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The Witch of Babylon by D.J. McIntosh
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Sep 18, 2011

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bookshelves: fiction, mystery
Read in July, 2011

I think this is a debut novel. It stimulated me to read more about the Middle East cultures through history. It includes many conquests reported in the Bible, and also of Egypt and Ethiopia, & south ( sons of Ham) - including the diversities of belief leading to terror today. From Abraham onward, the history was documented in the Baghdad Museum looted in the overthrow of Sudam H where the story begins. Disclosure of a treasure ( of course, a la Steve Berry) launches a race.

The historical information disclosed as the mystery unfolds is so interesting. As a mystery reading buff, I watch carefully for clues, dropped discrepancies, etc. I saw a few that turned out to be lack of editing. He has no money, then buys something. Maybe I missed something? Hurried into print? Off-putting. But a great read with a fund of knowledge.

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