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The Righteous Men by Sam Bourne
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Oct 20, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: brain-candy, brooklyn
Read in June, 2006

This was real page turner. Will Monroe, Jr. is a twenty-something reporter with the New York Times who has stumbled onto something odd. Someone is killing righteous men all across the planet. While investigating this, Monroe encounters troubling forces in Brooklyn’s Hassidic community, and ultimately uncovers a plot based in obscure religious belief, effected by a surprising cast of villains. Oh yeah, his wife is kidnapped by the Hassids and he is pursued by the evil-doers. It is Da-Vinci-Code-fun to read, one I was loath to put down. This is a top notch summer read.
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message 1: by Jan (new)

Jan Rice I didn't know anybody but me had read this one!

Will Byrnes (and now there are two) What's not to like?

message 3: by Jan (new)

Jan Rice Well, for one thing, when I looked at (probably) Amazon reviews back at the time I read it, some people complained it was a Dan Brown rip-off. But I could follow it better than I could follow The Da Vinci Code (the only one of his I read and one of the only books I've ever gotten rid of.

Will Byrnes I confess I enjoyed Davinci and another in that series. (Angels and Demons?) Sometimes it feels right to put one's brain on a shelf and let it air out for a while as one goes about other things. Fortunately I was able to find my ticket and redeemed the brain before it became too aerated. This one added a bit of fun for familiar local color.

message 5: by Jan (new)

Jan Rice Here's one you might like if the mood strikes you. I did. Blasphemy

Will Byrnes Sounds like fun. Consider it TBRd

Rajan Called next Dan Brown. Well not exactly. Average book. Not impressed.

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