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Digger's Bones

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Archaeologist Angie Cooper's colleague and friend, Tarek "Digger" Rashid, is murdered in front of her. But not before giving her cryptic photographic clues to a hidden tomb and the two thousand year old bones within. Angie must battle a ruthless hitman, hired by a U.S. senator with presidential aspirations, and a sociopathic religious zealot while overcoming severe acropho ...more
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published (first published October 5th 2010)
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Dec 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
A very impressive debut novel. Digger’s Bones is a thriller with substance. Angie Cooper is a failed archaeologist; having wanted nothing more than to pursue her lifelong dream to follow in her father’s footsteps and become an accomplished archaeologist, she destroys her career by being too impulsive and making a huge mistake.
We meet Angie at her lowest ebb, she has lost touch with her friends, her career has ended and she has also recently lost her mother. Her father died when she was a child a
Nov 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Another great read worthy of recommending to other readers. Digger's Bones tells us the story of Angie and how she tries to uncovers the truth behind the reason why her colleague and friend Tarek Rashid (Digger) and Professor Rothschild, a famous archeologist, were murdered.

Digger and Profession Rothschild was killed because of the mystery that they have uncovered and Angie wants to know why. Together with her friend and mentor, Angie follows every clue that Digger left her before dying in front
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Jul 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
WebbWeaver Review of 'Digger's Bones' by Paul Mansfield Keefe (reviewed by SB Price)

Angie Cooper is down on herself for a mistake that cost her a bright future in the archaeological world. Just as she is feeling sorry for herself, the phone rings with a familiar voice from the past. Her best friend, ‘Digger’ as she calls him, needs her help and he needs it NOW. She isn’t sure what he needs her for but she doesn’t hesitate. Unfortunately, before he can tell her what is going on, he is murdered in
Jan 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
If you loved The DaVinci Code you will want to read this amazing first novel by author Paul Keefe. Main character Angie Cooper, archeologist/detective extraordinaire, is one tough, stubborn and independent woman in this highly suspenseful action adventure story. Mr. Keefe has also centered the story around a plausible archeological find that could change world history and religious beliefs. Angie finds herself being pursued by a hit man working for a U.S. senator as well as a religious lunatic o ...more
Oct 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Article first published as Book Review: Digger's Bones by Paul Mansfield Keefe on Blogcritics.

Tarek Rashid (Digger) is Angie’s best friend. He is the only one of her colleagues that stood by her in the aftermath of a career ending decision. Angie published her findings before completing all the work only to find that her information was incorrect Angie is shattered, her world has collapsed, and she leaves behind archeology, her life long dream.

While Angie Cooper is finishing her fluff piece for
Grace Krispy
Oct 25, 2010 rated it liked it
What if something you took for granted wasn't really true?

A phone call from an old friend throws Angie into a whirlwind of terror and discovery. A secret has been uncovered, a secret that will threaten one of the core beliefs of Christianity. Angie, an ordinary woman with a few significant regrets in her bag, is the only person who will be able to put the pieces together to find the truth. While doing this, she must looked to all her strength and knowledge to follow the clues while evading the
Murphy's Library
Oct 29, 2010 rated it liked it
(from Murphy's Library -

Angela Cooper’s always dreamed about becoming a renowned archeologist. She fells like she owns it to her father—and to herself. But things didn’t work out as she expected when she announced an important discovery, and her career was ruined. Nobody stood by her side, except for her dear friend Digger. He was the only one who didn’t judge her, who didn’t turn his back to her.

And years later, when Digger comes to ask for her help, she doesn’t
Darcia Helle
Some archeological finds can have an enormous impact on the world. Is there ever a time when those finds should be kept from the public? Angie Cooper is faced with this dilemma. Along the way, she is sucked into a world of conspiracy and deceit that threatens much of what she thought she knew about herself, her friends and the world.

Digger's Bones is a fast-paced adventure. The biblical and historical facts interspersed throughout are well-researched and give a realistic feel to the story.

Feb 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
WOW! This book is unlike the ones I've been reading. But I could not put it down. It was a nice change to actually have a smart book, one you have to think about but leaves you on the edge of your seat. ...more
Stephanie LGW
Feb 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Well written, though I hated the main character for a long time. The saving grace was actually the contract killer...his character was way more developed than any others.
Sammy Sutton
Feb 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Great Mystery, I loved the complexity, and archaeology. Paul has certainly done some fabulous research and, became the architect of a fascinating story!
May 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Not a bad plot but for it's length had too much intrigue. A good editor was need to correct grammatical erros. ...more
Jan 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
3.5/5 stars

Paul Mansfield Keefe starts with a great premise: an archaeologist is murdered at his dig site, and his assistant has all of the clues that will help figure out why. Said assistant goes to a disgraced former student of the archaeologist ... and is murdered while providing her with the information she needs.

This is how the book begins. The plot is great, and the concept outstanding. We are taken to various sites throughout the Holy Land, Europe and the United States in the pages of thi
UGH. I read so many "good" reviews of this book but it was terrible. Honestly the main character, Angie, is so freaking annoying! I feel like this was trying to be a Da Vinci Code type of book and just utterly failed. The writing, characters and plot was just all around terrible. Words can't really express how much I hated reading this (and it was only 220 pages!)

UGH. I read so many "good" reviews of this book but it was terrible. Honestly the main character, Angie, is so freaking annoying! I feel like this was trying to be a Da Vinci Code type of book and just utterly failed. The writing, characters and plot was just all around terrible. Words can't really express how much I hated reading this (and it was only 220 pages!)

David Schwan
Probably a 2 1/2 star book. The story starts with two dead archeologists, and leads us on the chase through three continents with two sets of killers. The ending was kind of wimpy, I think this could have been handled better. The main character has self-esteem problems, which could have been presented just at the beginning, but are instead scattered throughout the book.
Didn't finish it. I just couldn't get into it. ...more
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Oct 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Paul Mansfield Keefe was born in Lowell, Massachusetts and grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire. He worked as a multimedia artist and programmer for non-profits and corporations creating websites and applications since the early years of the Internet. Music and animation led him to realize his story telling talents could best be put to use in writing novels. Digger’s Bones, the first book in the A ...more

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