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Brotherhood of the Tomb

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The tombs have always been there beneath the city of Jerusalem. At first obscure, then hidden, then lost entirely, it was a place where death went about its business unseen. Where the living had become the dead and their mourners had in turn been mourned. And then, in 1968, a discovery is made that is so shattering that the reverberations echo through time. For the tombs a ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by Doubleday (first published August 24th 1989)
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Nov 26, 2008 Eric_W rated it really liked it

Fans of Ken Follett and Umberto Eco will both enjoy Brotherhood of the Tomb. The author, Daniel Easterman, (a pseudonym), is a former professor of Islamic studies at Newcastle University who brings a great deal of biblical history and middle eastern studies to his novels.

It's difficult to review this book without giving away the plot. suffice it to say, the hero, an ex-CIA agent, who reads Aramaic, Hebrew, and assorted other languages, stumbles onto a plot which would overthrow the existing reli
Mikiel Ottmar
I liked it, especially the detail and history.
Oct 28, 2007 Robin rated it it was ok
it's the DaVinci Code.
If you like these CIA thrillers, where people get hit over the head with pistols in the dark in one chapter, then wake up in strange farmhouses in the next, to other characters who hold court for 10 pages of exposition and conspiracy theory, then you might like this. I read the first 100 pages, then skimmed the next 50, then jumped ahead to the end and scanned for paragraphs beginning with "That's why..." These books are easy to punch out in afternoon if you need something
Mar 20, 2007 Toni rated it it was amazing
Even though I'm a diehard atheist, this book was quite the thriller. Lots of political intrigue and machinations within the Vatican to keep The Brotherhood, a shadowy group founded, supposedly by Joseph of Arimethea, for the purpose of keeping secret the true circumstances behind the death of Christ, under wraps. Lots of dead language fun!
Nov 11, 2008 Steve rated it it was ok
Another mystery thriller involving a rogue element in the Catholic Church hiding a secret and killing people. Fast action that is not very believable. Interesting, but not the greatest read. I think I might have read a couple of his previous books, The Ninth Buddha and The Seventh Sanctuary.
Jan 12, 2014 Ruben rated it it was amazing
As good as Da Vinci Code!
Aug 05, 2008 Rae rated it liked it
This thriller revolves around the discovery of the bones of Christ and his family and what it might mean for mainstream Christianity. Silly, but lots of fun.
Aug 24, 2013 Ahmad added it
Read it many years ago and totally enjoyed it. For me it was a great jump off point for research around many of its themes. HIGHLY RECOMENDED.
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Aug 21, 2012 Samira Ibrahiem rated it really liked it
This thriller contains some beautiful intense dialogues...didn't expect I would enjoy it that much while buying it ...
Karlene Elliott-mclean
A bit hard to follow but it was okay in the end.
Mar 19, 2013 Gracie rated it liked it
Shelves: suspence
"La fratellanza del sepolcro"
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