The Lost Codex by Alan Jacobson

The Lost Codex

(OPSIG Team Black #3)

Norwood Press, 2015 (hardcover)
Open Road (trade paperback)
Open Road (eBook)

“From the first page, you know you’re in the hands of a storyteller at the top of his game: The Lost Codex has nonstop action, living-breathing characters, rich detail and sharp-as-a-knife prose. A brilliant job!”
Jeffery Deaver, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“A masterwork of international suspense, an enthralling mix of ancient history and modern terrorism, with rich settings, vivid characters, and a fascinating premise. From the opening chapter—in which a Dead Sea scroll with a stunning secret is discovered—to the final shattering twist, this is an outstanding novel from a major talent.”
Douglas Preston, #1 international bestselling co-author of Blue Labyrinth

“Incredibly realistic. This is the way we did it in the SEAL Teams. It is so true-to-life that it’s hard to believe it’s fiction. A fantastic story.”
Robert “Dusty” Barton, UDT US NAVY SEALS – BUD/S Class 51 (ret.)

“Jacobson’s entertaining third OPSIG Team Black novel contains enough edge-of-your-seat action sequences to fill a handful of Mission Impossible movies…this is an undeniable page-turner.”
Publisher’s Weekly

“A gripping page-turner that will only add to Jacobson’s already growing reputation as one of the best in the business. He shows he can handle not only domestic law enforcement, but international special ops stories as well.”
Suspense Magazine

“The Lost Codex has a plot that ratchets up the action in a realistic scenario…with intriguing characters (and) the added bonus of a great story line.”
Crimespree Magazine

“This story will take your breath away.”
The Big Thrill

“Alan Jacobson swaps serial killers for ancient tomes to scintillating success in The Lost Codex, his first shot at entering the rarified world of Dan Brown an unqualified bulls-eye. In true Da Vinci Code tradition, Jacobson treats us to a tale centered on the remnants of the first Bible, which has resurfaced just in time to serve as a catalyst for even more global disruption than usual. Series hero Karen Vail is back, though on far less familiar territory as part of a task force searching for both the lost codex and the forces responsible for unleashing a wave of terrorist attacks across America. This is the kind of book Robert Ludlum would be writing if he were still alive. Jacobson seems both adept and at home in raising the stakes of his work in this puzzle of a tale in which fitting the pieces together is just as challenging as finding them in the first place. Storytelling at its best.”
The Providence Journal

“A faceless enemy has unleashed a series of coordinated attacks on U.S. targets. A covert ops team is tasked with a single mission: find and stop the terrorists, by any means necessary. What could have been just another counterterrorism novel is elevated to new heights in Alan Jacobson’s The Lost Codex. Jacobson brings a fresh take on the genre, incorporating a Dan Brown-esque twist involving ancient biblical documents that hold the secrets to the sinister plan—and much more…The author has a knack for making you feel as if you’re there, and you can almost smell the smoke in the aftermath of a D.C. subway attack or feel the tension on the streets of Gaza. Known as a bit of a research junkie, Jacobson skillfully grounds readers in the complex religious, geopolitical, and historical backdrop of the story without slowing down the action. Speaking of action, there’s no shortage. Edge-of-your-seat stuff. For those who are new to bestseller Jacobson—and this is a good entry point—there’s probably more backstory in some places than needed, though readers will still turn the pages fast and furious. For Karen Vail fans, while she’s not the central force of the novel, she’s a necessary force, adding humor and depth through her interactions with Uzi and DeSantos. Jacobson also subtly continues the personal evolution of Vail, who is one of the author’s finest creations.The Lost Codex is an ambitious, action-packed international thriller, but it’s also a story of justice and faith, sure to satisfy suspense and literary readers alike.”
The Strand Magazine

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