The Riddle of Solomon by D.J. Niko is a fast paced, page-turning adventure! I really enjoyed this book and while it is the second in the Sarah Weston Chronicles you most definitely don’t have to read the first one to follow along in this one. I already picked up the first one though and am anxious to read it. The Riddle of Solomon is full of historical and biblical references while giving us a story so full of suspense that you can’t bear to put the book down. It is most definitely one thrill of a ride that captures your attention from the first page right through to the last one!
Sarah Weston is a Cambridge archaeologist who is completely and utterly devoted to her career. She and her partner anthropologist Daniel Madigan are working on the excavation of a dig in the Saudi Arabian desert. They uncover an ancient scroll that is written as a riddle. While attempting to decipher it they quickly realize that they are not the only ones who want this scroll. Their camp is befallen with all kinds of mishaps until finally the scroll is stolen. As this scroll gives them cause to believe that the lost treasure of Solomon is not a myth they are anxious to have it back in their hands.
This is where the real adventure begins. Both Sarah and Daniel set off and follow the clues written in the ancient scroll, sometimes together and sometimes apart. All of this would seem simple enough but no it isn’t because they both manage to get themselves into life threatening situations numerous times. The reason for this is that the person who is also after this scroll is a psychopathic nutcase and he will stop at nothing, including murder, to get what he wants.
I can’t say anymore on the plot because this is one of those books that if you say one thing too many you’ll give the story away. Suffice it to say that the adventure the two go on to is a heart pounding one indeed! Sarah is a great character being fiercely independent, smart, and without a care to her well being when she’s determined to uncover something ancient and exciting. As well as finding myself fully immersed in all the twists and turns this novel had to offer it also has a sweet little side romance that fits into the story perfectly. If you’re someone who likes Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Da Vinci Code then I think this would make a good pick for your summer reading!
The Riddle of Solomon by D.J. Niko is touring with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours so be sure to check out the other tour stops as well for more reviews, interviews, and giveaways. You can find D.J. Niko on her website as well as Twitter and Goodreads. Your own copy of The Riddle of Solomon can be purchased at Amazon or Amazon Canada.
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Source: Review copy provided by Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours and the Publisher. No compensation was received and all opinions are my own.