Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Book Review: The Scroll

The Scroll by Grant R. Jeffry and Alton L. Gansky

An archeological dig in Israel by the top biblical archeologists of their time. Dr. David Chambers, the lead archeologist, is having a hard time resolving his faith and his past. He has lost the energy that attracted his former fiance, Amber. An old friend reaches out to David, luring him to join and lead the dig. Can he resolve his past? Will the dig unlock something that could ultimately change the future?

An interesting mix of characters, it adds in Dr. Ben-Judah. David's mentor and lead contact in joining the dig. Nuri, another archaeologist with a focus on the technology that can assist. Amber, Chamber's former fiance and archaeologist in her own right. Trent, US billionaire and financer of the dig. Finally, there's Landau, the former marine and current operative in charge of keeping everyone safe.

The dig is a treasure map leading to a treasure of untold value. There is someone that wants it all gone, including the archaeologists. It adds unknown danger to a mystery. A wonderful tale, though I'm not sure about the ending. With today's views of the middle east, it does, perhaps, represent a potential to at least a partial truth. Whether the finds of the dig would ever be found, the tension that builds between the countries already exists.

A fairly short read, for me. I suspect most anyone would have it finished in a couple of days. Well written and enjoyable, I would recommend it.

I was given this book by Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review.

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