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Thursday, 4 May 2017

The Lazarus Succession by Ken Fry (My Goodreads Review)

The Lazarus SuccessionThe Lazarus Succession by Ken Fry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Biblical and historical events and a long departed artist’s painting bring about a divine and then lost masterpiece. The search of which leads to a gripping celestial thriller in the present day. The lost picture is believed to have divine powers going back beyond the sixteenth century and to the time of Christ when the Lazarus miracle took place. There are flashbacks in time. We see how the much coveted and lost painting becomes a truly visionary work of art and why through the ages there are various depictions of the same biblical subject.

In this day, we follow a Spanish aristocratic lady who enlists the help of a ruthless and disgraced former British judge. Also, a dynamic duo of freelance treasure hunters who seek out lost masterpieces around the world. No one except the Spanish Condesa believes in the celestial power of the lost painting, but all are certain it has been hidden somewhere in secret by guardians of a lost and past order. As the thrilling search begins, the realisation of the lost picture’s divine power begins to unfold. The ruthless ex-judge will stop at nothing to gain wealth from such a find and soon we are treated to a fast-paced page-turner of cat and mouse intrigue. A very exciting story indeed, which kept me on my toes right up until the end with twists and turns all of the ways.


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