Welcome to the Blog Tour for Dead Sea Conspiracy by Jerry B. Jenkins, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Dead Sea Conspiracy
Series: Dead Sea Chronicles #2
Author: Jerry B. Jenkins
Publisher: Worthy Books
Release Date: August 23, 2022
Genre: Christian Suspense, Dual Timeline (Biblical & Contemporary)
In Book 2 of the Dead Sea Chronicles, archaeologist Nicole Berman is about to discover the key to unifying three major religions, if a dangerous and evil enemy doesn’t stop her first.
She is the first woman to be awarded a permit to lead a dig in Saudi Arabia and believes what she hopes to discover has the power to rewrite history. She assembles a team that will ultimately surprise – and in some cases – betray her. In a parallel storyline, readers are launched back to ancient Ur where young Abram is sent to learn from his forebears, who tell him firsthand stories of being on the ark during the Great Flood.
This was my first book by Jerry B. Jenkins and this is probably not the book I should have started with, since I didn’t realize when I signed up to read it that it was the second in the series. Oops! Luckily it didn’t matter too much, and I was able to quickly catch up with what had happened in the first book, Dead Sea Rising.
Part of this book was mainly dialogue with little scene or location description, which I didn’t like at first, but then, as I got into it, I started to get used to Jenkins’ style of writing and had trouble putting the book down. It was full of mystery, ancient history, and a lot of what-ifs related to archaeology.
Jenkins definitely knows how to weave a story and how to do so in a creative manner. This book jumped between two timelines — one set in a Biblical setting and one in modern times. I am not necessarily a fan of dual timeline novels, but I gave this one a chance and it grew on me.
I did like the main characters for the most part, but felt that Nicole, the archaeologist could have been better developed with some more introspection moments with her. This, however, is not Jenkins’ style of writing so that’s completely fine. His focus is on the story more than the characters and the story was engaging.
If you usually read a different genre, but you want something full of mystery and some heart stopping action, then this book is for you. It will give you a sample of mystery, Biblical fiction, and speculation all rolled into one.
I was provided with a complimentary advanced copy of this book but was not required to provide a positive review in exchange for it.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jerry B. Jenkins‘ books have sold more than 73 million copies. Twenty-one of his titles have reached the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal best-seller lists. The phenomenally best-selling Left Behind series inspired several movies, one starring Nicolas Cage and another starring Kevin Sorbo. Jenkins has been featured on the cover of Newsweek and his writing has appeared in Time, Reader’s Digest, Guideposts, and dozens of other periodicals. Jenkins owns the Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild, through which he trains thousands of aspiring writers. He is a member of the Colorado Authors Hall of Fame and chairs the Creative Writing major at Colorado Christian University. He and his wife, Dianna, have three grown sons, including Dallas, creator and director of The Chosen TV series.
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(1) winner will receive signed & personalized copies of Dead Sea Rising (paperback), Dead Sea Conspiracy (hardcover), and a $50 Visa gift card.
(9) additional winners will receive signed & personalized copies of Dead Sea Rising (paperback) and Dead Sea Conspiracy (hardcover).
Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight August 16, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on August 23, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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