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About the Author
Iain Benjamin King CBE FRSA is a British writer. King was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 Birthday Honours, for services to governance in Libya, Afghanistan and Kosovo.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B00WWRPVHQ
- Publisher : Bookouture (July 9, 2015)
- Publication date : July 9, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 2998 KB
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- Print length : 456 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #187,392 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Not because I don't think it's possible that the position of planets in the night sky can affect people: My mother was a Protestant minister and even she did not discount the idea that such a thing could be possible.
No, what seemed a little unlikely to me was the idea that some members of both the Catholic church and the academic community would be so frightened by the idea that this "secret" would get out that they would resort to murder to hush it up. The fact is that many, many people - and more than a few religions worldwide - already believe this to be true. As secrets go, therefore, it's not a very well kept one.
That said, author Iain King has written a really nice adventure story with some very interesting characters who are caught up in an international search for the truth. The action shifts from country to country as the five men and women on this quest struggle to figure out just what that "last secret" is and what impact it could have on the world. Myles Munro, the protagonist, is a well-drawn character complete with some intriguing quirks. I also found King's ability to flesh out the secondary characters in this novel a plus. They are not simple cardboard cutout characters but fully realized in their own right.
King's narrative style is straightforward: He moves the story along at a good clip without sacrificing some needed details. He does occasionally dwell too long (in my opinion) on some aspects of the chase but that doesn't happen often and, so, is not worrisome.
What did bother me, however, were the last few chapters in the book. Both Munro and the villain fall from the top of a high building onto the pavement below and both survive with a few broken bones. I'm not sure that I'm willing to suspend my belief to that extent. Additionally, King seemed anxious to tie everything up with a neat bow at the end of the novel and thus asked me, as a reader, to accept some stretch-the-imagination-to-its-limits conclusions. I think this could have been handled more gracefully. Be that as it may be, this was still a pretty good read for a weekend when there wasn't much else going on.
The book should be fine for mature teenagers. Obviously, there is some violence, but no sex or crude language.
Looking forward to the release of #2 in the series. I nelieve the title is The Last Prophacy of Rome.
Top reviews from other countries
After the WWII, Stoyl was interrogated by the American corporal about his action in the SS division. He his many secret documents which predicted the events in the next seventy years from 1945.
The team went to Stoyl's apartment in Berlin to find the clues of the location of the secret prophecies. Meanwhile, a priest in Israel was terrified about those prophecies based on astrology which will destroy any religion which control the population. He hired an assassin to stop the team from discovering the documents.
Very good adventure in Europe with correct historical events such as the date of Berlin Wall falling.
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At the start of this book it says all facts (relating to a certain matter) are true – just as it does in some of the Dan Brown books. Then, at the back, it sets out quite a few facts. I went online to check it all, and it really does seem true. Which means either this author has pulled one of the most amazing Derren Brown type wondertricks of all time (just how did he do that?); or it changes fundamentally the way people understand the world. Either way, it's truly amazing. No, even more amazing than that. It really is.
And it’s an excellent story too. So nice to come across a really impressive debut thriller. "Secrets of the Last Nazi" has all the suspense one enjoys in these kinds of stories. The details about the international investigation team are very realistic, the dialogue taut and punchy, the more than a decade.relationship between the individuals well drawn and some of the characters (eg Zenyalena and Glenn) would be fantastic on the big screen, if this ever becomes a film. The plot had me intrigued and really needing to keep reading to find out how things would turn out. Gripping, nail-biting stuff, especially at the end (this is a book with about three climaxes at the end - only in the second half of the last chapter, Chapter 70, did it all sort itself out).
This really is the most amazing, impressive book I've read for more than a decade. Really.
I really recommend this auther but don't expect to do much housework until the last page read.
As soon as last page finished, I ordered the next book.
Definately five star status.
Given the rapid pace at which it moves along , it will appeal to both teens and older readers. I understand why others have compared the writing to Dan Brown, but in my view this is superior. I won't repeat the book outline as others have done so before me , but I particularly liked the fact that Myles Munro was a very sympathetic hero -- a strong, but not flawless character. If I was to have one minor complaint - I was left me wanting to know more about Myles' partner -- and I hope her character will be developed more fully in future books in the series.