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On voudrait en vain excuser cet acte atroce. Nam Philippus rex Franciae cum consilio suo noluit pati quod, propter revocationem confessionis suae quam prias fecerant, dictus magister militiae templi et multi alii sui ordinis evaderent mortem temporalem, nullo tamen super hoc judicio ecclesiastico convocato, neque ipso expectato. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase.
I was disappointed in this book; the plot shifts back and forth between today and the 13th century and deals with the dark dealings of Knights Templar. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Get to Know Us. English Choose a language for shopping. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. A great debut and very fast paced thriller. Mar 21, Cheryl rated it really liked it. The book started out a bit slow for me but was soon barreling along non-stop, alternating between societies.
A lot of history was included in this tale and it was interesting to me especially to see where the Freemasons began.
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The synopsis of the book on Goodreads says this is actually based on a true story. I liked the male and female protagonists of the story that were at each other's throats throughout the book. And there were some truly evil people in the book. If you have a weak stomach, this might not be the tale for you. If you like thrillers or historical fiction especially World War II era, try this one out. I don't think you'll be disappointed. Dec 21, Bill rated it it was amazing. Jump on the rollercoaster of a read with Parisian Detective Antoine Marcas and angry special ops Jade Zewinski as they race to unravel the meanings of strange inscriptions on a recently unearth ancient stone, Freemason papers once stolen by the Nazis, then by the victorious Russians following World War II before the terrorist Palestinian or the dark and violent group that helped give birth to the Nazi party and Adolf Hitler.
Jade Zewinski can hardly tolerate Marcas, ordered to work with her to di Jump on the rollercoaster of a read with Parisian Detective Antoine Marcas and angry special ops Jade Zewinski as they race to unravel the meanings of strange inscriptions on a recently unearth ancient stone, Freemason papers once stolen by the Nazis, then by the victorious Russians following World War II before the terrorist Palestinian or the dark and violent group that helped give birth to the Nazi party and Adolf Hitler.
This thriller has it all — crazy twists and turns, villains beyond mere evil, grim killings, and — some sweet loving — a perfect treat for someone who richly deserves a treat — you! Jul 07, Quoilire rated it did not like it Shelves: Aug 25, Sheila rated it it was amazing. Marcas is a Freemason and a cop. He is to help investigate a murder that happened in the French embassy in Rome which has Freemason ties.
His partner for the case, Jade, has no use for Masons so he has an uphill battle dealing with her. She comes to rely on him as the case proceeds. I was on the edge of my seat throughout the book.
Shadow Ritual by Eric Giacometti
It was a page turner. The characters are good. Marcas and Jade are fun to watch. I liked that Marcas explained different Mason Tightly written thriller. I liked that Marcas explained different Mason symbols and history as the investigation went on and had influence on the case. As everyone is trying to find the parts needed for the secret, as well as the murder, it turns out not to be what I expected. I cannot wait to read book 2 in the series. I highly recommend this. May 07, Mike Dishmon rated it it was amazing.
I came across this book by chance, and am glad I did. I loved this from page one. Characters are sharp and real, tale reads well, no long drawn out sections that lag the flow.
I do not want to give too much away, but I would highly recommend this one to anyone who likes a good thriller loaded with mystery and suspense. Apr 03, Marlene rated it it was amazing. Originally published at Reading Reality This is the second book in the series featuring Antoine Marcas, and based on this entry in the series, I hope that the publisher gets the rest of the series translated tout de suite. Meaning, as fast as the translator Anne Trager can get them out. Shadow Ritual is edge-of-the-seat thrilling, very much in the vein of The Da Vinci Code but with much better editing.
The pace is taut, and the story, even the parts about rituals and history and the secret society Originally published at Reading Reality This is the second book in the series featuring Antoine Marcas, and based on this entry in the series, I hope that the publisher gets the rest of the series translated tout de suite. The pace is taut, and the story, even the parts about rituals and history and the secret society background of this mess, moves along at a rapid clip.
Just enough to feel the horror at the appropriate points , but not so long as to dwell on it. The prologue takes place at the end of Nazi Germany. One young French SS officer, along with a cadre of fellow fanatics, is tasked with smuggling important papers out of Germany and setting himself up as a sleeper agent in a sympathetic country to wait until his masters need him again. His masters are not exactly the Nazis — but a philosophical splinter group called the Thule. Who manage, in their own evil, world-domination type ways, to be even worse than the Nazis.
Without the extra-terrestrial power boost, the Thule remind me a bit of Red Skull in the first Captain America movie. I know this is just slightly off topic, but the brands of megalomaniacal pure-Aryan BS feel surprisingly similar. The story in Shadow Ritual moves to the 21st century, and a sudden string of ritual murders. The ritual murders are tied into Freemasonry, a subject that sets more than a few of the investigators as well as the perpetrators into absolute fits, but only the Thule actually foam at the mouth.
The string of murders imitates and corrupts a big piece of Masonic ritual. Someone is killing people, not just Freemasons but anyone connected with the secret being pursued, in a way that sends a calling card to any Masons who see the victims or read about the results. Antoine Marcas, a detective in the Paris Police, is a Freemason with an interest in Masonic history and documents.
When a Masonic researcher is killed at the French Embassy in Italy, Marcas is paired with a hard-boiled Embassy security officer who hates the Masonic Order and anything connected with it. As partnerships go, this is not a happy one. Starting with Marcas and Zewinski. This is one of those books that just grabbed me. I loved the deep dive into unfamiliar history — especially because that exploration was encapsulated into a thriller that kept me enthralled up to the very end.
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Part of what made this story work was the two protagonists. Zewinski is openly hostile about everything that Marcas believes in. At the same time, they definitely respect each other. Even though she often treats Marcas like dirt, she also respects his abilities as a detective.
They manage to rely on each other as partners even though they drive each other crazy. Also, Zewinski is in some ways the stand-in for the audience. The history and mystery that is driving the action is deeply embedded in the Masonic rituals and history.
Marcas knows those secrets intimately, and Zewinski has spent her life actively avoiding anything to do with Freemasonry. In order to them to solve the crimes together, he has to explain the mysteries to her, and that provides a logical way to explain them to us. For most of us, Freemasonry is shrouded in secrets and legends, and it was fascinating to get a glimpse behind the curtain. Lots of stories have exploited this desire to find those secrets, including The Da Vinci Code and the movie National Treasure. Mixing the secrets of the Freemasons with their persecution by the Nazis makes for a chilling read.
And the rest of the series. Un superbe voyage culturelle. Feb 23, Martha rated it liked it. We, the reader, are immediately presented with one of the problems imbedded in this otherwise interesting book. We get the first of many, too many, long INFO-dumps concerning Freemasonry, and its past and current problems. During the party a young graduate student of Freemasonry, Sophie Dawes, is ritually murdered with three blows: Alex is the first to be made aware of the murder and persuades Marcas to look at the body with him.
He is trying to get a step ahead of his boss, Special Agent Jade Zewinski, who dislikes him as much as her dislikes her. When she arrives, she orders the two men to leave. At the same time, in Jerusalem, the murder of a concentration camp survivor and Freemason is being commissioned. Marek, whom we had encountered briefly in the prologue, is studying the inscriptions on an ancient tablet which had recently been sent to him. Bashir Al Khansa, Arab hit-man for hire, has been paid to steal this stone and kill Marek in the same specific ritualised fashion as Sophie in Italy.
Back in Paris, the connection between the two murders is quickly obvious and Special Agent Zewinski and Detective Marcas are ordered to work together. She hates men generally and Masons specifically. Newly divorced, Antoine has become a loner and is not comfortable working with anyone, much less the angry and taciturn Jade. All is in place for a fast-paced, frequently bloody, chase through Paris and rural France, leading to a well realised outcome with overtones of budding romance. Jade is a complex and capable woman; just the kind of female character everyone talks about wanting to see.
I found Antoine a bit dorky with his Freemasonry obsession. Nonetheless, this would be a delightful way to pass a rainy weekend, if it were not for the extensive propagandising. I accept that there needs to be some background presented, but surely this could be accomplished without long paragraphs of unadorned explication. For example, the prologue, because of its immediacy, works better than the body of the book. Members of my family are Masons; I was in one of their youth sections during high school. I wanted to like this book, but the constant hard sell was distracting and made it unpleasantly difficult to concentrate on the story.
There is much to enjoy about Shadow Ritual, if only the authors had cut back on the propaganda. Apr 14, Kim rated it really liked it Shelves: Another good find from NetGalley, this book piqued my interest from its synopsis. I'm a sucker for symbols, mysteries and adventure. This book had all of that and more. There were quite a few twists and turns that I didn't expect and some that I knew were coming from having read other similar stories in the past.
However, this book did a good job of stepping down other avenues while retelling familiar tales.
It was refreshing to have another element added to the usual mystery or suspense type no Another good find from NetGalley, this book piqued my interest from its synopsis. It was refreshing to have another element added to the usual mystery or suspense type novel. There was a definite French and international flavor to the novel, due in large part to the authors, as well as many layers and conspiracies which played upon myths or legends within several regions of France.
Much of the story followed Antoine Marcas, a French detective and Freemason, who found himself saddled with a partner who didn't like his fraternal order much. Jade Zewinski had experienced a lot in her young life and it all began with some bitter dealings with Freemason. This particular conflict gave way to some good dialogue as well as opened doors for further information to be put into the novel without weighing the conversation or reader down.
I liked the fact that the book had both a male and a female character that could not only take the lead but seemed strong, resilient even without the other present. In truth there were a couple of characters on the "bad" side that made me feel the same way. With their deep-rooted likes or dislikes, many of the characters seemed as real as you or I. There were plenty of action scenes within the novel.