The Second Messiah Book · 481 pages ☆ Glenn meade

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The Second Messiah Book · 481 pages ☆ Glenn meade ☆ [BOOKS] ✯ The Second Messiah Author Glenn Meade – In the desert near Jerusalem an archaeologist is murdered after he uncovers stunning evidence in a Dead Sea scroll about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ The two thousand yearIn the desert near Jerusalem an archaeologist is murdered after he uncovers stunning evidence in a Dead Sea scroll about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ The two thousand year old parchment containing enigmatic references to not one but two messiahs is stolen before it can be fully translatedIn Rome a charismatic Why would an elderly Roman antiuities scholar use the phrase I'd bet my baguettes on it? I wish I could say that was the low point in the writing but it's just the last one I read before tossing it aside Glenn Meade tries valiantly to capture the same historical intrigue and rapid fire action as Dan Brown's bestselling novels but falls far short of the markFollowing in his parent's footsteps archeologist Jack Cane is pursuing an academic career digging for artifacts in umran when he happens upon an ancient scroll that could contain proof of Jesus' existence Or maybe a second impostor Jesus The scroll's discovery rekindles a 20 year old cover up involving the Vatican and sets in motion what is supposed to be a compelling sprint through a web of international intrigue vengeful black market antiues dealers and secrets that threaten to undo the world's faith in Christianity Judaism and probably everything elseMeade jumps spastically between settings and characters with some chapters weighing in at just under a page in length There is little consistency within characters one moment they're uncannily prescient the next they need the most basic plot twists explained to them in excruciating simplicity His attempts to move things along ultimately just bog the book down Beyond that I just wasn't convinced of the author's mastery of his subject Say what you want about Dan Brown at least the guy can write believably about Rome the Vatican and their history Had Meade's writing possessed that same ring of truth this book probably wouldn't have been a total loss As it is though I got 375 pages in and 100 chapters bleh in before I realized there was no way I could force myself through the final 100 I get the press' Dan Brown comparisons and I would recommend it to die hard Da Vinci Code fans Really though? This book is just terrible

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American priest with long hidden secrets is elected pope setting off widespread panic among some of the faithful who uestion whether he is the anti Christ or the world's new savior As the conspiracy over the scroll explodes into a political and religious standoff two people find themselves on the run trying to stay on I received this title through the Goodreads First Reads program I really wanted to love this book It's about a Dead Sea Scroll containing references to what looks like a false messiah during the time of Christ It's got intrigue both political and religious It's got manly men and gorgeous women It's got a whole slew of people trying either to kill our hero because they think he has the scroll arrest him because they think he's trying to sell it or aid him in his uest to translate the damned thing In the meantime the newly elected pope plans to open the Vatican archives and let the world see its skeletons and dirty laundry It's time to 'fess up right the wrongs and let everyone in on the secrets the Church has been hiding from the public The actual plot is decent Although it's nothing new just one in a long line of ZOMG Earth Shattering Revelation That Will Change The Way We See Religion story it is interesting But the dialogue Dear God the dialogue is some of the worst I think I have ever read A member of the Israeli police force says to someone If you believe that then you're a big dummy Oh yeah? Well your mother wears army boots Another character 60s cosmopolitan urbane asks Gosh are you for real? When the dialogue between characters did not sound like something written by a 10 year old it was simply stiff and unnatural Because of the problems I had with the dialogue I did not have an affinity for any of the characters They'd have all been great had they gone about their business in silence Alas they spoke A lot However the story did deliver a good deal of action and for that I am eternally grateful The characters occasionally uieted down when things happened And that made the book tolerable I would recommend this title for fans of Dan Brown and his contemporaries Just be prepared to chant La La La I Can't Hear You when the dialogue begins

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The Second MessiahE step ahead of unknown assassins in their search for truthArchaeologist Jack Cane and Israeli police inspector Lela Raul must solve the mystery of the Second Messiah and uncover the real secret behind the message of Jesus before they are permanently silenced and the scroll and its contents are forever lost to humanity I won this in the Goodreads giveaway I really liked this book I liked how he blended fact with fiction in this thriller It was hard to put down I do agree that fans of Dan Brown should enjoy this book I am interested in reading of Meade's books