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Pentecost by J.F. Penn
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Aug 29, 11

Read in August, 2011

After picking up Pentecost for my Kindle, I blew through the novel in a single weekend. It's a solid read that will appeal to fans of Dan Brown's world-spanning religious conspiracy thrillers. Pentecost blends adventure and historical detail with an intriguing take on the Resurrection and the strange objects that it spawned. Joanna Penn's story features a strong female protagonist in Morgan Sierra, who is drawn well, with fears and dark secrets masked by a military-born tough streak. Most of the other characters are also well-detailed, especially the villains, who can often evoke both sympathy and disgust in equal measure. It reminds me of some older pulp stories, which might be where some folks are finding Indiana Jones references. Add in a very subtle dash of techno-thriller, solidly-written action scenes, interesting interpersonal subplots, and you've got a story many readers will have trouble putting down. Looking forward to what the author comes up with next.
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