Monday, October 28, 2013

Finding Sheba by H. B. Moore

     I have yet to be disappointed in any novel by H. B. Moore, and Finding Sheba was no exception. Heather has a way of taking information and seamlessly creating a story which holds your attention until the last period on the final page.

This is the description from Amazon:
"An ancient legend is reborn . . . One that might prove the Bible false. 
For centuries, historians have theorized the Queen of Sheba as only a seductive legend, and scholars have debated over the legitimacy of King David or King Solomon. When undercover Israeli agent, Omar Zagouri, stumbles onto a tomb in Northern Jerusalem he unknowingly finds the final clue that threatens to overthrow government claim to the Holy Land, pits wealthy collectors against one another, and sends ruthless archaeologists scrambling to find the queen’s secret burial place. An assassination attempt on the Coptic Pope, His Holiness, Patriarch Stephanus II, is only the first in the chain of lethal crimes. Omar must find a way to prevent the greatest discovery of the century from becoming the most deadly."
     Finding Sheba is full of intrigue, mystery, adventure, and love. The history of the middle East comes alive as the plot moves between the time of the Queen of Sheba and the three subplots in modern times. The characters are believable and the whole book will have you researching history, once you finish the last page.
    This is a definite must read for anyone who enjoys historical fiction and suspense mixed together. Be prepared to let other things go by the wayside as you dive into this novel, and experience a well written masterpiece, by a very talented author.