The Exodus Quest (Daniel Knox, #2) by Will Adams

The Exodus Quest (Daniel Knox, #2)

Facts collide with fiction in the pulse-pounding sequel to the highly praised The Alexander Cipher, featuring archaeologist Daniel Knox.THE EXODUS QUESTOn the trail of the lost Dead Sea Scrolls, archaeologist Daniel Knox stumbles upon a theft in progress at an ancient temple near Alexandria. Then a senior Egyptian archaeologist is violently killed, and the finger of suspicion points at Knox himself. To add to his mounting worries, his partner Gai...

Details The Exodus Quest (Daniel Knox, #2)

TitleThe Exodus Quest (Daniel Knox, #2)
Release DateNov 3rd, 2008
GenreThriller, Fiction, Adventure, Historical, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Reviews The Exodus Quest (Daniel Knox, #2)

  • James
    Three (3) stars to Will Adams's The Exodus Quest. There were some good parts, but there were also some parts that were a bit hard to get through. In the end, I am glad I continued reading this series, but I'm a bit skeptical to read the next one. Story Daniel Knox, famed Egyptology archaelogist expert, stumbles upon a piece of pottery that he believes has been stolen from a current dig and could reveal a connection between the birth of the Jewis...
  • Bobby Underwood
    If you are looking for a fun read full of ancient Egyptian history, this mix of adventure and romance is a rollicking good time. The second book to feature archeologist and adventurer Daniel Knox, and his partner Gaille Bonnard by Will Adams is that rare instance where what we read between the binding actually lives up to the fun promised on the cover.Unlike books in this genre with a more serious vibe — or perhaps pretension — the reader isn...
  • Vaso
    A very nice book, with a quick plot, many historical parts and of course with a lot of adventure!
  • Kathleen Kelly
    I have always been interested in all things Egyptian so I was excited to read this book. Unfortunately, as seems to be a habit of mine, I did not read the first in this series. Although I will after reading this novel. This book had an interesting theory about the possibility that Akhenaten and Neffertiti were Adam and Eve. There also seems to be other circumstances where there are parrallels between the Bible and Eqyptian history. Whether this i...
  • Bondama
    This has got to be one of the all-time worst books I think I've ever encountered. Apparently, it's an attempt to jump on the bandwagon for "The DaVinci Code" because it makes the most ludicrous attempt I've ever even begun to read that the followers of Akenaten (The monotheistic Egyptian pharoah) was actually, in fact, Moses!!I can't even begin to describe the author's "proof" because he constantly contradicts himself all through the book. This i...
  • Eleonore Caron
    Daniel Knox reminds me of Indiana Jones with his relaxed manner except when someone he cares for is in danger."On the trail of the Dead Sea Scrolls, archaeologist, Daniel Knox stumbles upon a theft in progress at an ancient temple near Alexandria. Then a senior Egyptian archaeologist is violently killed ,the finger of suspicion is pointing at Knox. To add to his worries, his partner Gaille Bonnard is kidnapped while showing a television crew arou...
  • Anica
    When I started reading the second book by Will Adams I thought that I might like it more then his debut. Because the book felt more balanced and all. And I have to be honest, the story sounded promising and I was excited to read more.But the further I got, the more I got annoyed. And in the end I am not sure why Will Adams needed so many pages for this story. It was all a bit too confusing, especially when you needed more than 2 days to read this...
  • Elizabeth (Thoughts From an Evil Overlord)
    The Exodus Quest is an Indian Jones-type adventure for the New Millennium!I love Will Adams' style of writing, with short sections usually ending in a cliff-hanger, and each section rolling into what is happening in another locale with the other characters. One would think that it would be easy to find a place to stop in such a book, because there's always a good break, but it made me keep reading because I wanted to know how the storyline that h...
  • Tim Kubiak
    If you like the first Daniel Knox story you'll love this one. Similar twists and chases but a nice story line, good recurrence of characters from the fist book and an interesting mix of less than Wholesome Christian Motives in an Islamic world
  • Gilda Felt
    Another book that I don’t think lives up to his predecessor, though it’s still an enjoyable and entertaining read. Adams does stray a bit more from verifiable history, falling back on that old saw of Akhenaten and Moses perhaps being the same person, though even he throws in doubt on the part of Knox.Again, like the first, the book ends with an exciting discovery. It would be nice if at some point there’s some updates to what would be the m...
  • Speesh
    This could have been much a much better book. But isn't because it really seems like it can't decide what it actually wants to be.An interesting, surprising ancient revelation. or an action story. Unfortunately, it ends up feeling like it falls in an unenthusiastic heap somewhere between the two.The idea thatAkenaten was the beginner of an idea of Monotheism (the doctrine or belief that there is one god), that possibly lead to the Jewish and the ...
  • Vonette
    The blurb for this book on this site begins by saying that "fact collides with fiction." Well, that at least is accurate. Unfortunately, fact gets knocked clean out and tossed from the book right away. I found it amusing that this book makes fun of a character who writes books that put forward wild and sensational theories about history. This character gets taken down a few pegs by an archeologist who points out his complete lack of evidence, yet...
  • brian dean
    This is a sequel to "The Alexandria Affair" or something like that. Perhaps all the character development was in taken care of in that book.This is the Da Vinci Code on ____, well, one of those drugs that makes people go fast and be jittery and not eat anything. The Da Vinci elements are there; action followed by cliffhanger, followed by learned and believable theories of ancient times repeated again and again. The thing is, each of those segment...
  • Lisa
    A girl's body is found in the desert and an odd artefact discovered on a market stall of Alexandria lead to two different but interwined investigations that call up questions about history and all it portrays and leads Daniel Knox, Egyptologist, into scandal and danger.A fascinating historical mystery. I really enjoyed reading about Egyptian myths and theories and about the different interpretations of the bible; they were obviously well research...
  • Nina Gayle
    I found this book offensive for its portrayal of Christian characters. One of the main villains is a Christian preacher who repeatedly tries to murder the main character, Daniel Knox. The Christian students who are working at the dig are portrayed as dumb. The only Christian character who is a good person is a minor characer named Claire, who is not introduced until the last part of the story. The plot of this story is well-paced, but far-fetched...
  • Sos Jay
    This book is too much like a formula book: one of those best sellers that are constantly written by the same people, and they're all the same. I don't know, but I don't like it. I think it's lacking personality.
  • Chuck
    American archaeologist Daniel Knox is closing in on a magnificent find, apreviously unknown Dead Sea Scroll. Instead, he stumbles on something even more startling: an ancient temple near Alexandria. The story sounded interesting to me but was told in such an uneven manner I didn't finish it.
  • Annette Gisby
    Great religious thriller, if you like things like the Da Vinci code, you'll like this. I actually preferre this book to Will Adams' first one, The Alexander Cipher, but both are pretty good.
  • Ahuva
    The book was very interesting & a great way to pass Yom Kippur.
  • David Usharauli
    This is a second book in archeologist Daniel Knox series. In this book he uncovers hidden treasures that supposed to show that Egyptian Pharaoh of 18th dynasty, Akhenaten (Ikhnaton) and his wife, Nefertiti, were actually original Adam and Eve of the Bible and that monotheistic religion of the Sun, Aten/Aton, introduced by Akhenaten in Egypt during his reign were adopted by his followers and after they were declared heretics and were forced to lea...
  • Peggy Huey
    Archaeologist Daniel Knox is back for a second Egyptian adventure. This time he stumbles on to an early Essene crypt that holds clues to the story of Akhenaten, the Egyptian ruler who introduced monotheism to the country during the 18th dynasty. The clues seem to conflate his story with the stories of Abraham and Moses that are found in the Book of Exodus, presenting some interesting conjectures about a relationship between these stories that lea...
  • Belle
    Reviews seem crazy divided by this book! I'm struggling to find anything that would make me rate it any less than 3 stars. Adams is a really solid storyteller. He jumps between characters with a fluid ease and the plot lines wove together nicely. Admittedly, towards the end I did start speed-reading through the action scenes in the Knox chapters - Mostly due to impatience and wanting to see how the tomb's mystery would unfold.I enjoyed the first ...
  • Martin
    I liked the first book in the series but this book read like a sequel (not a compliment). It had a lot of action but was weak on story. The theology presented is somewhat nefarious and not well vetted.
  • Rob Roy
    An action adventure novel about Egyptian archeology, Be still my beating heart. It is actually quite good, though some of the theories presented I highly question. Nonetheless it is a fun read as the theories gradually unfold to a startling conclusion.
  • Lin S.
    This book was not an easy read. It is kind of a cross between Indiana Jones and the Davinci Code. This is not a bad thing but for some unknown reason not nearly as well told. Not to even mention all the names that I kept "tripping" over. The Egyptians did have long, complicated names......
  • Reina
    Nice readFast paced,though a bit confusing for the historically challenged. Part of a series; best read in order. A nice read.
  • Sharee Johnson
    Interesting and fast moving thriller based on archeologists exploring connections between the Pharoahs of Egypt and Moses and the Exodus. Interesting speculation.
  • Maree
    This was a golden retriever of a thriller - eager to please, high-energy and a lot of fun.
  • RL
    great story of the mysteries of ancient Egypt rolled into a modern mystery.