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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 muchnuanced, well written and therefore muchconvincing 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 did.The plot is reasonably simple, but then all good plots are It involves the hunt for th Despite occupying some of the same historical space as my last outing in this genre The Charlemagne Pursuit The Isis Covenant is a muchnuanced, well written and therefore muchconvincing 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 did.The 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 Outstanding.The 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 aplenty.The only thing I d quibble 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 bril 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 fayre.Easy, 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 book.Pleasantly passes a few hours but I ve forgotten it already.


  6. Andrew Andrew says:

    4.5 Stars


  7. Bill Lindsay Bill Lindsay says:

    Couldn t get into it


  8. 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


  9. Linda Linda says:

    Good seriesFollow the series as this one picks up from the previous one Can t wait to start next one Happy reading


  10. Robin Carter Robin Carter says:

    Review The second in this series of books based around art recovery expert Jamie Sinclair Book one the Doomsday testament The Doomsday Testament was a massive and wonderful surprise There are so many thrillers of this type on the market but so many fall short of being a great thriller Something of the quality of an early Jack Higgins WW2 thriller Doomsday Testament was an equal to those books and doubly so because it was a debut thriller.Great debuts are always a double edged sword, is it a Review The second in this series of books based around art recovery expert Jamie Sinclair Book one the Doomsday testament The Doomsday Testament was a massive and wonderful surprise There are so many thrillers of this type on the market but so many fall short of being a great thriller Something of the quality of an early Jack Higgins WW2 thriller Doomsday Testament was an equal to those books and doubly so because it was a debut thriller.Great debuts are always a double edged sword, is it a flash in the pan can it be equalled or beaten by book two Thankfully for me, you and James Douglas yes he can equal it, in fact it beats book one for suspense, action, adventure, intrigue and story.As in doomsday testament, the Isis Covenant blends the modern world with World War 2, add in a nice dose of Ancient history with the central aim being the recovery of the Crown of Dido A legendary item hunted by Tyrants through the ages for its alleged ability to hold the answer to life Death.Our Hero Jamie has a price on his head, is it from his recent past and his butting heads with the remnants of the Nazi Regime Who is the evil force killing people in such a gruesome fashion What are they looking for will they find it and if they do what terrifying outcome will come to pass I m not giving away the plot, you need to buy the book to find out But its Sooooo worth doing so.As with book one the characters are so well written, so real and alive and this is no surprise because James Douglas is the pseudonym of one of my favourite historical writers none other than Douglas Jackson Writer of so many fantastic books It also answers why the history of these books is so real and vivid.Caligula Rufus 1 Claudius Rufus 2 Hero of Rome Gaius Valerius Verrens 1 Defender of Rome Gaius Valerius Verrens 2 And once you have managed to work your way through the fantastic feast above there is also the latest in the Verrens series Avenger of Rome Gaius Valerius Verrens 3 The only thing wrong with this book is that they didn t do it in Hardback.This is a must read book, one not to miss.Very Highly Recommended Parm Product description AD 64 Roman centurion Marcus Domitus leads an expedition to find the mythical treasure hidden deep inside Queen Dido s temple.AD 1945 In the confusion and chaos of a burning Berlin, two high powered Nazis disappear, and so does a precious object.AD 2009 Two families are brutally tortured and murdered in Boston and London, the crimes linked by a single name and a shared history.Art recovery specialist Jamie Saintclair receives a call from a Boston detective, asking for his help to investigate a brutal murder She believes Saintclair might hold the key to solving the crime through his detailed knowledge of specialist Nazi units But as they delve deeper into the sinister world of the occult, they uncover a dark secret that men have lusted over forthan two millennia Long ago, in the ancient temple of Isis, something was stolen, and the repercussions have resonated through the centuries Saintclair must discover the truth before the curse claimsvictims, and finally catches up with him


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The Isis Covenant 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 upSTARS Excellent read, enjoyed it from start to finishSTARS Great Read Hooked from page STARS THE PRICE OF ETERNAL LIFE IS DEATHADRoman centurion Marcus Domitus leads an expedition to find the mythical treasure hidden deep inside Queen Dido s temple Two Nazis disappear amidst the chaos of a burning Berlin and so does a precious object 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 him Jamie Saintclair s adventures continue in The Excalibur Codex and The Samurai InheritanceHave you read The Doomsday Testament, his first adventure [EPUB] ✵ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, Author Craig Russell – 9facts.co.uk guaranteed to have you gripped from page one Perfect for fans of Dan Brown ❮Download❯ ➵ Jazz Age Stories Author F. Scott Fitzgerald – 9facts.co.uk Chris Kuzneski and Scott Mariani READERS ARE LOVING THE ISIS COVENANT Cracking read [Read] ➮ Much Obliged, Jeeves Author P.G. Wodehouse – 9facts.co.uk only put it down for sleeping [KINDLE] ❅ The Wrong Blood By Manuel de Lope – 9facts.co.uk shopping and the washing upSTARS Excellent read ❰PDF❯ ✓ The Customer-Funded Business Author John W. Mullins – 9facts.co.uk enjoyed it from start to finishSTARS Great Read Hooked from page STARS THE PRICE OF ETERNAL LIFE IS DEATHADRoman centurion Marcus Domitus leads an expedition to find the mythical treasure hidden deep inside Queen Dido s temple Two Nazis disappear amidst the chaos of a burning Berlin and so does a precious object 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 [PDF] ⚣ The Affair ✯ Emma Kavanagh – 9facts.co.uk he finds himself delving deep into the occult and uncovering dark secrets ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Summer People & The Little House By Shirley Jackson ✩ – 9facts.co.uk 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 him Jamie Saintclair s adventures continue in The Excalibur Codex and The Samurai InheritanceHave you read The Doomsday Testament ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Beautiful Creatures By Lulu Taylor ❤ – 9facts.co.uk his first adventure


About the Author: James Douglas

A pseudonym used by Douglas Jackson Librarian note There isthan one auhor in the GoodReads database with this name