Genre: Thriller, Spy and Politics, Historical
Length: 377 Pages
Publishing Date: April 2, 2016
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From the Blurb:
When Lazzaro de Medici is found dead, Professor of Biblical Studies Aiden Leonardo is the prime suspect. He must utilize his knowledge of Scripture to decipher an encrypted letter and find a Lost Bible dating back to the time of Christ. Pursued by the FBI, Chicago PD and a secret organization known only as The Group, Aiden races against the clock to expose the secret of heaven. For hidden within the text is an ancient truth about the most controversial message Jesus left to His disciples.
Aiden Leonardo, a professor of Biblical Studies is implicated in a murder inquiry and pushed into an underworld of deep-rooted religious cults after the death of his mentor and father, Lazzaro. Involved in the search of the Lost Bible, with various law enforcement agencies chasing after him, Aiden will have to find a hidden truth about Christianity, a secret that has the ability to destroy the world order
Weather you are a believer in the underlying religious implications or no, you will find this book entertaining and adventurous. The pace is fast, and though, there are too many secondary characters with changing perspectives and facing multitudes of situations, readers would find themselves hooked to the story. Constantly moving from place to place, holding readers’ attention from beginning to end, Felix Alexander is brilliant at picturing fine detail, allowing readers to use their imagination to visualize the events as they take place.
My only complaint is characterization; most of the characters, I found I didn’t care about. I understand it’s hard for author to give due attention to every single character when the plot is extremely fast-paced, but the protagonists deserved a bit more attention. This is the first book in Aiden Leonardo series, so I’m sure there will be plenty of scope for growth for all the major characters. Other than that it is interesting story.
While the book is a work of fiction, Felix Alexander has done a thorough research to ensure that his explanations and depictions of ancient theology are as accurate as possible. Some readers might be skeptical of Alexander’s depiction of the events and the evidences and arguments he introduced in the story. But then, any arguments which imply that the very foundation on which the entire religion of Christianity is based is false tends to attract some kind of criticism. Moreover, the story is fictional and readers need to keep that in mind.
The Secret of Heaven gives you plenty to think about religion of Christianity through exploration of the roots of faith. If you like fast-paced action, conspiracy theories, secret societies, The Secret of Heaven is a book for you to read.