Thursday, April 5, 2012

The 13th Tribe by Robert Liparulo - REVIEWED!!

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The 13th Tribe
Thomas Nelson (April 3, 2012)
Robert Liparulo


Best-selling novelist Robert Liparulo is a former journalist, with over a thousand articles and multiple writing awards to his name. His first three critically acclaimed thrillers—Comes a Horseman, Germ, and Deadfall—were optioned by Hollywood producers, as well as his Dreamhouse Kings series for young adults. Bestselling author Ted Dekker calls The 13th Tribe, released in April 2012, “a phenomenal story.” Liparulo is currently working with director Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, The Guardian) on the novel and screenplay of a political thriller. New York Times best-selling author Steve Berry calls Liparulo’s writing “Inventive, suspenseful, and highly entertaining . . . Robert Liparulo is a storyteller, pure and simple.” Liparulo lives in Colorado with his family.

Visit Robert Liparulo's Facebook Fan page:, or at Twitter @robertliparulo.


Their story didn't start this year . . . or even this millennium.
It began when Moses was on Mt. Sinai. Tired of waiting on the One True God, the twelve tribes of Israel began worshipping a golden calf through pagan revelry. Many received immediate death for their idolatry, but 40 were handed a far worse punishment-endless life on earth with no chance to see the face of God.

This group of immortals became the 13th Tribe, and they've been trying to earn their way into heaven ever since-by killing sinners. Though their logic is twisted, their brilliance is undeniable. Their wrath is unstoppable. And the technology they possess is beyond anything mere humans have ever seen.

Jagger Baird knows nothing about the Tribe when he's hired as head of security for an archaeological dig on Mt. Sinai. The former Army Ranger is still reeling from an accident that claimed the life of his best friend, his arm, and his faith in God.

My Thoughts:

Do you believe there are mysteries in the world we’ve yet to understand or even discover, things that defy what we think we know about the physical universe?”  (The 13th Tribe  - Owen)

The question that Owen poses to Jagger in Robert Liparulo’s latest novel, The 13th Tribe, is a question that the reader must ponder as he reads the story.  Suspend your disbelief and engage in the heart of this story, and you will leave its pages changed.  Truly changed in your heart and challenged to believe the truth of God’s Word in a fresh, sometimes dangerous way!

Liparulo’s latest novel explores faith in a heart-pounding, pulse-racing pace that will answer the ultimate question about belief in the redemptive power of Christ. This book defines the essence of faith when death is staring you or your loved ones in the face.  It challenges you to be bold in your witness – especially when God calls you to stand for Him in the face of your worst nightmare.  Using a host of Immortal Vigilantes – Liparulo weaves a tale that is as factual (I was fascinated by the explanation of the telomere!) as it is fantastical! (you would think this Tribe, with all of their experiences would finally arrive at the truth) He creates fully fleshed out characters who love as fiercely as they hate, and then explores the logic (or lack thereof) behind their misguided effort to bring sinners to justice.

By the time you arrive at the last part of this novel, your jaw will be unhinged by the facts that are revealed.  UNHINGED!! And your brain will be spinning with some pretty radical ideas! And you faith will be strengthened and renewed to fight the darkness that is quickly invading the world! And you will be hungering for MORE of this story!! This is Liparulo’s finest hour! Don’t miss it!!

If you would like to read the first chapter of The 13th Tribe, go HERE.

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