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Title: The Brotherhood Conspiracy (book #2)
Author: Terry Brennan
Format: trade paperback
Genre: Christian, Suspense, Thriller, Fiction
Source: Kregel Book Blogging Program
Published: Kregel Publications / 2013 / ISBN: 978-0825443176 / 368 pages
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Another AMAZING book by Terry Brennan! I read the first book in this series, The Sacred Cipher, back in 2009 and have looked forward to this sequel ever since!
The Brotherhood Conspiracy takes place not too long after Tom Bohannon and his friends unearth the secret below Jerusalem's Temple Mount and the Muslim's Dome of the Rock. A large earthquake completely obliterates both structures, causing a temporary truce between both factions.
Unfortunately, more secrets are yet to be revealed from the scroll. Commissioned by the President of the United States, Tom and his cohorts are entrapped in a deadly mission--one more dangerous and with higher stakes than before--to decode the cipher and find the Tent of Meeting before they are killed by unscrupulous groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood.
Will they be able to uncover the secrets in time? Who will survive the attacks by assassins? And why is this Tent of Meeting so important to various countries and rulers?
You'll have to read the book to find out!
I thoroughly enjoyed the action and adventure in this novel. At first, it was a little hard to understand who the key players were because it has been a few years since I read the first book; however, once I became engrossed in the story and the actions of the characters, it didn't matter so much because I could tell who they were "working for" and which "side" they were on, with a few surprises here and there.
I enjoyed the details and the descriptions of the characters--especially the unforgettable Rizzo with his theatrics and tough-talking demeanor and a heart of gold. I also enjoyed the history and biblical aspects intertwined to create an adventure that is worthy of the big screen.
I found The Brotherhood Conspiracy to be scary in the sense that it closely mirrors what is happening in the Middle East and other current events. As Terry Brennan states, many of the items in the book are based upon research and fact, but there are parts that are completely fictional (So he says...Just how much inside information is the author privy to?) It's also very thought-provoking because just as the President in the book and Tom's friends mentioned, we are heading in the "end days" and it's going to be quite a roller-coaster ride.
If you're looking for a suspenseful and action-packed series that will keep you on the edge of your seat (and quite possibly researching events on your own), look no further because Terry Brennan's books are MUST READS!!
Overall Impression: Rating: 5 out of 5
Let me know what you think! Happy Reading!!