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Archaeologist Angie Cooper's colleague and friend, Tarek "Digger" Rashid, is murdered in front of her. But not before giving her cryptic photographic clues to a hidden tomb and the two thousand year old bones within. Angie must battle a ruthless hitman, hired by a U.S. senator with presidential aspirations, and a sociopathic religious zealot while overcoming severe acrophobia. Caught in a web of lies, deceit, and betrayal, she works to unravel the secret of Digger's bones. Bones that affect the lives of all they touch.

Digger's Bones is an action packed thriller that takes you from the churches and burial tombs of ancient Jerusalem to the harrowing cliffs of Bandelier National Monument and the glacier capped Zugspitze in Germany. Angie Cooper, her career in shambles, finds herself on the run from mercenaries, the Holy See, the FBI, and Interpol while trying to solve one of archaeology's great mysteries. Yet some things are better left in the past.

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A worthy 5 stars. A very impressive debut novel. Digger’s Bones is a thriller with substance.

Fans of Dan Brown’s books will find more religious controversy to whet their appetites within these pages.

There is a lot of edge-of-your-seat action in this book as Angie is forced to run for her life on more than a couple of occasions. The action scenes are well written and compulsive, and this complex story is crafted with skill. There is a lot of historical information in the book, showing that it was well-researched.

All the characters are believable, and I was especially impressed by the character of Angie Cooper whose emotions and thoughts were so realistic as those from a female perspective.

This book contains action, adventure, mystery and romance. Angie’s character is particularly well-developed as she tries to deal with her emotional baggage in regard to her father’s death. The subjects of regret, guilt and forgiveness are dealt with well by the author.

There are enough twists and turns and unexpected discoveries in this book to keep the reader enthralled to the end. A very enjoyable read.
—Maria Savva, BookPleasures.com

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If you loved The Da Vinci Code you will want to read this amazing first novel by author Paul Keefe.

Main character Angie Cooper, archeologist/detective extraordinaire, is one tough, stubborn and independent woman in this highly suspenseful action adventure story. Keefe has also centered the story around a plausible archeological find that could change world history and religious beliefs.

Keefe has included every story element one could wish for with suspense, intrigue, detective work, romance, surprising plot twists, scientific and religious historical background and well-developed characters.

This is certainly a worthy debut for this new author and I hope we will see much more of Angie Cooper in upcoming novels.
—Lynne, Goodreads Reviewer

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The book is fast paced and full of action. I feel the book was well written and very enjoyable. There are many plot twists that keep the reader guessing till the very end.

There is a kind of an “Indiana Jones” and “Da Vinci Code” feeling to the book.
—Allen Cook, The Book Review

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Digger’s Bones is a thrilling adventure and great read. The book was well researched and almost felt as if it were a true story.

The likeable characters combined with an awesome plot make Digger’s Bones one of my favorite reads of the year. I really loved Angie, she’s trustworthy and dependable. The supporting characters were awesome and complimented the main character.

The ending was not a disappointment and the epilogue added the cherry on top.
—Greyz, Clandestine Sanctuary

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Paul Mansfield Keefe has written a thrilling book that takes you on a ride worthy of the big screen.

Angie is a very likable and interesting character, and you find yourself rooting for her. There are several unexpected twists and turns, and you’re barely given time to catch your breath before Angie is off and running again.

I wanted to keep reading to discover what happened next. (…) the last few pages of the book are satisfying to the reader who has (read) the story the whole way through.
—Grace Krispy, MotherLode

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In Digger’s Bones, Paul Mansfield Keefe has brought to life a possibility of epic proportions. Keefe has written a story that is well researched, and just unbelievable enough to be believable.

Digger’s Bones is a roller coaster of emotion; this story is full of surprises, and the ending is no different.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a great adventure, (a) book club or reading group would find a great deal of different and interesting, and possibly controversial (reading).
—Leslie Wright, blogcritics.com

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Paul Mansfield Keefe’s Digger’s Bones is professionally written and fast-paced, evoking the thrills and conspiracy theories of Dan Brown.

Keefe does a good job spacing out the clues to the mystery of Digger’s bones, keeping the reader guessing as to where the next clue will lead Angie.

(Keefe) also throws in several plot twists that turn the story in a completely different direction…the stakes exponentially rise with each new revelation.
— Rob Steiner, The New Podler Review of Books

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With a lot of suspense, action and an intelligent plot, Keefe’s work is promising—and will probably bother some religious people.

We get to see a lot of Jerusalem, DC and the Zugspitze in Germany throughout the story. If you like suspense novels with some history in them, this book is for you. It has a lot of details—result of an extensive research, I assume—that make the story believable, gripping.
—Mavea, Murphy’s Library

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Just like Angie’s bad case of vertigo, you will find the horizon spinning as the clues lead you from one conclusion to another, and to one part of the globe to another. The author, Paul Mansfield Keefe, knows how to twist a story and how to keep subplots bubbling. He writes with authority on sites in Jerusalem and makes them come alive through his pen. If you like to try and figure out whodunit before the book ends, this one’s definitely for you!
—Magnolia Belle, www.blackwolfbooks.com


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I was born in Lowell, Massachusetts and grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire. I worked as a multimedia artist and programmer for non-profits and corporations creating websites and More...