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The Riddle of Solomon

(The Sarah Weston Chronicles #2)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  69 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Cambridge archaeologist Sarah Weston and anthropologist Daniel Madigan team up for another expedition and adventure in this second book in the Sarah Weston Chronicles. While working on the Qaryat al-Fau archaeological site in Saudi Arabia, the pair uncovers a mysterious ancient scroll composed as a riddle. As they attempt to date and decipher the scroll, a flurry of ills b ...more
Paperback, 471 pages
Published July 1st 2013 by Medallion Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Kerstin Cordes
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Richtig klasse geschrieben. Wer Indianer Jones mag, wird das Buch sicher mögen. Mich hat es sehr gut und auch sehr spannend unterhalten.
Amy Lignor
Feb 23, 2014 rated it really liked it

This amazing thriller focuses on the history of the Near East as seen through the eyes of Sarah Weston and Daniel Madigan. Fans have been waiting for this one with bated breath, Book II in the ‘The Sarah Weston Chronicles’, and they can rest assured that this continuation definitely does not disappoint.

As we meet up with the duo, they’re working on an archaeological site in Saudi Arabia and come across a scroll out in the desert that’s written in the form of a riddle. Unfortunately, before they
The Lit Bitch
Jun 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars...once again can I just say how much I hate that Goodreads doesn't do half star ratings?!

OK So, get ready for a thrilling ride through the Near East and its history! This is the first book in a while that I’ve stayed up late to devour!

The only way I can describe this book is this: it’s a mixture of Lara Croft Tomb Rider, Indiana Jones, The Mummy, and The Davinci Code.

Now I realize these are mostly film references, but this book was so vivid that I felt like I was watching a film while
Mark Spivak
May 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I've just finished The Riddle of Solomon, the second book in D.J. Niko's Sarah Weston Chronicles. The book is riveting---it reads like a cross between the Da Vinci Code and Raiders of the Lost Ark. It should appeal equally to readers who are fans of history and archaeology, as well as people who just appreciate a good story. The plot line picks up the romance between Weston and archaeologist Daniel Madigan and places them on an excavation site in Saudi Arabia, where they discover an ancient scro ...more
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent thriller from DJ Niko which, just like the Tenth Saint, is enriched by the author's knowledge of the Middle East. The characters, both good and bad, are fascinating. I'm looking forward to the next immensely.
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am only half way through this book but I am loving every minute of it. I look forward to reading more books from D. J. Niko. She has worked her way to my top ten favorite authors.
May 22, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Schon seit meiner Kindheit bin ich ein großer Indiana Jones Fan und habe auch immer gerne Bücher gelesen, die historische Fakten nehmen und diese auf spannende Weise mit Fiktion verknüpfen. Auch 1-Mann-Armeen stören mich hierbei nicht, da ich zwar möchte, dass die Fakten gut recherchiert sind, aber nicht zwingendermaßen Realismus suche (sonst würde ich ein Sachbuch lesen). Dementsprechend habe ich auch Bücher von Clive Cussler oder von Lincoln & Child genossen, aber auch Dan Brown oder Nelso ...more
Deborah Letow
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The second book of the Sarah Weston Chronicles. I loved this book Much of it takes place in Jerusalem. Has the messiah come? Sarah gets caught in a crazy man's delusion and has to stop him to prevent a war.
Schön geschrieben..spannend. Verknüpfung zwischen wissenschaftlicher Ethik und dem Nahostkonflikt.
Jul 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Riddle of Solomon by D.J. Niko is a fast paced, page-turning adventure! I really enjoyed this book and while it is the second in the Sarah Weston Chronicles you most definitely don’t have to read the first one to follow along in this one. I already picked up the first one though and am anxious to read it. The Riddle of Solomon is full of historical and biblical references while giving us a story so full of suspense that you can’t bear to put the book down. It is most definitely one thrill of ...more
Feb 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, own
I didn’t think this book was as strong as the first in the series, but I appreciated the concept. Sarah Weston is back and this time she may have stumbled upon a mystery dating back millennia. King Solomon left very little proof of his existence, so when she finds artifacts alluding to his reign, she pursues the clues with her trademark determination. But tensions in the Middle East lead to devastating betrayals, and our scrappy heroine must be resourceful to stop Solomon’s secrets from ending u ...more
Randee Baty
May 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
I appreciate that I received this book for free from the Goodreads giveaway program but it was just a complete miss for me.

It followed the popular line these days of taking something from the Bible and having someone, usually an archeologist, proving it or disproving it or rewriting it or showing that it was really done by aliens or whatever the particular slant in the books is. This one involves a whole bunch of stuff about Solomon and I'm just really over it all. The word "derivative" comes to
Jul 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Riddle of Solomon is a fascinating thriller/suspense novel featuring compelling characters in both the present day and the Biblical past. Sarah Weston and Daniel Madigan are and archaeologist and anthropologist working together in Saudi Arabia when they stumble upon the half buried remains of a lost caravan that dates back to Biblical times and gives clues to the legendary Solomon. Before they can figure out what they have found their camp is attacked but they learn of a man who is trying to ...more
Victoria Amory
Jul 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have just finished reading The Riddle of Solomon and have loved every page. It is so much fun to read and a great page turner, but more importantly, it is interesting, full of corporate espionage, religious mysticism, archaeology, historical anecdotes and likable characters that make me feel like being their best friends!

Traveling between England, Israel, India, and America, this book transports us into a magical world where the "bad guys" are bad and "good ones" are human and charming.

A mus
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
*I won this book in a giveaway; this has not influenced my review.
HOLY CHEESECAKE this was a good book. Thriller, suspense, history, mystery, spies...this amazing novel has everything!

I don't want to spoil this for the people who have yet to read it, but READ THE RIDDLE OF SOLOMON.

Seriously. It's great.

5/5 stars
Tim O'Neill
Book 2 in the Sarah Weston Chronicles taking place in Saudi Arabia and the Judean wilderness. A long lost scroll us uncovered which leads to deception, greed and a riddle which could have grave conseqeunces.
John Hanscom
Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Maybe as much as 4 1/2. A very exciting mystery, full of biblical information, tradition, and trivia. Well worth reading.
Mar 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
A HUGE improvement over the first novel! Well done!
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
I liked this one even better than the first one. It was exciting and interesting. Looking forward to book three in the Sarah Weston Chronicles.
Mahesh Nakka
4.5 stars

Fantastic read.
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D.J. Niko is the pseudonym for Daphne Nikolopoulos, a journalist, author, editor, and self-proclaimed modern nomad who has spent the better part of two decades traveling the world. As a former travel writer and zealous adventurer, she has visited remote spots on six continents, many of which have inspired her novels. She has a particular passion for deserts and the nomadic way of life and has spen ...more

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