In 1492 Christopher Columbus bore a secret agenda as he set out with his tiny fleet to discover a New World. The startling truth? Columbus himself was a Jew! And he sought a new home for his persecuted Jewish kin to escape King Ferdinand’s and Queen Isabella’s newly wrought Spanish Inquisition. The Columbus Code is just that – the true, historical puzzle few could comprehend until today. Consistent with great historical fiction of our time, New York Times best-selling author Mike Evans pens a story replete with intrigue, adventure, and brutal persecution. The story begins with John Winters, an American Secret Service agent, who unravels centuries old truths about Christopher Columbus and the real drama that lay behind those famous voyages to the Americas. My review: I didn't have a lot of time to read and review this book, having just received it on Friday and having a review date of Monday - today, but it was a book that was hard to put down, so I had no problem getting it read over the week-end.
The book is a great mix of historical events and puzzle and modern day suspense and political intrigue with a shadowy group trying to destroy the American dollar and economy. I thought the book was well written, and though most of the main characters didn't seem to have a relationship with God, it had a Christian world view and a lot of the puzzle was rooted in Christianity.
The Columbus Code is well deserving of a 5 star ranking. Great plot, characters, suspense, and the author's expertise on foreign matters comes through as well as the research he had to have done for such a book as this. The book takes the reader from the US to Barcelona Spain, to Israel, and back to the US while keeping the reader well entertained and on the edge of their seat with suspense.
As far as I can tell, this is Evan's first foray into fiction, and it is a great start. The book ends well, but I got the idea there could be a possible sequel. I hope there is, for it would be worth reading more about the Columbus Code.
About the author:
MIKE EVANS is a #1 New York Times best-selling author with more than 25 million copies in print, including Christopher Columbus: Secret Jew. He lives in Fort Worth, Texas. He is the Chairman of the Board of the Ten Boom Museum in Holland (tenboom.org) and also of the Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem (FOZHC.org). Evans is founder of the Jerusalem Prayer Team (jpteam.org) and has sixty published books.
The Columbus Code is available from Worthy Publishing.
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