The Minotaur Medallion

Rated 4.71/5 based on 7 reviews
30 years after Jesus' death, the apostle Paul was taken in chains aboard a ship bound for Rome. It never arrived. 2000 years later, amateur archaeologist David Connor is on Malta looking for evidence of the lost ship, with the help of smart - and lovely - professor of ancient history, Caroline. But as the artifacts become more intriguing, so does the evidence that someone is trying to kill him. More

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About Bill K. Underwood

Bill is a consultant, author, and photographer. He wrote the column Signs of the Times at for several years. He has been a student of biblical Greek for 30 years, and a student of how religion shapes our world view for most of his life. He has lived in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, New York City, and Massachusetts. For the past 20 years he has made Arizona his home. The Minotaur Medallion is his first novel. The best seller Resurrection Day is his second. You can reach him at

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Naomi reviewed on Aug. 28, 2020

I am a fan of historical novels and this one though not strictly speaking would qualify. I like how the modern setting is interwoven. The adventure becomes a mystery with surprises along the way and the big surprise at the end. I try to read a little each day but at the end couldn’t put it down until it was finished. Well done Bill.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
SoniaEP reviewed on Dec. 24, 2017
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Really enjoyable fast paced story! Enjoyed the way the modern story was interchanged chapter by chapter with the historical account of Paul’s journey and shipwreck on the way to Rome. A few quaintly dated expressions popped up which might be unfamiliar to the younger and non-American reader, but the technical explanations of archeological matters and ship construction and navigation in the first century were very informative.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
R. A. Labrenz reviewed on Oct. 2, 2017

Well done. I've now read both of Underwoods' books and enjoyed them thoroughly. I loved how the mystery unfolds and how the romance develops. Good read!
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
Christine Pointer reviewed on Sep. 22, 2013

I have just finished it couldn't put it down. It really brings out what it would have been like for Paul and his friends on the ship when it was shipwrecked. The brother who gave our talk today mentioned the girding of the boat to hold the planks together and having read your description made it all the more real to me. So when is the sequel coming out. I can't wait to find out what happens next. and what are those mysterious seeds. Thanks Bill Underwood
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Martha Davenport reviewed on March 22, 2013

It is a treat to read an exciting, and interesting novel without having to wade through (and try to skip) unnecessary and irrelevant graphic violence or illicit sex scenes. Who wants to peek through bedroom windows?! Just plain good reading! I have recommended to a number of friends.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Paulette Zajicek reviewed on Feb. 18, 2013

Was well written and knowing Bill and his attention to detail and terminology you understand why the story developed the way it did. I had to look up several definitions to some of those detailed descriptions! LOL But it gives an appreciation to the Bible account.
(reviewed 28 days after purchase)
Travis Phillips reviewed on Feb. 5, 2013

Writing a book is Hard, writing a good book is near impossible. It seems that Bill has pulled of a miracle!
Excellent book. Fast paced writing. Worth every of the 599 pennies
(reviewed 30 days after purchase)
Connie Olson reviewed on Jan. 31, 2013
(no rating)
Pretty good job considering its his first novel. And I'm sure each successive novel will be better and better.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Sher Scrog reviewed on Jan. 20, 2013

Off to a slow start. should have started with the exploding boat and then explained who he was ect.
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)

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