The Antiquities Dealer (A David Greenberg Mystery)
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
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 ...more
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. ...more
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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 ...more
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 ...more