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Sunday, April 8, 2012

The 13th Tribe

Book Description:

Immortal vigilantes from the time of Moses have planned the unthinkable. But how can you stop what you can't see?

The battle didn't start this year . . . or even this millennium.  It began when Moses was on Mt. Sinai. Tired of waiting on the One True God, the twelve tribes of Israel began worshipping a golden calf through pagan revelry. Many received immediate death for their idolatry, but 40 were handed a far worse punishment-endless life on earth with no chance to see the face of God.

This group of immortals became the 13th Tribe, and they've been trying to earn their way into heaven ever since-by killing sinners. Though their logic is twisted, their brilliance is undeniable. Their wrath is unstoppable. And the technology they possess is beyond anything mere humans could imagine.
Jagger Baird knows nothing about the Tribe when he's hired as head of security for an archaeological dig on Mt. Sinai. The former army ranger is still reeling from an accident that claimed the life of his best friend, his arm, and his faith in God.

The Tribe is poised to execute their most ambitious attack ever and the lives of millions hang in the balance. When Jagger's wife and son are caught in the crossfire, he'll stop at nothing to save them.
But how can one man stand against an entire tribe of immortals?

My Review:

This is the first of Robert Liparulo's books I have ever read, and I look forward to reading the rest of this series when they are published.  Liparulo creates characters that are real.  Jagger, our main character, struggles with his thoughts on who God is after an accident that took his arm and even more later in the book as he faces the possibility of losing all that he loves.  His wife, however never waivers even when she faces the same outcome.

Then there are the tribe members themselves, those who have spent an endless amount of time trying to reconcile God with what the believe.  The message in this fiction is so amazing, and that alone makes this a book worth reading. 

But then you add a phenomenally interesting plot, a great "what if" scenario and you just can lose with this one.  The plot is interesting throughout, and even has an unexpected twist.  REALLY looking forward to more and may have to check out some of his other books in the mean time.

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