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Lost Relic Of The Gods: A God Conspiracy Paperback – July 30, 2010
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2012 - "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 power of all civilizations throughout the ages."
2012 - "Perfect...no small feat...Indian magic & mayhem...Jack can put up with just about anything except not being ready...determined to "make this planet into something better....How far from Philly can you get?" ~BookReview.com
2012 - "I couldn't get enough of the action---like a wild roller coaster, and I didn't want to put the damn thing down! Friedberg makes Indiana Jones look like child's play. " REVIEW by New Mexico Mangazine (TM)" --Reviews On Amazon
2012 - "...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
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Others have given great summaries of the story line so I won't do that.
This book seemed to be much longer than it was - an incredibly long journey.
I finished it even though the main character was too flawed for me to care about one way or the other. I found myself actually disliking him at times.
This book is a mystery, fantasy, political intrigue, historical and Indian lore fiction - take your pick.
I gave it 4 stars because 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. The story - more like three stars. It was long, and became repetitive. Often the conversations were just plain boring.
This is part 1 of 4. I won't buy any of them but for those who are more into this genre than I am - this author is for real. He has my utmost admiration.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Up front the story is interesting, however, the author takes to much time and goes into to much detail about things that in the end really are not relevant. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Stephen J. Lemmons
Excellent story line and development. Jack Vane is a very like able character who keeps you turning pages, always wondering how he will get out of his challenges.Published 20 months ago by Marilyn S. Hope
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 morePublished on April 29, 2014 by Nicole Sorkin
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 morePublished on October 14, 2013 by Micki E. Grover
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
Fires burning, bodies charred, human sacrifices, demons awakened and the total destruction of the world and humanity and that's not all. Read morePublished on August 30, 2013 by Jim Rhodes
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 morePublished on November 26, 2011 by W. Groenewald
I couldn't even get past 47% of the Kindle version. The supposed protagonist is NOT likeable and is extraordinarily reptitive. Read morePublished on September 27, 2011 by Annette Rivas
I really like this book an awful lot. It was full of wonderful symbolism, philosophjy, adventure and yes even humor. Read morePublished on May 14, 2011 by NY Doll