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Realm of the Unknown

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  15 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
An investigator from the Israeli Ministry tackles his biggest case yet - trying to track down a powerful villain who may or may not have ties to the supernatural.
Paperback, 1st, 368 pages
Published November 7th 2012 by Inkwater Press
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Fiona Ingram
Nov 17, 2012 Fiona Ingram rated it really liked it
When Vince Ramsey, a forensic archaeologist and Ritual Investigator for the Ministry of Jerusalem attends an utterly horrific scene of slaughter just outside Masada, a spectacle of epic, even supernatural proportions astounds him. Could any human have carried out such an atrocity? The bodies appear to be torn apart by a gigantic force, and burned beyond recognition. A clue, an almost human handprint burned into the ground, reveals signs of talons. Subsequent DNA testing reveals that it comes fro ...more
Rich Stoehr
Feb 23, 2013 Rich Stoehr rated it liked it
From the first century A.D. to the modern day, from Israel to Italy, Realm of the Unknown is a rollercoaster of a story. It also has its ups and downs as a reading experience.

For the most part, James McPike has crafted a fast-paced, intricate story here. Hearkening back to The Da Vinci Code (though thankfully better), we find a tale in these pages that touches on Biblical history, freemasons, the Knights Templar and brings it all into the modern day with an unexplained massacre in Masada. With e
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Victor Gentile
Jun 09, 2013 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing
James B. McPike in his new book, “Realm Of The Unknown” published by Inkwater Press introduces us to Vince Ramsey.

From the back cover: After a gathering of people in Israel are inexplicably slain, a renowned investigator from the Ministry-Vince Ramsey-is called in to investigate. Some experts at the scene believe that only something supernatural could be responsible for such an atrocity. Ramsey ends up finding an ancient artifact that leads him to the Antiquities Authority, where he teams up wit
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Elizabeth Ehlen
Jul 14, 2014 Elizabeth Ehlen rated it liked it
Follow Vince Ramsey and his new acquaintance, the knowledgeable April Fulton, as they track down a serial killer who does not seem to be entirely human. Their journey takes them all over Israel and a few places in Europe as they follow the trail of a secret society based on the teachings of the ancient Pythagoras and slightly more modern Albert Pike, whose secrets are slowly revealed by clues found on an ancient amulet unearthed by Ramsey at the grizzly site of a brutal mass murder. In this Dan ...more
Stuart
Jul 23, 2014 Stuart rated it really liked it
In the Realm of the Unknown, James McPike takes us on a mystery of murder with supernatural leanings. Outside of Masada something unexplainable has happened. Multiple people were murdered in a seemingly ritualistic way that is beyond anything a man could be accused of as the victims were torn apart by something defying human strength. Not only that but they were burned and the only clue is a hand print that was also burned into the ground, a hand print that had talons.

A ritual investigator for t
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Brittany
Jul 25, 2014 Brittany rated it really liked it
The Realm of the Unknown by James B. McPike was quite an interesting read. McPike truly delivers a wonderful story that grasped me from the get go. It is a religious, science-fiction, mystery, thriller that will have you enthralled from page one. While this is a fictional novel it has some basis of biblical proportion and archaeological history; in this sense I believe McPike truly made the novel even better.

Based in Israel mostly with trips to Italy and Pris, we follow an investigator for the
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Deborah Bean
Jul 16, 2014 Deborah Bean rated it it was amazing
Readers that liked The DaVinci Code will love Realm of the Unknown by James B. McPike. I was hooked on this book from the first page. While the book is not necessarily centered on the Church itself, it does deal with a religious artifact. This book if full throttle action, starting with a town getting massacred) to the very end (where the whole world is in danger).
I love a book that keeps you guessing to the end. I had a suspicion on who the killer was, but was still surprised at the end. The c
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Tracey S Choat
Jan 24, 2017 Tracey S Choat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Exciting

Exciting but strange. Not my usual kind of book but I did enjoy it. Good vs evil. I'll read the next book in this series.
Amanda Rhoads
Feb 25, 2013 Amanda Rhoads rated it liked it
Storyline was okay but the writing was simplistic and the ending kind of abrupt. I expected a little more than just 'hey, lets go on vacation now'. There were good moments of suspense and struggle but in general it was just an okay story.
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