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The Last Testament by Sam Bourne
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Apr 29, 12

Read from April 25 to 29, 2012

Another sensational book by Sam Bourne, exploring not only a fast-paced thriller genre, but also some ancient biblical mystery. Set against the latest round of the Middle East peace talks, Bourne brings together a peace negotiator and the son of the man with the key to the secret, sending them on a mission to uncover this secret and keep from being killed.

Bourne uses some key elements to push the story and its plot forward; namely the ongoing push for peace in the region, with the US as its key negotiator; an ancient mystery that could either derail or solidify the talks; and the rush against time to discover the secret and get it to those who need it before time runs out. Set mainly in Israel and the Occupied Territory, Bourne spices things up with masked men, murders, and just enough technology that the3 reader cannot help but forging ahead to see just what happened. Without being overly preachy, Bourne lays out some of the key concerns in the Peace process and the actors involved. While names can be interchanged, the premise remains the same. Historically gripping as well, Bourne adds just enough history to keep the reader informed and yet not bogged down.

While no biblical scholar, this book surpasses anything Dan Brown has written with a religious undertone. Perhaps the world should look to Bourne and ask if he has uncovered some ancient mysteries long forgotten.

Excellent work, Mr. Bourne. I am hooked!
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