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Einstein's Trunk

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  37 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Rulon Hurt is a straightlaced, religious, and hardworking farmer from Idaho. Yohaba Melekson is a wild, worldly, and impossibly intelligent physics student from Switzerland. But when the two discover a trunk full of Albert Einstein's secret writings, they learn that opposites attract in this electric tale that pits truth against lies, faith against knowledge, heart against ...more
Paperback, 234 pages
Published March 8th 2011 by Bonneville
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Mar 31, 2011 Emily rated it really liked it
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Overall Review: Do you like conspiracy theories? Stories full of action and suspense? Are you a fan of Dan Brown, Michael Crichton, Tom Clancy or John Grisham? Then meet James Haberkorn! Whether it’s inside the workings of a US embassy/consulate, spy infiltration, weaponry, or foreign cities, Mr. Haberkorn knows his stuff and gives us an insiders’ look. Rulon Hurt is working undercover but discovers something much bigger tha
Aug 08, 2011 Karen rated it really liked it
I know the author who used to live in Idaho. It was a fun mixture of cosmopolitan Switzerland and down-home Idaho jokes. He even roots for Boise State. Now what's not to like about this book?
Andrew Hall
Feb 28, 2017 Andrew Hall rated it liked it
Not a bad attempt, a little lame and cliched, but readable.
Mike Finn
Jul 29, 2011 Mike Finn rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
I wanted to like this book: a mystery, linked to Einstein and cold war conspiracies, set in my adopted country, Switzerland and written by a fellow ex-pat. The book has a killer title. I enjoyed the Einstein quotes that start every chapter. I thought Zurich was well described and I admired the skill with which the various fight scenes were delivered. The plot was both ingenious and novel.

My problem was that I couldn’t bring myself to like (or even begin to understand) the main character. Our her
Kay Curtiss
Jun 06, 2011 Kay Curtiss rated it it was amazing
Thrillers are another of my favorite genres to read, and Einstein's Trunk did not disappoint. James Haberkorn did a wonderful job in developing his characters, both the main ones and the secondary ones. His descriptions of places I've never been made it easy to picture in my mind. I loved the humorous chemistry that develops between Rulon & Yohaba - it's fun and refreshing. Rulon has a "John Wayne grit" that doesn't need foul language or immorality to establish it. Yohaba, while "worldly" by ...more
Apr 02, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was very action packed and kept you guessing until the end. The only caution I have is that there is a kinda graphic torture scene that you probably don't want younger teens reading. But other than that there isn't any swearing or sex scenes, a couple of "bar fights"/shoot outs, but it's all well done. The characters are unique, very not stereotypical, and so is the story line.

On the whole it is a good action adventure book that has main characters with morals (so
Linda Hart
Apr 27, 2011 Linda Hart rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: any adult, and age 14+, especially male readers due to explicit fight scenes.
Recommended to Linda by: Robyn Titmus
This mystery/thriller piqued my interest immediately and I didn't want to put it down. The plot is exciting, suspenseful, gripping and keeps the reader wondering what's going to happen next. The good guy is really "good:" an international spy who believes in no sex before marriage, and who doesn't drink, smoke, or cuss. No gratuitous sex or vulgar language. The characters are so well drawn and the locale so well described that 2 weeks later I still have visual pictures of both in my mind and am ...more
Donna Sheldon
Jul 27, 2011 Donna Sheldon rated it it was amazing
I bought two copies of this and handed them out to relatives. Got rave reviews from them. I agree. This is a wonderful thriller that would make a great movie. It's fast moving, and has a lot of humor in it. I hope the author will write more Rulon Hurt adventures, as I loved the guy!

Bulletin: Just got word that there's a sequel in the works, already signed with Cedar Fort. I have been privileged to see a pre-publication copy for review, and it's great. This one is titled A Thousand Suns, and I ha
Jun 17, 2011 Susan rated it liked it
Action a-plenty. Einstein's trunk is supposed to have secrets that will change the world making it a target for governments world wide. Our hero, a spy, stumbles on to the great, great grand daughter of Einstein who might know where it is. For someone who, for ten years, has never killed anyone and doesn't want to, the violence was a bit over the top.
Jun 19, 2011 Margaret rated it it was amazing
The story is great and I loved the characters, they grow on you. I am looking forward to the sequel.
Jun 09, 2013 Barb rated it really liked it
This is a spy novel--full of suspense and intrigue. It's not often you find one of those that is completely clean and has no profanity! Here's to clean writing!
Jan 29, 2013 Lizzy rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed it - an easy reading spy/thriller. I enjoyed the characters and look forward to the next book.
Jun 15, 2011 Brittany marked it as unfinished
I couldn't stand the main character of this book. I almost finished it out of curiosity, but I lost the book for a while, and when I found it, I couldn't bring myself to read the rest of it.
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Born in Brooklyn, New York. Went to St. Ignatius high school in San Francisco. Spent 6 years in the Marine Reserves. Later, joined the LDS Church. Graduated from Boise State University. Have worked for a multi-national computer company most of my adult life, in whose employ I have traveled and lived around the world. With my wife Kim, I currently live in Zurich, Switzerland - a thoroughly wonderfu ...more
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