CBR III Review #93:The Second Messiah: A Thriller by Glenn Meade
I feel like just by writing out the title, The Second Messiah, I'm ruining the entire mystery. So much of this novel is spent trying to discover a huge secret that is so clearly defined in the title.
In Jerusalem, scrolls are still be discovered and Archaeologist Jack Cane has made it his life's mission to unearth one of these scrolls. Unfortunately, what should be his biggest discovery gets many of his colleagues killed. The scroll he has unearthed points to the possibility that their were two men named Jesus Christ. The implications of this find set the Vatican in action before even Jack realizes what he has uncovered.
Meade's novel flows a lot like a Dan Brown novel, which isn't bad but every single chapter ends in a cliff hanger. It gets annoying fairly quickly. But on the upside it makes the 500 + page novel read very very quickly. Unfortunately, after reading it at break neck speed the ending felt a bit like a let down. I think I would have been more interested in the story of "The Second Messiah" then a chase to recover the scrolls. I do recommend it however if you really love the Dan Brown novels.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 899 KB
- Print Length: 496 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1451611846
- Publisher: Howard Books (August 2, 2011)
- Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004QWZ5X0
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars