Finished reading March 24, 2013. I finally had some time to devote to reading this book and finished much earlier than anticipated. Not that was a bad thing, as Joanna has two more ARKANE Thrillers, Prophecy and Exodus which I am sure to read soon. Pentecost was a fast paced ride filled with well described exotic locations, entertaining and informative. The main characters are likeable and you be particularly sympathetic with Morgan, the female Indiana Jones like protagonist. Definitely a good read and I give it 4 1/2 Stars. I hope to be pleasantly surprised with Prophecy
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Began reading “Pentecost” a few nights ago. I don’t have a lot of time to right at this time, but it’s difficult to put the book down.
Pentecost. An ARKANE Thriller (Book 1)
by J.F. Penn @thecreativepenn
— Book Description —
A power kept secret for 2000 years. A woman who stands to lose everything.
India. When a nun is burned alive on the sacred ghats of Varanasi, and the stone she carried is stolen, an international hunt is triggered for the relics of the early church.
Forged in the fire and blood of martyrs, the Pentecost stones have been handed down through generations of Keepers who kept their power and locations secret.
The Keepers are being murdered, the stones stolen by those who would use them for evil in a world transformed by religious fundamentalism.
Oxford University psychologist Morgan Sierra is forced into the search when her sister and niece are held hostage. She is helped by Jake Timber from the mysterious ARKANE, a British government agency specializing in paranormal and religious experience. Morgan must risk her own life to save her family, but will she ultimately be betrayed?
From ancient Christian sites in Spain, Italy and Israel to the far reaches of Iran and Tunisia, Morgan and Jake must track down the stones through the myths of the early church in a race against time before a new Pentecost is summoned, this time powered by the fires of evil.
The first in the ARKANE series, PENTECOST is a fast-paced thriller that explores the edges of faith against a backdrop of early Christian history, archaeology and psychology.
— Taken From The Amazon Product Page —