Sunday, July 10, 2011

Review: THE PARADISE PROPHECY by Robert Browne

The Paradise ProphecyThe Paradise Prophecy by Robert Browne

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A tough and savvy female intelligence operative teams up with a brilliant but burned-out academic to investigate the unexplained fiery death of an international pop star. They discover a plot by a crew of fallen angels who are scheming to open the gates of Hell itself and bring on the end of the world. The key to mankind’s survival lies in the seven missing pages of a book known as the Devil’s Bible--and in a mysterious entity known as the Telum.

In lesser hands, this could have been a really silly book. But Rob Browne keeps the story moving at a rip-roaring pace as his protagonists chase the mystery around the globe and beyond, up to a final climax that goes about as big as you can imagine.

There is, by the way, a rather interesting cosmology here. It’s not quite what you may have learned in Sunday school, but I have to admit, it fits the available data.

This is one of those books that hooks you and pulls you along with it right to the end. Think The DaVinci Code, except with good writing and characters who act and talk like actual people. I highly recommend it.

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