Apr 21, Cliff rated it it was ok. The blurb about the author tells us that 'Adam Blake' is a nom-de-plume for am 'internationally bestselling author'. While I can swallow the most unlikely scenarios, this is so full of holes as to make the willing suspension of disbelief impossible. It posits a group, the 'Judas People' who have been elected by God to eventually take over the world from the rest of us poor souls, known as Adamites.
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Quite apart from the totally misconceived theology As in Adam all died, even so in Christ shall all be made alive , this select group live apart from the world in a cave city. Apparently this volume is a sequel to an earlier one where the protagonists managed to destroy the original city, the vast number of the Judas people moving to another such under New York City.
We are not told how this mass emigration went unnoticed but, perhaps, the most security conscious nation on earth.
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Nether are we told how they manage to survive underground - where does their food come from, for example. They have access to the most sophisticated weaponry, and one schismatic group has been acquiring such and shifting it around the world. Oh yeah? Did no government agency in any country notice that someone unauthorised was buying up vast quantities of munitions. We aren't talking about the IRA here and a few boxes of rifles, but whole warehouses full. Where did the dosh come from to buy all this stuff? For all these reasons and more, the book just did not ring true to me.
Ar least, my copy only cost 50p in a nearly new shop, Do people really pay full price for such codswallop? Dec 02, Anna rated it it was amazing Shelves: detective , thriller , crime , action. I read the first book in this series some time ago; long enough to feel that The Demon Code works as a sequel or as a standalone novel. This is a stylised action thriller featuring an ex cop, ex mercenary, a security guard and a fanatical religious sect.
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If you're looking for a real life crime novel I guess you could point out it stretches credibility. That fact suits me. I like tense, tightly driven, entertaining plots but feel no desire to be terrified in my bedtime reading. I prefer a touch o I read the first book in this series some time ago; long enough to feel that The Demon Code works as a sequel or as a standalone novel. I prefer a touch of fantasy. This fits the bill. It's well researched without being tedious in detail and both the characterisation and the writing style is very strong.
There is clear mystery and tension in the plot line, a couple of twists and a quiet self conscious humour which reminded me of some of Adam Blake's other books -under his other name. This is a genre novel: it labels that pretty clearly on the blurb: it doesn't try to solve the world's problems but it kept me engaged, touched on some interesting ironies and developed characters Well.. Action was fast paced and I felt both cheated and relieved by the resolution, which on balance is probably a good thing.
Oct 09, Ashkin Ayub rated it did not like it. So I haven't really read a thriller book in a while. I found this in the book store and bought it cause the is all magical and demon and shit. But God! What an awful book. Don't we have Witty Dan Brown for horrible novels on cults, witch crafts, unnecessary information on various religions about which nobody gives a fuck?
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Did no government So I haven't really read a thriller book in a while. Did no government agency in any country notice that someone unauthorized was buying up vast quantities of munitions. This book was utterly disappointing. The only good part of it was the lesbian sex scenes. People need more 50 shades of gray. My Rate: 1. View 1 comment.
Sep 03, David Gullen rated it really liked it. This was great. A secret civilisation, a mad prophet, a race to prevent a doomsday. Adam Blake has written a fast-paced, hugely entertaining thriller packed with invention, detail, mystery and excitement.
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The characters are pretty good too! This was a book I sat down and read in a single day.
As I got to know the various point of view characters on all sides I was more and more intrigued, involved - and infuriated. Some of these people really rubbed me up the wrong way and it was satisfying to se This was great. Some of these people really rubbed me up the wrong way and it was satisfying to see them through to their ultimate fates. A small group of ordinary people - a father, an ex-cop, a junior security guard - get tangled up in a global plot to bring about the end of the world.
The people who recruit them aren't nice, they aren't even easy to understand in our secular world, but they are at least trying to stop disaster. This is a super book, Adam Blake is at the top of his form. Highly recomended. Aug 27, Kate rated it really liked it Shelves: favourites-read-in I knew I was in safe hands for The Demon Code. It is a sequel and so you are well advised to read The Dead Sea Deception first.
Again we are treated to an intelligent thriller with a set of protagonists - good, evil or somewhere in between - who are well worth getting to know and are somewhat different - especially Heather Kennedy. Adam Blake backs up an excellent story with fine writing. My one issue with The Demon Code is that it is a little too long, especially during the second half.
Nevertheless, a great and clever thriller and I can't wait for the next. May 09, Ian rated it it was amazing. The second in the series if two is a series, I doubt there will be another since this pretty much finishes the story, plus it probably wasn't as commercially successful as it deserved to be.
The writer is actually Mike MR Carey, "The Girl with all the Gifts", "Fellside" and the Felix Castor series of urban fantasy novels plus loads of high quality comic book credits, and I think he is just brilliant. On the surface this is a regulation-ish thriller with a hint of Da Vinci Code about it, but re The second in the series if two is a series, I doubt there will be another since this pretty much finishes the story, plus it probably wasn't as commercially successful as it deserved to be. On the surface this is a regulation-ish thriller with a hint of Da Vinci Code about it, but read with care and note the subtext, what it has to say about fundamentalism and schism, and the nature of blind faith and the power of upbringing.
Well worth seeking out both novels. Mar 28, Phil Jones rated it really liked it. The adventure of Leo and Heather continues in book two of this much better than expected series. Some time has passed since the events in book one and fate will throw Leo and his assassin daughter together to fight against renegade Elohim who follow an ancient prophecy.
Once again the adventure is fast paced and gripping taking in London, Budapest, and New York. It is simply good story telling which makes you want to turn to the next page. The ending sort of wraps up the story but if book3 was to co The adventure of Leo and Heather continues in book two of this much better than expected series. The ending sort of wraps up the story but if book3 was to come along their would be no complaints from this reader.
Nov 23, Kirsty rated it liked it. I wish it was made more obvious on a cover on a book if it's second in the series! Luckily the author had explained everything in this book but I felt like I still missed out on quite a few of the references from the first book. Anyway I did enjoy this book. I didn't think I would so it was a nice surprise. I did feel like it was a bit long winded but it was very detailed. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.