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The Babylon Gene

2.89  ·  Rating Details  ·  38 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
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Forget everything you think you know. Here is the mother of all conspiracy thrillers, a secret that was written in blood at the dawn of history...

2004: when violent Jihadists bomb a Masonic lodge in Istanbul, the Turkish military enlist maverick British agent Toby Ashe to find the cause of the attack.

Hurled into a tense race against the CI
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ebook, 642 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Head of Zeus
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Christopher McIntosh
This book starts with a bang – literally! – when the Istanbul police are called to investigate the bombing of a masonic lodge. The story then moves at rollercoaster pace, involving Jihadists, Freemasonry, the CIA, the SAS and the Yezidis, that persecuted and misunderstood religious group that has been much in the news recently. Underlying the story is a mind-boggling conspiracy and an age-old secret for which the superpowers are contending. There is a quirky hero, the British intelligence agent ...more
Nerine Dorman
October 8, 2013: Unghhh... If anything, this book has piqued my interest with regard to finding out more about the Yezidis as a people. Mostly, I feel this book tries to do too much. Lots and lots of exposition.

December 3, 2013:
Freemasonry certainly provides a fascinating theme to treat in fiction, and it’s clear that Churton is knowledgeable about his subject. Equally fascinating is the Yezidi tribe – an ancient culture predating Islam that has often faced persecution – and it’s obvious Churto
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Dave
Feb 03, 2014 Dave rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A well thought out book that I would recommend.
Marilyn
Jan 03, 2013 Marilyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It does want to go in several directions at one time, but that's the beauty of the plot. A lot of foreign names to try to keep track of, but it all boils down to one mitigating factor. We're all brothers/sisters under the skin.
Paul
Sep 14, 2013 Paul rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I struggled through this book and the story seems to have something missing in the story but i'm not sure what. I liked the Toby Ash character and if there's a follow up book maybe we will see his character built apon.
Mike
Feb 01, 2015 Mike rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
very good book. the book gives you more insight in yezidi and kurds culture. The setting is europe and iraq and the forces that battle against eachother. The main character is an british intelligence officer.
Mickey Hoffman
Sep 30, 2012 Mickey Hoffman rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book seems to want to go ten directions at once, so it didn't keep my
attention. I tried to keep reading because some of the plot lines were
interesting, but in the end I gave up at the half way point.
Karen Chong
Apr 05, 2013 Karen Chong rated it did not like it
I tried to "get into" this book, but I just couldn't find it interesting. It was an interesting concept, but the pacing seemed to drag. I got to about 100 pages in, but couldn't make myself go any further.
Jennifer
Feb 08, 2013 Jennifer rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
After reading over 200 pages, I still didn't understand what was going on. Too many sub plots and not much connection.
Leigh Crowther
Apr 03, 2013 Leigh Crowther rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't get into this book and that takes a lot of doing gave up about a fifth of the way through
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