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Zondervan Jefferson Burke and the Secret of the Lost Scroll - eBook

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Customer Reviews for Jefferson Burke and the Secret of the Lost Scroll - eBook
Review 1 for Jefferson Burke and the Secret of the Lost Scroll - eBook
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A lot of twist and turns

Date:May 4, 2012
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Kay Monroe
Location:Telford, PA
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Don't judge this book until your finished reading it. It is packed with a lot of adventure.
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Review 2 for Jefferson Burke and the Secret of the Lost Scroll - eBook
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Hooked from Chapter One

Date:July 4, 2011
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I was provided a pre-release copy of this book, and although I was familiar with many of the author's non-fiction works, I had not previously read one of his novels. I was hooked on the story from the first chapter.
Although published by Zondervan, a Christian book publisher, Jefferson Burke & the Secret of the Lost Scroll reads more like an action-adventure from the general market, reminiscent of The Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Di Vinci Code.
Collins draws strong characters, including a former American-Asian Army Ranger turned FBI agent by the name of Lisa Marie Cho, who often drives the main action of the plot. She is accompanied by university professor Jefferson Burke, a sometimes-unwilling traveler in the ride of/for his life, who is a compelling and likable character none-the-less. Despite their differences, Burke and Cho work together well as they seek to unravel clues from a mystery that has crossed centuries and international borders.
Blurring the line between fiction and reality, Collins weaves in elements of real history--such as secret societies and the inclusion of well- and lesser-known historical characters sprinkled throughout the plot--pulling the reader into the "experience" of the story. This is a fast-paced, well-written action adventure that will entertain a cross-section of readers.
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Review 3 for Jefferson Burke and the Secret of the Lost Scroll - eBook
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Thrill Ride of Adventure

Date:June 25, 2011
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Nora Finding Hope
Location:Atlanta
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I was thankful to receive a review copy of Ace Collins larger-than-life fiction novel. Jefferson Burke reminds me a little bit of three movies, National Treasure, Indiana Jones and Da Vinci Code! What a mix!
Jefferson Burke is a school professor in America who reminds me a little of Harrison Ford’s character. He’s compelled to uncover the mysteries and clues to find the Holy Grail. Jefferson has the same passion and drive to find lost scrolls. If these scrolls were published it could change life and history as everyone knew it.
Burke explains, “Curiosity is not a fight so much as a curse. Curiosity steals focus. It challenges patience and upsets emotions and plans. He knew this better than most. It was curiosity that drove his life, and it had almost ruined it more times than he could count.”
Ace Collins has a brilliant imagination and sets this mysterious story up with an explosive beginning. An old man asks Burke for help in finding lost scrolls. He explains the urgency of mission was to beat Krueger, a cruel, evil man at finding them first. Krueger wanted the scrolls to rule the world and blackmail the church! The old man said the scrolls where from Joseph, the husband of Mary, mother of Jesus. Krueger was convinced the scrolls were lost because the Christians were hiding the fact that Jesus was actually the son of Joseph, not the son of God!
Jefferson Burke couldn’t pass up an opportunity like this. He was drawn to this quest he couldn’t explain it. Life for Burke is suddenly turned upside down as he races to find the first clue in finding the ancient scrolls.
The government gets involved and sends Agent Cho to help Burke in his quest. Reluctantly Burke agrees to join forces with Agent Cho to case down clues and artifacts that take them all around the Globe. He realizes Cho’s extensive research in how secret societies hid the book of Joseph could be valuable.
While on their search Cho and Jefferson start exploring their souls and wondering what they will do when they find the truth. Would they tell the world that Joseph was really the father of Jesus? Could they broadcast that information? They had and obligation to report the truth didn’t they? If Krueger got the scrolls first, he would blackmail the church and if they refused his demands Krueger would simply print the scrolls for the entire world to see. It’s a dilemma!
If you liked Indiana Jones, National Treasure or Da Vinci Code movies you will enjoy this thrill ride filled with action, adventure and suspense.
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