Author: Glenn Starkey
Publisher: Word Wright International (2003)
Binding: Paperback, 308 pages
Greg Valdez operates just the other side of the line, as a thief for private collectors. He's known as the best in the business. You name it, he's stolen it-from jewels to fine art. Now his mission takes him to an ancient monastery in Portugal, to steal a priceless artifact-the true Shroud of Turin-from beneath the altar. Centuries-old oaths and traditions come into play as modern day Templar Knights launch an international search for the thief and the Shroud. Glenn Starkey has written a book that will put you on the edge of your seat and keep you there. A real thriller in the tradition of the genre, Solomon's Men will take you on a roller coaster ride you'll wish would never end. You'll be asking yourself when Glenn Starkey's next book will hit the stands.
Solomon's Men is a fast-paced and enjoyable read. Glenn Starkey’s protagonist, Greg Valdez is an art thief with a shadowy past. Commissioned to steal a priceless artifact from an ancient Portuguese monastery, Valdez soon discovers that possessing the artifact puts him and his family in danger. Hunted by a secret sect of Templar Knights and the secretive millionaire who hired him, Valdez has to use all of the skills from his past to save his son, himself, and the woman he loves.
Glenn Starkey’s writing reminds me of other great authors in the genre. I couldn’t put this book down and wanted to keep reading it. If you liked The Saint series or Tom Clancy, you’ll love this book. The ending will surprise you.
Reviewed by: Edward Cox (November 2011)