An interesting geo-political potboiler, based on the long lost Alexandria Library, in the style of Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code". If certain documents are found and revealed, the tensions between Islam, Judaism and Christianity are likely to erupt into WW III. An enjoyable, if less than absolutely enthralling, thriller.
The world is a poorer place for the sad and never satisfactorily explained disappearance of the Ptolemy's amazing library at Alexandria. With the possible exception of the current collections of the Library of Congress or the Vatican, the Alexandria Library was probably the greatest accumulation of the world's knowledge in history. And it's all gone. But Steve Berry has cleverly parlayed that germ of an idea, the missing library, into "The Alexandria Link", an entertaining … more
This story is a pageturner which kept my attention from the opening page until the end. The single break with reality was the premise about Bible translation and the text used in this process. I don't want to say too much and spoil the plot. In this area Berry created something which is pure fantasy and it broke the reality of how I felt about the realistic nature of this story. When I reached these sections, I shrugged it and kept on reading. I recommend you do the same. It's a solid work.
Steve Berry is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors in the thriller genre. His books are always fast-paced, and the plot just seems to rush along from the first page to the last. The characters are fairly well-defined, and even though some of them are from his last book, reading that one isn't necessary to enjoy this one. As usual the hero is intrepid, the villains are quite nasty, there are some gruesome deaths, and a rich travelogue of places in both Europe and the Middle East. There are … more