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The Esther Code [Kindle Edition]

Michael Danneman , Sarah Holst
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Silence of the Lambs meets the Da Vinci Code in this psychological thriller. FBI agent Jamie Golding is on the trail of a serial killer who leaves a cryptic message from a 2,500 year old hidden code. Jamie must decipher the code to stop the killer in this suspenseful page-turner. The killer is set on "playing the FBI like a violin" as a game of cat and mouse ensues. Based on an actual 2,500 year-old hidden code, The Esther Code is presented in a way that will leave the biggest skeptic scratching their head.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1355 KB
  • Print Length: 298 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0986074934
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J7EVA22
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #541,764 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good! May 16, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
A friend suggested I read this. While I was turned off initially by the title because I figured it would be a Da Vinci Code ripoff, I was very surprised at how good it was. I found the plot incredibly compelling and had a difficult time putting the book down. I thought the section of the book about the code itself was very informative and interesting. Overall, I would suggest it to anyone and I'm glad I read it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome June 20, 2014
I work with this author in Atlanta and I have to say this book is a page turner, I have read the first half in a day and will finish it in two days. I usually dont like whodunnits but this book really catches your attention.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Amanda
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was intense. It kept me on my toes and wanting more with each new page. Jamie who lives an ordinary FBI agent life is given a case in which she must link the murders of elderly white males. In which at each scene of the crime, a note with a code and an initial is left somehow connecting to the bible. This untraceable Jewish Serial killer as said before, plays a game of cat and mouse with the FBI. However, he is always one step ahead. He wants to be known but not found. In this Psychological thriller, the author drags us into a heart breaking twist. Things are never what you should expect. Meanwhile, Jamie and her best friend Seth(he man of any woman's dreams) must determine whether risking a friendship for love is worth it or whether they should just stick with there selfish, unloving boyfriend and girlfriend.

This book is well written. I advise all to read it. Its suspenseful and at times a bit emotional. You will enjoy it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I still can't believe the ending! September 2, 2014
I picked up a copy directly from the author. I don't read a lot of murder mysteries: the one exception has been Donna Leon and the Inspector Brunetti books. This book I read in two days - and the ending smacked me in the face! I never saw it coming. As a writer and editor myself, I will say, honestly, I wish I'd had a hand in this volume. I think I could have helped make it even better. But, overall it was a good read, and the references to the Esther story, the attention to detail, were fascinating. The best test of a book is knowing that you don't want to put it down. And I couldn't put it down. I had to keep reading. I had to find out what happened. And I still can't believe the ending! I'm waiting for the three-part miniseries. (And Michael, if you're reading this, I want to play the part of Mrs. Rossi!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars its a thrill to read ! June 26, 2014
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Michael is a such man of great insight and such a great storyteller, I can't help but like the book !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars with characters that it's easy to root for September 27, 2014
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What an interesting twist on a current recipe for intrigue! The story is fast-paced, with characters that it's easy to root for, and the ending was quite the surprise to me.
In addition, I learned a good bit of information about the Book of Esther, Judaism and some of the traditions practiced by Jews. The details of number significance was hard for me to absorb, but it's existence and some of the ways it is present in the Jewish Bible is pretty fascinating.
I will recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mystery/intrigue/detective stories. This is a marvelous twist on the current religious symbol trend in novels. Thank you, Mr. Danneman!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Intrigue of biblical proportions June 15, 2014
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Interesting take on a serial killer whodunnit. Young female FBI agent on the trail of a psychotic killer leads to the astounding revelation of secrets interwoven within the text of the bible, The first hundred pages of The Esther Code are not unlike many other books of this genre, but once Mr. Danneman immerses the reader in the fascinating complexities of an actual code (no fiction there) written throughout the Book of Esther, it reaches a whole new level of intrigue. A terrific first effort, and I look forward to the sequel!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing and Spell Binding May 21, 2014
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This novel has an interesting approach, combining a good old mystery novel with tantalizing secrets hidden in the Torah. It is done in a way that keeps the reader extremely entertained and inquisitive, with out disseminating religious dogma.

It is a successful combination of the DaVinci Code, the Holocaust, and Faye Kellerman's Lt. Peter Decker series. The book is an easy read, and is hard to put down.
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