Where is the Ark of the Covenant?
Rachel Davis, a troubled archaeologist, invites colleagues to visit a dig at Mount Sinai in Egypt, where many believe the ark was created. She’s found something buried deep in the copper mines that riddle the mountain.
Then an earthquake strikes leaving her trapped under ground.
Devlin Lang, a brilliant app developer has an app that uses super-fast quantum computing. He used to work for the U.S. military. They want him back to stop an out-of-control energy experiment.
Devlin is also funding a dig in Ireland. He needs Rachel to interpret some ancient Hebrew writing they’ve found.
If you have any interest in the Ark of the Covenant and the latest theories for its location featured on Discovery Science Channel in their Secrets of the Lost Ark, 2021 TV series, including multiple interviews with this author, you’ll love this book. Don’t miss it.
“★★★★★ Excellent characterisation, gripping story, very well written,“ - Verified Amazon Reviewer.
“★★★★★ Characters are well drawn and realistic in not being “perfection personified” story keeps moving at appropriate pace, landscapes well described,” - A. Morgan, Verified Amazon Reviewer.
“★★★★★ Author Laurence O’Bryan paints scenes with highly descriptive writing that puts you in the scene, making you feel you are right there witnessing the action,” - Robert Lalonde, Verified Amazon Reviewer.
“★★★★★ Brilliant book, that pulled me right in from the start. The characters are wonderful, full of life,” Verified Amazon Reviewer.
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This was a fast paced and completely different kind for book than I normally read but I raced through it and my only thought is where can I get more of this. Seriously I need a sequel ASAP. Read this book if you enjoy engaging characters and thrills and excitement and just read it.
I enjoyed this book. It's got a lot of suspense to it, I couldn't put it down. I'd love to know what happens next. #TheTimeHasCome #NetGalley
Exciting, fast paced and so much going on it made me dizzy! Found it impossible to put down. 4 stars
This is an interesting novel about events today and those possible in the near future. It features two main characters, their lives intersecting in a suspenseful search for the Ark of the Covenant. There is an emphasis on the many volcanoes and earthquakes happening today and suspense from experiencing them. There is also a world destroying potential when an advanced science experiment goes wrong. O'Bryan writes the adventures of Rachel and Devlin from their first person points of view. When neither one is present, it is from a narrator's point of view. I found that writing style a little confusing. O'Bryan does identify each chapter's location so readers know which character's experiences are being represented. I still found that writing style less satisfying than having the entire novel from a narrator's point of view. The Epilogue was written as from a narrator, when both Rachel and Devlin were together, showing the difficulty of the first person technique when two are present. I like to learn something when I read a novel and in this case it included a legend about the biblical character Jeremiah. I had no idea there was a legend that Jeremiah took the Ark of the Covenant to Ireland after the Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem. O'Bryan also includes links to explain the advanced physics mentioned, such as the Casimir force and time dilation. The novel does have some plot defects, such as a sudden and unidentified fix to a potential disaster after repeated and suspenseful earlier attempts had failed. Also, O'Bryan took great liberty in emphasizing the volcanoes and earthquakes. He mentions the eruption of Mt. St. Helens as if it is a current event when it happened 40 years ago. I also felt the main issues in the novel were not resolved sufficiently, perhaps an indication of a sequel. This is an entertaining novel about current events possibly marking the end times. I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
O'Bryan's book will keep you at the end of your chair until you finish it. It's a well written thriller and my only regret was that the book was not longer.
The rythme of suspens will make happy any reader and I just cannot wait for the second book of the series. We feel in the hands of an experimented writer who knows how to lead the story, make the characters alive, and slowly build an incredibly interesting story. A must read ! i received a copy from NetGalley, all opinions are mine.
Intense archeological thriller with an interesting mix of technology and history - Indiana Jones meets quantum physics! A fun romp - will be interesting to see how the stories continues.
This fascinating novel terrified me! Not only are there multiple daily natural disasters clearly triggered by tragically escalating climate change; here also are horrifying implacable dangers caused by, yes, Science! Quantum Engineering experimentation--without sufficient oversight! The "Mouth of Hell," indeed, as one outspoken television Evangelist terms it! Combining Biblical Archaeology (in the Middle East's Sinai and at Tara in Ireland) with Quantum Engineering, Algorithms which predict Disease Venues in advance, and set in a time just ahead of contemporary, the events here are terrifyingly plausible.
I finished this book last night and even this morning I'm still pondering it. It was a quick read set in four locations: Sinai; Ireland: Cheyenne Mountains and online. It has left me somewhat baffled as to storyline. I understand the Sinai and Ireland scenes - am actually fascinated by theories of where the Lost Ark may be found. The Cheyenne Mountains scene is where it all went a bit over my head - I understood in a matter of speaking of how it was linked to Sinai and Ireland, but the technical jargon and theory of what was taking place there went way over my head. The online portions tie up nicely with the Cheyenne mountain scene and are, in my opinion, a true reflection of some online evangelists. Overall I found the writing very good, it was fast paced - moving between all four locations easily. I think that this story as it stands is part of an introduction to more in a series as I felt ends were not wrapped up nor sorted out by the end. I think I would be intrigued by what would happen next. Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for allowing me the chance to read this book.
4 stars. A romp of an archaeological/modern tech thriller reminiscent of Clive Cussler. Good characters. I've never read this author's work before and this particular offering feels like the first in a series. If so, I hope I get to read the next ones too. Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the advanced copy to read and review. My opinions are my own and not influenced by anyone. Ever.
A thriller in the time of coronavirus about high-tech technology and ancient Egyptian history. Two archaeology projects in Southern Sinai, Egypt, and Tara, Ireland. An Advanced Military project stationed at Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado. Rachel is an archaeologist in Southern Sinai, the wrong place, in earthquake time! She was buried alive and find some evidence, an ancient Jewish mine, poisoning source. Devlin Lang is military engineering who searching for the Ark of the Covenant in Ireland. He needs Rachel to read Hebrew writing has found. On the other hand, something went wrong in his ex-project, the failure zone is growing. Three stories in different places fast-paced through along. It seems like I find a new series to continue reading! Thanks to BooksGoSocial and Netgalley, I have given an honest review of The Time Has Come by Laurence O'Bryan.