The Last Ember
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Attorney Jonathan Marcus is an expert in the classics of historical artificial items. For his knowledge, that makes him a hot commodity. Jonathan is rushed to Rome. There he meets Bruce Tatton. Bruce shows Jonathan some stone artifacts. Jonathan identifies the item as pieces of a huge map of the city of Rome. They date back to the early A.D. century. What Jonathan has identified has caused a major interest. The Last Ember will have readers traveling from Rome to Jerusalem.
While I liked the concept of this book, I found it to be a little dry. Not to take anything away from Mr. Levin as I thought he did a good job trying to make this story as realistic and historically accurate as possible including the use of his insightful footnotes, I just wasn’t in the mood for a history lesson. Mr. Levin tried to fit so many facts into this book that it made the reading heavy and the plot moved very slowly for me. In fact so much that I had to put the book down and come back. The second time I picked this book up I found that I couldn’t get past the fact that I couldn’t find a connection with anyone thus far and gave up on this book about a third of the way in. Unfortunately, The Last Ember burned out for me.