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The Shroud Key: A Gripping Chase Baker Action Adventure Thriller (A Chase Baker Thriller Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 11 in A Chase Baker Thriller Series
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- File size : 872 KB
- Publication date : July 23, 2014
- Word Wise : Enabled
- ASIN : B00EZABN8E
- Print length : 317 pages
- Publisher : Bear Thrills; 2nd edition (July 23, 2014)
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,800 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It's a bit oversimplified, but when I was a child, I asked my Dad if Santa Claus was real, or simply a fairytale perpetuated by our parents. My Dad sat me down and asked me if Santa Claus were a myth, would their magic of him bed diminished, or would I still believe in something bigger than myself, and take it on faith that simply having faith would enable the miracles attributed to Santa Claus ever year. And if I ceased to believe, would Christmas miracles and presents be forfeited? I seriously contemplated my Dad's words for a while, trying to decide what was truth, and what was fiction. No matter what I believed in, the miracles for children around the world continued. For them, there was no doubt that Santa did indeed exist. Perhaps the belief was only an ingrained fairytale--in spirit only, but for most kids, they believed in the real Santa, and and had faith in the miracles of Christmas and Santa Claus, and his loving, caring, generosity. And that belief was enough to make Santa real whether as a spirit, for magical being. That's when I decided that in some way, shape, or form, Santa most assuredly existed, and that he didn't have to be seen, or touched to be real and perform miracles.
I believe in our Lord Jesus Christ, and whether His remains turn up someday or not, He exists, He's real, and He secured mankind a place in Heaven for His followers through His sacrifices and His Love for mankind. It's our belief in God and. Jesus, Mary, an Joseph that make them real. And if Jesus Christ did have a female apostle, a wife, and children, it won't matter, because He existed, He performed miracles, and ensured our entry into the Heaven of God, through His sacrifices for us. It's our faith in Jesus Christ that is responsible for our salvation, no matter what.
It’s a quick read where the hero, Chase Baker, gets drawn into a hunt for the bones of Jesus Christ himself. He’s the typical ladies man who thinks he’s all that and in the beginning you don’t really like him, but as the novel progresses, more of his personality emerges and his layers begin to peel back. At this point you realize that there is more than what meets the eye with Chase and you find yourself starting to like him! At the end of the book you find yourself continuing to be on Chases’s side and believe that he is a decent hero.
This is definitely a fun read with some great twist and turns. I’m looking forward to the next book by Vincent Zandri.
I enjoy the thrillers that have to do with religious artifacts and the attempts of various heroes and villains, the religious and non-religious, trying to find or protect or save them.
Some books are a bit too fast-paced for me; I don't care for characters giving exposition while running from demented killers who seem to be able to track their every move.
This book was a bit slower-paced than The DaVinci code, which I liked. At least the main characters could take a breather now and then. And there were some twists and turns along the way.
Recommend for fun reading.
I will probably read the second book in the Chase Baker series.
Some interesting descriptions of the pyramids of Giza and graveyards in Albany, NY.
Top reviews from other countries
Written in the first person with some lovely twists of humour, I thoroughly enjoyed this first book in the series. What particularly attracted me in the beginning was the unlikely scenario of Chase having conversations with his dog, and I do mean conversations, even though they all take place in his mind. They are illuminating, giving a good picture of his character and background, informative and amusing.
There is plenty of action as Chase is hired by a local police chief who, as long as Chase helps with a problem that he has, will allow some of Chase’s misdemeanours to go unpunished. All Chase wants is to finish these tasks and then return to New York, particularly to see his daughter. Italy, Egypt and other locations add to the fast pace of the book which has strongly defined characters.
All in all very entertaining, if at times a little silly, but not in such a way as to detract from the overall story. I look forward to my next meeting with the valiant Mr. Baker.
Better books of this genre out there, I'm afraid.
Some tighter editing is also needed to eradicate the numerous mistakes.
Just remembered we decided not have Colonels in the Royal Navy Captains yes.
Think you should look for another Editor as there was a few other things.
Look forward to reading your next adventure.
Neville J. Anderson-Budd.