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The Parsifal Pursuit (Winston Churchill) Hardcover – May 24, 2011
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Winston Churchill is out of politics and his information relating to the fact that the Spear of Destiny resting place has been located, he enlists the help of his god-daughter and her lover to find it before Hitler can. All parties believe who finds the Spear of Destiny, which is allegedly the spear that killed Christ, will have the ultimate power and rule the world. But who is the secret force who is killing anyone who threatens to remove the spear?
As this is one of my favourite times of history, I thoroughly enjoyed this read. The rise of Nazism and the way Hitler got to power unchallenged, the hidden agenda and secrecy surrounding Germany, Britain and America to meet their own means are first rate. In a time of power struggle, the unrest and danger presented are conveyed excellently.
Reading this book was like travelling back in time, as you follow the characters through Europe you sense and feel the emotions they are feeling and you want to shout out to warn them or send them a message to help them with their quest. I found the book easy to read and each part describing the events happening to each character are short and sweet, giving the reader time to think reflect on what is happening and, in my opinion, making it more enjoyable. Being based loosely around historic events, the way the characters have been inter weaved is superb and show the level of care the authors have taken.
As this is the second book in a series, I cannot wait to read the third to find out what awaits the characters in the next instalment of the Gemini Agenda.
Bourke is service as a lawyer for a young lady named Harmony whos company she has inherited is under attack from the SS who wants her to sell her company out to them. If you buy the third book in this series, many of the characters will show up there too (like Kurt Von Strum and "The Apostles"). I do not want to give away the whole plot, but I think this is a very entertaining book,with many twists to the plots involved and very worth reading
Set in 1931, this book centers around a photo journalist, Mattie McGary and her boyfriend, a law professor (and former CIA agent), Bourke Cockran Jr. Each are on their own mission that has been commissioned by Winston Churchill. In search of a holy grail of sorts - a stolen spear that was said to be used to pierce Christ on the cross. Adolf Hitler and Kaiser Wilhelm II both want the spear as well so they can use it for their own purposes, so Mattie and Cockran are pulled into the dangerous search for the spear and also a plot to kill Germany President Hindenburg.
There are so many interesting stories going on in the book and this could sometimes prove confusing with any other book - not with this one though. The characters, plots and historical information is clearly explained and you buy into each character easily. Along with the danger and mystery of the book, there is a romantic back-story between Mattie, Bourke and a stranger that saves Matties life.
Fast paced and kept my attention from start to finish - I can't wait to read the next one in the trilogy! Definitely a page turner!