The Righteous Men

The Righteous Men

The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth. . . . A teenage computer prodigy is mortally strangled in Mumbai. A far-right extremist is killed in a remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest. A wealthy businessman is murdered in Thailand. A pimp in Brooklyn is found stabbed to death and mysteriously covered by a brown shroud. What connects th The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth. . . . A teenage computer prodigy...

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Title:The Righteous Men
Author:Sam Bourne
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Genres:Thriller
ISBN:The Righteous Men
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:574 pages pages

The Righteous Men Reviews

  • Jonny
    Apr 26, 2007
    This book tries so hard to be the The Da Vinci Code, and fails at every step. About a man trying to find out why good people worldwide are dying, it's packed full of clichés and uninteresting quasi-facts, all whilst weaving through a dull and implausible plot focused on religion, in...
  • Nikki
    Jan 29, 2010
    Pretty much like reading a Dan Brown book -- somehow the whole style could almost have been his. Mum said she thought Sam Bourne was better: I'm not sure, maybe a little. It's enjoyable enough as light reading, a page-turner, a pot-boiler, whatever. The sense of urgency was a bit diffi...
  • LJ
    Aug 14, 2007
    THE RIGHTEOUS MEN (Suspense-NYC-Cont) ? Poor Bourne, Sam ? 1st book HarperCollinsPublisher, 2006- UK Hardcover British born Will Monroe is a fledgling reporter with the New York Times. Murders are occurring around the world. The victims seem to be random until it is realized tha...
  • Alicia
    Aug 24, 2008
    This book was awesome. I learned a lot....more about the Jewish society and their belief systems. ...
  • Andrew
    Jan 21, 2011
    Its amazing what you will do when waiting for trains that are delayed - (Had to travel for work and after numerous and annoying train delays I ended up picking up something to read) Well I have seen enough of Sam Bourne books about to recognise the title and author and thought why not...
  • Bettie
    Jan 21, 2009
    Scene setting: Manhattan - Cathedral - Handel's Messiah One of these religious thrillers which now and again can be good enough to get the popcorn out. Ubiquitous to the genre, there were many acrostics and codes; each individual one repeated ad nauseum. Overall though, a solid 2...
  • John
    Apr 23, 2013
    The back cover of this book contains a review extract from Esquire claiming that The Righteous Men is even more readable than Dan Brown. This is not exactly the highest of hurdles and, even though Bourne -- in reality UK columnist Jonathan Freedland -- manages to clear it, his traili...
  • Will Byrnes
    Oct 20, 2008
    This was real page turner. Will Monroe, Jr. is a twenty-something reporter with the New York Times who has stumbled onto something odd. Someone is killing righteous men all across the planet. While investigating this, Monroe encounters troubling forces in Brooklyn?s Hassidic communit...
  • Carlos
    Jan 25, 2009
    Conspiracy theories have been done to exhaustion, I should know. My next novel is plotted around a secret society. Yet Bourne's choice of an Hassidim Jews society is genial, and difficult to write. Men, singled out as good men, are being assasinated all over the world, and there's a li...
  • Andy
    Feb 08, 2009
    I found this book to be very hard work. It took ages to get into the story line and once I had I found that the main characters were rather uninteresting and I didn't find myself enjoying this book ...
  • Sridhar Babu
    Jan 30, 2010
    Friends..this not a review, but a big Blog about this novel..so don't complain about the length...!!! AUTHOR.. Sam Bourne.. CHARACTERS.. William Monroe (Jr), William Monroe (Sr), Beth, Tova Chaya Lieberman (shortly T.C), Rabbi Freilich, Rabbi Mandelbaum, Terry Walton, Howard Macr...
  • Maria Carmo
    Apr 19, 2016
    An enticing book. Loved the deep knowledge about Hebrew mysticism and the explanation about pekuah nefesh and the tzadikim... Is it ethical to do something wrong, if that is done to save the world? Does the world survival depend on the lives of 36 hidden just men? And, if not Brooklyn'...
  • Ella
    Jan 09, 2016
    The story of an entirely self involved ambitious young journalist with daddy issues and a hot wife whose career he earnestly tries to support but mentally undermines. I got 150 pages into it looking for any sign of self-awareness by the author before it took a turn to the weirdly, wild...
  • Anna
    May 18, 2011
    Cheesy, unconvincing. One of the dozen or so books that jumped to Dan Brown bandwagon after Da Vinci Code proved that religiously themed thrillers can sell well. Decent enough to finish, but this would be one of those books that sounds absolutely horrible if you recount what happens ...
  • Jonetta
    Mar 25, 2014
    Will Monroe, a NY Times Metro reporter trying to prove himself, writes two seemingly unrelated stories that get prominent attention on the newspaper's front page and suddenly finds his world turned upside down. The first part of the story moved painfully slow, not because of the pa...
  • Ashley
    Jan 17, 2012
    Had potential...blew it. The unraveling of the clues were rushed sometimes, leaving me feeling like I was missing something. Kind of uncomfortable during the christian bashing. But really all of that I could have just ignored but for Will's relationship with TC. His wife goes missing a...
  • Beth (bibliobeth)
    Jul 23, 2011
    Think this book will always get compared to Dan Brown because of the subject type but didn't think it was terrible like some of the other reviews! Interesting story and easy to read although a bit hard to believe in some points. ...
  • Chrissi
    Jul 24, 2011
    This book is always going to be compared to Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. I actually found Bourne's book easier to read and rather gripping. There are similarities in the writing style and some of the themes but I feel this book has more moments that grip you. I got sucked into the ch...
  • Matt
    Jan 23, 2012
    A mind-blowing debut novel by Bourne that had me very interested in the plot, theme, and characters The Righteous Men is surely worth the time and effort. While I am not one for religious themed books, this one left the traditional "love your neighbour as Jesus would" type and actually...
  • Gaz
    Aug 04, 2011
    All those Dan Brown comparisons almost put me off reading this. Fortunately, this isn't another bad Da Vinci Code rip off, although there are similarities in the style of writing and some of the themes on display. This is a solid work of fiction with interesting and vivid characters. T...
  • Boris Feldman
    Sep 05, 2017
    4+. The Rebbe, lamed-vavniks, and a murder mystery, all rolled into one. Like combining the Book of Job and The Crying of Lot 49. ...
  • Choccygrl
    Dec 04, 2014
    DNF'D at page 54. Hated MC. Didn't like writing style. Storyline wasn't strong enough to override either of these things. ...
  • Rik
    Mar 29, 2012
    Having once had high hopes for this book after finding it for a bargain of £1 at a flea market, I finally finished the chore it had become. I don't like giving up on books so after a pretty slow start I convinced myself that Sam Bourne was just setting the scene and getting the wh...
  • Rajan
    Jun 22, 2015
    Called next Dan Brown. Well not exactly. Average book. Not impressed. ...
  • Daniel
    Dec 17, 2012
    It's hard to me to say this about a book but I really really didn't like it. Predictable from start to end... ...
  • Doug Matthews
    Feb 12, 2015
    This story grabbed me enough to persevere through it. Like others, I found the beginning a little slow but I did like the short chapters and the way Bourne kept the pace going. The concept of the ancient Jewish writings and beliefs held me for the duration and the blending/meeting of J...
  • Kristen Kurzawski
    Jul 29, 2013
    This went on way too long and had far too many twists and turns. When Will Monroe's wife goes missing he starts looking for her, but he quickly discovers who kidnapped her and ends up going on a wild goose chase, willingly I might add, for the very people who kidnapped his wife and sti...
  • Tonya Lucas
    Aug 29, 2018
    Very difficult 1st 1/2 half to follow, however the 2nd 1/2 picked up. Very intense with many scriptural connotations, however this book left me knowing that there are no Righteous Men in this world who can change the coming of Christ. God has a plan and he will follow it through, we mo...
  • Pramod Nair
    Jan 28, 2015
    ?The Righteous Men? was the first book from Sam Bourne that I have read and I have mixed feelings about the book. I bought ?The Righteous Men?, ?The Last Testament? and ?The Final Reckoning? ? all from the same author - together in 2008 while on a trip and read all th...
  • Anuradha
    Mar 11, 2016
    Mother and I have a fair few bookies (that's what we call our second hand book sellers, because we like thinking we're cool), and one of them sold us a second hand copy of this book at dirt cheap rates. I was 15 or something, and really into thrillers back then, so I thought it was a p...