The Brotherhood Conspiracy by Terry Brennan
The Brotherhood Conspiracy is the second in a series from Terry Brennan. I picked it to review not realizing this. My review is influenced by the fact that the book was very difficult to understand not having read the first.
The Brotherhood Conspiracy is a political intrigue, radical Islamic conspiracy plot novel. It's the story of a search for the original tabernacle after an earthquake destroys the temple mount. With countries at odds with each and a real threat of war ready to break out, a group of men- who apparently deciphered a critical scroll in the first installment- are called upon to join the search and help to prevent all out war
There was action and intrigue here. A listing of characters at the beginning of the book was helpful because there were a host of characters to keep straight. The story line was fast paced and suspenseful. The story line seemed real enough to be believable but exciting enough to hold the reader's interest.
Unfortunately, the fact that I hadn't read the first book really affected my ability to like this book. There were too many things going on. Action moved through the past and present. And there were many references to people and events from the first book. Because of this I felt like I spent most of the book confused.
I think I could have enjoyed this one because of the intrigue and suspense. But because I missed out on the first one, I give this one 3 stars and a PG for content.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.