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April 25th, 2011

The Moses Expedition by Juan Gomez-Jurado

by Gwen

The Moses Expedition by Juan Gomez-Jurado

Watch out Dan Brown, you have some major competition and Juan Gomez-Jurado manages to make his characters more real and likeable than Robert Langdon, even when he is played by Tom Hanks.

A reclusive billionaire is footing the bill for an expedition that might just uncover the long lost and most sought over treasure in the world, the Ark of the Covenant. The expedition includes scientists, archaeologists, security personal and two character’s from Gomez-Jurado’s first book, God’s Spy. Father Fowler, half priest-half CIA agent, and driven reporter, Andrea Otero, stood out in the first book and they don’t disappoint in this one either.

The Ark is something that, throughout history, everyone wants to find, possess, and quite often, use for their own nefarious purposes. Not everyone on the expedition are whom they seem to be and danger is not only possible, but probable.

The Moses Expedition is a great page-turning historical quest, with fully dimensional characters that you can’t help it either sneer or cheer at. You can’t help it wish that you were actually going along with the quest wit Father Fowler and Andrea Otero. Or at least you want to join the adventure until the huge scorpions show up and the shooting starts. However, if Gomez-Jurado is new to you, you might want to start with God’s Spy. It has a stronger and more unique storyline.

The Moses Expedition by Juan Gomez-Jurado

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books; Original edition (August 3, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 1416590641
  • ASIN: B004J8HWO6