Friday, April 6, 2012

The 13th Tribe

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The 13th Tribe
Thomas Nelson (April 3, 2012)
Robert Liparulo


Best-selling novelist Robert Liparulo is a former journalist, with over a thousand articles and multiple writing awards to his name. His first three critically acclaimed thrillers—Comes a Horseman, Germ, and Deadfall—were optioned by Hollywood producers, as well as his Dreamhouse Kings series for young adults. Bestselling author Ted Dekker calls The 13th Tribe, released in April 2012, “a phenomenal story.” Liparulo is currently working with director Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, The Guardian) on the novel and screenplay of a political thriller. New York Times best-selling author Steve Berry calls Liparulo’s writing “Inventive, suspenseful, and highly entertaining . . . Robert Liparulo is a storyteller, pure and simple.” Liparulo lives in Colorado with his family.

Visit Robert Liparulo's Facebook Fan page:, or at Twitter @robertliparulo.


Their story didn't start this year . . . or even this millennium.
It began when Moses was on Mt. Sinai. Tired of waiting on the One True God, the twelve tribes of Israel began worshipping a golden calf through pagan revelry. Many received immediate death for their idolatry, but 40 were handed a far worse punishment-endless life on earth with no chance to see the face of God.

This group of immortals became the 13th Tribe, and they've been trying to earn their way into heaven ever since-by killing sinners. Though their logic is twisted, their brilliance is undeniable. Their wrath is unstoppable. And the technology they possess is beyond anything mere humans have ever seen.

Jagger Baird knows nothing about the Tribe when he's hired as head of security for an archaeological dig on Mt. Sinai. The former Army Ranger is still reeling from an accident that claimed the life of his best friend, his arm, and his faith in God.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The 13th Tribe, go HERE.

Book Review

I am going ahead and confess that I was a little nervous about reading this book.    Robert Liparulo is an amazing author; however, he does not typically write books that in the genre which I enjoy reading.  If you are like me, let me HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you to put those thoughts aside and trust me... you will want to read this book.     When I read the description on the back of the book I was intriqued, but I wasn't quite sure how in the world he was going to write a book that wasn't going to be too far fetched to be readable.

Never fear... Liparulo not only wrote a book which pulled me in from the first page, he wrote a book which I could not put down.    I stayed up until 2:30 in the morning reading one night.   That is a BIG no-no with my insane crazy schedule, but I just could not quit reading.    

The teacher side of me has already decided that this would make a great book to read with a high school class.    The discussions we could have on character development... WOW!   

Put this book on your must read list.   It will make you think.   It will remind you what good books really are.   Thanks, Robert!

1 comment:

Robert Liparulo said...

Thank you so much, Deanna, for the kind review. I'm glad you liked the story.