Image of Chasing Eden (Eden Trilogy 1)


Image of Chasing Eden (Eden Trilogy 1)

What if the Garden of Eden still existed, and what if the current Iraq war was really about unlocking its secret location? These tantalizing ideas form the premise of an utterly amazing debut novel. The blistering pace set by this incredible book barely allows you time to breathe as it races through two days in April 2003. This is a book you will not soon forget.

Army chaplain Jamie Richards is in Iraq with a convoy when a badly wounded civilian friend named Adara Dunbar appears. Adara gives Jamie a cryptic message and a necklace, telling her that she must make a rendezvous. Even after Adara is murdered and Jamie nearly kidnapped, she makes the meeting with Adara's mysterious brother, Yani. He claims to need her help reclaiming the famed Sword of Life, which was just stolen from the national museum in Baghdad.

A new group of Aryans is determined to use the sword to locate Eden, and Yani and Jamie must retrieve it -- the fate of the world may hang in the balance. (ST. MARTIN'S, Jun., 352 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith