Another cutting-edge thriller set at the intersection of science, religion, and history from the bestselling author of The Last Templar...more
New York Times bestselling author Raymond Khoury, whose debut novel, The Last Templar, has sold more than a million copies in the United States, and whose second, The Sanctuary, was also a major national bestseller, returns with The Sign.
I don’t mind bad writing. I sometimes reread things I write—and I tolerate myself (on even days). What gets my goat is having a really good idea totally fucked by someone with the literary style of a twelve year old.
This was so bad, I actually started re ...more
The Sign examines the power of iconography and symbology in a conflicted world teeming with deeply held and seemingly irreconcilable political, bureaucratic, religio ...more
I imagine somewhere next to or under Mr. Khoury's writing desk sits a cardboard box full of cardboard people. There's the cardboard hot chick who's got some smarts to go with her other, umm, assets. There's the cardboard ex-con turned legit businessman and part-time hero who can't possibly contact the authorities since they won't believe ...more
Characters were strictly cardboard, plot was ridiculous, time was wasted.
While the action is good and the book is hard to put down - I'll give him that - the author seems to be obsessed with a very naive, black-and-white dichotomy between religion and science, predictably turning any spi ...more
Is this a prophecy or as Matt Sherwood, reformed car thief, thinks, not all that it seems. The symbol, begins to show up, in other places, should we believe, it's a sign God? or is it something else?
Once again, Raymond Khoury, like his international best seller The Last Templar, has left me, ...more
i picked it up because i remembered liking another one of his i read. either i was temporarily deranged or the author got worse. mh. not sure which really. overall my impression is that mr khoury wanted far too much with this. always bad with an adventure novel.
what a waste...
A sign is seen in the sky, a reclusive priest is found to be connected. A new religious attitude is being formed and then we find that it is an international conspiracy to promote the USA.
The story is about how a bunch of unrelated people figure out and stop the conspiracy. A large bit not real but good story anyway.
Would recommend it to anyone who enjoys thrillers of any type.
Something completely different!
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Raymond came to writing thrillers from a career in screenwriting, which including the BAFTA award winning BBC series SPOOKS (aka MI:5 in the US) and Waking The Dead. ...more