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The Shroud Key ➸ The Shroud Key Free ➮ Author Vincent Zandri – Thomashillier.co.uk WINNER BEST POTBOILER NOVEL for by CrimeFictionBook Blog Chase Baker is a true Renaissance Man He s also a man who knows how to find trouble A part time resident of Florence, Italy, his resume reads WINNER BEST POTBOILER NOVEL forby CrimeFictionBook Blog Chase Baker is a true Renaissance Man He s also a man who knows how to find trouble A part time resident of Florence, Italy, his resume reads like a modern day Da Vinci or Casanova Writer, private investigator, tour guide, historian, treasure hunter, adventurer, and even archaeological sandhog, Chase is also a prolific lover Unfortunately for him, his dangerous liaisons all too often make him the The Shroud PDF or target of a jealous husband Now, at the direct request of the Florence police, he finds himself on the trail of an archaeologist by the name of Dr Andre Manion who s gone missing from his teaching post at the American University But having worked for the archaeologist several years ago as a sandhog on a secret but failed dig just outside the Great Pyramids in the Giza Plateau, Chase smells a renewed opportunity to uncover what just might be the most prized archaeological treasure in the world The mortal remains of Jesus But how will Chase Baker go about finding both the archaeologist and the Jesus Remains With the help of Manion s beautiful ex wife, Chase will manage to secure an up close and personal examination of the Shroud of Turin, not only to view the famous image of the crucified Christ, but to unlock the relic s greatest secret which is none other than a map, or a key, detailing the precise location of Jesus s body.


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  1. Benjamin Sobieck Benjamin Sobieck says:

    In The Shroud Key, thriller writer sandhog treasure hunter private investigatorabout all those slashes later Chase Baker is on the hunt for the physical bones of Jesus Christ Or,accurately, he s looking for a missing archeologist whom was kidnapped to find the bones The key to finding both is encoded on the Shroud of Turin Baker heads to an Egypt still adjusting to an Islamic revolution and gets to work Without reading anythingthan the previous paragraph, readers will ine In The Shroud Key, thriller writer sandhog treasure hunter private investigatorabout all those slashes later Chase Baker is on the hunt for the physical bones of Jesus Christ Or,accurately, he s looking for a missing archeologist whom was kidnapped to find the bones The key to finding both is encoded on the Shroud of Turin Baker heads to an Egypt still adjusting to an Islamic revolution and gets to work Without reading anythingthan the previous paragraph, readers will inevitably be making mental comparisons between The Shroud Key and The Da Vinci Code That s only apropos Dan Brown put this sub genre on the map with Code But don t be dismissive of The Shroud Key given how close it hovers to Code on the bookshelf The Shroud Key is worth the read for three reasons First, there s a hammy hubris to Dan Brown s writing that turns some readers off There are no knowing winks No sardonic nudges Nothing to indicate Brown is rolling his eyes along with readers Thankfully, that s all missing in The Shroud Key Author Vincent Zandri knows what this is a slice of alternative history served on a plate of gun battles, car chases, wise cracks, booby traps and explosions, with a cold beer to wash it all down Second, the hunt for the bones of Jesus is a compelling mystery anyway The theory goes that Jesus actually survived crucifiction by swapping in someone else to die on the cross Finding the mortal remains of Jesus would prove the Resurrection, the singular event at the heart of Christianity, never happened Zandri wraps the mystery of The Shroud Key around this theory But he doesn t overwhelm the reader with minutae He pokes at the theory just enough to compel readers to Google images of the Shroud of Turin as they work through The Shroud Key Third, Zandri did his research Against the advice of the U.S State Department, he traveled to Egpyt while the Muslim Brotherhood was in power The experience clearly shows through in the writing While Zandri gives the reader plenty of thrills and spills to hold attention into the next chapter, he also inserts details that give The Shroud Key a real sense of place Egypt, both past and present, are on full display, as is Zandri s journalistic tone So it should be obvious where the character of Chase Baker originated Baker is Zandri Both commute between New York and Italy Both write best selling thrillers Both spent time exploring Egypt And both wear bush jackets in the field I know that because Zandri wrote an article about staying safe overseas for the magazine I work for full time, Living Ready He s since contributed to Living Ready in many other ways I mention it here to drive home the point that Zandri s skills as a journalist benefit The Shroud Key It would ve been easy for a plot hinging on a complicated religious history theory set against the complexities of post revolutionary Egypt to cannibalize readers attention spans But as any good journalist knows, the solution is to boil complex issues into simple, digestible pieces That s why The Shroud Key works At its core, it s a treatise on the destabilizing effects that political chaos in Egypt is bringing to its priceless antiquities But on its surface, it s an entertaining read with all the bells and whistles readers expect from a thriller Dan Brown should take note This is how to do it right


  2. Kimberly Kimberly says:

    Rubbish Purchased ASIN B00EZABN8E fromand I swear that there was no editing involved in this book It went quickly from 1 typo a page to multiple errors on every page Misspelled words, missing words, repeated words which made no sense as written , multiple tenses used in one sentence again making no sense and just about anything and everything else you can think of So much so that it became a distraction I finally gave up about half way through and can only say kept your mone Rubbish Purchased ASIN B00EZABN8E fromand I swear that there was no editing involved in this book It went quickly from 1 typo a page to multiple errors on every page Misspelled words, missing words, repeated words which made no sense as written , multiple tenses used in one sentence again making no sense and just about anything and everything else you can think of So much so that it became a distraction I finally gave up about half way through and can only say kept your money and save save you times I included the ASIN number so that if a different version is available and you want to attempt reading this to see if there s something to all the good reviews this book has gotten, you have that option


  3. Harold Harold says:

    For a cookie cutter adventure story it held my interest It was well crafted and moved along nicely enough I have to disagree with the readers that compare it to Dan Brown s work I can see Dan writing on this subject but his work would contain LOTStrivia and that s what makes his work interesting to me.


  4. Rosemary Rosemary says:

    The Shroud Key a review by Rosemary KennyChase Baker is a younger version of Indiana Jones, but he takes on the role of PI for a new client, the wife of his one time Biblical archaeologist employer Andre Mannion Anya s desperate to find her husband who s gone missing in Egypt, having left her and his teaching job at the American University, in Italy without warning Like Chase, Mannion was looking for the hiding place of Jesus mortal remains, only now it seems someone else has the same agend The Shroud Key a review by Rosemary KennyChase Baker is a younger version of Indiana Jones, but he takes on the role of PI for a new client, the wife of his one time Biblical archaeologist employer Andre Mannion Anya s desperate to find her husband who s gone missing in Egypt, having left her and his teaching job at the American University, in Italy without warning Like Chase, Mannion was looking for the hiding place of Jesus mortal remains, only now it seems someone else has the same agenda Who else s remains had Mannion discovered previously What do Chase and Anya go to see in Italy What link does this object give to the Great Pyramids of Giza How do they escape the ambush When does Chase use his ancient broken mirror Where does it lead him and the Mannions Who is Detective Frederico Cipriani Why is he involved in the quest for Jesus remains This thrilling homage to Dan Brown s The Lost Symbol, by Master Adventure Writer Vincent Zandri, is the first in the Chase Baker series that is sure to satisfy every fan of epic adventures, intrepid heroes saving the day against evil villains and Indiana Jones type tales of derring do The reader is led through this intelligent page turner that holds you in its spell until the very last page a real winner


  5. Bob Bob says:

    Chase Baker is a multi faceted man, X soldier, author, sand hog, adventurer, tour guide in Venice and divorced father of a young daughter He is also ab bitof a ladies man and when he confronted by the husband of a couple he was guiding after she had appeared at his flat the night before, he ends up again in the clutches of the police He is will acquainted with the chief and is offered jail or helping the x wife of an archeologist who has gone missing Without much choice, he agrees and is soon Chase Baker is a multi faceted man, X soldier, author, sand hog, adventurer, tour guide in Venice and divorced father of a young daughter He is also ab bitof a ladies man and when he confronted by the husband of a couple he was guiding after she had appeared at his flat the night before, he ends up again in the clutches of the police He is will acquainted with the chief and is offered jail or helping the x wife of an archeologist who has gone missing Without much choice, he agrees and is soon dodging various attempts on both his and his employers life as the track down the husband and search for clues to the buried bones of Jesus Yep, another Bible based action adventure book The expected chases, close calls and mixed results ensue as the scene shifts from Italy to Egypt A fair read to pass the time and escape from the current real life disasters


  6. Dalene W. Dalene W. says:

    This was an easy read It is a mystery that surrounds the Shroud of Turin There were quite a few grammatical errors in the book I thought some of the characters were weak but it was a good read and had a good twist at the end.


  7. Jackie Jackie says:

    Unbelievable story that kept me reading until the very end Chase Baker is looking for the archeologist that was kidnaped Such a fast paced story that has you gripped.


  8. Sandra Sandra says:

    I m having a difficult time rating this book I felt it was a mediocre read with 3 points of brilliance, the final being that conundrum The first bright point was a little past the half way mark, It was an action sequence that had me on the edge of my seat The second was near the end of the book, exceptionally well writtenand thenat the crucial moment he uses the word sick in lieu of the command word sic Now I know sick is allowed as a second spelling, grudgingly, and I know I m b I m having a difficult time rating this book I felt it was a mediocre read with 3 points of brilliance, the final being that conundrum The first bright point was a little past the half way mark, It was an action sequence that had me on the edge of my seat The second was near the end of the book, exceptionally well writtenand thenat the crucial moment he uses the word sick in lieu of the command word sic Now I know sick is allowed as a second spelling, grudgingly, and I know I m being a wee bit anal, but a writer should know He s suppose to be a wordsmith While it didn t ruin it for me, it tried to tug me out of total immersion and THAT annoyed me I knew what was going to happen, it was no surprise to me, in fact, I was waiting for it that perfect pause and then sick Did he just write sick Ah crap Other than the powerful ending, I felt this read was fun at times, predictable at others, The character development was shaky and cartoon ish, just this side of cliche, but I like a good chartoon In under 300 pages it s hard to flesh out many characters There was one inconsistency in the plot when one of the main characters announced never having killed anyone when forty pages prior, that character indeed had Three paragraphs later, that was confirmed in a back handed way.The conundrum here is, should a brilliant ending earn 3 or 4 stars when the rest of the book, except for two other places, was a 2 star meh it was okay I give it 3 stars and let you figure it out for yourself The author seriously needs to find a proofreaderseriously An editor might help as well, but sheesh typos, confusing grammar, and the occasional very strange sentence where I think he was planning to say it one way and then ends it another, forgetting what he had previously written The author would probably have done himself a huge favor and doneBiblical and archeological research


  9. Alan Williams Alan Williams says:

    Vincent Zandri has created the character of Chase Baker, who is somewhere between Robert Langdon and Indiana Jones In doing so he has created his latest novel which is his best yet The action moves from Florence, to the Vatican City, to the pyramids of Egypt on a search for a historic artefact that neither Langdon nor Jones could even dream about.The Shroud Key is a page turner, as is common to Vincent Zandri s other novels the pace is relentless The short punchy chapters move you onwards wit Vincent Zandri has created the character of Chase Baker, who is somewhere between Robert Langdon and Indiana Jones In doing so he has created his latest novel which is his best yet The action moves from Florence, to the Vatican City, to the pyramids of Egypt on a search for a historic artefact that neither Langdon nor Jones could even dream about.The Shroud Key is a page turner, as is common to Vincent Zandri s other novels the pace is relentless The short punchy chapters move you onwards with a feeling of breathlessness akin to the fastest action movie The descriptions are vivid, and as the reader you feel as if you re right there in the thick of the story The other characters are all believable, and there is no way of telling just how the story is going to play out until the last page The reader is kept guessing, as the plot turns, and there are surprises along the way, including a couple that I didn t see coming.The use of historical facts and modern situations make for a very believable tale, blending facts and the fictional story telling of the author seamlessly over the pages This is done in such a way that you re never quite sure whether fact stops and the imagination of the author takes over, and because the story is moving so fast, there s never time to think about it because you ll be too busy turning the pages to find out what happens next.I m expectingof Chase Baker and could see him developing into a strong series character If not this novel works well as a stand alone


  10. D.J. Weaver D.J. Weaver says:

    Chase Baker is exactly what he appears to be a womanizing, Indiana Jones , without the degrees, who thrives on adventure and excitement Add one damsel in distress, a missing professor, and a mysterious set of bones, and you have onethrilling read from the masterful pen of International Best Selling author, Vincent Zandri.The beautiful ex wife of Chase s former partner, Professor Andre Manion, enlists his aid in finding the kidnapped professor Chase discovers that the professor could ha Chase Baker is exactly what he appears to be a womanizing, Indiana Jones , without the degrees, who thrives on adventure and excitement Add one damsel in distress, a missing professor, and a mysterious set of bones, and you have onethrilling read from the masterful pen of International Best Selling author, Vincent Zandri.The beautiful ex wife of Chase s former partner, Professor Andre Manion, enlists his aid in finding the kidnapped professor Chase discovers that the professor could have vital information as to the location of the most important archeological discovery of modern times the bones of Jesus Christ He sets off on a search to recover the professor and locate the bones, before someone beats him to it or kills him first.Zandri has brought back that wonderful quest story that keeps the reader alert and pinging with anticipation from beginning to end His Chase Baker character is cocky, smart, and multi talented, but with that brotherly quality that reminds you of a best friend in school These are the types of characters we remember and follow, and Zandri does them with flair, along with non stop action and a surprise ending What thriller reader could not love that THE SHROUD KEY is well worth every minute.DJ Weaver


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