The Last Templar ) explores a number of current plane"/>
 

The Sign

Raymond Khoury, Author
Raymond Khoury, Author . Dutton $26.95 (464p) ISBN 978-0-525-95097-4
Reviewed on: 03/09/2009
Release date: 05/01/2009
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Set against a backdrop of ancient and modern religious conflict, this solid thriller from bestseller Khoury (The Last Templar ) explores a number of current planetary preoccupations, from far-right political demagoguery to global warming. While in Antarctica covering the breakup of the continent's ice shelf, TV reporter Grace Logan and her crew are astounded to see a “bright, shimmering sphere of light” in the sky. They film this astronomical anomaly as it runs through a variety of tricks, then disappears. People around the globe wonder: is it a UFO? a sign from God? or some sort of techno trick fashioned by perpetrators unknown? After the blazing sign reappears over the Arctic, a possible link emerges to an old Catholic priest, who has heard on a desolate mountain in Egypt a portentous voice in his head (“Are you ready to lead your people to salvation?”). Unrelenting action and a suitably twisted ending compensate for the clichéd prose. (May)

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