08 June 2011


From the back of the book: More than seven hundred years ago, a gold box was unearthed near the village of Megiddo, only to disappear again. The clues to its whereabouts were embedded in a cryptic verse known as the quatrains. For centuries, it has been the most sought-
after treasure in the world....

Photographer Edie Miller is eyewitness to a murder---and the theft of an ancient Hebrew relic known as the Stones of Fire. Fearing the D C police are comlicit, she turns to historian Caedmon Aisquith for help. At first neither understands the breadth of the crime: what was captured on film, its ties to a government conspiracy, or the true value of the astonishing work of art that could lead the bearer to the most valuable relic of all....

The Ark of the Covenant

Marked for execution, Edie and Caedmon are on the run. From Washington, DC, to Canterbury Cathedral to the island of Malta, they must follow the clues of the quatrains if they are to discover the truth, ward off a global conflagration, and stay alive.


I have had the book on the shelf for the longest time and finally decided that I needed to read some more thrillers and suspense since Spa Week is coming up and I need a stack of thrillers and suspense to take to my dad and sister. I've been heavy into the cozies/amateur sleuth and paranormal and my fam isn't into those as much as I. I like having something to bring out. Reached into the back of the third drawer of chest of drawers one of Mt Git'r'Read and found ARK OF FIRE. And so very glad I went a diggin'.

ARK OF FIRE is what Dan Brown wishes his books aspired to now that he's all big name and doesn't have to try anymore. My own personal opinion, but that's what reviews tend to be, so there it is.

Edie is a photographer who finds herself in a situation of flee or die, but she knows she has to do the right thing and tell the recipient of an emailed file that his life is in danger. Edie has the fleeing part down in part, but Caedmon, the recipient of the email, is ready with the rest. He is a professor now, but used to be with MI5.

The chemistry of Edie and Caedmon is fiery and interesting to watch as they find their way through the clues of the quatrains they need to decipher and keep as far ahead of the religious army that is after them.

Highly intriguing and stay-up-late-past-bedtime excellent!!! I can't wait to get the next in the series, THE TEMPLAR'S CODE and TEMPLAR'S QUEST.

Five archeological thriller rockin' beans.....


Aurian said...

Wow, this one sounds good! Put on wishlist ...

Vickie said...

Aurian: I look forward to hearing what you think of it.