Monday, February 13, 2012

The 13th Tribe by Robert Liparulo

What if there was a group of people who, after worshiping an idol at the foot of Mt. Sinai, were punished with immortality?

This group, this tribe, has been trying to earn their way back into God's good graces by killing as many sinners as possible.

Jagger Baird is working security at an archaeological dig near the mountain when he encounters members of the tribe. The horrific result of this exchange is his son gets caught in the cross-hairs and takes a bullet.

Now Baird is an ex Army Ranger with a mission. He will stop at nothing to find this 13th Tribe and do what any avenging father would do.

This book took a long time to get going. The set up was not the easiest to get through, but once the action crashes into the developed characters, this book will not let you put it down.

Liparulo enjoys teasing you with sleek action sequences mixed with cutting edge technology. None of this takes away from the amazing characters that will be fleshed out. And just behind the slam-bam action/thrills, you'll probe into some deep questions about what God desires of us, grace, justice and an almost, "what-if" from the days long ago.

You'll be on the edge of your seat with suspense and he'll even throw you a twist or two to keep you on your toes.

Once you get into it, The 13th Tribe is another win for Liparulo.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Thomas Nelson Publishing.

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