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The Jericho Deception

By Jeffrey Small

The Jericho Deception
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  • Published in USA  May 2013,
    396 pages.

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  • Sally G. (Saint Johns, FL)


    Jericho Deception
    I had to give it a four as it was way too wordy. Description is needed but it was overkill.

    The story was really good and deserves a 5 as was in a small way like the TV show, Person of Interest. The timing was off , just when you got into the story it would shift you to another completely different scene.
  • Gerald R. (Pompton Lakes, NJ)


    Theologists vs Terrorists
    I must admit that I was a bit skeptical when I requested this book because I am not a fan of books about religion. This, however, is more of a adventure thriller of the Dan Brown, James Rollins, and Chris Kuzneski genre. The religion based aspect kept me from rating it a 5. The plot is well thought out and developed and the characters are all too believable. I found the basic psychological premise of the story a bit too far fetched, but the way science is progressing; who knows? I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a fast paced, action packed - yet thoughtful, well crafted story.
  • Carole P. (Framingham, MA)


    Jericho Deception
    It took awhile to get into this book. Each chapter was a different locale, different characters. Once I got them straight , the book was easier to follow. I do feel this was too long. However, I did want to finish it because I really liked the main characters. The story line was intriguing too. Although I am not always interested in religious based fiction, this managed to catch and hold my attention. Without giving anything away, I will say that this premise was both awesome and terrifying. I gave it a 3, but really it is a 3.75.
  • Judy G. (Carmel, IN)


    Jericho Deception
    The first chapters of the book were exciting. I was primed to read more about the physician (Moussa) and his daughter (Amira)! From that point on the book felt like an average read for me. Good but seriously lacking depth in both character development and the key spirituality element. Aspects of the writing around the God concept and oneness were beautiful; but yet the writing wasn't sustainable enough to be of real interest to those seeking to learn more about spirituality. I found the romance element distracting by it's improbable and inappropriate interjection in the story line at times. For example, when you have Axe breathing down your neck you don't stop to reflect on a romantic interlude. Wolfe was portrayed as a major player in the intrigue but his character was vague. I don't believe this book merits a BookBrowse highest rating.
  • Sue P. (Richardson, TX)


    The Jericho Deception
    A well-written novel with a unique voice. While the narrative was engaging, it was still a bit wordy and the whole concept was difficult to follow. That being said – I enjoyed the novel and thought the premise fascinating.
  • Jan T. (Leona Valley, CA)


    The Jericho Deception
    This is a Dan-Brown-esque thriller so if you liked the Da Vinci Code you will like this too. The premise involves using a "God Helmet" to recreate communication with a higher power. It connects two faiths but with some harrowing intentions. It is hard to put down and there is a love story entwined with the mystery. I would recommend this novel for my friends who like to explore their spirituality.
  • Jim S. (Austin, TX)


    The Jericho Deception
    Jeffrey Small's new novel the Jericho Deception is a fascinating story of neuroscience research into the effects of a machine called the Logos that might potentially turn religious zealots into pliable individuals. Unfortunately the machine falls into evil hands. Ethan Lightman, a physician researcher, has developed the machine with his mentor who is murdered and the machine stolen. This leads Ethan away from Yale to the desert near the Nile river. This is an exciting story of intrigue, love, and violence. I would recommend this book to all interested in mystery, action and thriller categories. I also look forward to reading Mr. Small's debut novel "The Breath of God".
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