Realm of the Unknown

Realm of the Unknown
Realm of the Unknown
by James McPike
Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Paper Gold Publishing
Publication Date: December 11, 2019

My Review

Vince Ramsey is a forensic expert and a Ritual Investigator in Israel. He is called in to investigate a mass murder in Masada. A dozen townspeople were viciously mauled to death. The location was also the site of a similar scene two thousand years previously. Did the death have a religious connection with the defunct gnostic Christian group, the Basilideans? How does the old amulet found by Vince at the scene relate to the current murders? Vince gets the help of a member of the Israeli Museum Collections Department, April Fulton. Together, they pursue clues leading to dark secrets and hidden history.

Realm of the Unknown is an exciting thrill ride through Europe and history at an equally fast pace. If you loved the DaVinci Code, you will also love this engrossing novel. 4 stars!

Thanks to the author for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
After a mass murder in Israel, a renowned investigator from the Ministry—Vince Ramsey—is called in. Some experts at the scene believe only something supernatural could be responsible for such an atrocity. Ramsey finds an artifact that leads him to the Antiquities Authority. There, he teams up with historical specialist April Fulton. Together they learn the artifact is linked to an ancient secret society founded by a famous Greek philosopher. Only it’s much more sinister than they could have ever imagined. Being hunted down at every turn of their journey by ruthless assassins, they race to discover the truth—and finally encounter the diabolical villain controlling a powerful force only spoken about in the Book of Revelation.

“A riveting thriller exploring the end of the world…”
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McPike’s 6th action/adventure blockbuster TREASURE FEVER: The Hunt for El Dorado will be released in 2020.
His last adventure SHIPWRECK ISLAND was based on a real 19th century New Zealand shipwreck that mysteriously crashed and went missing–along with its legendary gold cargo. Readers’ Favorite gave it 5-stars, calling it, “a grand adventure with outstanding characters . . . filled with action and more action.”
McPike’s previous mystery/thriller THE EMERALD CAVE was the grand finale in the acclaimed Ramsey trilogy six years in the making. The book reveals hidden secrets about the Grail and where it might be hidden today. The prior book in the series THE LOST PROPHET was the winner of multiple literary awards, including the Pacific Book Award for Christian Mystery/Thrillers and the Beverly Hills Book Award for Religion fiction. His 700-page debut smash-hit FINAL OUTCOME won the silver medal from Readers’ Favorite for the Christian/fantasy genre and was nominated by the publisher (50 out of 1,000 books) for the 17th EVVY Awards.
McPike’s favorite authors growing up were Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, and David Morrell. He’s traveled the world; from Switzerland to Aruba to New Zealand. In 1997 he won the Ponderosa Lion’s Club Spelling Bee Championship and a year later was recognized with an Honorable Mention for the William Saroyan San Joaquin Valley Writing Contest. He lives near Yosemite where he enjoys the great outdoors and wonderful local cuisine. Readers can reach him at mcpike@gmx.com


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