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Gold of Kings Review
Storm Syrrell loved her career as an art and antiquities dealer. Based in Palm Beach, Florida, she had structured her life to suit her intellectual and emotional needs.
Her life suddenly changed when her beloved grandfather, based in New York City, called her to the city and unexpectedly fired her. Stormís life was further thrown into chaos when he was murdered moments later.
As she reeled from the sudden loss of her mentor, she received further shocking news. Seanís will revealed there were no assets to keep the company afloat, and Storm was not mentioned in the will. Now she would lose everything she had held dear.
Several days later an unexpected visitor revealed Storm had received something from her grandfather after all, a safety-deposit box hidden deep within a bank vault, the contents of which changed the direction of Stormís life.
Professional treasure hunter Harry Bennett was unexpectedly released a year early after spending eleven months in a filthy Barbados prison for a crime he insisted he did not commit.
When a stranger met him outside the gates, he found out Sean, his long time friend, was dead. The next thing Harry knew, he was on a flight to London where he was to meet a certain man. He was also given a stern mandate from the deceased Sean Ė protect Storm Syrrell.
When the two finally met, Storm and Harry formed an unlikely alliance as they traveled to London, France, Istanbul, and beyond. Soon immersed in ancient history, they unlock shocking biblical secrets.
As the CIA, FBI, and Interpol become involved in the international intrigue, the two realize they are the only ones who can save themselves from the assassin intent on finishing his assignment.
Critically acclaimed international bestselling author Davis Bunn has penned numerous novels in a variety of genres. Gold of Kings soon becomes a thrilling ride as two people find themselves running for their lives while seeking to understand the legacy left to them.
Bunn never slows the pace and keeps the reader enthralled as the clues are revealed. The depth of Bunnís research is obvious as he draws the reader into the mysteries surrounding the Second Temple, the Copper Scroll found at Qumran, and from the writings of a first-century historian, Josephus.
A number of people have compared Bunn to a modern day Indiana Jones, and rightly so. He does not just glean his research from books, but travels the world to experience the very locations his characters will experience.
His willingness to walk the very sites he desires to use in his books lends an authenticity that helps bring the story alive for his readers.
Gold of Kings is an exciting thriller. As difficult as it is to put this book down, it is even more difficult to realize the end of the story is at hand. I sincerely hope we have not heard the last of the dynamic globetrotting duo.
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