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When FBI agent David Hunter is assigned to decipher the mysterious code on a letter from Joseph Smith, everything goes wrong. The code is much harder to break than he'd imagined, complicated by the fact that someone has been stealing documents from the Church's Historical Department. And always in the back of his mind is his overwhelming need to translate an even stranger document: his grandfather's authentic copy of characters from the golden plates--a fading slip of paper he jokingly calls the Moroni Code. But it's no joke. If he can work out the translation, it will mean Joseph Smith really was a prophet--and he can finally make sense of his own heritage, his own life. But first, he has to protect the Church--and time is running out.
About the Author
Jack M. Lyon, managing editor at Deseret Book Company, helped compile the two-volume Best-Loved Stories of the LDS People and other books in the Best-Loved series. He and his wife, Anne, have four children and have two grandchildren and reside in West Valley City, Utah.
Clever and Engaging
by Customer - reviewed on October 04, 2007
This book has an interesting, and engaging storyline cleverly mixing church history with modern day suspense. Even those who normally don't read novels, but enjoy church history, will find this book intriguing. I found that 'The Moroni Code' was quite a page-turner. With improvement to some of the dialogue this book would get 4 stars.
A fun, entertaining read
by Michael - reviewed on January 15, 2008
This book certainly kept my attention from start to finish. Intersting plot. Fun read. Yes, there is some awkward dialogue and spots with cliche or clunky writing (particularly near the beginning), but the overall ride is enjoyable. Fleshing the book out with another 50-100 pages would have been great as some things are brushed over rather quickly. Lots of research went into this book and the historical items are quite cool to read about.
Not a great LDS fiction
by Whitney - reviewed on December 03, 2007
I love most LDS fiction and I just did not like this book! I was disgusted with one of the characters and couldn't keep the two main male characters separate. I liked the romance in it, but that was about it.
A fun read
by James - reviewed on March 02, 2010
This book gets a bit of flack but I actually enjoyed it. It moves along well and has an interesting plot. I was particularly delighted with the Appendix sections at the end which were quite interesting. I don't think the author took himself too seriously and just wanted to share a fun adventure. The romance is great too. The kiss of death is definitely the dialogue. Not all writers have strengths in all areas and dialogue is certainly something Mr. Lyon should have had help with or at least a more attentive editor. That aside, I recommend it for a fun read and enjoyable LDS fiction.