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Lost Relic Of The Gods, Book 1 of 2: 2016 (A God Conspiracy 4) [Kindle Edition]

Jeffrey A. Friedberg
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Book Description

Book 1 of 2, a Cliff Hanger Series

The Book The Illuminati Want To Suppress !

Thriller Book REVIEW: "...Hitler, Roswell, Mayan prophecies and stories from ancient times come to life...such twists, turns, surprises and suspense that the reader will not want to stop reading!" --Fran Lewis, Book Pleasures

A True Thriller Adventure Book!

A modern philosophy, and heroic icon for our Times. Leaves no political or religious System, politician, priest, or media unscathed!

Jack Vane, a private investigator, is burnt out from his past. A big city, P. I., and rough ex cop, he's trying to salvage his life and live up to his recent marriage vows to a beautiful Native American woman. He doesn't know that she is a bearer of Blood Lightning, a mystic connection that hurls both of them into the avalanche of a prophecy, danger, and destiny.

When the beautiful leader of a secret global organization, suddenly calls upon Jack for his help, he is lured from retirement by the promise of fantastic wealth, power, and salvation, should he succeed in a world-shaking Quest.

But with her talk of conspiracy, mysterious shadow governments, and a lost ancient relic of incredible power, this "Dragon Lady" strikes Jack as insane, so he refuses to assist her.

Immediately afterward, Jack finds his pregnant wife murdered. Did the woman Charmant kill her as punishment? Or as a warning for him to be silent? Are the murders a brutal conspiracy to make him find the lost relic? Jack becomes crazed with blood vengeance and seeks the power to destroy not only those invisible forces responsible---but their entire world.

Jack sets out on a lethal quest to find the murderer and the relic. He doesn't realize his journey will lead him through a monstrous landscape of moral, spiritual, and actual physical transformation---to a discovery of ancient secrets, conspiratorial truths, shadow governments, and the greatest mysteries ever NOT known.

And a chance to save the world---or destroy it himself.

Follow Jack through a labyrinth of mind-searing coincidence, doom-confronting situations, physical and spiritual transformation, and a climactic battle with an ancient Power.

"...action-packed thriller meets mythic fantasy, with a paranormal film noir atmosphere, a roller-coaster ride in a mind-movie that rivals The Matrix, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Lord Of The Rings, and Avatar" New Mexico Mangazine (tm), Santa Fe, USA

"... the mind who wrote this deserves them just from the history knowledge alone. To weave a story involving a down, out and old Private Detective with the adventure, politics,and fantasy thrown in deserves 5 stars..." Carol Donaho, Livingston Texas, USA

Editorial Reviews


"A good, tight plot; it works." Kirk Ellis, writer of "John Adams," HBO Miniseries, at  Southwest Writers, 2/21/2009

LOST RELIC OF THE GODS: "Hats off to you, Friedberg. I'm looking forward to the epic continuing in, the ¨Empire of the Gods - The God Conspiracy¨ series." Dan Reynolds, Iquitos, Peru

LOST RELIC OF THE GODS"...destined to be a screenplay and a ginormous blockbuster on the big screen, Jack Vane will become a household name for story connoisseurs, and loved by all fans of Jeffrey Friedberg." Review by Gary Sorkin, Pacific Book Review

LOST RELIC OF THE GODS" small feat...Indian magic & mayhem...Jack can put up with anything except not being ready...determined to "make this planet into something better....How far from Philly can you get?"

LOST RELIC OF THE GODS: "Jeffrey Friedberg's book is intense and intriguing and will grip the reader's attention from page one to the end of Jack's journey. They will be holding their breaths, just like I was..." Mimi Wolske

LOST RELIC OF THE GODS: "...Hitler, Roswell, Mayan prophecies and stories from ancient times come to life...such twists, turns, surprises and suspense that the reader will not want to stop reading!" --Fran Lewis, Book Pleasures

From the Author


When I could see again, the monstrosity had hunched over me like a giant mosquito. He was only half-changed, half-finished, frozen in some twisted state between something monstrous and worse.

He shrieked and pinned me with white-bone knees. The seething rainwater closed over my head and I couldn't breathe. I raged to find the Sun Dagger and kill this fiend, but the weapon was nowhere. I had no faith; I had no belief. I was going to be dead.

The beast shook all over and trembled excitedly. It bellowed like thunder, "I will have your soul to complete the spell! Give it to me! I am Ix Ba'al! This world, this universe is mine to consume--life eats life!"

The thing brought its face down to mine and leered.

Product Details

  • File Size: 679 KB
  • Print Length: 516 pages
  • Publisher: Jeffrey A. Friedberg (November 28, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003V8BHW8
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Lost Relic Of The Gods (The God Conspiracy) January 8, 2011
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I cannot understand how anyone who has read this book can give it more than 1 star.
Due to all the errors in the grammer I can't help but think the editor and proof reader must have asleep on the job. Jack emerges from the most unbelievable situations ( fell overboard during in a hurricane, fights off a white shark attack,
ends up on the beach eating dinner at a nice reataurant, which has not suffered any from the hurricane ) and it all happens
within a few pages.
Oh, and if you happen to have liked it do not buy Black Road 2012 (Empire Of The Gods - The Gods Conspiracy) its the exact same book.
Quite possibly the worst book I have ever read.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lost Relic of the Gods September 9, 2010
In his novel, `Lost Relic of the Gods' author Jeffery A. Friedberg tells a story about a private eye who becomes embroiled in a quest to locate an ancient relic with great powers that could, if it falls in the wrong hands, destroy the world.

Jack Vane is a private eye and ex-Green Beret living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jack has had a tough life that included run-ins with the mob. He also has diabetes and is going blind in one eye. Although Jack is a gritty tough talking private eye whose language often includes profanity, underneath he has a soft spot with a great love for his pregnant wife. His life is suddenly turned upside down when a mysterious woman by the name of Charmant tries to enlist him in a secret global organization called the `No One" to help them locate and secure a powerful relic. The relic dates back 5000 years to the ancient Sumerians, where a demon bowl was created that gives great power to the one who possesses it. In the wrong hands, it could cause the destruction of the world. The story opens describing the history of the relic with an evil queen and priest attempting to obtain the relic to gain immortality, but in a vividly described scene, they fail to acquire the power and use it for evil.

After dismissing Charmant as a `nut,' Jack returns home to find his pregnant wife dead. Jack, along with his brother-in-law, Little Boy, a spiritual Native American and ex Army Ranger, embark on a journey to hunt down his wife's murderer and find the ancient relic. Throughout the journey, jack becomes embroiled in ancient Native American prophecies, supernatural events, and a plot that involves two organizations: "The No One" wants to save the world and "The Combine" wants it for power and destruction.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Wild ride? March 4, 2011
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Most definitely!
Jack Vane is a character that will not be denied. While reading Lost Relic, I had many of those, "Whatever will he do next?" moments, and was more than fine with the unrealistic nature of his predicaments.
The strength of Friedberg's writing lays in his vivid imagination and portrayal of action scenes. I do agree with other readers that Vane needs a big screen role-- maybe even 3D!
Thanks for the ride, Jeffrey A. Friedberg. I'll be buying another ticket soon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating and addictive April 14, 2011
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A suspenseful thrill ride, from ancient religious mythology into modern day greed and mayhem. Colorful intriguing characters that vividly stay in your mind all day. A hardcore determined,take no prisoners, private eye, that every man and especially women, would want in their corner. This book left me jonesen for more.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really fun read March 13, 2011
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I really enjoyed reading this book. I can see how it would make a great movie!
Couldn't stop reading it. Having studied history and being interested in various
so called "conspiracy theories", it was interesting to see how the story came
together. It is a different perspective on many topics; one that is very enjoyable.
I look forward to part 2!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lost Relic of the Gods January 4, 2011
Suspense. Sex. Death...murder. Spirituality. Mystery. Good versus Evil. "Lost Relic of the Gods" has it all. It's the story of Jack Vane, a private investigator who unravels an ancient prophecy--a prophecy based on a relic from Jerusalem from the year 950 BC--and the fate of the world.

Jack Vane is all you'd expect in a PI who is sort of retired and in love with his beautiful and pregnant wife, Diana, and their life in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He's tough, fast-talking, and trashy but with a moral code...his own. An attorney, an old friend, convinces Jack to meet with a mystery woman who could be Jack's new client. She tries to lure him in, but when she begins talking about a secret global organization--the "No One", world power, and ancient relics, our atypical hero turns his back and walks away.

When he returns home and discovers the love of his life murdered, Jack's destiny kick-starts. All he wants is to find the relic and get revenge for her murder. He hooks up with his brother-in-law, Little Boy, a spiritual Native American and ex-Army Ranger, and Jack's unrelenting journey begins.

The story entangles Jack in not one but two global organizations: The No One, which we learn wants to save the world, and The Combine that wants the relic for power and destruction. He also learns about ancient Native American prophecies and supernatural events, and a prophecy of an event that will take place on December 21, 2012 that has him caught in its crossfire as he struggles with internal demons that challenge his values. After he goes through his journey of spiritual growth and transformation with the help of Little Boy, Jack begins doling out cruel revenge.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pacific Book Review
In real life Jeffrey A. Friedberg is one tough, street smart, connected guy; connected to the most powerful secret society holding the undisclosed truth yielding the quintessential... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Nicole Sorkin
5.0 out of 5 stars Jack Vane: American Hero
I absolutely loved this book. And for somebody who doesn't usually choose detective / crime stories, I was astounded at how quickly and intensely I was drawn into this story. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Micki E. Grover
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding...
Loved this book.
I couldn't put it down and finished it in a weekend.

By the time I was done I wanted more Jack Vane. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Pontecorvo
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gripping Tale
Fires burning, bodies charred, human sacrifices, demons awakened and the total destruction of the world and humanity and that's not all. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Jim Rhodes
1.0 out of 5 stars Annoying frustration
Don't waste your time and money on this poor effort. I don't give up on books and persevered until Chapter 8 but it was just too much. Read more
Published on November 26, 2011 by W. Groenewald
1.0 out of 5 stars Horribly Boring
I couldn't even get past 47% of the Kindle version. The supposed protagonist is NOT likeable and is extraordinarily reptitive. Read more
Published on September 27, 2011 by Annette Rivas
5.0 out of 5 stars A Really Wonderful Book and Masterfully Done
I really like this book an awful lot. It was full of wonderful symbolism, philosophjy, adventure and yes even humor. Read more
Published on May 14, 2011 by NY Doll
1.0 out of 5 stars Overpriced at $1.99
Sold in the Action/Thriller category, it is certainly more Sci-Fi/Fantasy. I actually finished it waiting to find something I liked. I never did.
Published on May 2, 2011 by Dale Belcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
This was an easy read. The book is very well written which makes it easy for the reader to visualize the characters and the scenes. Read more
Published on March 29, 2011 by John Lemisch
1.0 out of 5 stars Worse than bad
This is what happens when you believe reviews: you buy a bad book. The prologue ruined it for me and I never got past page 20. Read more
Published on March 28, 2011 by A. J. McCarthy
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More About the Author

A former Private Eye and Expert Witness, loyally serving the greatest, smartest, most fearless lawyers on the planet (Earth): those noble knights and Ladies of the bar--at the center of the known world--in PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania....

Masonic Knight Templar of the Scottish Rite

* If it's a Real Conspiracy, then it ain't no fricking "Theory."

1. RED WHITE AND DEAD -- Detective Thriller
2. RED WHITE AND DEAD AGAIN -- Detective Thriller
3. KILL THE MEDIA -- Paranormal Political Thriller
4. LOST RELIC OF THE GODS 2012 (Book 1)- Paranormal Thriller
5. LOST RELIC OF THE GODS 2012 (Book 2) - Paranormal Thriller
6. THE SECRET PILLARS OF WRITING - Writing, Self-Help, Creativity

Jeffrey A. Friedberg is a 32nd Degree member of the mysterious Masonic Brotherhood--the 2nd highest degree possible, a "Sublime Keeper of the Royal Secret." This means he is also, a "Master of the Royal Secret....a Knight Templar."

Friedberg is a former licensed private eye and originally worked deep-cover Organized Crime cases. This means his true identity was not known to those he investigated and later reported upon. Friedberg holds various certifications in martial arts and self defense. Continuing on as a detective, he worked in Philadelphia, PA; NJ, De, NY, and FL, employing up to 125 people in his elite detective agency that was considered clandestine.

With a Department Of Defense (DOD) Secrecy Clearance, he specialized in: deep investigation and undercover, organized crime, internet investigation and identification, locate fugitives and scam artists, fugitive hunter, nuclear plant protection, personal defense, and more, representing States, cities, police departments, and district attorney departments. He knows real life, dark secrets, deep conspiracies, and the madness of others.

Friedberg has been a canine protection trainer, counter-terror adviser, Other Stuff, and was an internet search engine guru, Marketeer, and, later, a consultant to America On Line. He has a BA in English and Psychology/Sociology and has been writing for a lifetime.

Friedberg studied writing under the great John Truby, Tyler Tichelaar, Diane O'Connell, Harold Lazarus, George Deaux, Stephen Berg, and the uniquely oriented, one-time convicted triple murderer Jay Smith (sentence overturned due to "prosecutorial misconduct.").

Friedberg lives and writes from his mile-high shelter in the New Mexico desert, in the shadow of a dormant volcano and ancient rock-art, and, therefore, amid ancient gods and spirits of the Native People....

"De Oppresso Liber" - Jack Vane, Private Eye, former Green Beret.


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