The Dead Sea Cipher

The Dead Sea Cipher

by Elizabeth Peters

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Dead Sea Cipher 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
bookwoman247 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When Dinah Van der Lyn travels to the Holy Land she finds herself thrust into the middle of an international plot involving the possible discovery of an ancient scroll that, if brought to light, would likely turn the Christian world on end. Danger and intrigue follow her through the Middle East, as do two handsome young men. Which, if either, should she trust?I think I could describe this fairly accurately and simply as a dated Da Vinci Code light, (yes, it is possible to find a lighter work than Dan Brown's), set in the Middle East, with an ingenue protagonist.I enjoyed the book well enough, but had to overlook its flaws...the dated feeling, (it was written in 1970), the overdone plot, and worst of all, an ending that I felt was weak, as if the author was writing her way out of a box.The plot was rapidly paced, though, and I found the main idea and setting interesting. It kept me entertained.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Peters' "The Dead Sea Cipher" is a terrific mystery filled with intriguing characters. While a murder does ccur at the beginning of the story, this is more an espionage adventure than a traditional murder mystery. Fair warning, though: the ending is infuriating. -- lyradora
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This is a book from earlier in Peter's career, but is one of my favorites. Suspense and mystery with her trademark slight touch of crazy thrown in! A must if you like her books with archeology as a major theme.