The Exodus Quest (Daniel Knox #2)
THE EXODUS QUEST
On the trail of the lost Dead Sea Scrolls, archaeologist Daniel Knox stumbles upon a theft in progress at an ancient temple near Alexandria. Then a senior Egyptian archaeologist is violently killed, and the finger of suspic ...more
Daniel Knox, famed Egyptology archaelogist expert, stumbles upon a piece of pottery that he believes has been stolen from a current dig and could reveal a connection between the birth of the Jewish exodus from Egypt thousands of years ago. At the ...more
Unlike books in this genre with a more serious vibe — or perhaps pretension — the reader isn't really meant to take all this too seriously. Once y ...more
I can't even begin to describe the author's "proof" because he constantly contradicts himself all through the book. This is a total loss!
"On the trail of the Dead Sea Scrolls, archaeologist, Daniel Knox stumbles upon a theft in progress at an ancient temple near Alexandria. Then a senior Egyptian archaeologist is violently killed ,the finger of suspicion is pointing at Knox. To add to his worries, his partner Gaille Bonnard is kidnapped while showing a television crew around the ruins of Amarna. She manages to smuggle out ...more
But the further I got, the more I got annoyed. And in the end I am not sure why Will Adams needed so many pages for this story. It was all a bit too confusing, especially when you needed more than 2 days to read this book.
Plus, he did the same mistake he already did ...more
I love Will Adams' style of writing, with short sections usually ending in a cliff-hanger, and each section rolling into what is happening in another locale with the other characters. One would think that it would be easy to find a place to stop in such a book, because there's always a good break, but it made me keep reading because I wanted to know how the storyline that had just had a break would play out. This one kept ...more
The idea that Akenaten was the beginner of an idea of Monotheism (the doctrine or belief that there is one god), that possibly lead to the Jewish and the Christian 'God', isn't a new theory. But it is p ...more
A fascinating historical mystery. I really enjoyed reading about Egyptian myths and theories and about the different interpretations of the bible; they were obviously well researched and made sense which meant it made extremely in ...more
This is the Da Vinci Code on ____, well, one of those drugs that makes people go fast and be jittery and not eat anything. The Da Vinci elements are there; action followed by cliffhanger, followed by learned and believable theories of ancient times repeated again and again. The thing is, each of those segments is likely to be little more than a page long. Th ...more
The plot of this story is well-paced, but far-fetched. The characters are poorly developed. The views o ...more
previously unknown Dead Sea Scroll. Instead, he stumbles on something even more startling: an ancient temple near Alexandria. The story sounded interesting to me but was told in such an uneven manner I didn't finish it.
I found an inconsistency (maybe more) in this book regarding a bible verse. Kostas and Augustus are talking ...more
Adams brings back archaeologist Daniel Knox back for a second adventure after his premier in The Alexander Cipher.
The novel starts with Knox coming across what would appear to be evidence of tomb robbers when he is offered a legitimate artifact while in an Alexandria market. The object is a bowl that has a lot of similarity to the pottery that was connected to the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Out of concern that someone might be picking over and selling important historical items, Knox reaches out to the E ...more
It all stars when a mysterious lid comes into Knox's hands while he is in Alexandria. It is clearly of historical va ...more
American archaeologist Daniel Knox, introduced in The Alexander Cipher (2009), is closing in on a magnificent find, a previously unknown Dead Sea Scroll. Instead, he stumbles on something even more startling: an ancient temple near Alexandria. Soon Daniel finds himself on the hook for a murder he didn’t commit; meanwhile, his partner is being held captive hundreds of miles away, and Daniel is her only hope of rescue. This is the kind of thing that Matthew Reilly and James Rollins do really...more
This is thriller with an added bonus for Egyptology geeks like me. I real ...more
The main characters of this story were a bit drab for me, especially the primary protagonist Daniel Knox. He seemed to be more ...more
Nevertheless, I saw it through to the end and blamed its shortcomings on a lack of writing experience on the part of the author. It was his debut, I ...more