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The Cortés Enigma

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John Paul Davis - The Cortes Enigma (The New Release from the best-selling author of The Templar Agenda)

1581: It appeared in the west as the sun was setting, a distant silhouette like a fire on the water. Twelve hours later it appeared again, this time much closer to the mainland…Who was on board or where they came from remained a mystery…No trace of the vessel was ever fo
Kindle Edition, 375 pages
Published February 23rd 2015 (first published June 9th 2014)
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Nancy Silk
May 24, 2015 Nancy Silk rated it really liked it
"A Fact And Fiction Interesting Mystery"

Author John Paul Davis weaves an incredibly intriguing story which begins in 1581 in Mexico. It historically describes Sir Walter Raleigh observing a glowing ship, "Santa Estella," reflecting itself as flames upon the sea. Then it disappears into the night. In 1904, on British Isle of Scilly, a dark coated man, Dr. Thomas Frances Maloney, approaches an old man digging a grave near the Church of St. Lide's. He's looking for ancestral relatives. He comes acr
Having enjoyed The P45 Diaries last year, I've kept following @BenHatch on twitter. Recently I spotted a retweet announcing free copies of The Cortes Enigma on Amazon for one day only. I clicked through!

Set almost entirely on the Scilly Isles, The Cortes Enigma is an entertainingly improbable adventure in the Indiana Jones vein. Indeed a couple of joking references are made to the films which reminded me of our location visit in Almeria. John Paul Davis has obviously spent time thinking out his
Jun 13, 2015 Claire rated it really liked it
The Cortes Enigma is a thoroughly enjoyable read. For any lovers of a story with an historical premise this book hits the mark. It has great pace, characters and plot lines, carrying the reader from start to finish.
I would highly recommend this to anyone.
Aug 03, 2015 Stephen rated it it was amazing
Now this was a fun read. I've never read a book that used the Montezuma/Cortes/Aztec premise so well. The twists and turns that this book takes is so pleasurable that the reader will not be able to put it down.
Sep 07, 2015 Aimee rated it did not like it
I would have given this book a higher rating, but the end was sudden and felt rushed. Very disappointing - the book started off well and then just started losing steam until it felt like the author gave up at the end. There's a sequel coming out and I won't be reading it
May 07, 2015 Robert rated it really liked it
Good story

I like light reading. It's typically British that everyone seems to die but it's the start of a trilogy so ill be reading it
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John Paul Davis is the international bestselling author of six thriller novels and three historical biographies. His websites are and

His first novel, The Templar Agenda, an historical thriller, has been ranked in the UK top 20, including top 3 in thrillers and number 1 in religious fiction. It has also appeared in the top 20 in religious ficti
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