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The sign

by Khoury, Raymond.

Format: Book on CD 2009
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Bethel Park Public Library Audio/Visual CD KHOURY Raymond
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Audio/Visual
Call Number  CD KHOURY Raymond
Jefferson Hills Public Library Audio Visual CDBK FIC KHO
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  CDBK FIC KHO
On a ship anchored near the Antarctic ice shelf, a live CNN interview is sidetracked by a pulsating orb of shimmering light that dwarfs the ship with radiant splendor--and stuns a worldwide television audience. Soon this incredible phenomenon recurs at international scenes of conflict, disaster, and atrocity.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Khoury's thrillers engage the reader's mind, even as they move at a breakneck pace. His first two novels, The Sanctuary (2007) and The Last Templar (2006), were first-rate adventure yarns, and so is this one. It begins in Antarctica, where television news reporter Grace Logan is shocked to see a sphere of light appear out of nothingness and then, minutes later, disappear. As the world tries to figure out what this thing was, Grace learns of a priest who has apparently been drawing the apparition, over and over, for the past seven months. Was the sphere a sign of God's presence, or did it have a more earthly explanation, one perhaps connected to a mysterious high-tech project that led to several suspicious deaths? The book has thematic similarities to Douglas Preston's recent Blasphemy (2008), which also approached the science-versus-religion debate from an interesting new angle. Readers who like their thrillers to have a solid intellectual component will enjoy Khoury's books very much. Given the high quality of each of his novels, it seems fair to say that he may be around for a while.--Pitt, David Copyright 2009 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Set against a backdrop of ancient and modern religious conflict, this solid thriller from bestseller Khoury (The Last Templar) explores a number of current planetary preoccupations, from far-right political demagoguery to global warming. While in Antarctica covering the breakup of the continent's ice shelf, TV reporter Grace Logan and her crew are astounded to see a "bright, shimmering sphere of light" in the sky. They film this astronomical anomaly as it runs through a variety of tricks, then disappears. People around the globe wonder: is it a UFO? a sign from God? or some sort of techno trick fashioned by perpetrators unknown? After the blazing sign reappears over the Arctic, a possible link emerges to an old Catholic priest, who has heard on a desolate mountain in Egypt a portentous voice in his head ("Are you ready to lead your people to salvation?"). Unrelenting action and a suitably twisted ending compensate for the cliched prose. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Curiosities and wonders -- Fiction.
Scientific expeditions -- Antarctica -- Fiction.
Television journalists -- Fiction.
Belief and doubt -- Fiction.
Conspiracies -- Fiction.
Murder -- Fiction.
Monks -- Egypt -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Publisher Prince Frederick, MD :Recorded Books,2009
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Ferrone, Richard, narrator.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Richard Ferrone.
Language English
Notes In container (17 cm.).
Title from container.
"Unabridged Fiction"--Container.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
Compact discs.
Description 13 audio discs (16 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781436174787
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