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The Antiquities Dealer (A David Greenberg Mystery)

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A twice-divorced antiquities dealer is drawn by his long-lost love into a conspiracy by an ancient Israeli society to clone the great minds of history—beginning with Jesus Christ.

When Miriam Solomon, the love of David Greenberg’s life, phones him at his antiquities gallery in St. Louis, the black hole at the center of his heart shudders. Twenty years earlier, Miriam had in

Kindle Edition, Paperback, 300 pages
Published November 5th 2018 by TouchPoint Press
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James Aylott
Dec 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A kosher “The Da Vinci Code” from the heartland! This novel has all the elements of a great read, global hunt for biblical treasures, bubbling romantic sub plot, cultish cabals, murderous fiends, spooky hitmen and rickety roach motel hideouts. As an added bonus the city of St Louis makes a stunning backdrop for much of this book. Fun quick and easy read!
Tiffani Samborn
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A heart-stopping thriller that has it all

If you’re a fan of thrillers interwoven with history, religion and science, all revolving around the nucleus of supremely high
stakes, you will love Ed Protzel’s The Antiquities Dealer.

Protzel sets the table on page one and then takes the reader on a whirlwind
adventure from St. Louis to Israel to Paris and back to the Midwest in this incredibly
well-researched page-turner filled with intense action, puzzles and humor, all leading
up to an intense climax. Th
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sophisticated Thriller

This book has everything needed for an exciting page turner. The plot had unexpected twists and turns, quirky characters who weren't always what they appeared, and enough description to describe the setting without distracting from its storyline. A surprising bonus was a fascinating look at the implications of cloning as it applies to various religions. A smart and stunning read.
Jamie’s Two Cents
Dec 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Perfectly balanced in Sci-Fi meets reality, the plot is by far a 5 out of 5. The premise is that a scientist is working on a cloning program and he needs the crucifixion nail to create another Jesus, but as you can imagine, it's not easy to obtain. The person who had it was murdered and they must decipher a code to locate where he hid it. This book has action, adventure, suspense, mystery, and a little bit of romance. It's fantastic! It's like Indiana Jones meets The Da Vinci Code.

If the plot w
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

The Antiquities Dealer by Ed Protzel is a mixture of religious fanaticism and science fiction. Twenty years ago, Miriam Solomon was David Greenberg’s only love. She repaid him by running away to Israel, taking Solly, his best friend, with her. Solly was one of the world's best scientists and now Miriam is phoning to tell David that Solly killed himself. Miriam needs David’s help. Solly was working on a research project that needs to be finishe
Lee Arrowood
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for a new type of detective mystery, this is a good one. The main character is, as suggested by the title, an Antiquities Dealer. David Greenberg goes through this murder mystery that takes on several major religious groups and organizations and several professional killers. Just for a little added surprise, there is also some chess. We have the usual characters, the romantic interest, the old friend, the current friends, the new players, and some bigger than life characters. ...more
Greta Clapp
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
I received an Early Reviewers copy of this book in Kindle edition.

Overall I would not recommend this book.

The plot and story development have potential, and the information from the Bible and Jewish history are interesting. The characters are not fully developed however, and the writing is overly descriptive and filled with cliches. The use of italics was inconsistent and distracting, and the constant unnecessary habit the narrator had of talking to himself became irritating. I thought the book
Wayne Kearney
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It was well written and avoided most of the worn-out tropes that seem to clutter most other books. I learned some things about Israel, chess and St Louis - where I live. Learning something new is always a plus. I would recommend this for anyone that enjoys ancient artifact hunting stories. There is some science fiction science going on but it is kept to a minimum and doesn't impact the story enough for the reader to need to understand it at all. A banging ...more
Jeanie Loiacono
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ed Protzel grabs you by the collar and pulls you into the story of David, Miriam, and Solly from page one, then immerses you in a tale of intrigue and mystery involving the cross on which Jesus was crucified and what happened to the three nails used. Every single page has you guessing and analyzing but never quite hitting the mark until the very end. Protzel is a pro at prose and thrilling rides. I highly recommend this as a read and a re-read. Clues are dropped throughout that you will have to ...more
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