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The False Door

(John Brynstone #2)

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3.85  ·  Rating details ·  105 ratings  ·  8 reviews

Five years ago, an elusive assassin came far too close to killing former government agent John Brynstone’s daughter. Using a legendary elixir called the White Chrism, Brynstone healed his daughter and in so doing, gave her an amazing power. Now, Brynstone has sworn to hunt down the assassin and avenge his family. His only chance is to find pieces of a centuries-old lost ar

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Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Published December 17th 2013 by Thomas & Mercer (first published January 1st 2011)
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Anne Monteith
I really liked “RADIX” which I read a few months back and was looking forward to reading this novel, but was ultimately disappointed. The story lacked originality and I found the writing formulaic and in some cases implausible. Perhaps the author was under pressure because of publishing deadline. ‘m not sure I I’ll read another book by this author.

2.5 STARS” **Receiving this book through Amazon's Vine Program did not influence my rating or review of this book.; all opinions are my own.**.
Burry F Bessee
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well researched!

Action packed and fast moving. I did not want to put it down. Now to see what develops as Shayna matures and John, Cori and Rashmi travel!
Viva
Dec 17, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
1 star = I did not like it by GoodRead guidelines. Otherwise I would rate this as 2/5 for quality of writing.

Why I didn't like this book:
Firstly, I didn't like this being written from several points of view. It was annoying and unsatisfying, especially since several chapters ended in the amateurish "He fell", "She screamed." cliffhanger endings. That is not to say that books written from several POV's can't be good or that chapters that end in a cipher can't be exciting but in this book the alt
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Greg Tymn
Perhaps falling victim to the sequel curse, "The False Door" was a disappointment. While I continue to be impressed with the author's storytelling capabilities, some of the plot elements were very contrived, formulaic and cliche'd, lacking plausibility. "Radix" pushed the envelope on believabilty as well, but it was a better written story by a first time author and allowances are generally given in that regard.

Unfortunately, the characters moved from heroic to overwhelmingly stereotypical, allow
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Ilana Eisenhart
Mar 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in a series. I never read the first book. While you don't need to read the first book to enjoy this one, I would recommend reading it since they refer so many times to the past that I think it would add more enjoyment if you read it in continuity. It is fast moving thriller/mystery that has the characters flying across the world looking for pieces of an ancient helmet that contains a secret code that will lead to a formula that gives people the power of life and death. Fa ...more
David Graves
Dec 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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