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The Brotherhood Conspiracy (The Jerusalem Prophecies #2)

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Tom Bohannon's discovery of an ancient scroll led him on an international adventure and through mysteries of faith and politics, ending in a place not even he could imagine: the Third Temple of God hidden under Temple Mount in Jerusalem. But soon after his remarkable discovery, the future of the world changed again. Tom watched as a chasm tore apart Temple Mount, as new ri ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by Kregel Publications (first published June 1st 2013)
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Victor Gentile
Jul 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Terry Brennan in his new book “The Brotherhood Conspiracy” Book Two in The Jerusalem Prophecies series published by Kregel Publications gives us another thriller with Tom Bohannon.

From the back cover: A secret as old as the prophets lies hidden in an ancient code. That code may uncover an artifact as mysterious, and dangerous, as The Lost Ark.

Jerusalem’s Temple Mount has been obliterated. The Dome of the Rock and the most astounding archaeological find in two thousand years are engulfed in a smo
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Prophecy, Intrigue, and Terrorism...
It all boils down to The Brotherhood Conspiracy.

This sequel to The Sacred Cipher begins with Tom Bohannon and his team back in the US,
alive by nothing short of a miracle.
His last journey took him underground and into an ancient secret, uncovering more questions than answers. Now, as he watches the dust rise from the rubble of the Temple Mount earthquake,
there are even more doubts rising in his mind.
The Third Temple, built in the caverns beneath the Mount,
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: print, review

Tom Bohannon has just watched in shocked horror as his archaeological find along with the entire Temple Mount was destroyed. Now he questions what it was all for and whether this find was worth the loss of his colleagues. He just wants to forget but outside forces make him remember and the phone call from the president asking for his help doesn't help with his mission either. Now he must make a decision risk his life again or stay and keep letting his enemy win.

The President needs Tom Bohannon
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
If you have any knowledge of the Bible, there are quite a few biblical artifacts that simply come to an end. Their stories end through various books of the Bible, much like the famed Ark of the Covenant and Noah's Ark. Yet have you ever wondered if there might in fact be more biblical artifacts that the world simply has not considered searching for? What one biblical artifact would you love to search for and find? This isn't one of those Indiana Jones type adventures but Terry Brennan has really ...more
Bob Hayton
Jul 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
An ancient Coptic monastery, a hidden desert hideout, the Oval office, and Jerusalem’s Temple mount — these are a few of the stops in Terry Brennan’s latest whirlwind novel. From Lebanon to Ireland, New York to the Suez, The Brotherhood Conspiracy weaves an intricate web of secrecy, espionage and discovery.

The sequel to Brennan’s earlier debut novel The Sacred Cipher, this book continues the adventures of Tom Bohannon and his motley crew of archaeological detectives. Having already discovered a
Lisa Johnson
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Title: The Brotherhood Conspiracy
Author: Terry Brennan
Pages: 360
Year: 2013
Publisher: Kregel Publications
The Brotherhood Conspiracy is the follow-up novel to The Sacred Cipher. It could be read as a standalone novel, but readers would gain greater enrichment and enjoyment if they read The Sacred Cipher first. This first novel lays the groundwork for character relationships and the story in the second novel picks up after the events picks up where the first one left off.
Tom Bohannon is home in t
Create With Joy
Jul 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Do you like action-packed suspense stories about end times? Do political thrillers that involve ancient artifacts and the fulfillment of biblical prophecy excite you? If so, hang on to your hats – Terry Brennan has just released The Brotherhood Conspiracy and you are in for one wild ride!

The Brotherhood Conspiracy is a complex story told from many viewpoints – but the central character in the story is Tom Bohannon, the Executive Director of the Bowery Mission in New York City. In his previous bo
Oct 21, 2013 rated it liked it
I won this book as part of Goodreads' first reads program in exchange for my honest review.

This is a sequel to Brennan's earlier novel, The Sacred Cipher; As far as sequels go, I like how it was set-up. The events of this book flow naturally from the first into a seperate story, yet it doesn't feel as if it's just one long story broken into smaller pieces. I also like the twist on the holy relic adventure hunting type novels. Normally, the point is to try to bring down the church with some relig
Jun 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"The Brotherhood Conspiracy" is the second book in the "The Jerusalem Prophecies" series. In the first book ("The Sacred Cipher"), Tom Bohannon and Joe Rodriguez stumbled on a scroll from the 1100's, which eventually led them and their cohorts ("Doc" Johnson and Sammy Rizzo) to discover the Third Temple of God, hidden under Temple Mount in Jerusalem for centuries. But after they discovered it, and let the world in on the secret, the Temple Mount and everything under it was swallowed up and destr ...more
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book isn't really being advertises as a sequel, but I would recommend reading the first book, The Sacred Cipher first. This book picks up where the first book left off, and by reading the first, the reader understands the characters and what is going on better.

This is not what I would call light reading for fiction. There is a lot of history and research in the book, and though it is very interesting and suspenseful, it is a book you need to read when its quiet and you can think. The auth
Vera Godley
Jul 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
I did not have the opportunity to read The Sacred Cipher which is the forerunner of The Brotherhood Conspiracy by Terry Brennan. I wish I had because getting "into" the story of The Brotherhood Conspiracy would have been much easier to understand. The plethora, somewhat overwhelming at times, of characters was disconcerting to this reader.

The main character, Tom Bohannon, has previously discovered a Third Temple of God for the Israelites and it was hidden under the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. He
Maria Mitchell
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads
I received the Brotherhood Conspiracy for free from Goodreads first reads.

I think when anyone mentions history, ark, and archaeology my mind always goes to Indiana Jones and then that bar is set. Which is funny because Indie is even mentioned in this book. But anyway, it didn't meet that bar.
I think my main complaint was the frequent location changes with a header all the way to the right that as a reader it was very easy to skip over and become confused. I would either know where it was based
Jul 22, 2013 rated it liked it

The Brotherhood Conspiracy is the second in a series from Terry Brennan. I picked it to review not realizing this. My review is influenced by the fact that the book was very difficult to understand not having read the first.

The Brotherhood Conspiracy is a political intrigue, radical Islamic conspiracy plot novel. It's the story of a search for the original tabernacle after an earthquake destroys the temple mount. With countries at odds with each and a real threat of war ready to break out, a gro
Jun 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: giveaway-wins, owned
Many thanks go to Terry Brennan, Kregel Publications and Goodreads for my free copy of this book.

This was a great, well written thriller. I found it a little light on the thrills but it was filled with thought provoking twists and turns. I found it to be more about the solving of the quest than the action filled scenes that are found in some thrillers and in this case it seemed to work out well. I did however find it a little heavy on religion. To clarify, I am a very private person when it come
Tammy G.
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read by Terry Brennan. The Sacred Cipher is the first book in this series. Somehow I missed the Sacred Cipher but decided to go ahead and read The Brotherhood Conspiracy first. Not having read The Sacred Cipher first didn't seem to hinder the story of The Brotherhood Conspiracy. So, I feel that these are stand alone reads.
Mr. Brennan is quite a detailed writer. He, also, writes with a flair that keeps the reader turning the pages. Pages that are filled with taunt sus
This is an interesting adventure story about a group of men who are on a quest to find a lost artifact before tensions in the Middle East boil over. Made up of archaeologists and historians, they try to interpret symbols on a mezuzah as they head to different parts of the world in search of clues. On the run with their lives in danger at every turn from assassins, they wonder if this will all be worth it.

I had a hard time getting into this story. This is book two and I was a little lost not havi
Jul 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
From the publisher: Tom Bohannon's discovery of an ancient scroll led him on an international adventure and through mysteries of faith and politics, ending in a place not even he could imagine: the Third Temple of God hidden under Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Wondering how to recover from such a momentous find, Tom's adventures are not over. The final days are upon them, yet no one knows how much time is left—a year? A hundred years? A thousand?

This is a great, action packed novel, that is full of
How do regular people seamlessly blend in with secret agents and societies wanting them dead? By trusting that the True God has called them and will direct their footsteps to accomplish His plan.

From the streets of New York City to Jerusalem, this action-packed mystery is truly a global read. As the characters follow the clues presented and garnered, the readers are drawn into the unfolding pages of the Biblical last days.

I always get concerned when the opening pages of a new book includes a des
Jul 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the second in a series but there is enough back story in this one that you can begin here. You would miss all of the history and action included in the first book, however. This book begins with the Temple Mount in Jerusalem nearly destroyed by an earthquake. The Israelis and a powerful Muslim leader want control of the area. The Israelis plan to do so by erecting a sacred religious structure on the Mount - as soon as they can find it. The Muslims plan to break the strength of the Jews, ...more
Lia Burres
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is very action packed and enjoyable. The secret agents blend into everyday events and people. By doing this, you never know whom to expect or to trust.

There are wonderful action packed moments. The book has murder, kidnapping and also suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat and not wanting to put the book down.

The main character, Tom Bohannon, leads those that can decipher the ancient codes into what has to do with events that happen in today's time and dates. You'll see the issu
Feb 27, 2015 rated it liked it
An archaeologist and his wife, 2 librarians and a girlfriend and one old man, take on the entirety of radical Islam and the full brunt of Israels Defense Forces. Again. In traditional American fashion, the president will stop at nothing to save two American lives, even if it should cost thousands of Israeli or Muslims their lives. Secret societies, assassin groups, double crosses, and secret agents placed high up in opposing governments, abound.
All in all it wasn't a bad story, just very typi
I received this book from Goodreads and am happy to provide a review.
This book is the sequel to another book "The Sacred Cipher" (I read it before starting this book). The action and plot continues in this book - an ancient scroll leads Tom Bohannon and his colleagues to the Middle East where the action continues. Another riveting plot and lots of action if you are a fan of Indiana Jones or the Dan Brown books, you should really enjoy this book). Mr. Brennan has done a lot of historical research
Jun 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a book I was excited to win. I was glued to the pages for hours, although it did take me two days to read. It's historical fiction like no other. An amazing archaeological find, The Temple Mount in Jerusalem, sets the tone for a story line dealing with decoding clues, death, religion, politics, and a fight for control of this ancient mount. The book is set in the Middle East and the fight for control is between Israel and the Muslim Brotherhood. It was very well written. I enjoyed the bo ...more
Alice Marks Ripperger
This book is personal.

I had found the first book in this series to be good, but the pace dragged and it was easy to put down. Not this book. The author had me in a stranglehold right from the beginning. Generally, I won't read or watch war movies. This book ends in a guerilla battle between good and evil. I held onto every word. The terror, the intensity of a dying man's last thoughts, the love that drives two of the main characters, the agony of loss and finally the questions still stirring in
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
I received this book in a goodreads first read giveaway.

The description of the book sounded like something I would really enjoy. The book itself was another matter. The story premise was good,, but so much more could have been explored with it. Plus the first third of the book or so, I had to keep going back a page or looking up to the top as we were shifting from place to place and even year to year (or actually decades as we went from present day back in time to the 1930's and earlier at some
Paula Ackley
Mar 30, 2015 rated it liked it
I had not read The Sacred Cipher so I had some trouble getting into this sequel. There are a lot of people to keep track of (thank you for the list of prominent characters) and the story goes back and forth between places and even timelines. The story is constantly moving. Once I got into the book I found it well written with much historical and archaeological detail. I know a lot of stories are told over the course of several sequels but I still don't like cliffhangers. I would rather read a lo ...more
Feb 27, 2015 rated it liked it
I received this book for free through Goodreads. This book is like an archeological mystery involving biblical elements. It was hard to get into at first but once you become involved in the mystery, action, suspense, and search it picks up speed. I loved the adventure involved and possible ramifications of looking for such a historical element. There is also some spy action involved, heartache and loss, and tough decisions to made by the characters. Overall an interesting read, with biblical ton ...more
Paula Howard
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Brotherhood Conspiracy is the second book in a series. Tom is once again thrown into the situation in Israel resulting from find the 3rd Temple of Jerusalem under the Temple Mount. After a blood sacrifice in the Temple, there is a terrible earthquake that destroys the Temple Mount.

Conspiracy at its best. A group of Jews who have devised a plan to keep the Muslims from the Temple Mount and radical Islamists.

Debra Slonek
Challenging, action-packed storyline with a long list of characters and frequent location changes. The conflict between Jews and Muslims regarding the Temple Mount in Jerusalem was brought to life and explained well. This book contained elements of Biblical prophecy, history, current events and struggles with faith. I received this book through a GoodReads, First reads giveaway.
Jul 20, 2013 rated it liked it
My Thoughts -

I read Sacred Cipher and it was a great book, so I was excited for this book! I wish that this book had come out after Sacred Cipher, I think it would have made more sense. I got lost with all the characters, and some of the storyline. I did go to my Bible for some clarification which was good.

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Twenty-year career in journalism as a sportswriter, newspaper editor and newspaper publisher in Pennsylvania, Illinois and New York State.

Twenty-year career in senior management of not-for-profit agencies working with homeless people in New York City.
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