When a Roman Catholic scholar involved in the Dead Sea Scrolls Project discovers a heretical message contained in one of the Scrolls he hides it. Decades later, a prominent archeologist discovers reference to the scroll in an archeological dig. This discovery spurs the world religions into a dangerous game of cat and mouse, in which all who seek the hidden scroll are mysteriously silenced, leaving the salvation of humankind to a father and son, who must either find the hidden scroll … or die trying.

Really Random Site Book Review of The Returned

Amazon Jungle Action Thriller

The Returned is the story of an expedition to the Amazon jungle that did not quite go as planned. The group is lead by a professor and paid for by a chemical company with the intent of getting soil samples to determine if there are any valuable chemicals in the jungle.
Members of the expedition include brothers Mark and Nathan who went to have a summer adventure. The experience they have is life-changing and far surpasses anything that they could have dreamed of.

As the expedition members interact with the jungle and natives that live there, lives are lost and others are changed. The surviving members are forced to look at themselves, their morals, and their attitudes.

Except for the fact that the story is being told by a surviving member of the party, The Returned is not predictable. We know from the beginning of the book that at least one person survived. The story moves fast with some tense and action filled moments.
Dr. Brown is also the author of The Eighth Scroll which I reviewed in August of 2010. That review can be found at http://www.reallyrandomsite.com/thebookreview/the-eighth-scroll-by-laurence-b-brown/

Like his first book, this book contains no bad language or adult situations. It does have some violent death scenes but they are a natural part of the story.
I highly recommend both of his books to those who enjoy action thrillers.

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