous world audience.
Meanwhile in a dusty bar in Egypt, a dozen men are lazily discussing the state of the world when the brilliant, glowing symbol on the television stops them cold. One man breaks out in a sweat, crosses himself repeatedly, and rushes out of the bar muttering the same phrase over and over again: It can't be.
Across the Internet and around the globe, a stunning controversy threatens to consume the world: Has God finally decided to reveal himself? Or is something more sinister at hand?
©2009 Raymond Khoury (P)2009 Penguin
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3 out of 5 stars
By Daniel on 11-30-10

Good adventure, but too political & anti-religion

I love Khoury's adventures, but this one seemed more of a rant against conservatives Christians masquerading as an adventure at times. It would be more believable if it wasn't based on such extreme stereotypes. It isn't as if conservatives are the only ones with moral motives for political decisions. So, while I enjoyed the dichotomy between religion and politics/power and its part in the plot, I believe it would have been better not to create the straw man that only one side has this problem and uses the pulpit for political ends. As a great adventure and interesting plot idea, I'd give it five stars. But, as a fair representation of religion and religious influences, it barely deserves three.

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1 out of 5 stars
By William on 01-12-10

Just not entertaining

This book is boring and I just couldn't stay interested. It took several weeks to get through it. The plot and character descriptions are really thin and the action just isn't exciting. I ended up listening at 2x speed on my iphone just to get finished. Although the political issues presented are problems in current US politics, I couldn't figure out what the author was trying to do with this story, since most of the political rants were by the bad guys.

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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