Here are some excerpts from reviews of The Magus Covenant – Book 1 in The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series.

“Exciting new series that leaves you wanting more immediately!” – Review on Amazon

“Based on obscure Biblical fact, Pike set out to write a thriller of epic proportions and she knocked it out of the park! From page one, the characters are engrossing and clever. The plot line is action packed with more twists and turns than that street in San Francisco.
Pike’s apparent knowledge of Italy and it’s law enforcement as well as the inner workings of the Catholic church is simply amazing.” –  “This is one of the few books I’ve read that I didn’t have the antagonist pegged by Chapter three.” – Review on Amazon

“No lack of mystery, thrills, and suspense in this story. Very gripping and will keep you on the edge of your seat. Once you start reading, you won’t be able to put it down.” – Karen from Reviews by Karen

“A thrilling book. I couldn’t put it down until I’d finished it.” – J. Hastings

“This is a thoroughly enjoyable story full of action and adventure. The plot is well developed, gripping, fast-paced and suspenseful with unexpected twists and turns. The characters were interesting, not superhuman as in some action and adventure stories and all the more realistic because of it.” – Review on Amazon

“The Magus Covenant is the ideal read for fans that love books like The Da Vinci Code. Jotham is on the run and you can really feel the adrenalin that is coursing through him and the constant mixture of emotions that he is experiencing. I enjoyed the closeness and relationship that he has with Antonella. The Magus Covenant is a story steeped with lies and secrets. It’s one of those story’s where you become a bit like the main character and trust no one. There are certainly some twists that I didn’t see coming that makes the novel even more enjoyable.” – S. Hardy – ByTheLetterBookReviews

“This is a really good, easy, fast read filled with unexpected twists and a very surprising and unexpected ending.” – Facebook Book Club

“The Magus Covenant combines a lot of elements – murder, romance, intrigue, action, the history of early Christianity, betrayal, and integrity. The settings range from Rome, England, Scandinavia, to Australia.” – “The author has a writing style that keeps the narrative going at a very fast pace, but does not manipulate the reader. The suspense builds as the story progresses, for exciting, compelling reading to the very end. Highly recommended.” –  Review on

A jackpot on the first pull” – “It is very, very good” – “Jotham’s Fletcher’s character has the potential to become a breath of fresh air in a genre eagerly looking for an Everyman hero.”  – Review on

“It’s an easy read and a page turner from the gruesome death at the start and all the way along with Jotham on his path to an exciting climax as he encounters many flawed characters and battles the legacy of his own tragic past.” – Review on

“After the first chapter I was hooked and had to keep reading to see what was going to happen next. Being on a cruise ship with so many activities it was difficult to find the time to read so it did take me 2 days to complete. For the last 4 or 5 chapters I kept telling my husband not to interrupt. I just had to know what was going to happen to Jotham. With 10 pages to go I just could not keep my eyes open anymore but first thing the next morning, long before breakfast, I completed this compelling story.” – Review on

“There are mad monks, secret societies, sinister priests and criminal syndicates hunting for the priest who slowly comes to realize that he has stumbled into a secret that could change the course of history. Along the way, he falls in love with a beautiful Italian woman who is an authority on ancient manuscripts, drives a Fiat in a way which is reckless and furious even by Italian standards and survives torture and temptation. It all moves at a great pace.” – Review on

“This book is fast-paced and keeps you on the edge of your seat, right until the last chapter. The narrative successfully mixes elements of suspense with action and adventure. The plot is gripping and contains unexpected twists, which I really enjoyed. I had a fantastic time reading The Magus Covenant.” – Review on

“I really enjoyed this book and it grabbed me from the very beginning. Good characters, good story that went a good pace and would recommend it to all.” – “Enjoyed  and look forward to more from the Aussie minister!” – Review on Amazon

“A fast paced thriller and a great read I thoroughly enjoyed!” – Review on Amazon

“Exciting, interesting and entertaining! I found that I couldn’t put it down after a stirring start that continued throughout the entire book. Wonderful descriptions, sensitively written to ensure that the reader is completely enthralled from start to finish, are combined with an exciting plot to produce a thrilling story. I strongly recommend it to anyone interested in the Dan Brown ‘da Vinci’ style.” – Review on Kobo

“What a brilliant read the author kept the action going right through the till the end . So glad I read it.” – Review on Amazon

“Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Cannot wait until the sequel is available.” – Review on Amazon

“With hints of Dan Brown conspiracies and Steve Berry and James Rollins mystery and intrigue, The Magus Covenant, by Australian author Toni Pike is a must read. Following Anglican priest Jotham Fletcher, a small parish rector from Australia in the wake of personal tragedy, the story twists and turns leaving you unsure of quite who to trust. Does the mysterious sect of Simon Magus still exist? If so what do they have in store for the world? Only Jotham can solve the mystery as he avoids being killed while racing through Europe on an adventure that will change his life.” – Review on Amazon

“It was gripping, fast moving and certainly not dull. I hung onto each chapter. Excellent easy read”  – D. Coucouvininis

“Another great book I have just read. There were plenty of twists and turns to keep my attention and the pace was fast and furious, my kind of book. Stories about the Vatican and the church also appeal to me, but this one was really good and I was engrossed in the story. It wasn’t so fanciful as to be unbelievable and I connect with the main characters and was rooting for them every step of the way. Recommended.” – Review on Amazon

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