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Finding Sheba by H.B. Moore An ancient legend is reborn . . . One that might prove the Bible false. For centuries, historians have theorized the Queen of Sheba as only a seductive legend, and scholars have debated over the legitimacy of King David or King Solomon. When undercover Israeli agent, Omar Zagouri, stumbles onto a tomb in Northern Jerusalem he unknowingly finds the final clue that threatens to overthrow government claim to the Holy Land, pits wealthy collectors against one another, and sends ruthless archaeologists scrambling to find the queen’s secret burial place. An assassination attempt on the Coptic Pope, His Holiness, Patriarch Stephanus II, is only the first in the chain of lethal crimes. Omar must find a way to prevent the greatest discovery of the century from becoming the most deadly.

My Review Dr Richard Lyon knows that with the stroke of a mouse he could be signing his own death warrant. He's made a recent discovery about just where the burial place of the Queen of Sheba is and already one person has almost been murdered because of it. He's about ready to send out the email when a mysterious envelope is shoved under his office door. There's a mysterious message and another envelope inside. He's just inhaled the lethal cyanide inside the mysterious envelope and is fading quickly when he realizes that to send the email will lead his killers to even more victims. His final act is deleting the email from the system. Enter a cast of mysterious characters, there's Jade, the American co-ed fulfilling an internship in Egypt and trying to write her dissertation on the mysterious Queen of Sheba. Luc, the dashing Frenchman, Egyptologist and friend to the late Richard Lyon. Omar Zagouri, an undercover Israeli agent and his ex-girlfriend Mia. When all of these people converge on the place where the Queen of Sheba's burial place supposedly is, there will be fireworks, danger and much more!

This book is way different from any of the other books I've read by H. B. Moore. But not different in a bad way. I love that there is still a touch of romance, but there is way more action and adventure. I like the flow of the book, nearly every chapter from a different character's point of view, including the Queen of Sheba. I liked the characters, everyone of them brought a different viewpoint and depth to the story. I liked the way that it felt as if I was actually in the barrenness of the deserts of Egypt where the story takes place. I highly recommend this book and hope that there are going to be more of Omar Zagouri's adventures coming soon!

I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Author Heather B. Moore Heather B. Moore is the award-winning author of ten novels,
two inspirational non-fiction books, and two anthologies, including The Newport Ladies Book Club Series, A Timeless Romance Anthology, and Christ’s Gifts to Women (co-authored by Angela Eschler). Her historical fiction is published under the pen name H.B. Moore. She is the two-time recipient of Best of State in Literary Fiction, two-time Whitney Award Winner, and two-time Golden Quill Winner for Best Novel. Her most recent historical novel under H.B. Moore is Daughters of Jared (2012 LUW Gold Award of Excellence & 2012 LUW Best Book Trailer).

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