My advice is to sit back and thoroughly enjoy this perfect book. I don't usually laud an author the first time I read a story but, this is an exception. I cannot say enough good things about The Moses Expedition.
After hiding from the War Crimes Tribunal for fifty years, a Nazi War Criminal called the Butcher of Spiegelgrund has been run down by a Priest, Father Anthony Fowler, who is also a CIA operative and is involved with the Vatican's Secret Service. Father Fowler wants something from the Butcher. There is a candle covered with gold filigree that was stolen from a Jewish family during the war that holds a wonderful and also terrible secret.
Hidden inside this candle is a map that reveals the position of the Ten Commandments given to Moses by God and concealed in the Ark of the Covenant. Father Fowler is in touch with a reclusive billionaire, the owner of Kayn Industries who is also anxious to find this treasure and an expedition is formed to go to Jordan and seek this fortune.
As in all good books, there is a traitor in the midst of all this who is tied to a terrorist cell in the United States and is waiting very impatiently to strike at this expedition and secure the Ark for his own ends.
This book covers everything from World War II atrocities to terrorists in the present day who are all on a quest for the power and secrets that the Ark of the Covenant holds. This is an intriguing and exciting thriller with a perfectly written story. Your reading self will not want to put this book down until the end and, I'm on my way out to secure the author's first book, God's Spy. Enjoy this wonderful read.
A lost treasure, a Nazi war criminal, and an expedition to find a legend . . .
After fifty years in hiding, the Nazi war criminal known as the Butcher of Spiegelgrund has finally been tracked down by Father Anthony Fowler, a CIA operative and a member of the Vatican’s secret service. He wants something from the Butcher—a candle covered in filigree gold that was stolen from a Jewish family many years before.
But it isn’t the gold Fowler is after. As Fowler holds a flame to the wax, the missing fragment of an ancient map that uncovers the location of the Ten Commandments given to Moses is revealed.
Soon Fowler is involved in an expedition to Jordan set up by a reclusive billionaire. But there is a traitor in the group who has ties to terrorist organizations back in the United States, and who is patiently awaiting the moment to strike.
From wartime Vienna to terrorist cells in New York and a lost valley in Jordan, The Moses Expedition is a thrilling read about a quest for power and the secrets of an ancient world.
“Juan Gómez-Jurado has created a true masterpiece. The Moses Expedition is a brilliant thriller - sharp, suspenseful, and engrossing. This is what great thriller writing is all about and why Gómez-Jurado has vaulted to the top of my list of must-read authors!”
#1 New York Times bestselling author of Foreign Influence
“A heart-pounding thriller, jam-packed with two thousand years of Middle Eastern intrigue.”
New York Times bestselling author of The Eight and The Fire
“The Moses Expedition delivers the best of the literary suspense and international intrigue genres with breakneck thrills and twists, and Gomez-Jurado enriches every page with a sophisticated portrayal of characters and a deep respect for history. This fantastic novel will
have your brain working overtime and your bedside lamp on into the
New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club
“History, secrets, conspiracies, action, adventure, this is my kind of story. The Moses Expedition is fraught with intrigue and plot twists galore. Gomez-Jurado is a writer who knows how to deliver exactly what readers want. He's in the top echelon of the world's thriller writers and well worth a look. Settle back and savor this perfect piece of entertainment.”
New York Times bestselling author of The Charlemagne Pursuit
"A thrilling quest novel by a terrific new talent... this tale is going to cost you some serious sleep."
New York Times bestselling author of The Disciple
"Better take a deep breath before opening this novel—Gómez-Jurado leaves no time for a second one until you finish the last page."
New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Supper"