Daily Archives: December 4, 2009

The Sacred Blood by Michael Byrnes

sacredReviewed by Stephanie Nordkap

A group of archaeologists digging in the Judaen desert discover a secret room inside a cave, a room covered in Egyptian hieroglyphs and other symbols, including a curious one of a dolphin wrapped around a trident. Also in the cave is an old clay jar containing ancient scrolls. Amit Mizrachi, the leader of the dig and a noted archaeologist, brings in noted Egyptologist Julie LeRoux to help interpret the Egyptian symbols for him and gives the scrolls to Jozsef Dayan, a famous transcriptor and interpreter of ancient texts. When Amit and Julie are almost killed one night in the Qumran caves and barely escape unscathed, they know they are onto something big.

Meanwhile, in Ireland, Patrick Donovan is on leave from the Vatican and the events that transpired in The Sacred Bones. Involved in the theft of the sacred bones from the ossuary that he returned to Israel, he alone knows where he has hidden them. He is also one of the few people who know that the ossuary contained the bones of Jesus Christ, a discovery the Vatican tried very hard to hide from the world. But somebody wants the bones and Patrick is traced to Ireland where he is almost abducted. He makes his escape and heads to the United States to warn American Charlotte Hennessey that she is in danger. Previously dying from cancer, Charlotte had injected herself with the DNA of the bones found in the ossuary, and is now completely cured. The DNA has the ability to completely regenerate, to repair damaged genes, and to heal the sick. And now somebody also wants Charlotte.

Whiplash by Dale Brown and Jim DeFlice

whiplashReviewed by Mary Ebert

Peace to earth, goodwill to all, not only a great Christmas sentiment but the in this installment in Dreamland a very real possibility. And wow as much as it sounds great to us average Americans it’s not on the wishlist of a few people. Those people have decided to create a massive nuclear disaster. They where careful. Then by accident the remaining members of Dreamland find out and are on the way to find out who knows what and who is there to stop it if it can be stopped.The question is can it be stopped or are we living and you have on borrowed time?