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Greg Valdez operates just the other side of the line, as a thief for private collectors. He's known as the best in the business. You name it, he's stolen it-from jewels to fine art. Now his mission takes him to an ancient monastery in Portugal, to steal a priceless artifact-the true Shroud of Turin-from beneath the altar. Centuries-old oaths and traditions come into play a ...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Word Wright International
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Micheal Rivers
Mar 17, 2012 Micheal Rivers rated it it was amazing

Grabs you straight out of the gate and takes you into a world of intrigue, mystery, romance, and the adventure of a lifetime! Valdez is a character straight from the heart with the values that set him apart from the ordinary man. Mr. Starkey has put you in the story from start to finish with every step Valdez takes.
Move to the edge of your seat because this is where you’ll stay until the end of the story. This book is extremely well written with characters that will be remembered in years to com
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Dannie Hill
Jul 18, 2012 Dannie Hill rated it it was amazing
SOLOMON’S MEN by Glenn Starkey is on my list of top books!

This is a tale of modern day Templar Knights and their total commitment to protect a Christian artifact, at any cost and the man, Gregory Valdez, whoo is contracted to steal a pouch, without knowing its contents. He is to return the pouch to its rightful ower—or so he thinks.

SOLOMON’S MEN is a strong character based tale in which I am sure took many hours of research. It is a tale will make you believe in the truth of it.

A Thriller where
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Norma Budden
Jun 24, 2012 Norma Budden rated it it was amazing
I have to add another name to my list of favorite authors: Glenn Starkey. I just finished reading Solomon's Men and can't quite put into words what I'm feeling about this book which grips me in the inner recesses of my soul.

This book is based upon Greg Valdez, a professional thief, being hired to steal the Holy Burial Shroud of Jesus from a monastery in Portugal. However, the story which unfolds is outstanding in the telling, descriptive to the point of enabling me to take part in everything th
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Lynn Hallbrooks
Mar 04, 2013 Lynn Hallbrooks rated it it was amazing
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Having been in several social media circles with Mr. Starkey, I was really looking forward to reading his books. I'm so glad that I did, it gave me a whole new perspective on things.

This book is a great mixture of Action/Adventure, Religious History, and Romance.

Greg Valdez encounters a client whose motives are less than honorable. This leads him on an adventure that changes his whole world.

I loved the book and highly recommend it to anyone who isn't afraid to hear that sometimes Christians hav
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Sandra  Valente
Dec 31, 2011 Sandra Valente rated it it was amazing
I'll start by saying that after reading The Cobra and Scarab: A Novel of Ancient Egypt which I received from this author, I was more than interested to find out IF I would enjoy this book as much as I loved the above mentioned title. Well, as I never mentioned to the author that I had bought this one, I can now categorically state that it was brilliant. I don't know what it is about Glenn Starkey, but again, the story telling, the vivid descriptions of everything and anything are just amazing in ...more
Harvey Burgess
Mar 22, 2012 Harvey Burgess rated it it was amazing
The biggest mystery about Glenn Starkey's "Solomon's Men" is why there hasn't been an international buzz about it, why it hasn't long ago been optioned for a movie, why it hasn't become the 'gold standard' of action/adventure novels. It is, without a doubt, one of the most gripping action yarns I've read in a long while. The protagonist, Greg Valdez, is Jack Reacher with a larger heart but every bit as skilled and imposing as Lee Child's hulking hero. Valdez is a professional antiquities thief w ...more
Jeff Dawson
Oct 10, 2012 Jeff Dawson rated it liked it
Action Packed!

This is a fast paced thriller to say the least. An art thief, Mr. Valdez has accepted his last assignment in a long and illustrious career. His specialty is locating stolen works of art and returning them to their original owners. The pay is good, but not enough for his final dream of being able to permanently have his autistic son Daniel and his nurse by his side. To achieve the goal he takes on a mission with trepidation. He must break into the Monastery in Tomar, Portugal and s
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Glenn Starkey
Nov 12, 2011 Glenn Starkey rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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MWSA Review of “Solomon’s Men”
10 Nov 2011
Author: Glenn Starkey
Genre: Fiction Sub-Category: Mystery/Thriller
Reviewed by: Edward Cox

Solomon's Men is a fast-paced and enjoyable read. Glenn Starkey’s protagonist, Greg Valdez is an art thief with a shadowy past. Commissioned to steal a priceless artifact from an ancient Portuguese monastery, Valdez soon discovers that possessing the artifact puts him and his family in danger. Hunted by a secret sect of Templar Knights and the secretive millionaire wh
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Jake Starkey
Mar 03, 2008 Jake Starkey rated it it was amazing
Shelves: recommended
In full disclosure this is my father's debut novel.

However, I can tell you that I read it with one thought in mind, "What's gonna happen if I don't like it?"

Thankfully I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a fun action adventure novel written in detail without becoming more about the details then the characters.

Yes, I am a little biased, but you know what? Still liked the book.
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Glenn Starkey is a Vietnam veteran, former Marine Corps Sergeant, Texas law enforcement officer, retired as a security manager of a major global corporation, was a security consultant, lectures on a variety of subjects, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Security Management. His travels and experiences, in addition to a love of history, are the foundations of his six novels.

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