I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Cana Mystery by David Beckett
In this gripping mystery adventure, Ava, an MIT graduate student and expert in ancient languages, is awakened in the middle of the night by a phone call from an old friend, Paul, with a baffling request: could she fly to Yemen immediately? He’s found something important and needs her help.
Paul’s subsequent coded e-mail alludes to what he and his boss, Simon Demaj, have found: the lost jars of Cana—the very jars that Jesus used at the Wedding of Cana—and a puzzle to be solved. Are the jars authentic, and is there a prophecy somehow hidden in them?
At the same time a shocking global announcement is made: “. . . Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will resign for the good of the church . . .”
Is there a connection? Ava and Paul set off on a deadly global adventure to Yemen, Egypt, Malta, and Rome searching for answers. Every step of the way, they’re chased by Paul’s unscrupulous billionaire boss, a drug lord, and corrupt officials.
A thrilling mix of historical and contemporary intrigue, The Cana Mystery keeps the reader wanting to know more.
The Cana Mystery intrigued me right from the start.
The plot is great. Though I can’t say the mystery is something that impressed me. You know that I’m a big mystery fan. Anyway, the whole thing was new, unique, and something I’ve never read before.
I love the characters. The writing was good. And the plot itself was interesting.
There were lots of action scenes. There were also a lot of moments where your heart will be racing, lots of running, and hiding, and gunshots, and flying, and money, and bombs, and history lessons.
I love the friendship factor and a few words here and there.
Overall, the story is something else. Perfect for people who dig action, and serious yet fun read with a little twist of romance.
Reviewed by: Reneth