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Solomon's Ring Paperback – November 13, 2012
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At the same time, Cole and Bloomberg find themselves tracking down a dangerous terrorist hell bent on developing a sophisticated new weapon. Time is running out for the team to connect the dots and uncover the truth. If they don't, the world as we know it will change forever.
Raymond Beresford Hamilton's new science fiction thriller is a creative fusion of biblical revelation and real world threats. Hamilton is brilliant in his newest work, Solomon's Ring.
Raymond Hamilton does a very good job at keeping the reader in suspense. He is constantly keeping you guessing on what is going to happen next. There are only two reasons that I didn't give it five stars:
1. There are several different people and story lines that are going on at the same time, which can make it a little confusing; and
2. I felt like the ending was a little unresolved. I would have liked the author to have expanded upon a few things at the end. I think there was a very good story line involving the FBI's daughter and her boyfriend which fell flat.
Otherwise, I thought it was an excellent book and I enjoyed it very much! I don't normally read books of this nature, but I did find myself not wanting the story to end.
You can really see how Hamilton did his research in lieu of this novel. There is a lot of information about Masonic history, which I love, and a lot of occult themes running through the novel. I am a huge historical fiction fan and while this isn't actually a historical fiction; there is a lot of reference to Christianity, mason history, and politics.
Another reason I liked Solomon's Ring is how the author took many texts from the bible, and other religions to find the magical aspect of them. Even witchcraft, if you will. All of these helped contribute to the very different plot of Solomon's Ring.
However, there were some things I just could not get into with this book too. A huge problem I had with the novel was that it jumped from first person to third person so much. Usually, when it is in first person, we can only really see what is going on with the narrator; but with Solomon's Ring we were taken to other places, even countries, with other characters while our narrator was somewhere completely different. I know what the author was trying to do but I just couldn't really get into it.
While I enjoyed a lot of the historical facts associated with the story; it was at times just too much information in other ways. The story seemed to be all over the place, especially when it came to our protagonist's daughter and boyfriend.Read more ›
Author: Raymond Beresford Hamilton
Reviewer: George Shadow
At the highest levels of government, very mysteriously, certain members of the presidential chain of succession are found murdered. However, these murders are not your ordinary murders; the presidential cabinet members' bodies are found in a mummified condition--like they have been ceremonially prepared and entombed, by ancient Egyptians, for a thousand years. For this to have occurred overnight is a complete mystery and complicates the investigation for FBI Agent Robert Cole.
Government leaders fearful that this may be the work of foreign terrorists dispatch CIA Agent Amir Bloomberg to assist Agent Cole with the mysterious case. Agents Cole and Bloomberg soon find themselves in a race against a powerful supernatural entity stalking government leaders, sophisticated terrorists on the verge of creating a powerful weapon, and time to uncover the truth before the unspeakable happens and changes the world forever.
SOLOMON"S RING is a suspense thriller, which will literally catch you off guard. You'll be grabbing the edge of your sit as if you're in the movies, and oftentimes, you will be wondering whether this never happened. The novel plays out very familiar themes, though. The missing talisman of a long lost king as well as the ominous misgivings it bears with it from beyond his grave. The mysterious murders involving the powerful elite as well as the ensuing investigation, which sees two agents crowding out their feelings as they begin to unravel a threat far beyond their imaginations!
Okay...let's hope I haven't given it all away!
I guess I haven't!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It did keep you interested through the whole book. The premise was new to me, and it really kept me interestedPublished on January 21, 2014 by Roberta Wilkerson
I purchased my copy of Solomon's Ring from Amazon. And, I am enjoying my reading of this terrific book! Raymond B. Read morePublished on January 4, 2014 by Bernadette
I agree with what some of the other reviews mentioned, that it was a hard book to put down. There was plenty of action, plot twists and turns and charismatic characters. Read morePublished on October 19, 2013 by Ginny
Solomon's Ring is an exceptionally well-written crime drama with a clever Biblical twist. The writer, Raymond Hamilton, begins with a simple crime scene. Read morePublished on September 2, 2013 by T. Hunt Locke
Solomon's Ring is an intense story!
Such a powerful read, every word just kept you wanting to go on, turn the page and keep going. Read more
The novel starts with a murder. And this is not the beginning and definitely not the end. FBI officials are breaking their heads as to the intention of the murder. Read morePublished on August 5, 2013 by BooksAreMagic
Solomon's Ring, by Raymond Beresford Hamilton, is a crime thriller that seems to be really pulling from every genre of mystery, fantasy, horror, drama, and even the supernatural... Read morePublished on July 1, 2013 by Tiffany L. Davis
The book starts with a mysterious murder in the early 90s. It then jumps ahead by twenty years, leaving the reader with burning questions and introducing even more mysteries. Read morePublished on June 13, 2013 by atomskeater