The Moses Expedition
The Moses Expedition
By J. G. Jurado
Atria Books, Paperback, 9781416590651, 386pp.
Publication Date: June 7, 2011
After fifty years in hiding, the Nazi war criminal known as the Butcher of Spiegelgrund has finally been tracked down by Father Anthony Fowler, a CIA operative and a member of the Vatican's secret service. He wants something from the Butcher--a candle covered in filigree gold that was stolen from a Jewish family many years before.
But it isn't the gold Fowler is after. As Fowler holds a flame to the wax, the missing fragment of an ancient map that uncovers the location of the Ten Commandments given to Moses is revealed. Soon Fowler is involved in an expedition to Jordan set up by a reclusive billionaire. But there is a traitor in the group who has ties to terrorist organizations back in the United States, and who is patiently awaiting the moment to strike.
From wartime Vienna to terrorist cells in New York and a lost valley in Jordan, The Moses Expedition is a thrilling read about a quest for power and the secrets of an ancient world.
"Better take a deep breath before opening this novel—Gomez-Jurado leaves no time for a second one until you finish the last page."
--Javier Sierra, bestselling author of The Secret Supper and The Lady in Blue
"The Moses Expedition delivers the best of the literary suspense and international intrigue genres with breakneck thrills and twists, and Gomez-Jurado enriches every page with a sophisticated portrayal of characters and a deep respect for history. This fantastic novel will have your brain working overtime and your bedside lamp on into the night."
--Matthew Pearl, New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club and The Last Dickens
"History, secrets, conspiracies, action, adventure, this is my kind of story. The Moses Expedition is fraught with intrigue and plot twists galore. Juan Gomez-Jurado is a writer who knows how to deliver exactly what readers want. He's in the top echelon of the world's thriller writers and well worth a look. Settle back and savor this perfect piece of entertainment."
--Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Vendetta
"A thrilling quest novel by a terrific new talent... this tale is going to cost you some serious sleep."
--Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of The Disciple
"Nazis, Israelis, archaeologists, terrorists, a reclusive billionaire, a mysterious Vatican priest, hidden treasures, secret maps, the Lost Ark, the Dead Sea Scrolls... A heart-pounding thriller, jam-packed with two thousand years of Middle Eastern intrigue."
--Katherine Neville , New York Times bestselling author of The Eight
"A perfectly balanced, fast-paced, and compelling thriller.... Already an international bestseller, it’s also certain to draw the American wing of the still-unsatiated Da Vinci Code crowd."
--Starred Booklist review
"Juan Gomez-Jurado has created a true masterpiece. The Moses Expedition is a brilliant thriller --sharp, suspenseful, and engrossing. This is what great thriller writing is all about and why Jurado has vaulted to the top of my list of must-read authors!" --Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Foreign Influence
"A book that Dan Brown must surely wish he had written.... Tense, rollicking and atmospheric, this is a book not to be missed." --BestThrillers.com