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The Eden Prophecy (Hawker & Laidlaw #3)

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  502 Ratings  ·  55 Reviews
From Graham Brown, co-author of the New York Times bestselling thrillerDevil’s Gate with Clive Cussler, comesThe Eden Prophecy.

The wisdom of faith. The power of science. The evil of man.

In the U.N. building in New York City, a U.S. Ambassador contracts an unknown virus after opening a threatening letter. In a slum near Paris, a rogue geneticist is found dead, tortured and
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published January 31st 2012 by Bantam (first published January 1st 2012)
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May 23, 2015 Krbo rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ovo nije za dvojku nego za jedinicu, tamo negdje 1,45. Zašto dvojka kasnije.

Treća knjiga Hawker&Laidlaw serijala (znači ima likova iz prve dvije).

No dok su prve dvije bile znatno smislenije, kvalitetnije napisane i zanimljivije uopće ovo je udžbenik/enciklopedija klišeja na četvrtu potenciju - jad i žalost. Teško mi je uopće sve posložiti jer je sve, baš sve, očajan cliche.

Funkcionira to nekako, recimo na 37C pored mora, rijeke, bazena, šume nakon roštilja no imalo zahtjevnijem čitatelju ned
Jan 08, 2013 Jeanie rated it really liked it
Well I think I found another author to read. Very action packed. It was a race between good and evil and evil a being one step ahead. A international terror plot that involved the Garden of Eden of the bible. I liked how this was weaved in the plot without being preachy at all. It leaves you intrigue. The plot deals with religion being the cause of all wars however, it is to easy to blame God for the wars when it is men's heart that are at war. The plot reveals this quite nicely. Draco the evil ...more
Amy Posten
Mar 26, 2012 Amy Posten rated it did not like it
The Eden Prophecy opens at an excavation in the desert of Iran in 1979 at the height of the Iranian revolution. Two archeologists have just unearthed a mysterious scroll which may hold the secret to immortality, but before the scroll can be studied the Iranian military storms the camp, and the scroll is lost in the desert.

Fast forward to modern day New York city inside of the United Nations. Ambassador Claudia Gonzales has just opened a letter which contains a virus that promises to unleash hell
Tim Busbey
Apr 19, 2012 Tim Busbey rated it really liked it
What if everyone on the planet could live nearly forever? What impact would that have on the planet? And why would someone want to make that happen?

In "The Eden Prophecy" by Graham Brown, those questions are answered, but you may not like the answers.

In 1979, on the eve of the revolution in Iran, an archaeologist discovers a mysterious scroll that may hold the secret to immortality. But before the scroll can be taken to safety, the team of archaeologists are forced to frantically evacuate the ca
Aug 10, 2016 Neme rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Knjigu sam uzeo u ruke jer joj radnja pocinje u Dubrovniku pa reko' zasto ne. Greska.
Jos jedan americki, los, plitki wannabe filmski scenario.
Feb 13, 2012 Vicky rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Lots of action, if you like James Bond this book is for you. Enjoyable read.
Susan Tunis
Mar 22, 2012 Susan Tunis rated it it was amazing
The brainy, brawny, byzantine world of Graham Brown

Graham Brown’s latest thriller opens, as these things often do, with a prologue. Not set in antiquity, but dealing with antiquities—specifically on an archeological dig in Iran, circa 1979, just as the American hostages have been taken. All hell is breaking loose in the country, and what is briefly found is quickly lost again. Next at the United Nations in present day New York, an American delegate opens a letter containing a lot more than empty
Suspense Magazine
Feb 15, 2012 Suspense Magazine rated it it was amazing
Have you ever read a movie? We don’t mean a screenplay, but a thriller action/adventure that uncoils in your mind as you turn the pages? With the complex twists and deep underlying revelations of a Dan Brown novel and the rollercoaster speed of a Michael Bay film, “The Eden Prophecy” is one of the most satisfying, impossible-to-put down novels your reviewer has read in a long time.
We have Hawker, the James Bond-ish agent who travels the world righting wrongs and doing good deeds, but he is neith
Jul 27, 2013 Becky rated it it was amazing
Eine Sekte mit einem weltzerstörenden Plan, eine Geheimorganisation und zwei Ermittler die versuchen, das drohende Unheil zu verhindern. Eine total abgefahrene, realistisch beschriebene Geschichte die mir eine Gänsehaut beschert hat und von der ich glaube, dass sie tatsächlich ein Kassenschlager im Kino werden könnte.

In diesem Buch kommt man kaum zum durchatmen. Wenn es nicht gerade in einer Actionszene rund geht, gibt es neue Entdeckungen, die letztlich alle zu einem großen Ganzen zusammengefüh
Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo
3.5 Stars

A good intrigue thriller, but the writing isn't as smooth as Vince Flynn,Brad Thor, or Daniel Silva. It has the twists, the guns, and explosions as all spy thrillers have. Graham Brown takes the reader in a new direction in The Eden Prophecy: A Thriller.

A letter laced with a virus is sent to the United States Asst. Ambassador with a cryptic message from the Book of Genesis threatening a world wide plague. In Paris, A world renowned geneticist is found tortured to death. The Scientist
Feb 21, 2012 Kai rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
The Eden Prophecy is a fast action thriller. It brings the issue of world over population to view. There are facts if the world could sustain itself or will poverty, hunger and suffering prevail. Add in a virus to either cud humankind or give humankind immortality of living longer, it starts to make the story interesting. It is now a race against time to damn mankind, save mankind or just let nature takes care of mankind.

The character Hawker and Danielle interacted with each other professionall
Jul 24, 2015 Sanjac rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Third book about Danielle and Hawker trying to save the world, this time is once and for all. Really enjoyed whole trilogy and would recommend it to every fan of picaresque novel with some mixture of thriller one too. Also liked the fact the fable is part developed in Croatia, my home country.
In this book, reader meets new group of terrorists trying to put some kind of virus to expand human life. That doing would probably cause more difference between poor and rich, also lack of essential living
Nov 21, 2013 Julie rated it really liked it
I received this novel from NetGalley.

This novel is fast-paced, thrilling and packed full of adventure. The characters are incredible and the story takes you on a journey, not only on location, but a journey of mentality and himanity. This is the third novel in a series with these particular protagonists, and I haven't read the previous two, this didn't effect enjoying this novel at all, there was no information lacking nor overlapping, which made it easy to get to know these characters without h
Oct 29, 2013 Jan rated it really liked it
A U.S. Ambassador opens a letter and it has a virus, an unknown virus. While scientists work to find out the specifics of this strain and it's DNA, two American agents have been called in to follow clues.

Archeologists in Iran have found and lost an important scroll with a message showing where the Garden of Eden is.
It is a race to see who will find the seeds first, and eat of the fruit.

A mad man is going to destroy the world, but not without help from others, who are financing his madness.

Justin Offermann
May 10, 2012 Justin Offermann rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, thriller
An entertaining read, though I personally found it to be a bit less promising than reading the back led me to believe. Perhaps a likelier explanation for why I didn't find this quite as enjoyable as I would have thought was because I started reading it almost immediately after finishing James Rollins' The Devil Colony, and I enjoyed that one so much that it's likely anything in a similar genre would suffer by comparison. It's also clear that the novel's main characters have been developed in pr ...more
Cindy Meilink
Jul 26, 2013 Cindy Meilink rated it really liked it
A virus is at risk of being spread throughout the world by a fanatical group and Hawker and Danielle Laidlaw are called in to prevent it.

With roots of this story stretching back to the Garden of Eden, at first it's difficult to recognize the threat of this virus. Thinking that this virus was developed to extend life, it's difficult to imagine that not everyone would welcome being infected. However, thinking beyond the present and projecting into the future, one begins to realize the implications
Aug 20, 2012 Rachel rated it really liked it
A fantastic novel as usual from Mr. Brown, but gorram, those two characters will be the death of me.
That doesn't mean I don't want to see them in another book, though.
I love the mixture of past and future used in each book to craft an obstacle or mystery of epic (dare I say biblical?) proportions. With this third installment in the series, I liked how you learned a little bit more about the characters' personalities and pasts,
Feb 04, 2012 Patricia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This was a non-stop page-turning adventure from the very first pages of this book, the third in a series of Hawker/Laidlaw adventures. Nothing is as it seems, there is a sinister villain hiding in the shadows and plotting against Hawker, Danielle and the entire world. Who is he, how does he fit into all that is happening? From the streets of Paris to the deserts of Iran this book will not disappoint any thriller/adventure lover!

Author Graham Brown has outdone himself on each of his books, each o
Gary Sedivy
Dec 22, 2013 Gary Sedivy rated it liked it
Decent thriller - not great, but decent. Another insane bad guy, who seems to have armies of gad guys to do his dirty work. In this thriller, there is a virus hidden in the garden of Eden. This virus is the 'tree of life" - if we are infected with it, we will never die. Somehow, it keeps our cells from dying. The bad guy wants to infect the world, so there will be a population explosion, with resulting hunger, death, famine, misery. Oh, what fun!
Big chases, big fights, explosions, this has them
Karen Cunningham
Sep 01, 2012 Karen Cunningham rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the series and I found it just as compelling as the first two. In fact, I started reading it on a Sunday afternoon and finished it on Tuesday morning. It was that hard to put down. I don't read many thrillers, but Graham Brown does a great job with his main characters. I really like them and root for them to succeed. He does a good job of intertwining their external and internal struggles, making them well rounded, three dimensional characters. He also takes a complex s ...more
Lea Locke
Sep 10, 2014 Lea Locke rated it really liked it
This series just gets better and better!!! I really enjoyed this book; by far my favorite of the Hawker/Laidlaw stories. The plot was well planned and well researched! I love when authors can blend science and history into such a believable and interesting story! I also love that this series shows a strong and capable leading WOMAN! Such a nice change. Highly recommend this! I really hope Brown picks the series back up!! I can't wait to read more about these two and their adventures.
Jul 27, 2012 Eric rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a pretty good book. Lots of action and excitement. I liked the pace and it had enough characters to make the story interesting without having so many that you get confused on who everyone is. I am not sure if this was the first for this character since it kept referring to things that happened in his past. So now I guess I will have to see if I can find out if there is a prequel to this book.
How come the writer could mention every city involves in the story but when it came to Africa, it's generalised?
Africa is not a country and he damn well made it sound like one.
That pissed me off.
And the endless describing of Draco's tattoo? Can you not??
Predictable too. I saw the end coming like Daniel saw the future!
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Apr 24, 2016 Tea's yummy cupcakes rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 05, 2012 Jordyn rated it liked it
I loved a couple of this author's other books, so I was so excited when I found this one at the library. Sadly it was not as good as I expected. The characters were forgettable, and the story line was a bit cheesy. It took me longer then usual to get through this one. Oh well, maybe his next one will be better.
Rachel Nowakowski
I've been off some of these "slightly supernaturally Archaeo-Soldier Dan Brown alikes" as I like to call them but I really enjoyed this. The Hawker-Laidlaw characters are engaging. I'd give it a whirl if you like the genre and want something pacy for a holiday read. I think I will have a look for some of his other books.
Feb 13, 2014 Sandra rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-thriller
Interesting book. If you like some action, some mystery, some science, then this should be on your want to read list.

It is something like a Clive Cussler and something like a Robin Cook novel combined. It speaks of genetics and how something scary could come to be.

I thoroughly enjoyed it and Mr. Brown will be on my authors to look for. :)
Apr 11, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it
A hard to put down fast paced thriller. A mix of both science and religion that tackles a hotly debated topic of today, over
population. A real page turner with non-stop action. A little disappointed with the ending, the motive behind what the "heroes" are trying to stop from happening.
Andy Plonka
Mar 01, 2012 Andy Plonka rated it liked it
I've read a couple of Brown's earlier books and this one is in the same mold. If you like thrillers with lots of over the top action scenes (one involving a rescue from a helicopter stands out) this book will please you. If not this one resembles his earlier books with only minor plot variations.
May 26, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it
A well-written book full of suspense. Hawker and Danielle Laidlaw are partnering to find the cult members responsible for murders in France and Dubai. They learn that the cult is after an ancient artifact that can be traced back to the Garden of Eden and eternal life.
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Graham Brown grew up in Illinois, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, moving often with his family. As far as he knows they weren't in the witness protection program or part of any top secret government agency - but then - would they really tell him?

A former pilot and lawyer and later part of a start up health care firm, Graham decided he hadn't had enough different careers yet and decided to become a
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