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The Coin [Kindle Edition]

John H. Manhold
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The Coin by John H. Manhold is an Indie National Excellence award-winning mystery and suspense novel. Reviewers are enthusiastic and write “…unfolds like a well-constructed Chinese Puzzle revealing depths of research and insight into ancient history and our 9/11 world… and call The Coin …”a fast-paced adventure….”!

The story is centered on an exciting thrill ride of a search for a 3000-year-old coin through France, Andora, Spain, Morocco and Mexico. The riveting action-packed quest includes a series of murders, international thefts, and even a suspicious military Al-Qaida-style operation. The cast of characters include a mysterious Arab, a beautiful Russian temptress, a rabidly anti-Muslim acolyte, an inner circle of Mafia, a select group of CIA operatives, and finally the U. S. Attorney-General!

The Coin is a thrilling novel for our time and a ‘must read’ for anyone who loves murder, mystery, and international adventure.

As one reviewer says, “I gave it an A on my proverbial scale. I would recommend it to all that enjoy a James Bond thriller which is a little more like the real world.”

Product Details

  • File Size: 517 KB
  • Print Length: 187 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: BookBaby; 1 edition (February 15, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,487,390 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun October 17, 2013
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Very enjoyable read. Took me to places I probably will never visit in real life and kept my attention throughout.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very fun read! August 9, 2012
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I really enjoyed this book. A lot. What was so enjoyable for me, which is perhaps specific just to me, is the author is from a different era (visit his website for an interesting read about an interesting person) and the way his characters speak and behave remind me of very early detective novels that I love. Yet this story is set in modern times. Very fun! The action in the story moves fast, and the locales visited by the characters seem like they come from personal experience. There's a lot of globe trotting, and that was just as fun as the mystery being tracked down. A real enjoyable read. Had trouble putting it down and wished the story was longer when I did.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An engrossing thriller March 9, 2012
By Kaye
I am always looking for the next engrossing thriller. And now I can say I have found a new one! The Coin by John H. Manhold is pure escapism at its best. It's a classic quest adventure for an ancient Persian coin that has all the elements of a successful novel: it's fast-paced, well-written, populated by believable characters, and the action moves through exotic locations. I give this book five stars and recommend it to anyone who loves to read great fiction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book, The Coin is a winner! March 12, 2012
It won the finalist award in the INDIE National Excellence Competition beating out competitors in the mystery and suspense category. That convinced me to buy the book. And having read it I understand why it won the award. The Coin is really rich. It is so evident that the author really knows his stuff. The description of the ancient coin and how the world moved from barter to currency in ancient times is fascinating. If this was a history lesson it was one that was just as exciting as it was informative. But there's more. The descriptions of Muslim culture and locales are so true to reality that I was actually transported to the desert described in the book. This book is believable in every sense of the word and that makes it a memorable read which I have already recommended to all the book-lovers I know.
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