Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Dead Sea Rising, Dead Sea Chronicles #1 by Jerry Jenkins

Book description:

Nicole Berman is an archaeologist on the brink of a world-changing discovery. During her first dig in Jordan, she believes she has found concrete evidence of a biblical patriarch that could change history books forever. But someone doesn’t want the truth revealed. While urgently trying to connect pieces of an ancient puzzle, a dangerous enemy is out to stop her.

My review: 

  This is going to be a mixed review. The book was well written and interesting, as Jenkin's books always are.

  There are three stories going on in the book, and the author bounces back and forth between the three. First, there is the modern day story with the main character's mother having an accident that doesn't appear to be an accident. The second story is about her father's time fighting in Vietnam. The third story is way back B.C. centering on Abraham's father and the birth of Abraham. Maybe the next book will solve my confusion, but I was left confused at the end of the story. I kept expecting the three stories to come together and have something to do with each other, but they didn't.

 I felt the plot did not reflect the description of the book, unless I missed something. And as I said, maybe the next book will resolve that.

 I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

About the author:

Jerry Bruce Jenkins is an American novelist and biographer. He is best known as co-author of the Left Behind series of books with Tim LaHaye. Jenkins has written over 185 books, including mysteries, historical fiction, biblical fiction, cop thrillers, international spy thrillers, and children's adventures, as well as non-fiction. His works usually feature Christians as protagonists. In 2005, Jenkins and LaHaye ranked 9th in Amazon.com's 10th Anniversary list of Hall of Fame authors based on books sold at Amazon.com during its first 10 years. Jenkins now teaches writers to become authors here at his website. He and his wife Dianna have three sons and eight grandchildren.