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Le Secret du dixième tombeau (Charlotte Hennesey #1)

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Jérusalem, berceau de la Terre sainte. Sous le Mont du Temple, un caveau inconnu... Armée jusqu'aux dents, explosifs à la ceinture, une poignée d'hommes s'apprête à engager la dernière Croisade... Bientôt, les mercenaires s'envolent dans un tonnerre de détonations, les bras chargés du fruit de leur sacrilège...Que recélait vraiment cette crypte ? Et qui sont ces hommes sur ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 597 pages
Published February 11th 2010 by Pocket (first published January 1st 2007)
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Mar 02, 2010 Radwa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
يا للأسف
كان عندى آمال كبيرة بساعات من القراءة الممتعة مع تلك الرواية, لكنها- مثل كثير قبلها و أكثر بعدها - خذلتنى.
ما جذبنى إليها أولا هو العبارة المطبوعة على الغلاف الأخير بأنها ( أخيرا رواية تنافس شفرة دافنشى), و لأننى أعجبت جدا برواية شفرة دافنشى فقد ابتعتها و أنا أدرك أن التشابه بين الروايتين منذ البداية سيكون كبيرا.
الرواية متشعبة كثيرا على أكثر من محور : رواية صلب السيد المسيح و قيامه من الموت , هيكل سليمان أسفل المسجد الأقصى و مدى صحة ادعاءات اليهود حول وجوده, حقيقة فرسان الهيكل ( و هو موضو
I'm a sucker for these books. I always love a blend of real history and fiction with a touch of secret conspiracies. This one fits the bill nicely.

With a good cast and, for once, very little romance getting in the way the book rolls smoothly along keeping me wanting to know more. The two sides of the story were well entwined with neither side getting boring before switching keeping them both fresh.

An enjoyable book with a little twist near the end I liked I look forward to reading the next book
Christine Zibas
Feb 13, 2016 Christine Zibas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The publication of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code has inspired many authors to write their own takes on what may have happened in the life of Jesus and following his death. With a history rich in relics, Knights Templar, and Middle Eastern machinations, The Sacred Bones by author Michael Byrnes is part of this segment of mysteries surrounding the question of just what happened to Jesus after his death in Jerusalem. Unlike other books in this subgenre, however, Byrnes brings a fresh twist to his story ...more
Ioana Savin
Nu mi-a plăcut. Autorul, deşi vrea să introducă în naraţiune o schemă cinematografică, pentru a ne arăta cum se derulează acţiunea în diferite unghiuri spaţio-temporale, nu face decât să creeze o harababură totală: episoadele sale se termină brusc, pentru a lăsa loc altora, iar personajele sale nu sunt memorabile. Nu găsesc niciun personaj de care să mă pot ataşa.

În niciun caz această carte nu poate fi comparată cu "Codul lui DaVinci" a lui Dan Brown, aşa cum se laudă coperta. Dan Brown este un
Jul 05, 2015 David rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nicely written and very entertaining. Sometimes you keep reading to discover when the experts in the book will cotton on to what you have already decided is happening and this was one of those books. The plot was fairly obvious but the author kept you interested and there was a sprinkling of thriller thrown in to keep you turning the pages. The title sort of gives the plot away as well. I liked the DNA analysis and the conclusions that drew and felt that was quite a good portrayal of the bones' ...more
Sep 28, 2012 Paola rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
'The Sacred Bones', o 'Relictum' en su edición en español, es un libro que pretende ser una mezcla entre un thriller con tintes religiosos al estilo de 'The Da Vinci Code' y el programa televisivo 'Bones'.

La mezcla de las ideas presenta una buena amalgama y la lectura es bastante fluida; aún cuando no sepamos absolutamente nada sobre genética y anatomía, la historia de la religión católica o sobre los marcos político-religiosos de las disputas entre musulmanes y judíos, el autor nos proporciona
Will Byrnes
There must be a particular sub-genre of the action-adventure novel, one that relies on a discovery from antiquity that has real-world implications for power in the 21st century, or that upends hundreds or thousands of years of presumed wisdom. Surely the top of this heap is The DaVinci Codes. Righteous Men by Sam Bourne and Map of Bones by James Rollins pop to mind. There are many others. In this one, an ossuary is discovered under the Temple Mount. Could the bones found there in be those of Jes ...more
Shelby Lee
This is an interesting cover to me. I think it's instantly recognizable to anyone who's familiar with the idea of crucifixion. It also irritated me a little bit when I first saw it because one of the first things I remember learning about actual crucifixion is that the nails went through the wrists, not the hands.

Anyway. This book is one of those sort of re-writing history tales. As in, hey look, we found this cool old thing and it completely changes lots of important things we thought we unders
☆ Ruth ☆
I'm about 60% through with this book and I'm not sure if I'll finish it. There are marked similarities with Dan Brown's Inferno and I thoroughly disliked that book. This is marginally more interesting but also silly and unbelievable in many places.... including two supposedly world class scientists who don't appear to have a brain cell between them.
Henri Moreaux
Sooo, apparently I'm a touch behind in my reviews - I was given this book by the publisher in 2007 and now (2014) have just gotten around to reading it.

This however isn't all bad news (for me) as whilst the book is entertaining it's certainly not genre breaking or keep-you-up-at-night material.

It starts with an unusual theft, moves along with a certain level of predictability using a mix of science, history and religion to advance the narrative. Then comes the inevitable twist.

To be fair the las
Feb 11, 2015 Sally rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
An interesting idea, but extremely descriptive. Byrnes seems to need to give a description of the background of every single character on introduction, making the early part of the book tedious to read. The dialogue is direct and the characters have no evolution through the story (bar one lesser character). A frustrating read up to the last 100 pages when the story picks up a bit. Even then, the dramatic climax was mostly explanation (for the bulk of those last 100 pages). There were no surprise ...more
Vismitha Mahesh
Apr 27, 2015 Vismitha Mahesh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the first half of the book. I enjoyed how the suspense was maintained in spite of it being obvious whose sacred bones the title refers to. The way the author keeps one hooked is laudable but come second half,the suspense and the slow build up of the promise of something big in the coming pages just does not pace out and the reader is left waiting and in the end disappointed but considering that this was the first book by Michael Byrnes, it is a tremendous job and I look forward to more o ...more
May 06, 2009 Marsha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Julie H.
Feb 04, 2009 Julie H. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
So once you get beyond the cover art (i.e., crucifixion spikes were driven through the wrists and only smaller nails were driven through the palms, if at all), you enter a fun little book that so wants to be The DaVinci Code meets CSI. The dust jacket reveals that the author studied theology, which I found kind of interesting as you wouldn't expect such a person to be as likely to go to the conspiracy theory place. Of course, I was no less surprised by the fact that someone with such a backgroun ...more
Oct 15, 2012 Mel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very good story- fast paced, not predictable, interesting topic. I loved the locations- especially Jerusalem- one of my favorite places. It was a new twist on a familiar tale- Templars, Joseph of Arimathea, etc. Hardly groundbreaking theories, though- the premise was a bit far-fetched to be taken seriously and the explanations of the three major faiths were superficial at best. But it was a fun read.

SPOILER ALERT!!! If you are sensitive about religious topics, you might find this sto
Apr 20, 2010 Tannia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
On his debut novel, The Sacred Bones, author Michael Byrnes brings us a fascinating mix of myths, legends, and themes of today in a controversial story full of intrigue, conspiracy, murder, modern technology and religion- the perfect combination for a breath taking story.

The book starts with the story of the Knights of the Temple and their duties regarding the Church and its secrets. The story then moves forward and the suspense starts in Jerusalem's present time. A relic is stolen from beneath
I honestly expected to hate this book. I picked it up for a very low price with equally low expectations, all the while thinking that the premise was much like that of another set of books I can never quite decide on (not naming names, I'll just refer to them as the Va Dinci Code), so this one didn't exactly fill me with hopes.

The archaeological thriller has grown in popularity since the Va Dinci Code; I'm not about to sit here and claim that they didn't exist before then (I've seen Indiana Jon
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Jan 05, 2016 Katy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good Da Vinci Code-esque book. Lots of merging of historical and scientific information wrapped together to form an intriguing storyline. I thought it was also very education as it touched on the historical teachings of many religions. Some sections were a bit slow because of the extensive information given, but the alternating locations and characters kept it moving.

I would recommend this book to those who like Dan Brown's books and religious thrillers.
Feb 22, 2008 Roxanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I know I said I was done with religious historical mystery suspense thrillers, but apparently not. This was a good one! A secret crypt is found deep beneath the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It contains ten ossuaries--stone boxes that hold a dead person's bones. One of these ossuaries is elaborately decorated and holds the bones of an unidentified crucified man. Our crack geneticist makes a series of unexpected discoveries that lead her to wonder: could these be the bones of Jesus Christ??

An ossuary (stone burial box containing bones) rumored to contain the remains of Jesus Christ is stolen from a crypt beneath the sacred grounds of Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The theft exacerbates the political and religious turmoil already prevalent in the region. Meanwhile at the Vatican, Anthropoligist Giovanni Bersei and geneticist Charlotte Hennesey are called upon to examine the ossuary. What follows is a deadly chase to uncover the truth behind the relics.

Explosives, a Vatican conspiracy,
May 25, 2010 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, fiction
This was a relatively standard conspiracy theory novel, the likes of which have gained popularity in recent years. When an ancient ossuary is unearthed containing the remains of a first century crucified man, the foundations of faith are challenged. The plot shifts between Israel, where conflict is brewing, and The Vatican, where the remains are being studied. As conclusions are reached and motives are revealed, a history involving Christ, Joseph of Arimathea and the Knights Templar unfolds with ...more
Karen Wiland
Mar 16, 2016 Karen Wiland rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'At the crossroads of Christian, Islamic and Jewish faiths, an ancient artifact is stolen from a long-hidden vault located directly beneath Jerusalem's Temple Mount...' This is a spine-tingling thriller...if you red this book, you need to put aside your religious beliefs and read it as FICTION.
Dec 29, 2014 Brandon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, 2014
First half was so slow moving and predictable I almost put it down for good. But the second half moves along better, is more interesting and the end was worth it. As another Da Vinci Code wannabe, it works, stays right on the formula. I *may* read the sequel, but not right away.
Feb 27, 2010 Outis rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
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May 20, 2010 Tara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-i-own
This was a fairly decent read. I like historical thrillers to be fairly accurate but I'm not sure how accurate this is. Everything sounded plausable up until he mentioned that the romans renamed the sea god poseidon after that I questioned everything he wrote.if you don't care about that and are looking for a fast read containing religion and forensics I recommend it. Its a fascinating story about a set of bones that were hidden by the Knights Templar that could shake up the Christian, Jewish an ...more
Another Dan Brown clone but still an engaging thriller even if Byrnes can not pull off the suspense which characterised The Da Vinci Code. We have the secret about the life (or is it the death of Christ) which will rock Christianity to its foundations, the small group of Catholics who will use ruthless means to prevent this secret coming out, the merciless killer who does the dirty work, and the biologist, archaeologist and anthropologist who uncover the story behind the bones at great risk to t ...more

I read this book in the days before Easter, and I think that is the perfect time for this novel.

A friend of me really liked it and recommended it to me.

It sounds all very Dan Brown-like. A mysterious box with bones is found, people are willing to kill to make sure they have it, but for some reason I liked this book better. Perhaps is was the - not completely accurate, but still interesting - genetics that was in there, I don't really know but I liked reading it. Perhaps another plus
Feb 06, 2013 Leya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-book
The book deals with a very controversial subject. What would happen if the bones of Jesus were found? Can you imagine? This book gives us a little bit of that. It brings up questions: Are people ready for such an extraordinary discovery? What about other religions?

Questions aside. The book was wonderful. I loved the way that the author just grabbed from the beginning and didn't let me go until the very end. It was fast paced, the whole story takes place in seven days. The characters were intere
Bernie Schaeffer
Jan 25, 2015 Bernie Schaeffer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intriguing what if thriller based on the core of Christian belief
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