Posts Tagged ‘artifacts’

Beautiful Sacrifice by Elizabeth Lowell

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

(Find this book in our catalog)  When some artifacts go missing, archaeologist Lina Taylor is drawn back to her home on the east coast of Mexico. She is accompanied by ex-immigration officer Hunter Johnston. As they search for the artifacts, they begin a relationship that grows as steamy as the jungle around Lina’s home. The tension,  anticipation & danger escalate the nearer they get to the artifacts, &  reach a pinnacle on the night of December 21, 2012, when the Maya celebration for the end of the world demands the rise of the god Kawa’il. If you are looking for a novel with passion, adventure & thrills, this is it. It is a fast, absorbing read that keeps the action going to the end. Anyone who has traveled in the Riviera Maya area will appreciate the setting & Maya culture. See Ms. Lowell’s latest novel, Dangerous Refuge, read her biography & look for more information on the author & her books.

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The Last Ember by Daniel Levin

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

If you are interested in a mix of archaeology, history, religion, lost artifacts, puzzles and deception, this is a great book to read. Levin tells his story in depth and detail and although his characters’ escapades may sometimes stretch belief, his descriptions of historical events keep the book grounded. Jonathan Marcus, a former doctoral classics student and current lawyer, is in Rome to examine some ancient stone fragments. He discovers a hidden message in them, reunites with a former colleague and preservationist, Dr. Emili Travia, and before he knows what is happening is off on a quest for an ancient artifact that will take him & Emili from Rome to Jerusalem and back again. They are not the only ones looking for this object, however, the mysterious Salah ad-Din and his men will stop at nothing to get to the artifact. Full of action and mounting tension, the search gets more dangerous as Jonathan & Emili uncover more of the mystery surrounding the object and put their lives at greater risk.

Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School said – “What a glorious journey from the tumultuous world of today’s Middle East to the Imperial world of Roman antiquity and then back. With a flair for detail, drama, and elegant prose, Daniel Levin keeps us transfixed by his page-turning tale of deception, politics, history and life.”

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