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The 13th Enumeration (The Thirteenth Series) [Kindle Edition]

William Struse , Rachel Starr Thomson
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Book Description

A Conspiracy Directing the Affairs of Mankind - A Secret they don't want you to know - A Truth that will change the World


In 43 AD, Levi ben Cheleph, a Roman customs official, composes a controversial genealogy of Jesus. For the next nineteen centuries, this list becomes one of the most disputed texts of the New Testament and the basis for one of the most important biblical secrets of all time. The 13th Enumeration is the key to that forgotten secret.

Darius Zaridast, CEO of Aquarius Elemental Solutions, is on a quest to destroy those he believes are responsible for the death of his father and the status of his homeland, Persia, as a third-world dictatorship ruled by religious fanatics. Darius finds evidence that this group, which he calls the Order, is also part of a centuries-old conspiracy to keep the secret of the 13th Enumeration. This secret, he learns, is their greatest fear because it is the key to information that could destroy them.

His research into this secretive group of people is compiled in a dossier he calls FILE-13. Darius believes some of history’s most influential men are somehow connected to the secret:

•Sir Isaac Newton, one of the most influential scientists of all time, spent a good portion of his life looking for a hidden biblical code.
•Charles Thomson, one of only two signers of the original Declaration of Independence, was responsible for the most notorious symbols in American history. This symbol, known by only a few, is a key to the secret.
•William Frishmuth, a German chemist and secret agent for Abraham Lincoln, was so valued for his services he was paid two hundred dollars from Abraham Lincoln’s private purse.
•William Colgate of Colgate/Palmolive, one of America’s early entrepreneurs, owned a building which featured an unsolved brick symbol—a symbol which today is known as the “American Da Vinci Code.” This cipher holds the key to the forgotten secret.
•Sir Robert Anderson, commissioner of Scotland Yard during the Ripper murders, almost discovered the secret.


As Darius’s plot for revenge matures, he initiates the most devastating attack in the history of New York’s financial district. With Manhattan Island a ghost town, Darius uses the ensuing events to perpetrate the greatest financial manipulation of all time. Just when he has the world convinced he is its savior, Darius Zarindast destroys his entire corporate empire, causing the largest financial meltdown in history. He has finally realized his revenge. The only bitterness in his cup of retribution is his inability to solve the secret of the 13th Enumeration.

In this battlefield of revenge, conspiracy, and superstition, an archeological discovery is made in Capernaum, Israel—a discovery which will forever change the way the prophecies of the Bible are understood. Zane Harrison, a dig volunteer, and Rachael Neumann, daughter of the director of Israeli Antiquities, unwittingly stumble upon an incredible treasure of artifacts. Their find leads to the rediscovery of the 13th Enumeration. They soon learn their discovery is the key to a mathematical cipher found in the very first chapter of the New Testament, an ancient code which has profound implications regarding the status of Jesus Christ as the biblical Messiah. The unearthing of this ancient secret places them directly in the crosshairs of the Order. Will they be able to share their discovery with the world before the Order destroys the evidence and once again erases all knowledge of the 13th Enumeration from the pages of history?

The 13th Enumeration is a thrilling page-turner which weaves little-known historical and biblical facts into a plot that could have been taken from today’s headlines. The explosive conclusions of this story will leave the secular and Christian reader alike wondering if this is really a work of fiction—or the greatest discovery of our generation.


Editorial Reviews

Review

"Intriguing, Thoughtful and Provacative"  - Frontier 2000 Media Group 

"Reminiscent of an Alfred Hitchcock thriller... The novel has all the ingredients for a blockbuster movie." - Scottie Dayton, editor/writer

"Imagine The Da Vinci Code Written By A Biblical Scholar" ... The twist is that Struse plays for the other team. He approaches the Scriptures with a bias towards belief, and yet with an open-mindedness and curiosity which leads him to find secrets hidden in these texts in plain sight. - Amram Shapiro, - Book of Odds -

From the Back Cover

Terrorists strike again at the heart of American commerce and banking with devastating effect. A twenty-five-hundred-year-old Persian artifact incites the Muslim world and seriously undermines the credibility of certain Christian beliefs concerning their Messiah. A new technology is discovered which changes the balance of power around the globe. Are these random events or carefully laid plans to change the order of the world?

A college research paper leads to the rediscovery of a biblical code hidden for almost two thousand years. Its implications reverberate through four thousand years of history. Its author and his friends find themselves sucked into a conspiracy of historic proportions. Will they make sense of events before it's too late? An epic battle is waged as powerful interests fight to control the knowledge of the 13th Enumeration.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3110 KB
  • Print Length: 472 pages
  • Publisher: PalmoniQuest LLC. (January 4, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008QMS9VG
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #384,732 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent. Intriguing. Interesting. September 7, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I first saw a mention of this book on my Twitter stream back in June. I went to the website and was intrigued by the description and asked the author to let me know when it was released on Kindle. I downloaded last month and recently completed the read.

First, this book is not necessarily a light read. There's a lot of math and you have to be thinking along as you read it. This is not a bad thing. I learned a lot and the necessary math is a crucial part of the intricate plot. The good news is that the "technical" aspects of the 13th enumeration are beautifully crafted and wrapped around the main characters in the book. There are several stories going on all at once and they weave dangerously close to one another and then back off a bit until they crash together towards the end of the book.

While the Psalms references didn't speak to me personally, I know there are a lot of folks who will find these a masterful addition.

I found the setting of Israel to be fascinating and the vivid descriptions whisked me away to a land I have never seen. After reading the 13th Enumeration, Israel is now on my list of places I would love to visit.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing, Thoughtful and Provocative August 3, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
When Zane Harrison, a Christian college student from Texas, begins research for a college paper to verify that chapter 9 of the book of Daniel refers to the coming of Jesus, he is swept into a web of intrigue that circles the globe and tests his own faith.

Darius Zarindast has set the stage to control the world's fresh water supply, and when he suddenly appears on the international scene and calls a press conference in Dubai to announce new technology that will convert sea water into potable water at a rate sufficient to supply half of the world's population, the world's financial markets are rocked. However, it is Zarindast's unveiling of a tablet at this conference that he claims proves that Nehemiah and Ezra were contemporaries of Artaxerxes that grabs Harrison's attention. If Zarindast's claims concerning the tablet are accurate, Daniel 9 cannot refer to the coming of Jesus, and current Christian thinking will need to be altered.

As Harrison continues to search for answers concerning Daniel 9, he joins archeologist Rachael Neumann on a dig near Capernaum where they discover a numerical code that has remained hidden for centuries. This code contains a secret so powerful that it has been guarded for 1900 years and, if made public, could change the thinking of the entire human race. If the world is to benefit from the 13th Enumeration, however, Harrison will have to overcome powerful forces determined to keep the secret.

At last, a Christian novel that will appeal to men as well as women! While anyone who enjoys stories packed with action and suspense told from a Christian perspective will enjoy "The 13th Enumeration", this novel is one of the few books of Christian fiction that deals primarily with male characters.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really great read! July 31, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I found this book to be fast-paced, intelligent, and highly entertaining! It is well written and thoroughly researched. I would definitely rank it right up there with fiction from Tim Lahaye! The premise is fascinating and will keep you guessing until the very end!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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While reading author, William Struse's novel, I found myself wondering how one man could know so much yet phrase it so simply that I could understand what he was saying! The scope of this work rivals the writings of such luminaries as Uris, Mitchner, and others who steeped themselves in every aspect of their characters' lives and the history of their time; whether past present, or future! For many authors this is the praise they seek! However, because Struse intertwined Scripture, international intrigue, and the uncertainty of the times we live in to heighten the tension and keep the reader on the edge of their seat, what is now a book, might one day be an amazing movie!

Always writing about choices and how God can help us change, Paula Rose Michelson wrote the Amazon Best Selling Christian self-help book "How Did We Become Angry?" That book and her three sweet Christian fictions with a Messianic twist and a hint of history: "Beginning Anew: The Naomi Chronicles" and "Casa de Naomi: The House of Blessing, Books One and Two", are available on Amazon.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting September 16, 2013
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William Struse's book the 13th Enumeration is a very interesting book. I love a good symbolism/intrigue story, the genre that Dan Brown made famous, and I mostly enjoyed this tale of whether Jesus was the Messiah according to Old Testament prophesy, but honestly, I was disappointed at the ending. Or rather, the lack of an ending. Be warned that while the 13th Enumeration does answer the main question of the book, but it leaves the more interesting question for a sequel.

This is an exciting story that spans countries, religions and ancient history. I learned so much from this smart author and his fascinating interests, which he incorporated into his characters lives; rock climbing, computers and anthropology, to name just a few. Learning something new by way of a fast-paced, suspenseful novel, is a win-win for me.

There's a nice love story between the two main characters, Zane, a rock-climbing fool of a college student, and Rachael, the concert pianist, anthropologist, rocking-climbing strong, gorgeous, Israeli girl. If these two sound too perfect for mere words, they are on paper which makes them archetypal cut-outs, such as a James Bond, or a Superman. I love people for overcoming their flaws, and if they're flawless, I tend not to relate, or care what happens to them.

Honestly, I'd rather read a book with great characters who do ordinary things, rather than perfect characters doing interesting things. I think the show Seinfeld is a good example.

What I really loved about this story was how the author wove in so many different characters and circumstances to the story and never once, did I feel like he lost the thread of the action. I loved how the author gave so many new takes on ancient knowledge and symbolism.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Short but a very good book
Published 10 days ago by Raul Olivarez
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, thought provoking, entertaining.
This book kept my up way past my bedtime. I wanted to see how it ended. It awakened an interest in what else the Bible had hidden in passages forgotten to many. Great read...
Published 11 days ago by Lydia
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it!
Superb!!! I loved it!!! This book has it all!! Adventure, archeology, theology, murder, politics, the economy, and just a bit of romance. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Dorothy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good read.
Published 14 days ago by Esther Ringe
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Excellent book, hard to put down. Gives you plenty of new ideas to think about from the new testament.
Published 16 days ago by Robbie Hogue
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed feelings.
Complex story with a lot of storylines in which the nummer 13 has a very important significance. It is very bible (jewish-christian) orientated and explains how the number 13 is... Read more
Published 19 days ago by Hans Van De Ven
3.0 out of 5 stars Not well executed
Started with good plot, moved fast, but never fully developed nor wrapped up. Many loose ends at completion. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Kam
3.0 out of 5 stars Probably great - have not had opportunity to read yet...
I have not read this book as yet. Like many Kindle owners we often download books for future reading.
Published 20 days ago by Zeta Lady in San Diego
3.0 out of 5 stars Unfinished
The book was great except it left me dangling and I actually am getting tired of reading books that are a series that can't stand alone. Read more
Published 21 days ago by K S Cook
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story, great characters
This book was good from the very first! I liked the characters and the plot. It was a good thriller and the pace was great! Can't wait to read the next installment.
Published 21 days ago by Red
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More About the Author

William Struse has been a self employed plumber since he graduated high school in the late 80's. For twenty short years he has been married to the love of his life Winnie. They reside with their five children in southern Arizona.

After dreaming for many years about authoring a novel, William started The 13th Enumeration in 2011. In 2012 to equal parts relief and trepidation he self-published his debut novel. With over a 195 reviews on Amazon his Biblical mystery thriller has been a gratifying success. He since published two additional novels in the series and a non-fiction book on the Messianic symbolism of the Bible.

Christian Fiction by William Struse:
Book I - The 13th Enumeration
Book II - The 13th Prime: Deciphering the Jubilee Code
Book III - The 13th Symbol: Rise of the Enlightened One
Book IV - (to be released)

Non-Fiction by William Struse (Prophecies & Patterns Series)
Book I - The 13th Enumeration: Key to the Bibles Messianic Symbolism
Book II - Daniel's Seventy Weeks: The Keystone of Bible Prophecy (to be released)
Book III - The Jubilee Code: The Scarlet Thread of Bible Prophecy (to be released)


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