I finished Robert Liparulo's new novel The 13th Tribe last night. The end flew by and I found myself thinking, "Just one more chapter; they're short." The climax had several surprising twists, completing this story but leaving the door open for more (this is the first of The Immortal Files series). A quick and action-packed read, I look forward to the next installment.
A brief summary: When Moses was receiving the 10 Commandments, his brother Aaron made a golden calf for the Israelites to worship. When Moses discovered this, he threw down the commandments and the presence of God actually caused 40 Israelites to become immortal, never to age and never to know the peace of God and Heaven. These 40 formed The Tribe, and they began to try to earn God's forgiveness by killing sinners. Flashforward to the present: The Tribe is kill sinners on a massive scale, and unfortunately many innocents will die as well. It's up to Jagger Baird, a former soldier and investigator, now head of security for a monastery at Mt. Sinai (the location where Moses received the 10 Commandments), to stop them.
Once the action starts, it doesn't let up. This is a fun read. I do wish there had been a little deeper character development. Hopefully further entries will expand and deepen the world of The Tribe.
I received a review copy of this book as part of the Book Sneeze book review program in exchange for an honest review.