Greg Valdez works in the shadow-filled world of private art collectors where no questions are asked. He is the best professional thief in the business. You name it, he’s stolen it—from jewels to fine art. Now, though, he wants to retire to be with his Autistic son and takes one last job —steal a priceless artifact, a Crusader’s pouch, from within an altar in an ancient monastery in Portugal. He never realized the Crusader’s pouch would become the ransom for his loved ones and the focus of a team of mercenaries.
Centuries-old oaths and traditions come into play as a secret order, Solomon’s Men, born from Templar Knights, launches an international search for the thief, and the pouch that conceals the true burial Shroud of Jesus Christ.
Soloman’s Men is a gripping, thrilling novel that captivated me from beginning to end. This novel floored me with its brilliant adventure and intriguing mystery; it is the kind of novel that is impossible to put down. Every time I did put this book down I longed for it! It grips you very fast and takes you hostage until the very end and so I would implore all of you lovely readers to read it! It is a fast-paced plot which is incredibly well written, the author of the novel, Glenn Starkey flawlessly delivered an incredible story that has an intriguing plot that riveted me from beginning to end.
Soloman’s Men follows the protagonist of the novel, Grey Valdez. Valdez is a professional thief (if that can be such a thing!) and he retrieves stolen art and returns it into rightful hands, he has been doing this for a long time now and when he accepts his next contract he thinks it will be the same as always, however, his latest mission proves to be more difficult than he first thought. During his latest mission, some Monks try to kill him… why? Well, you will have to read this incredible novel to find out! Soon we follow Valdez on a sprawling adventure as he tries to survive and save the ones he loves and this is the premise of this exciting adventure.
The story of Soloman’s Man is a riveting piece of literature that has a thrilling plot and memorable, believable characters. I have to say that the protagonist in this novel is one of my favorite protagonists of all time, he is a former Recon Marine turned thief but what is more than this is that he has a child who has special needs. As well as this he has a haunting past as so many former servicemen do. I loved reading a protagonist who was a Recon Marine as my husband is a Recon Marine! Fun fact, my husband’s battalion was actually the battalion that is featured on Generation Kill the Tv Show, but anyway! My point is that I adored reading a character who has a Military past, I love the Marine Corps and all divisions of the Military and thank service men and woman so much. I really enjoyed reading his journey from Marine to thief, it was thrilling to be apart of his adventure as he tries to escape deadly monks whilst in bed with underground antique dealers.
The author of this brilliant novel, Glenn Starkey is an incredible writer who has knowledge of the Military and the customs as he is a Vietnam Veteran, former Marine Corps Sergeant, and Texas Law Enforcement Officer… can we all just quickly appreciate how incredible this is?! I love reading Military themed books that are written by former Service Men, this adds an extra layer of brilliance to the novel because they can add so much more detail that makes the novel even more thrilling. With this novel, Starkeys knowledge proved incredible because he included so much information about weapons as well as Recon strategies which were really lovely to hear about because even my husband keeps hush about a lot of stuff!
Starkey’s writing was vivid and descriptive, his descriptions of the locations in this book are simply stunning, he so wonderfull described every aspect of this book that I could visualize everything so perfectly! It made for a thrilling tale and I have to say, I am so surprised that this book has not been made into a movie! I have heard that this novel may be a Graphic Novel soon but still, it needs to be a movie or at least a TV series! Starkey really is a wordsmith extraordinaire, he grabbed my attention from the get-go and I know it will for you too!
To summarize my thoughts on the thrilling, action adventure that is Soloman’s Men I would say if you are a reader who Is tired of reading the same old books that are lackluster and forgettable then take a chance with Soloman’s Men because I promise you now that you will not be disappointed. It is a novel that has everything the reader would want in a read and so much more; it has spine-tingling good content, dynamic, memorable characters, a charismatic author that writes beautifully and wonderfully so and lastly it is an all-around, interesting, memorable read that you will not be disappointed if you choose to read it. My rating for this wonderful book gets Five Stars!
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