This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The 13th Tribe
Thomas Nelson (April 3, 2012)
Robert Liparulo

Best-selling novelist Robert Liparulo is a former journalist, with over a thousand articles and multiple writing awards to his name. His first three critically acclaimed thrillers—Comes a Horseman, Germ, and Deadfall—were optioned by Hollywood producers, as well as his Dreamhouse Kings series for young adults. Bestselling author Ted Dekker calls The 13th Tribe, released in April 2012, “a phenomenal story.” Liparulo is currently working with director Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, The Guardian) on the novel and screenplay of a political thriller. New York Times best-selling author Steve Berry calls Liparulo’s writing “Inventive, suspenseful, and highly entertaining . . . Robert Liparulo is a storyteller, pure and simple.” Liparulo lives in Colorado with his family.

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Their story didn’t start this year . . . or even this millennium.

It began when Moses was on Mt. Sinai. Tired of waiting on the One True God, the twelve tribes of Israel began worshipping a golden calf through pagan revelry. Many received immediate death for their idolatry, but 40 were handed a far worse punishment-endless life on earth with no chance to see the face of God.

This group of immortals became the 13th Tribe, and they’ve been trying to earn their way into heaven ever since-by killing sinners. Though their logic is twisted, their brilliance is undeniable. Their wrath is unstoppable. And the technology they possess is beyond anything mere humans have ever seen.

Jagger Baird knows nothing about the Tribe when he’s hired as head of security for an archaeological dig on Mt. Sinai. The former Army Ranger is still reeling from an accident that claimed the life of his best friend, his arm, and his faith in God.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The 13th Tribe, go HERE.

Learn more about Robert and his books on his Website.


The 13th Tribe is everything I have come to expect from a Robert Liparulo novel and more. Not only does it have the intense action and suspense, lots of high technology from weapons to information, but it has a plot that pairs Old Testament historical truth with modern what-ifs. Related from more than one point-of-view, the story centers around Jagger Baird and his family who innocently become entangled in the middle of a crazy and deadly scheme masterminded by the 13th Tribe, a group of immortals who were once members of the group of Israelites led out of Egypt by Moses.

The plot of The 13th Tribe moves at breakneck speed with numerous twists, turns and totally unexpected revelations that keep the pages turning.  Although at times some of the violence left me a bit squeamish, I still needed to find out what would happen next. With characters who frequently discuss or question their faith, this book is the most spiritually relevant one I have read by Liparulo. A very strong theme of grace, forgiveness, and restoration is woven throughout.

One important thing I realized after reading The 13th Tribe is that it is incredibly easy for someone to take what they have read in scripture and misapply it to their own personal situation and/or use it to further their agenda and believe that they are following God.

I highly recommend The 13th Tribe for those who enjoy action packed suspense. I believe most men would enjoy it or any other book by Mr. Liparulo.