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Profesor Thomas Lourds, znany czytelnikom z powieści Kod Atlantydy, znawca starożytnych języków i wykładowca lingwistyki na Uniwersytecie Harwardzkim, zostaje zaproszony do Stambułu przez przyjaciółkę profesor Olympię Adnan. Ma wygłosić cykl wykładów na tamtejszym uniwersytecie. Na lotnisku zaczepia go młoda i piękna rudowłosa kobieta, podająca się za wielbicielkę jego ksi ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published February 23rd 2012 by Bellona (first published January 1st 2010)
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Shailesh Rojatkar
Jun 29, 2012 Shailesh Rojatkar rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The book started off well for me but sadly from then on, it was a downhill journey and after fighting off thoughts of putting the book down never to return to it, I was laughing like crazy at the end of the book.The book really has the most ridiculous climax!!!!

The book never elaborates on the cryptic messages that are a key to unlock the code that is talked about in the book. Its just said that there is a message... a secret society and a bunch of goons both has a copy of that message... and o
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Sarah
Oct 03, 2012 Sarah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
"The Lucifer Code" was a fairly interesting book. It was like if you mixed some of Indiana Jones in with a more bookish professor. It was filled with a lot of adventure and questions about why various groups of people were after this professor and why he was the only one who could translate a long lost document. It kept my interest fairly well and I didn't mind the mix of history and religion at all. The book flags at the end, though, to the point where they skip over how much of what the docume ...more
Deniz
Aug 26, 2015 Deniz rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Öncelikle Dan Brown kalitesinde bir roman bekliyorsanız bu kitap size göre değil arkadaşlar... Maalesef ben o moda girerek okudum kitabı ve hayal kırıklığına uğradım. Keşke takip ettiğim kitap bloglarında bir yorumları tarasaydım dedirtti bana... Kitapta oldukça eksiklikler var. Baş karakterimiz Thomas maşallah nasıl bir adamsa kadınlara olan ilgisi onun tek zayıflığı...Peki bu karşılıksız mı? Tabii ki de değil... Nasıl oluyorsa çevresindeki herkesin ilgisini çekebiliyor. Bu tarz karakterleri se ...more
Matt
Apr 27, 2013 Matt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Brokaw's second novel brings our main character back on the scene, newly made famous for his work on the rediscovery of Atlantis and a mainstream '50 Shades-like' novel, with a new discovery in the heart of Turkey. While the reader is tossed back into the world of ancient relics written in long-dead languages, one cannot wonder the extent of the Dan Brown/Sam Bourne influence, especially as the biblical connections rise to the surface. That said, it is the intricate detail in which Brokaw lays o ...more
Jennifer
Mar 26, 2011 Jennifer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
The Lucifer Code is the second book to feature Dr. Thomas Lourds, but the first one I've read. Thomas is rather famous, between being the foremost expert in languages, discovering the lost city of Atlantis and penning a popular novel that make the ladies swoon. Each of these accomplishments goes hand-in-hand with different sides of Thomas's personality. He's a highly educated, intelligent and knows it. He's got a lust for adventure. And he's a ladies man who fancy's himself quite attractive to t ...more
Jennifer
Jan 27, 2011 Jennifer rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
In the Lucifer Code the main character, Dr. Thomas Lourds a linguistic specialist arrives in Turkey only to be kidnapped upon arrival. It seems that Lourds is a commodity that everyone wants. His specialty is what is needed to decipher an ancient scroll.

This is my first time to read Brokaw’s work and I felt as though the characters were a little flat. Lourds, for instance, was a dirty old man bordering on being a pervert. I really couldn’t stand this character. In my opinion, he didn’t fit the
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Kristina
May 04, 2012 Kristina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Jason Golomb
When I got through the first quarter of "Lucifer's Code", I started considering whether I should give this pulp archaeo-historical-thriller four or three stars. The introductory scenes were that good. High action, quick and witty dialogue and a reasonably smart storyline. Honestly, I was teetering on the 4-stars v 3-stars debate through the first half of the book. Unfortunately for me, and for the potential 4-star rating, this is when things started falling apart.

The first half of the book is a
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Caroline
Aug 17, 2010 Caroline rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I tried to persevere I really did! Every few days I read 30-50 pages but eventually 3/4 through... I gave up, I didn't care and swiftly gave it away...to the charity shop! I only gave it 1 star because it wasn't so bad that I wouldn't presume someone, somewhere would think it a good read. Otherwise I wouldn't have rated it at all. I certainly wouldn't have past it on to a friend. It's a book that reads like an action/thriller MOVIE with a thin plot, far to many characters and had I strained my b ...more
Jam Sinclair
May 09, 2016 Jam Sinclair rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a brilliant series! I am loving it :) If you enjoyed The Atlantis Code then you won't be disappointed with this one. Fast-paced, gripping, mysterious, an explosive ending and again with a good knowledge of facts, this has left me wanting to start book 3 right now.
(still waiting for Amazon to deliver it tho :( lol)

4.5 stars
Tara
Jun 01, 2011 Tara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-i-own
I have mixed feelings on this book. I like the action and history in it, but I felt that the storyline was a little far fetched and I am becoming not too fond of the main character. I like that he is really smart but he is so full of himself and sleeps with every woman he comes in contact with, it becomes a little annoying at times. There is also a part at the end of the book where they are searching for other pieces of the puzzle that the author completely skips over. They find the first piece ...more
Sidney
Apr 29, 2014 Sidney rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A light page-turner about the pursuit of a lost companion document to the Book of Revelation. Dr. Thomas Lourdes, a linguist, maybe the world's best linguist, is swept into the quest for the Scroll of Joy while in Istanbul.

As events go awry in the Middle East, Lourdes reels from one conflict to the next, trying to avert the end of the world.

There are some fun moments, a great sidekick in gun-smuggling gun for hire Cleena and a lot of fun chases through catacombs and underground chambers.

The bo
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Scott Thomas
My first foray into reading a work of Charles Brokaw. The first half of the book was full of action and plot and well written, too. The third quarter slowly got progressively worse, as though the author was himself getting tired of writing this particular book, or was writing to a very tight deadline.

The end of the book, I can only describe as being bad. The ending pages left me speechless. Not in a good way, it must be pointed out.. I was debating with myself on giving this book a 2 or a 3 star
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David Matthews
Oct 22, 2010 David Matthews rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This guy should give up writing! Okay i little harsh, i admit. I had just read the 7TH Scroll by Wilbur Smith, which i quite enjoyed and was hoping this might be in the same mould but Wilbur Smith is a far more superior writer
This is a sort of Indiana Jones type of tale. Its far fetched and i suppose the author meant it to be that way but by the end of the first 60 pages, i was hoping the hero's would get killed ( i didnt like any of them ) The plot was boarding on ludicrous, the script cheesy
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Mary Heath
May 24, 2010 Mary Heath rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I loved this book. I had never read anything by Charles Brokaw before. The Lucifer Code was fast paced, funny, and kept me on the edge of my seat. The characters were all likable and the story was well written. The only thing about the book that I was midly disappointed in was the last 3 pages or so. I thought the ending was a little rushed and I was left wanting more. But overall I definitely give this book 5 stars and look forward to reading more books written by Charles Brokaw.
Also a big than
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David Schwan
The second book in the series and fourth one I've read. This book answered some questions that show up in the later books, lol. Like all of the books there is plenty of action and travel. It would have been nice to have more detail late in the story and less earlier. Some of the back story could have been better developed. In some ways the book reads like most of it was done and it was too long and the all the hardcore editing was at the tail end of the book. If you are reading the series this i ...more
Jill
Jul 16, 2013 Jill rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book after struggling with more serious reading when my book club had chosen to read Galileo's Daughter. The action kept my interest though the character development was rather shallow or reaching by times. I probably wouldn't buy the other books in this series, but would likely get around to reading them if a friend offered to lend them to me.
Josh
Jan 30, 2016 Josh rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
While the previous book did a couple of interesting things combining a couple of disparate legends together, it didn't have much else going for it.

This book continues the sins of the previous one, and doesn't bring anything interesting to the table to compensate. In fact, the resolution goes off the rails pretty dramatically -- bringing in a much more blatant supernatural element that doesn't fit the tone of the prior installment or the first two-thirds of this book.

The lead character is especia
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Boston Book Bums
Sep 29, 2010 Boston Book Bums rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The Lucifer Code is Omen III meets DaVinci Code, with indelicate technique and heavy handed prose making for a very disappointing book.
High Wycombe Library
May 20, 2014 High Wycombe Library rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: f-adventure
The Lucifer Code , the second in the Thomas Lourds series is an intriguing and fast paced adventure, that for the most part, is a story you don't want to put down. However, for me, it suffers somewhat from an ill-conceived and abrupt ending, that doesn't do justice to the rest of the story. ^GE

If you liked The Lucifer Code why not try:

The Tenth Chamber by Glenn Cooper
The Book Of Secrets by Tom Harper
The Noah's Ark Quest by Boyd Morrison
Jenny Delandro
My inner was doing a happy dance...
Here is a mystery with ancient history and intrigue and a little sexual tension...
Charles takes 444 pages to get the Passage of Omens ...
but between chapters 23 and 24, 10 days have passed...
and the most important things that Thomas is looking for are mentioned in two paragraphs in p470 and suddenly we have a new focus...
last few chapters follow what you expect but there is suddenly a supernatural element that feels like the author has used it to get out of a
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Dustin
Sep 29, 2010 Dustin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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William Bentrim
Sep 04, 2010 William Bentrim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Lucifer Code by Charles Brokaw

Thomas Lourds’ linguistic talents land him in another intriguing mystery. A voluptuous colleague, a nubile IRA assassin and a secret society assist Lourds in solving a mystery of biblical proportions. The forces of evil marshal to thwart Lourds in solving a linguistic nightmare that purports to change the world.

As in the Atlantis Code, Brokaw paints vivid characters with strong characteristics. His main protagonist, Thomas Lourds, is a world famous linguist of
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Leah (packfan20)
Dec 24, 2010 Leah (packfan20) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads, 2010
Goodreads win - May 15, 2010

I'm debating between 3-stars and 4-stars but since it's the Christmas season, I'll round up. This is not typically my type of book, especially when the front cover compares it to the DaVinci Code, which I didn't like. However, this book intrigued me. It was not a fast read by any means. It took me quite a while to get through it even though it kept my attention. I don't think all the pieces fell together until the end which usually bothers me but in this case, it was
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Clockstein Lockstein
The Lucifer Code by Charles Brokaw is the sequel to The Atlantis Code featuring linguist Thomas Lourds. Lourds is in Istanbul to speak at the university for his sometime lover and friend professor Olympia Adnan when he is kidnapped by Irish mercenary Cleena, but before she can whisk him away, another group attempts to capture him, and they are on the run for their lives. Brought to a Muslim group, Lourds is presented with a book that no one has been able to translate, and if he can manage it, he ...more
Sean Menon
Feb 24, 2011 Sean Menon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think the Lucifer Code is one of the best mystery/fiction books I have read in a long time. The author puts lots of action into the book with a modern edge to keep you entertained throughout. There are several settings in this book including Istanbul Turkey and New York City. In the beginning, Dr. Thomas Lourds is a professor at Harvard University and goes to Turkey to uncover some ancient artifacts. At the airport he meets a young Irish woman that lures him into being kidnapped by the Qayin ...more
Suresh
Sep 26, 2011 Suresh rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
worst book ever. this guy beats matthew reilly (yes, the "7 sacred stones" guy) by a wide margin. those who have lost faith in humanity need only see that a majority of ppl have given 5,4 and 3 *'s for this book for it to get restored magically (those who have given 1* and 2* thinking they are severe: don't fool yourselves people. you are not. you are merely good at hiding your bleeding hearts. that's all).

so best of luck ppl, thanks to your generous ratings we'll be bombarded by such classics i
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Cheryl
Nov 07, 2010 Cheryl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dr. Thomas Lourds has just arrived in Istanbul, Turkey. He is there to teach at the Istanbul University. Dr. Lourds is greeted by a sexy, red head at the airport. Before Dr. Lourds knows what is happening, he is kidnapped.

CIA Special Agent James Dawson has a mess on his hands. The plan was to get Dr. Lourds…quickly in and quickly out. Someone else beat the CIA to the punch. That someone else appears to be the Irish Republican Army.

Everyone wants Dr. Lourds. There is an ancient scroll that was
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Orchid
Feb 21, 2011 Orchid rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
The Lucifer Code was good and the story had a lot of potential, but sadly this book fell a bit flat for me.
I actually almost didn't finish reading it because I just didn't like the main character Professor Lourds; his character made it really hard for me to get in the book. He was just a very unlikeable guy, plus he came across as...well as a bit of man-ho (and that was within the first two or so pages). So I did something I rarely, if ever do. I went ahead and read the last three pages of the
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Kevin Kazokas
Jan 18, 2013 Kevin Kazokas rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I struggled with this one. The author essentially tells this story along two tracks, one involving the highly skilled but overly trusting linguist and archaeologist Dr. Lourds, who plays the hero unwittingly, the other concentrating on fictional U.S. Vice President Elliot Webster's plan for a power grab and world domination via a crisis he stirs in Saudi Arabia. Webster has more than just political ambition, which becomes perfectly evident as the novel traces toward a climactic confrontation bet ...more
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Charles Brokaw is a pseudonym for an author, academic, and college educator living in the Midwest. He’s had a rich and varied life, and is fascinated by history, human accomplishment, and archeology. He began the book The Atlantis Code after seeing an article in a scholarly journal. The piece featured a satellite photo, and pointed out ruins visible in Spain which matched closely the description o ...more
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