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Product Details

  • Series: The Cotten Stone Mysteries (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 421 pages
  • Publisher: MIDNIGHT INK; First Edition edition (September 8, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738709301
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738709307
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,530,176 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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More action-laden suspense than mystery, the latest Cotten Stone novel fails to stand out from the growing ranks of religious-themed thrillers. Stone, the daughter of "the only forgiven Fallen Angel," is a correspondent for a CNN-like television network, killing time until the next battle with the forces of Lucifer. An interview in the Kremlin is interrupted by a terror attack that kills her entire crew and leaves her and the Russian president scuttling through hidden passages that lead to an escape route via Lenin's tomb. Meanwhile, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Rizben Mace, secretly a Satanic priest, conspires to shatter civilization with a massive Internet attack code-named the Hades Project. While the outcome is never in doubt, the tension builds as Stone and her mortal and otherworldly allies race to avert catastrophe.
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"The Hades Project is an exceptional novel, a dark labyrinth of suspense, international intrigue and apocalyptic horror." -- Douglas Preston "review quote"

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Debra Hamel VINE VOICE on August 4, 2007
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Cotten Stone is peculiarly suited to fighting the forces of evil. By day a senior investigative correspondent for the Satellite News Network, Cotten also happens to be the mortal daughter of Furmiel, the only one of the Fallen Angels to have sought forgiveness for following Lucifer over to the dark side. In this third installment in Lynn Sholes' and Joe Moore's series of Cotten Stone mysteries, Cotten and her off-limits love interest Father John Tyler, director of the Vatican's intelligence gathering arm, uncover another fiendish plot hatched by the "old man" and his cronies. The "Hades Project" of the book's title, a marriage of modern technology and ancient religious artifact, threatens to unleash a hell on earth unless Cotten and John can do the Lord's work in time. The fate of the world is at stake, of course, but of more immediate concern is the welfare of two extraordinary children whom the bad guys need to have in their power if their diabolical scheme is to succeed.

The Hades Project, like its predecessors in the series (The Grail Conspiracy and The Last Secret), is a smoothly-written, nicely paced page-turner. The prose is transparent--which is to say that one doesn't notice it much, for good or ill, while reading, which is appropriate for the genre. The plot is not edge-of-your-seat gripping, but it definitely holds one's interest. The characters are likable but not as fleshed out as they might be. This time around the story is furthered both by the introduction of a character, one of the children, who is likely to become a fixture in the series and by--if I'm not imagining it--a ratcheting up in intensity of the just-this-side-of-licit relationship between Cotten and Father John. it will be interesting to see what happens to these characters in subsequent installments.

-- Debra Hamel
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on September 11, 2007
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Reporter Cotton Stone is a Nephilim, the daughter of a fallen angel and a mortal; but unlike the rest of her species, she is on the side of good as one of God's warriors. Her father repented his sin and he had two daughters; one took his place in heaven. A new battle is brewing as the Devil's Nephilim is creating a super computer using the code given by the kidnapped son of Alan owner of CyberSys. The forces of evil intend to unleash the Hades virus, which will cause disasters leading to millions dead and a new Dark Ages.

A childhood friend of Cotton is on the run with her daughter who sees the red auras of those aligned with Satan. They want her dead and Cotton is her only hope for survival. Alan's son and Lindsay's daughter meet after both are temporarily free of Satan's minion and it is obvious they know each other. Cotton thinks these Indigo children are blessed by God and there is an increase in their births for a reason she does not know. Both supercomputers need thodium, the substance found in the resin of The Tree Of Life and the wood is used by Noah to build the arc; the only known artifact that still contains this is the Spear of Destiny. If Satan obtains it hell will come to earth.

Once again, Lynn Sholes & Joe Moore have written a compelling thriller in which Satan, the Nephilim and their offspring the Rubie walk the earth as government, religious, and financial leaders. Cotton plays a major role in putting the pieces together that lead to the Spear of Destiny, but that only insures she will be under attack by the dark forces who already loathe her as a traitor. Readers will enjoy the latest escapades of God's champion as she battles the minion of Satan.

Harriet Klausner
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Craig C. Krueger on April 17, 2013
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Each of these books have been page-turners. I start thinking I will read a chapter before I go to bed, and the next thing I know it is 2:00 A.M. and I am wondering where the time has gone. This one does not disappoint.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 17, 2012
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Crazy story line. Lots of twists and turns, but not difficult to follow. Have read several of these books and each is as good as teh last.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Spirit Seeker on December 11, 2012
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I loved the Cotton Stone Mysteries series and am left wanting for more! lol Cotton is like a female Indiana Jones with a twist!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence W. Phelps on April 1, 2012
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I thought the Cotten Stone series were all excellent books. They kept my interest all the way through! I would purchase additional Cotten books...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sarah on March 5, 2012
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This was just another great Cotton Stone mystery! I thought the plot was a nice mix of modern and history, and I liked the blast from Cotten's past. I think it is difficult to still have her fighting who she is (I won't say what so I don't spoil it!). However, when I think about how anyone else would react to such a huge life change, it would take me a long time, too. I also think it was great that she didn't just accept it because it makes her seem like a real character. If you can get behind her struggle, you will be well rewarded with an intriguing story.
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