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  1. Speesh Speesh says:

    Despite occupying some of the same historical space as my last outing in this genre The Charlemagne Pursuit The Isis Covenant is a much nuanced well written and therefore much convincing and satisfying read It reads like a proper book by a proper author who can write properly and doesn't read like a collection of sketched notes and still the outline of a book like The Charlemagne Pursuit didThe plot is reasonably simple but then all good plots are It involves the hunt for the Crown of Isis that has been revered through the centuries since Egyptian times Legend has it that it can give its wearer eternal life if certain rituals are followed Mid first century AD the crown was stolen from the Temple of Isis and its whereabouts became a mystery that has lasted centuries However in the depravity destruction and confusion of the end of the Second World War in Berlin the artifact comes to light again Then stolen Or rather a certain part of it is stolen Fast forward to today where English art dealer Jamie Saintclair is contacted by a New York detective investigating a rather unpleasant murder case Several members of a particular family who turn out to have had a connection with Nazi Germany have been murdered in way that seems to resemble an ancient ritual Investigations unveil a distinctly disturbing and dangerous connection with the Nazis their modern day apologists Russian billionaires and a murderous plot to re unite the pieces of the crown and fulfil the ancient ritual before time runs out But for who?I thought that the scenes where Douglas describes the atmosphere in Berlin at the end of Hitler's Third Reich and especially the inside of the Berlin Bunker were simply stunning Very evocative indeed Coming off the back of reading Antony Beevor's utterly magnificent The Second World War I must say he surely comes close to capturing the chaos and desparate madness of how it must have been at the epicenter of the maelstrom You won't come across many better written descriptive passages in any of this kind of historical action thriller OutstandingThe plot developments are logical but never too obvious The writing style is fluid effective and satisfying but doesn't serve everything up on a plate for you I liked the way I felt like I still needed to do some of the work trying to figure out what was going on and how it all hung together alongside the main characters I had to go back over some sections a couple of times to make sure I'd grasped it and not jumped ahead making connections that weren't there And shocks and shocking incidents there are aplentyThe only thing I'd uibble over is Saintclair His name I do as I've said before have issues over some of the characters' names in books like these The Isis Covenant looks like the second Jamie Saintclair adventure and it looks likely they'll continue so I'll say here and now that James Douglas' next will get another half star on top if the plot involves Saintclair changing his name by deed poll


  2. Kate Kate says:

    After reading James Douglas' excellent debut thriller The Doomsday Code I couldn't wait to read its follow up The Isis Covenant Jamie Saintclair the art dealer who seems to attract trouble like bees to honey is a very likeable hero while as with the Doomsday Code the baddies are horrifying The story here has its roots in the Egyptian and Roman past but a significant strand takes place in Germany during the terrifying closing days of World War II An excellent follow up by an author of brilliant Roman historical fiction writing under a pseudonym


  3. Peter Greenhalgh Peter Greenhalgh says:

    Second book in the Saintclair series is superior But the author's Rome novels are still better


  4. Chichi Chichi says:

    Loved the twists and turns Good read No puns lol


  5. PD Doling PD Doling says:

    Middle of the road standard fayreEasy clean historical artifact plus Nazis plus innocent academic who happens to have military training throw in a random woman with whom he immediately starts sleeping and hey presto a top selling bookPleasantly passes a few hours but I've forgotten it already


  6. Ric Ulloa Ric Ulloa says:

    I don't have a lot to say It was a bit hard to read as the subject line seemed to meander I didn't enjoy the book and can't recommend it as I just never felt the story took hold of itself Sorry but this isn't a book I'd recommend


  7. Nicholas Finch Nicholas Finch says:

    This book was great fun I seriously enjoyed the action and the humor as well as the drama and the agonyA ‘willing suspension of disbelief’ that I was than willing to followGreat stuffI couldn’t put it down


  8. Andrew Andrew says:

    45 Stars


  9. Bill Lindsay Bill Lindsay says:

    Couldn't get into it


  10. Nancy Roberts Nancy Roberts says:

    God bookEasy read and enjoyable pure fiction woven into a bad time in history Cold winter day reading with a goood cup of tea


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The Isis Covenant Jamie Saintclaire #2 Jamie Saintclair embarks on another action packed historical adventure guaranteed to have you gripped from page one Perfect for fans of Dan Brown Chris Kuzneski and Scott Mariani READERS ARE LOVING THE ISIS COVENANT Cracking read only put it down for sleeping shopping and the washing up 5 STARSExcellent read enjoyed it from start to finish 5 STARSGreat Read Hooked from page 1 5 STARSTHE PRICE OF ETERNAL LIFE IS DEATHAD 64 Roman centurion Marcus Domitus leads an expedition to find the mythical treasure hidden deep inside ueen Dido's temple1945 Two Nazis disappear amidst the chaos of a burning Berlin and so does a precious object2009 Two brutal murders in London and Boston linked by a single name and a shared historyWhen art recovery expert Jamie Saintclair is asked to help investigate he finds himself delving deep into the occult and uncovering dark secrets tales of lust and greed and a curse linked to ancient EgyptCan he discover the truth before the curse claims victims and catches up with himJamie Saintclair's adventures continue in The Excalibur Codex and The Samurai Inheritance Have you read The Doomsday Testament his first adventure

  • Paperback
  • 480 pages
  • The Isis Covenant Jamie Saintclaire #2
  • James Douglas
  • English
  • 14 February 2015
  • 9780552164825

About the Author: James Douglas

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