Book Review: The Oldest Enemy by Michael Jack Webb

Forgive me oh Lord ! For I know, what I am about to do. I am going to rant on this book over and over again. I really tried but the way it kept dragging in between, the book made it difficult for me to stay put and patient with the book. With the dipping pace and overload of past and information, I felt there was too much that was going on in the book. So The oldest enemy might make an enemy in me for the author, who would definitely not like my review of the book.

The Oldest Enemy Official Synopsis

David Lighthouse was once a hard-hitting investigative reporter for the Denver Post—back before he was accused of the brutal murder of his fiancée and his life unraveled. Now, six years later, he is the assistant pastor of a small church in Florida. Armed with faith, sobriety, and a resurrected sense of purpose, he’s putting together a new life. But when one of his young parishioners is murdered, David’s old instincts reemerge. Once again the prime suspect, he fights to clear his name even as disturbing clues at the crime scene reveal a haunting connection not only to his fiancée’s unsolved murder but to his estranged father’s secret past.

David suddenly finds himself the target of sinister, supernatural forces as he tracks down a conspiracy to release an ancient evil upon an unsuspecting world. Along with his father, the murdered girl’s sister, and a fierce Auschwitz survivor, David faces hell itself to prove his innocence and stop a reclusive German billionaire from unleashing a worldwide holocaust.

The Oldest Enemy RWAT Take

The oldest enemy undoubtedly has a very unique plot. At least something that I have never seen or read before and because of which I actually had a lot of expectation from the book. Well technically my expectation was just to have a fast paced thriller. Which i didn’t get and because of which, I was disappointed in the book.

The major factor that hampered the experience was that a lot of sub-plots were running parallel. This in most case is already a big factor in breaking the flow of the book but with effective transitions between these chapters, it could still work. Unfortunately in the book, all the parallel chapters were showing up without a proper flow or smoothness and because of which every time you got to the pulse of the scene, it got cut in between to be faced with a parallel plot. So for me it was like a bullet train that was running too fast for me to clearly see anything even though I know what was happening


as for some the same factors would be why they like the book. I would still recommend everybody to pick up this book once to shape your own opinion of the book.


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