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The Last Man pdf The Last Man , ebook The Last Man , epub The Last Man , doc The Last Man , e-pub The Last Man , The Last Man 0bb48cb5685 When A Young Israeli Woman Suddenly Goes Missing, Her Boyfriend, An American Nuclear Engineer, Suspects Her Disappearance Is Connected To Her Tantalizing Theory About The Haunting Fortress Of Masada He Decides To Travel To Herod S Year Old Mountain Fortress To See If Her Theory Was Right There, He Makes A Discovery So Astonishing That Forces From The Dark Side Of Israeli Intelligence Begin To Converge On Him To Deflect His Pursuit Of The Truth By Any Means Necessary With The Aid Of A Beautiful Israeli Archaeologist, He Struggles To Bring To Light The Treasures He Believes Are Concealed In The Mountain, Unaware That There Is A Dangerous Contemporary Secret At Stake


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  1. says:

    The Last Man by P.T Deutermann, published by St Martin s Press.Category Mystery Thriller Publication Date May, 2012.If you know the story of Masada, this will be a must read If you don t know the story do yourself a favor and read about it then read the book.Masada is the true story of 960 Jewish Zealots who committed mass suicide, including women and children, rather than be taken captive by the Roman X Legion Today it is the most visited Israeli site.An American, David Hall, on goo The Last Man by P.T Deutermann, published by St Martin s Press.Category Mystery Thriller Publication Date May, 2012.If you know the story of Masada, this will be a must read If you don t know the story do yourself a favor and read about it then read the book.Masada is the true story of 960 Jewish Zealots who committed mass suicide, including women and children, rather than be taken captive by the Roman X Legion Today it is the most visited Israeli site.An American, David Hall, on good advice, attempts to find out what really happened at Masada It seems there may beto the story than committing suicide just so they would not be captives of the Romans He must let the Israeli Government think he is just trying to relive the moment when in fact he is trying to find an underground cave that may contain the real story of Masada.David is shadowed by Judith Ressner who has been assigned to make sure he does nothing to disturb the site David must make night time excursions to the site without anyone knowing and upon discovering a cave must Scuba dive to get to it.All is not what it seems to be as not only is the cave and artifacts discovered but a sinister plot by modern day Zealots that add mystery to the site A great read with valuable information and one heck of a trip to Masada


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    This book didn t quite fit into any standard tags It is an artifact thriller, but also a nuclear weapons thriller, a spy thriller, etc It is about an American s quest to find out what really happened on Masada, or M tsada as it is called in Israel Our hero has a theory about why the people chose to commit mass suicide murder and leave no survivors although a couple of women and children did make it out alive , when the Romans finally were about to crash through the siege wall after 2 1 2 y This book didn t quite fit into any standard tags It is an artifact thriller, but also a nuclear weapons thriller, a spy thriller, etc It is about an American s quest to find out what really happened on Masada, or M tsada as it is called in Israel Our hero has a theory about why the people chose to commit mass suicide murder and leave no survivors although a couple of women and children did make it out alive , when the Romans finally were about to crash through the siege wall after 2 1 2 years of trying According to legend and the ex Jewish turned Roman historian Flavius Josephus, the 960 people on the mountain decided to kill themselves rather than surrender to the Romans, be taken prisoner, tortured, raped, and put into forced slavery, and have children flung from the ramparts The Romans were NOT happy with them They made sure to leave plenty of food, supplies and water so the Romans would know that this was their choice, not because they were forced into it by starvation A last stand, thumbing their noses at the Romans The men were commissioned with killing their wives and children, and then killing themselves The men then drew lots, ten, to determine who would go around and do the clean up, killing those men who couldn t kill themselves, and anyone missed on the first round And then one lot was drawn so that one man, the last man, could finish off any left and then kill himself.But questions remain about treasure from the temple mount in Jerusalem when it was razed by the roman a number of years before did some people take the treasure out of Jerusalem and hide it in the desert, or at Masada David Hall, an American nuclear whistleblower physicist, now out of work because of it, decided to test the theory, so he plans an elaborate ruse of a man following a dream to explore Masadadeeply, and commune with the spirits Many have said that the dead walk there and in the Roman encampment still evident around it s base But as he clears it through the red tape and bureaucracy, he is assigned a scholarly minder , Dr Yehudit Ressner, who is a widow her husband died in a nuclear accident 5 years ago and she has retreated from the world This little adventure is supposed to draw her back into the world of people And so it goes the American has deeper plans than what he has led the authorities to believe, and several Israeli spy agencies seem to be inordinately interested in his every move For me, a slow beginning, gradually building up the tension and suspense to the level oftraditional thrillers, but it still kept me back at times, since I had been there, and so many places mentioned in the book I had visited or spent time at I had gone to Israel in 1976, to Beersheva, to join an archeological expedition there on the site of Abraham s well, as part of my college training But we traveled to all the major historic sites, including Masada, Ein Gedi, the Dead Sea, etc So I would stop, reach back into my memories, and go off on a tangent, coming back only 5 20 minutes later So that may be the cause of the slowness at times All in all, an interesting speculation, and as there have been a few books I have read lately involving Masada, it was a nice place to come back to


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    Not happy about the incredible detail.Deutermann seems compelled to include ever miniscule fact he learned about Masada and I think he repeats some of them, but there s so much it s hard to know.I m waiting for the love story to develop between the depressed widow and the protagonist who lost his girl friend but doesn t know how or is it why she disappeared.Will he discover the treasures and religious relics from the Jerusalem temple that were hidden away under Masada Will she discover his att Not happy about the incredible detail.Deutermann seems compelled to include ever miniscule fact he learned about Masada and I think he repeats some of them, but there s so much it s hard to know.I m waiting for the love story to develop between the depressed widow and the protagonist who lost his girl friend but doesn t know how or is it why she disappeared.Will he discover the treasures and religious relics from the Jerusalem temple that were hidden away under Masada Will she discover his attempt to find the treasures These are the questions to which the answers can be guessed with a high probability of accuracy.Nonetheless I m hopeful that given so much exposition the facts, ma m, nothing but the facts , the story and some excitement will develop Deutermann is usually pretty good, so I m hopeful


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    Overall this was a decent read An amateur American archeologist goes to visit Masada in Israel to visit the site, or is that all While there we run into quite a varied cast of characters involved in lots of intrigue, some history of the site and a possible international incident So this book does pack a whole lot into a decent sized package, just over 550 pages in large print Yet there were moments where the imagination limits were being stretched just a bit The ending kind of pulled it all Overall this was a decent read An amateur American archeologist goes to visit Masada in Israel to visit the site, or is that all While there we run into quite a varied cast of characters involved in lots of intrigue, some history of the site and a possible international incident So this book does pack a whole lot into a decent sized package, just over 550 pages in large print Yet there were moments where the imagination limits were being stretched just a bit The ending kind of pulled it all back together bringing this book in at somewhere over the three star rainbow


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    The sheer enormity of this plot boggles the mind The book is set at the fortress of Masada in Israel which you will learn much about from the book As in any good thriller, there are twists upon twists, but a few here leave you breathless Yes, the prose becomes a bit turgid at points, but the action quickly takes over The book is a departure from his prior works, but fans need not be bothered Once you put the book down, you will still be wondering.


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    Scripture in a nuclear age.A fascinating plot with enough twists to keep you turning the page The end creates an interesting revision of the relationship between Christ and his betrayer in the context of survival of modern Israel in a nuclear age.


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    A great book No A good book Not particularly But a fun book Yes The Last Man hinges on Masada and the Roman conquest of Jerusalem, spies, buried treasure, and the possibility of nuclear destruction As such, the novel provides pleasure on cold, dark, winter evenings.


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    Great Read around Easter passover


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    I really enjoyed this book He writes such detailed prose, the characters are believable, and the setting and scope were fascinating The suspense was sustained throughout the book.All throughout I found the plot a little hard to believe but gave him the benefit of the doubt because he tells such a good story.I struggled, though, to understand all of the espionage and counter espionage that was going on who was spying on whom, and why , and I gave it a 4 only because I simply was unable to und I really enjoyed this book He writes such detailed prose, the characters are believable, and the setting and scope were fascinating The suspense was sustained throughout the book.All throughout I found the plot a little hard to believe but gave him the benefit of the doubt because he tells such a good story.I struggled, though, to understand all of the espionage and counter espionage that was going on who was spying on whom, and why , and I gave it a 4 only because I simply was unable to understand the ending I think he failed to explain everything adequately and left questions unanswered


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    Phenomenal P.T Deutermann has the gifted ability to resurrect and infuse epic historical events with contemporary paralleling scenarios of relevant intrigue The Last Man is not only an excellent example of Deutermann s infusing talents, but also a prime example of his ability to draw readers in with an impacting slow burn punch and then continually build suspense through strong well developed characters and a tight concise complex plot, all within crisply finite superb writing Warning to Phenomenal P.T Deutermann has the gifted ability to resurrect and infuse epic historical events with contemporary paralleling scenarios of relevant intrigue The Last Man is not only an excellent example of Deutermann s infusing talents, but also a prime example of his ability to draw readers in with an impacting slow burn punch and then continually build suspense through strong well developed characters and a tight concise complex plot, all within crisply finite superb writing Warning to the squeamish The novel s opening chapter takes place on the fortress Masada, in ancient Israel And true to Biblical historic accounts, the Jewish revolt against Roman siege is graphically brutal, making it not so pleasant to read In addition, Deutermann is over zealous and redundant descriptively, not just in the massacre staging but also in place setting and mood of that chapter, making for tedious reading I presume he did so to drive home the tightly held zealot convictions and the lasting impact of bloodshed of Israel s last ancient stand, because chapter two forward is plot focused and character driven without shock and awe tactics In which there are plenty intense moments that kept me turning pages And there were plenty heart pounding this could go badly so hurry up and don t get caught moments but thankfully, to my liking, no gruesomeness theatrics All things weighed and measured, I found this novel to be a really great read suspense, adventure, mystery, espionage, global import, and a little hint of romance 4 stars And for those with a forte for biblical history regarding ruins, relics, temples, and shrines will probably find this novel especially of interest


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