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“Cunningly plotted and masterfully written.” 
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In a tunnel under the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Michael, a teacher of investigative journalism, has to confront a powerful opponent. Will he succeed in his race against time? Will he prevail in his attempt to stop Armageddon?

To succeed in his mission, Michael must delve into ideas, measurements, and calculat

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Bella
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must-read for fans of Dan Brown and Steve Berry. While Sir Isaac Newton’s scientific legacy is well-established, novelist Liam Fialkov uses Newton’s lesser known obsessions with Christianity and metaphysics as the core of a spellbinding religious conspiracy thriller.

Fialkov, whose novel The Broadcast was named one of 2019’s Best Thrillers of the Year, has created a worthy follow-up. Through alternating chapters told in the present and ~1000 B.C., Fialkov demonstrates the irony of how doomsday
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Chris Schreck
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just finished this book it was really a great read I recommend it highly
Adam E.
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars
A computer virus that lasts for exactly 13 minutes is unleashed on the United States. After 13 minutes, everything appears to be normal except there is a small image of the Ark of the Covenant at the bottom right corner of all computer screens. This leaves many people puzzled and the Government wanting to uncover who the hackers are behind this.
The Newton Code is a fun read. Fialkov does not waste any time setting the stage for this mystery thriller. Our main character, Michael, teaches Journal
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Nan
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Do you enjoy solving mysteries?

If so, then you will enjoy reading the book entitled, "The Newton Code: A Mystery Thriller" by Liam Fialkov. It is a great read!

Michael is asked by Stewart McPherson to help "prevent an international catastrophe." Stewart, an investigative journalist, believes a religious cult leader named Charles Bishop is involved in freezing millions of computers around the world for thirteen minutes at 1:00 pm while he posts religious messages. He also knows that, "Bishop and h
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Moná
Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Religious beliefs and the individuals that attempt to replicate events that were discussed in the holy texts begin to demonstrate experiments on a new level. Unfortunately, people take holy scriptures and spin it to serve their nefarious plans, by turning innocent values and a way of life into something of pure evil.

In "The Newton Code: A Mystery Thriller," author Liam Fialkov introduces his readers to two important characters that would impact the world in such a big way, Michael and Charles B
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Tarun Rathee
Jul 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Micheal was living his routine life until one of his old friend assigned him into a very covert operation to prevent a world war. Mcpherson was skeptic about some group of influential people being involved in planning something sinister and he wanted tech savvy Micheal to spy on them which in-turn required several compromise from his side. Micheal accepted the assignment considering it as an opportunity to get rid of his old and banal lifestyle and he put together all his energy to pursue the pr ...more
Cair-Paravel De Loulay
Sep 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
He must stop them before it is too late!

Michael is a teacher of journalism and a journalist himself. Things are pretty normal until a colleague drops a massive story into his inbox. There is a small sect of people who have chosen to complete a job Sir Isaac Newton only dreamed of. They want to rebuild Solomon's Temple.

Solomon's Temple was one of the most beautiful structures ever built, the stories say. King Solomon was very wise and influential. People came from many places just to get advice f
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Jamie
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Highly recommend

The Newton Code, by Liam Fialkov, is an incredible realistic feeling, science fiction thriller, that is layered with history, religion, and theology. This is the kind of science fiction I love. It is written in such a believable realistic way that is blurs the lines between history, religion, fiction, and fact. The more immersed you become the more difficult it is for the text to read as science fiction.
The Newton Code, grips you from the very beginning and doesn’t let go until
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Tim Terry
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mystery and intrigue as a secret cult use Newton's code to bring about the Biblical prophecy of Armageddon.

Fans of writers such as Dan Brown will enjoy this momentous thriller about a cult lead by an American military hero to precipitate Armageddon and the end of the world by constructing the temple of Solomon after destroying the Muslim shrine, The Dome of the Rock.
Michael is a professor of journalism and a happily married man, but all of this changes when his old mentor and friend, Mc Pherson
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Joanne Bilodeau
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book, for me, was a bit of a slow starter but once it got going it was good from then onwards. The chapters of the book were short, but I liked that. The book reads a bit like a thriller with conspiracy type of stuff, it had me very interested to know what was going to happen in the next chapter and I found it to be very much a page turner, as people call it. Some parts of the book were religious stuff that I didn't really understand but still found it to be a very interesting part of the bo ...more
the-librarian
May 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In all the best ways possible, if you enjoyed The DaVinci Code you will definitely enjoy The Newton Code. It is a thrilling mystery that does not let off the gas pedal from page one to the end. It is paced perfectly and the characters are well-developed. Not just flimsy caricatures that are found in some thrillers. There is a real depth and something interesting about the characters, the plot, and the setting for this story.

Michael is tapped to investigate a strange phenomenon: for 13 minutes, a
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Jenny Goff
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book from beginning to end as it was great, page-turning thriller. The storyline is intriguing and centers around a journalism professor, Michael, who gets pulled into an investigation involving a cult-like group who are possibly plotting something that will trigger international religious wars. I like the relationships Michael develops with many of the people in this group as it adds mystery to if they are really planning something that will have tragic consequence ...more
Brandy Miller
Simply Amazing


At first I didn't know what to expect reading this but I love mystery thrillers. He starts off pulling you in from the very beginning, ready for the next page. I honestly did not like how at first I was getting into the chapters, really interested in the story, then the next chapter would change. By the time I got to chapter four it made since though. I could see the stories were tied together but still not clear as to how which keep the mystery going. He gave such great details t
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Liz
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“The Newton Code: A Mystery Thriller” was written by award-winning author Liam Fialkov, who is also a historian and anthropologist. Maybe that is why this thriller turns out to be a perfect combination of History, Religion and Myth.

Characters from the author's previous book are reintroduced to tell us this mystery story. Veteran investigative journalist Stewart McPherson embeds his partner Michael Evans into a Christian cult led by former war hero Charles Bishop, who wants to generate the secon
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Melan
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very interesting .

This is just a page turner novel written by the author, Liam Fialkov. Being a mystery thriller book, it was really fun and exciting reading from the start to the end of the book. It was awesome to say since I had no time to put the book down. The author writes a well enticing book.
In the part of character selection, it was well worth and a great skill indeed. He never failed in defining the roles of each character making the book eye captivating for the reader throughout the en
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Jessica
Apr 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sir Isaac Newton and his more secretive pursuits of knowledge are at the center of this mystery thriller. Michael is a professor of Investigative Journalism who is sharp as a tack. When all computer activities in the USA are halted for 13 min by a mysterious message and image of an arc, Michael is soon contacted by a man who clearly has his own agenda and likes his secrets. Michaels curiosity is peaked however, and reluctantly agrees to help Mr. Bishop out. Going undercover and joining this fana ...more
Brenda
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Newton Code by Liam Fialkov is a thriller you don’t want to miss. The author did a really good job with the plot, the pace and the development of the characters, all that combined made a really interesting story to follow.

The story goes about a professor named Michael who is contacted by McPherson, a journalist, to investigate a black out of all of the technology and devices in the US. In this black out, computers were showing a strange message that Michael will have to unveil. That mission is
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Wendy Beckman
Dec 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Liam Fialkov's THE NEWTON CODE was a pleasant surprise. The basic plot is that the main character, Michael, is convinced to embark on a mission to stop what could easily be WWIII. To do so means leaving behind his wife and daughter to infiltrate the organization responsible for this threat. There's intrigue and action as one would expect in a thriller. The surprising twist was the philosophic and religious aspects of the book. Michael finds himself questioning his "comfortable" beliefs regarding ...more
Caro Rey
Oct 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Clever and a total page turner

Usually science and religion are controversial topics but Liam Fialkov does a wonderful job at giving us this thriller that will have readers turning each page with a new idea. 
This book really captured me and I believed in the characters, felt sadness for their troubled lives and wanted good to win, of course. The way each character is portrayed and discussed as well as described, gives us a better understanding of the story. Is it A quick read as its 49 chapters
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Liz
Oct 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
I found the book to be good, but a bit convoluted and drawn out. There was information that I still am not sure why it was included in the narrative. The story is basically about a man who walks away from his life to join a cult and save the world from Armageddon. It shows how the cult followed not only the words of the bible but also the writings of Sir Isaac Newton to find a way to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem and bring the second coming of Jesus. You will have to have to read the book to s ...more
Mark Palmer
Sep 23, 2020 rated it liked it
I was hungry for a Dan Brown book and found this so checked it out. Many reviews recommending for Dan Brown fans. This was an interesting idea, but aside from references to Isaac Newton and the measurements of the original temple, there's not really much about puzzles/codes, nor any real action or chases. So, this didn't quite feed my hunger for that style of story.

The authors first book, The Broadcast, is referenced in this one, and that one now sounds more interesting to me than The Newton Cod
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John
Nov 06, 2020 rated it liked it
I guess the best way to describe this book is an "evangelical spy story", based on some findings and calculations by Isaac Newton regarding the lost Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem. Michael is convinced to infiltrate a group of "born again Christians" who plan to reconstruct the temple and destroy the Dome of the Rock in the process. Digging a tunnel under the Dome of the Rock without anyone knowing about it does sort of boggle the mind, but then so does reconstructing the Temple of Solomon overn ...more
Dolly Fine
Jul 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I could not put.this.book.down. As a matter of.fact I.was up.all.night reading it to.the finish. It a wonderful adventure for me. I loved every minute of it.I.give it five stars

I loved this book and couldn't put.it down I stayed up all.night to finish it . I give it 5 stars. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to go on an adventure. That is how I felt when reading it.
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Peter Thomas
Sep 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A fascinating spin on history brought to present day

Combining real elements of Newton's science and religion with a plot to change history, the story grabs you slowly to start and reaches can't put down speed for a pleasing finish.

Having studied Newton's life before, many story pieces fit my memories. The several side stories of Jewish history added interesting dimensions enriching the main story. Excellent book.
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Art Hendrickson
Jun 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Return to Jerusalem

I returned from our Middle East trip in late February and reading your book about the Holy Mount and the various areas in that city I was taken back to our experiences. You wove a very interesting thriller that kept me turning the pages to move the story along quickly to its conclusion. Excellent read.
Gerald Bernstein
Aug 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very big letters and large spacing made this 340 page book more like a 150 page book.
Was an extremely quick read.
Provided good background of Jerusalem over the centuries.
The cult factor was very interesting as it was seen through the light of comraderie and co-existence rather than just a straight brain washing.
Newton’s codes are just a way to give the book a catchy name.

David Paradiso
It wants to be the next da Vinci code so badly. But instead of the blockbuster grade A version, it’s more like the made for tv version where the script is just a bit unnatural sounding and the plot doesn’t totally make sense. So the premise that WW3 will happen if x happens, problem is if x happened I have a really hard time believing ww3 would follow. Just doesn’t really work.
Kevin D. Shipp
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An ok read

The premise is good, the story telling is compelling but the overall book is only average. It seems like the author got to a point of their writing and wanted the book to end; thus the ending was anticlimactic.
Ashley Roeder
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was ok
Meh

It’s definitely NOT a Dan brown book! It was just okay. A lot of typos which I wouldn’t expect in a published book. The conversational text seemed a bit weird and the storyline itself was boring.
Bob
Oct 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Averting a holy war

The author draws the reader into the drama of cult and possible disaster. I was surprised with the blind acceptance of divine results in the story. The author successfully engages a reader with facts and fiction well deserving of the rating.
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