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Book Review - The Alchemist Agenda - Marty Weiss

Monday, July 8, 2013

An alchemist was someone who looked for the secret of life, in order to try and find a way of living forever. On the way to finding that they looked at whether you could change one thing into another. The most well remembered of these experiments was about whether you could change base metals (like lead) to gold. (Definition from Wiki.answers.com)

This book is a non stop thriller which will keep you reading all through the night--so start it early in the day if you can!! Greed plays a very big part but thankfully the ending will make you sigh with relief!!

Charlie Rocklin, essentially a loner really has trouble when he picks partners, whether on a personal or a business basis. Charlie is an honest guy who really wants to find some kind of historical finds deep below the oceans surface and yes, it would help if he made some money!-at the beginning he comes off as a kind of a wimp-but as the story progresses so does Charlie! When he finds a U-boat from World War II deep down in American Waters-people start appearing in his life-some good--some not so good.

The quote this book starts with says it best:

"The treasure was buried where he started, but it's the journey that takes us to our destiny."
-Paulo Coelho
The Alchemists



From the Back of the Book:


When Charlie Rocklin and his company Gold Diggers Exploration set out to recover a 17th century shipwreck, they discover an undocumented Nazi submarine with enigmatic symbols. Ariel Ellis, a femme fatale historian with a mysterious past, proves that the U-boat contains the key to a formula more valuable than any sunken treasure, and more deadly than any weapon that has ever existed.

In this globetrotting international adventure, Charlie and Ariel uncover an accelerating tempest of secrecy, lies, and agendas, fighting not only for the truth, but for their lives.

Weiss's debut novel is a lightning-paced story with surprises at every turn, and shows us that our personal legends may be more real than we ever could have imagined.

This book can be purchased at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author: (from the back of the book)


Marty Weiss is an award-winning filmmaker who has worked extensively throughout North and South America, Eastern and Western Europe, and Southeast Asia--often sneaking away to scuba dive in remote locations where the inspiration for this novel first emerged. His screen adaptation for The Alchemist Agenda won Amazon Studios' best screenplay honor and the movie is on their active development slate where they have a deal with Warner Brothers. Weiss lives in Los Angels, California with his wife and two children.

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30 comments :

Victoria said...

I love a good thriller so I will have to check this out.

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Fina Jenny said...

I have watch the anemi version of it and I really like it, I wonder what the difference of the book? which one is better (we always say books are better but sometimes not all the time )

Cynthia Landrie said...

This sounds like a book I could really sink my teeth into! I love a good thriller. I think my daughter would enjoy it too! Thanks for sharing.

HungryLittleGirl said...

That sounds like an intense book! Perfect for those nights on the couch!

Alaina Bullock said...

Just my type of book! This sounds very intense, and I would love to read it! Adding to my list now!

Lisa Weidknecht said...

Sounds like a great book! I'm putting it on my To Read list!

Cindy Batchelor said...

I've never heard of this. Sounds like a good book, Thanks so much for sharing!

Cindy Batchelor said...

I've never heard of this. Sounds like a good book, Thanks so much for sharing!

Holly @ Woman Tribune said...

Admittedly, I probably wouldn't pick up a book like this on my own. I don't normally read thrillers, but every once in a while I pick one up that surprises me. This sounds like it's worth a look.

Pam said...

Sounds like my kind of book. I love thrillers and when things turn out to be not what you expect.

Lexie Lane said...

This sounds really good. I for one would not want to live forever, because I'd hate to see people I love leave me. This is really intriguing.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Love the sound of this book - summer really gets me in a reading mood so I will have to add it to my list :) x

AmandaJean said...

Sounds like a good book!!!

Jennifer said...

Sounds fascinating! I have to put it on my summer reading list!

Tess said...

Not my usual read but maybe something to look at.

Ashley said...

Sounds like an interesting book!!

Becca said...

Sounds like it might be a good one. I will have to look into it :)

Anne | The Lucky Wife said...

Love the character development you described... sounds like a great story any fiction/novel lover would enjoy!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Very interesting! You have such a beautiful list of books to read!

becca said...

adding to reading list

Nicole A. said...

Not my style per say but I have a friend who would enjoy this.

Patricia Woolverton said...

Not a book I would read but sounds interesting.

Melinda Dunne said...

This books sounds really good! I love a good thriller that I don't want to put down.

Jennifer Williams said...

No matter how good a book is, I have to put it down- life with kids! This sounds like a great one that I think I would enjoy. I will see if I can find it for my e-reader.

Hobbies on a Budget said...

This looks like the great summer read that you want to take on your kindle to the beach! Plenty of time to enjoy a thriller!

Corinne Schmitt said...

This one sounds like a real page turner! Heading to Amazon now. Thanks!

nova hedges said...

Pretty interesting novel. thanks for sharing.

Marms said...

An interesting piece to read. Thanks for sharing.

amiableamy said...

Sounds like a good book to read. I would love to read this book.

 
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