Alan Gold Mike Jones
- Title: Bloodline
- Author: Alan Gold Mike Jones
- ISBN: 9781476759845
- Page: 203
- Format: Paperback
Two individuals from different countries but who share one ancestral bloodline race to thwart a terrorist plot in Jerusalem the first heart pounding book in a new epic trilogy that delves into the dark underbelly of the Holy City.Bilal, a radicalized Palestinian youth, is promised paradise if he destroys the Western Wall But his attempted terrorist attack fails and he finTwo individuals from different countries but who share one ancestral bloodline race to thwart a terrorist plot in Jerusalem the first heart pounding book in a new epic trilogy that delves into the dark underbelly of the Holy City.Bilal, a radicalized Palestinian youth, is promised paradise if he destroys the Western Wall But his attempted terrorist attack fails and he finds himself in the hands of a young Jewish surgeon, Yael Cohen After saving his life, Yael makes the startling discovery that her DNA and Bilal s are nearly identical, sparking suspicion that their connection is greater than mere coincidence Their search for answers soon puts them in the middle of a high stakes international conspiracy one that has its roots in the blood of thousands, and now threatens to spill the blood of thousands .Unknown to Bilal and Yael, theirs is the last chapter in a story that crosses millennia Century after century, two ancient families bloodline ancestors of Yael and Bilal defied the power of corrupt kings and conquerors, fighting to forge an alliance and lasting peace But through many years of secret dealings and war, kinships were shattered, dynasties fell apart, and evil gained a foothold Now, in modern Israel, those same sinister forces are at work, stopping at nothing to take control of the Holy Land and silence anyone in their way Through imprisonment, assassination attempts, and political machinations, Bilal and Yael must ultimately confront the truth of who they are But is the common blood of two individuals enough to bring two enemy peoples together, and stave off the destruction that threatens them both Crossing borders, centuries, and battlegrounds, Bloodline is a thrilling, ultimately redemptive story taking place in the shadows of one of the oldest, most sacred cities in the world.
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‘History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.’Israel, 2007. Bilal, a young Palestinian man attempts to destroy the Western Wall. His attempt fails, he is injured, and his life is saved by Yael Cohen, a Jewish surgeon. While treating Bilal, Dr Cohen makes two discoveries. First, she finds that Bilal is holding an ancient amulet that dates back to biblical Israel, and then she discovers that she and he share a genetic connection.‘You [...]
What a thrilling read! With a nod to James Michener who authored many books based on the ascendants and descendants of characters, I thoroughly enjoyed Book I of The Heritage Trilogy. History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives."The history and complexity of Israel had been built on the bones of an ancient culture. with a narrative of determined survival in the unwelcoming places Jews had been forced to live. Nations were made and built a [...]
This book is two stories, perhaps why there are two authors, one set in the present day and the other an abbreviated history of the Jews from the times of King Solomon. The reason for the two stories totally baffles me as there does not seem to be a clear connection between the separate time lines other than featuring Jews.For this reason I didn't really enjoy this book at all. The history story was interesting and is a subject worth further reading, but as part of a fiction novel, it just didn' [...]
Huge let down, all this built up and page after page of dramatized history and the ending sucked
A young Palestinian man tries to blow up the Wailing Wall, and discovers an artifact relating to the construction of Solomon's Temple, before being stopped by security forces. A hyper-competent Israeli doctor treats the terrorist for his injuries only to discover that the terrorist's DNA and her own are so close that they must be related. And with that bit of information we're off into the trope machine of the contemporary historical thriller.Bloodline is not as erudite as an Umberto Eco novel, [...]
I read this book because I was a winner of the second book. Before I could read that one I thought I should read this one. As seems to be the case lately, I learned some things about the Israeli/Palestinian situation, although only a little bit. Since I like history, I was intrigued by this. I do think there was a leaning toward the Jewish side of the story, but not in a negative way and certainly there was no heavier, negative slant against the Arab/Muslim side of this story. Since this is a t [...]
I received this book from a giveaway.This is the first book in a trilogy, but the story holds well on it's own. The story goes back and forth between present events and historic events that are loosely linked to the current ones. I enjoyed the story/plot line, but overall, it moved slower than I usually like so I did not read this book as quickly as I usually do with books in this genre. I liked the setting and the different characters and character groups. I would have liked a bit more charact [...]
Book 1 of the Heritage Trilogy. An interesting read but very sparse on heritage - DNA analysis. Hope the other two books will include more details regarding heritage facts & blood group analysis. As an amateur genealogist I was hoping for much deeper insight into what most genealogists &/or heritage followers have to go through to trace their ancestors.For example few people realise that if their blood group is AB negative apart from it being very rare, at least one of their parents had [...]
I was fascinated by the potential that this storyline had - a Jew and a Palestinian linked by the same blood - and the mystery behind how this happened but in the end, the story didn't live up to my expectations. I understand that it's book one of a trilogy and am curious whether the next two books will solve some of the mysteries that were left hanging, but not curious enough to read on. The only thing about this book that ensured I made it to the end was the facts on Israel and Palestine that [...]
This thriller takes place in the modern and ancient Middle East, with all its conflicts. There are good and evil characters on both sides. Two of the modern main characters are a female Jewish doctor and her patient, a failed male teenage bomber. It is fascinating and hard to put down. The modern era and its characters are better portrayed. My only problem with Bloodlines is that it is volume 1 of 3 and the 2nd is not being published until August of 2015. I do not want to wait to read more. High [...]
The story itself was alright but nothing spectacular.I've only read a bit so far but I have a beef: if you're going to write about medical things, make sure you do a decent amount of research. The authors confuse Thalassaemia with Iron Deficiency Anaemia. They are not the same. Also, a young doctor wouldn't think that sharing a same blood type like AB neg would be a sign of possibly being related. It would be a mere coincidence. Also, there is nothing wrong with giving someone with AB neg blood, [...]
Bloodline by Alan Gold is a mixture of Israeli / Jewish / Palestinian historical fiction, and a thriller that calls into question the fact there is both mixing of bloodlines, and political viewpoints. I found the historical aspect to be well presented, and interesting. What could have been a five-star novel involving corruption and intrigue, simply needed a bit more development in the present day story line. All in all though, a very enjoyable read.
REVIEW BLOODLINE by Alan Gold and Mike JonesBLOODLINE is the first volume in the HERITAGE TRILOGY series, an action-packed thriller which is both contemporary and historical, comparing and contrasting, and shining a spotlight on the millennia-long conflicts throughout the Middle East. A. Palestinian Arab boy and a Jewish Israeli doctor discover by chance that they share DNA, and that this connection is no accident of nature, but impelled by conspiracy.
While I initially found this a bit hard to get into, it is an interesting read. For anyone attempting it, give it a go as it improves as you read. It took me starting it,then coming back to it a few times to get into. The flashbacks in history are very interesting, I think I learned more here than through any of my school religious study classes. The personal touch into how crossed the conflict in Israel/Palestine really is I found interesting and insightful.
Bloodline by Alan Gold is an interesting read. With a dual storyline developing across two disparate timelines (the history of Jerusalem and a modern story of martyrdom), the book takes a fresh look at Middle Eastern politics and history by posing the question "who is the other, and who is us?" The first in a trilogy, there are several unresolved issues at the end of this novel. Here's hoping the next two stories will fill in the blanks.
Excellent book! You get history, the bible and a great story all wrapped into to one nice package. Bloodline falls right into the news of today, yesterday and the past centuries with the conflict between the Israel and the Arabs. The characters seem to come alive from todays headlines and makes the reader crave for more.
Read it for my book club. Always interested in historical fiction, but found this tedious and didn't finish it.
Can't wait for the second part of the trilogy. Coming soon I hope.
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