Relics


Author: R.D. Shah
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1911591673
Category: Fiction
Page: 330
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To find the truth... one must first uncover the lies When a Catholic priest hangs himself at the Pope’s inauguration in St. Peter’s Square, his friend, Professor Alex Harker, is dragged into a secret war. The suicide sets into motion a timetable of terrifying events that will irrevocably change the world as we know it. With the clock ticking, pursued by a deadly assassin, Harker must track down and decipher pieces of a puzzle laid down by the dead priest. Harker finds himself in an epic battle – one that has been playing out on the fringes of society since the birth of Christ. It threatens to reveal a truth so shocking that it could enslave and transform mankind's destiny forever. A rip-roaring crypto-thriller fuller of twists and action, perfect for readers of Dan Brown, Scott Mariani and Chris Kuzneski.

The 4th Secret


Author: R.D. Shah
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1911591681
Category: Fiction
Page: 330
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The Magi return... When a brutal attack leaves a priest close to death and screaming of dark prophecies, Professor Alex Harker once again finds himself pulled into the shadowy world of the Magi. On dubious pretenses, Harker must join a desperate search for the missing child he has sworn to protect. But as he edges closer to the truth, he realises the child’s importance pales in significance to the cataclysmic events unfolding around him. When reality and prophecy start to merge, and nations begin to crumble, Harker knows the future of the planet is in his hands. Its salvation lies in the discovery of one thing: The 4th Secret. A heart-stopping rollercoaster that won’t let go, R.D. Shah’s brilliant thriller is perfect for fans of Dan Brown, Scott Mariani and Chris Kuzneski.

The Temple Legacy


Author: D. C. Macey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780993345821
Category:
Page: 344
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Seven hundred years ago, in a time of war and betrayal, Europe's greatest hoard of treasure and religious works disappeared. The men who guarded its secret simply vanished into history. In Europe today, Cassiter is a sadistic killer and criminal contractor - a master of his craft. His team is searching for something secret, something very old and with a value beyond gold. His client wants results, only results. Sam Cameron, a former army officer turned archaeology lecturer, leads his students on a fieldtrip to the coast of Fife. Helen Johnson goes too. A junior church minister and independent spirit, her yearlong exchange trip to Scotland is going well - life feels good. Meanwhile, the apparently random and brutal killing of a retired church minister has sent shockwaves through the communities he once served. Far from that turmoil, Sam and Helen's summer takes an exciting turn with a find in the dunes. What are these mystery objects? What is their connection to the Knights Templar? But suddenly, others are asking the same questions and the thrill of discovery is swept away in a rage of violence and death. Helen and Sam must draw on all their skills and experience to solve an ancient mystery and find how it links to the murdered minister. In a race for answers, their lives and the lives of those they hold dear are in the balance. Failure means death. Success will answer the greatest unresolved mystery of the medieval world.

The Moses Riddle


Author: Hunt Kingsbury
Publisher: Bimini Road Publishing
ISBN: 9780972920100
Category: Fiction
Page: 356
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Egyptologist Thomas McAllister finds the lost account of a secret journey Moses made to Egypt after the Exodus. Using clues in the text, McAllister finds, and solves, a perplexing riddle Moses carved inside the oldest temple in Egypt. The riddle leads McAllister, and his partner Ann Davenport, to The Ten Commandments. The governments also wants the Commandments. When Ann is kidnapped, McAllister must trade the Commandments for Ann. Unless McAllister can outwit the resourceful team assigned to stop him, Moses ancient treasure, and Ann, will be lost.

The First Apostle


Author: James Becker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101014636
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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An Englishwoman is found dead in a house near Rome, her neck broken. Her distraught husband enlists the help of his closest friend, policeman Chris Bronson, who discovers an ancient inscription on a slab of stone above their fireplace. It translates as ‘Here Lie the Liars.’ Pursued across Europe, Bronson and his ex-wife uncover a trail of clues that lead them back to the shadowy beginnings of Christianity; to an ancient code inscribed upon a stone; to a chalice decorated with mysterious symbols. And to a deadly conspiracy which will rock the foundations of our modern world if revealed.

The Genesis Plague

An Ancient Myth, A Deadly Curse, a perfect thriller for fans of Dan Brown
Author: Michael Byrnes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857202375
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
View: 997

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From the bestselling author of The Sacred Blood comes a new thriller, perfect for fans of Dan Brown. MESOPOTAMIA, 4004 BC: THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION An exotic stranger appears in a small village. Mesmerizing in her beauty and command, she is venerated as a goddess, until she unleashes a horror beyond anything humankind has even known. IRAQ, PRESENT DAY: THE SUNSET OF CIVILIZATION A mercenary unit in northern Iraq, led by Sergeant Jason Yaeger, has trapped radical Islam’s most wanted target inside a mysterious cave. An ancient mural in the cave’s opening depicts the brutal beheading of an unknown goddess, yet its twisting tunnels hide a series of high-tech surveillance cameras. When a Marine platoon seeks to control the extraction mission, a threat far more ominous is found lurking beneath the mountains. Meanwhile, in Boston, Massachusetts, Agent Thomas Flaherty tracks down glamorous archaeologist Brooke Thompson, who he suspects holds some answers to the cave’s ancient mystery. But when she narrowly escapes an assassination attempt, it becomes clear that someone else is determined to keep her quiet; someone intent on using the cave’s deepest secret to bring the Middle East to its knees.

The Demon Code


Author: Adam Blake
Publisher: Sphere
ISBN: 0748123784
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 2427

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Three years ago, Heather Kennedy left the Metropolitan police under a shadow that has followed her ever since. Now she has been called in to advise on a supposed burglary in the now-defunct British Museum reading room. Kennedy soon establishes that rather than steal anything, someone has broken into the stacks in order to photograph pages from books about Johann Toller, a crazed prophet of 17th century Europe. Toller believed that the end of days was at hand, and he made a number of prophecies relating to the Apocalypse and the events that would precede it. None of them came true. Until now. One after another, the grotesque signs and wonders Toller predicted come to pass, no matter how unlikely they seem. The river Rhine runs bright red, the towers of London bow to kiss the ground, and an angel with a fiery sword is seen over Jerusalem. With the help of a nineteen-year-old girl from a secretive tribe and ex-mercenary Leo Tillman, Kennedy must work to stop the next prophecy coming true - the destruction of an unnamed city...

Fangland


Author: John Marks
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143112532
Category: Fiction
Page: 385
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Traveling to Romania on behalf of her popular television news magazine, Evangeline Harker investigates a notorious crime boss named Ion Torgu, only to disappear and awaken several months later in a Transylvanian monastery with no memory of what happened to her. Reprint.

Sphinx Scrolls


Author: Stewart Ferris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910939383
Category:
Page: 384
View: 1883

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An ancient Mayan prophecy... A dangerous Nazi descendant... A passionate archaeologist... And an aristocrat desperate for cash. Mayan legends tell of a location where the secret to surviving the end of the world may be found. One part of that legend is recorded on a stone tablet in the dusty attic of Lord 'Ratty' Ballashiels' crumbling manor. The other twin part disappeared from a Berlin museum when the Nazis took power. When Ratty seems about to sell his tablet to the adopted son of Josef Mengele, his friend, the archaeologist Ruby Towers, is appalled. Soon it is clear that more than archaeology is at stake. The quest to rescue historic Central American artefacts becomes a race to prevent an apocalyptic threatwhen Ruby discovers that the ancients have set in motion something that will threaten the world today.

The Arcanum


Author: Thomas Wheeler
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307418367
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 4347

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It is 1919 and the Great War has come to a close. But in the shadows of the world’s major cities, the killing has just begun. In this perilous time, as the division between order and chaos grows increasingly slim, a select group of visionaries have taken it upon themselves to ensure the safety of humanity. They are known as the Arcanum. In London’s stormy Hyde Park, Konstantin Duvall, the Arcanum’s founder, has been killed in a suspicious accident. Dismayed, the group’s longest-lived member, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, determines to avenge Duvall’s death—and uncover the secret left in his wake. For the dead man possessed the world’s most powerful—now missing—artifact: the Book of Enoch, the chronicle of God’s mistakes, within whose pages lie the seeds for the end of everything. From the scene of the crime, Conan Doyle embarks on a path that leads him to the sleazy underworld of New York City’s Bowery and a series of deceptively disparate—but decidedly connected—murders. And as he calls upon the scattered members of the Arcanum for aid, he also finds himself embroiled in a story of war as old as time itself. Not of a struggle between countries, but between darkness and light. Peopled with the twentieth century’s most famous—and infamous—figures, here is an extraordinary tale in which the stakes go beyond the realm of humankind—into the divine. From the Hardcover edition.

The Four Horsemen


Author: Ben Sussman
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615381898
Category: Fiction
Page: 294
View: 7954

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They are real. They are the harbingers of the Apocalypse. And only one woman stands between them and us. THE FOUR HORSEMEN is a race-against-the-clock thriller starring Andie Sullivan. As the world's only "culturalist," she is employed by corporations and wealthy individuals to break through the barriers with any culture around the globe. Now, she faces the most challenging and dangerous assignment of her career. Hired by a ruthless businessman to infiltrate the mysterious tribe who serve as the protectors of the Four Horsemen's ancient secret, Andie is plunged into a mysterious world where every answer only opens the door to more questions. With a shadowy government force and a brutal terrorist also vying for the Horsemen's unfathomable power, Andie must collect them all and unlock their mysteries before time runs out.

The Seventh Commandment


Author: Tom Fox
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 1472242416
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 1395

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Fans of Simon Toyne and Dan Brown will be gripped by The Seventh Commandment, the electrifying new conspiracy thriller by Tom Fox, author of Dominus. Not every curse is ancient. Not every prophecy is true. Not every fraud is what it seems. The Eternal City is about to become a hotbed of chaos... The River Tiber will run red with blood. The hills of Rome will be cloaked in darkness. A deathly fog will stalk the streets. And that is just the beginning. Seven predictions the world is calling prophecies, and the clock is ticking. But can any of it be real? As the world watches on, it is up to Akkadian specialist Angelina Calla and Vatican expert Ben Verdyx to find out. In a race where every secret conceals a lie and the strange verses of an ancient stone seem to hold the answers, the real question is, can the terrifying truth be unravelled before their time runs out?

The Elena Text


Author: Martin Weitz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780995669932
Category:
Page: N.A
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"Upmarket Dan Brown ... I enjoyed this very much" Ashley Stokes, author of The Syllabus of Errors, Unthank Books' "Compelling, sexy and intriguing" Robert Richards A mysterious artefact comes to light after 2,000 years ... A fiery archaeologist, a Vatican agent, a razor sharp antiquities dealer - all are drawn to the ruins of Delphi - and the secret hidden in its subterranean chambers. International dealer Moses Frank is astounded when he sees the artefact for the first time and vows to have it excavated. But after lying buried for two millennia it has become a potent symbol for fanatics. Moses is warned it could destroy the Church. Or trigger a war in the Middle East. With his ambitious plans on a knife-edge, Moses meets archaeologist, Helena Delacroix, a passionate young researcher, determined to re-enact a shocking, 3000-year old ritual, amongst the ruins of Delphi. Will Helena's provocative ritual change everything for Moses? Spanning generations and an entire continent - money, sex and manipulation rule - in a thrilling story of family, power, and betrayal. BOOK 1 in THE MOSES FRANK TRILOGY

The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren


Author: Gerald Brittle
Publisher: Graymalkin Media
ISBN: 1935169238
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 238
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If you think ghosts are only responsible for hauntings, think again. The Demonologist reveals the grave religious process behind supernatural events and how it can happen to you. Used as a text in seminaries and classrooms, this is one book you can't put down. For over five decades Ed and Loraine Warren have been considered America's foremost experts on demonology and exorcism. With over 3,000 investigations to their credit, they reveal what actually breaks the peace in haunted houses. Expertly written by Gerald Daniel Brittle, a nonfiction writer with advanced degrees in literature and psychology specializing in mystical theology. Don't miss the Warrens in the new movie "The Conjuring."

The Apocalypse Fire


Author: Dominic Selwood, FRSA, FRHistS
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 191142016X
Category: Fiction
Page: 500
View: 9243

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The stakes don’t get any higher... The explosive and brilliant new thriller from bestseller Dominic Selwood The Turin Shroud has been stolen in a violent assault. Why? And by whom? Drawn into the investigation, archaeologist and former spy Ava Curzon finds herself plunged into a desperate struggle against an apocalyptic Russian cult. Recruited by the UK’s clandestine MI13 intelligence agency – and aided by the Vatican’s security division and her former colleague Ferguson – Ava is sucked into a world of dark extremism and Biblical secrets. As the chase catapults her around Europe, she must unravel the mysteries of an ancient icon belonging to the shadowy Order of Malta. With time running out, and cataclysmic war in the Middle East the price of failure, the world stands on the brink... Perfect for readers of Dan Brown and Scott Mariani, this crypto-thriller from the masterful Dominic Selwood will keep you gripped until the very end. The Ava Curzon Thrillers The Sword of Moses The Apocalypse Fire Book 3 coming 2017 What everyone is saying about Dominic Selwood ‘The plot moves so quickly the reader is at times left gasping for breath ... combines the daring and resolve of the Hollywood archaeologist with the razor-sharp mental agility of a Conan Doyle super sleuth’ Oxford Times ‘Seamless blend of historical fact and tantalizing fiction ... hard to put down (Five stars)’BookIdeas.com ‘Rollercoaster crypto-thriller ... move over Lara Croft! (Five stars)’ Daily Express ‘A fast-paced Biblical thriller backed by impeccable research. Fans of The Da Vinci Code will love this!’ JF Penn, bestselling author of the Arkane series ‘I did not get much sleep ... page-turning ... extremely well plotted and very scary’ Nancy Bilyeau, bestselling author of The Crown, The Chalice, The Tapestry ‘This book burns ... grabs one’s attention at page one and won’t let go until the very end ... excitement, drama, action ... breathless ... riveting read’ The Square Magazine ‘Brilliant’ Hampshire Chronicle ‘Epic’ CipherMysteries.com ‘Swashbuckling ... had me hooked from start to finish’ Writedge.com

The Messiah Matrix


Author: Kenneth Atchity
Publisher: Story Merchant Books
ISBN: 9780996368957
Category:
Page: 408
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a unique combination of carefully researched material and breathless adventure story," Book, Bones & Buffy. LIMITED TIME SPECIAL OFFER PRICE To what lengths would the Vatican go to suppress the secret origins of its power? A renowned priest is killed in Rome. A Roman coin is recovered from a wreck off the coast of ancient Judea. It s up to a young American Jesuit priest and a vivacious, brilliant, female archaeologist to connect these seemingly disparate events and unravel the greatest mystery of all. Together they pursue their passion for truth, while fighting to control their passion for each other. What they uncover is an ancient Roman imperial stratagem so controversial the Vatican fears it could undermine the foundations of the Catholic faith. From the ancient port of Caesarea to Rome's legendary catacombs and the sacred caves of Cumae, this straight from the headlines thriller follows their quest to uncover the truth about the historical existence of the real "Christ Savior." Essential Reading for fans of Dan Brown or James Rollins."

The Lost Treasure of the Templars


Author: James Becker
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1910859753
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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An ancient sect. A modern mystery. The most dangerous secret ever unearthed. The bestselling author of The Lost Testament returns with the first novel in a thrilling new series about the powerful secrets of the Knights Templar, and a conspiracy too shocking to believe. In a quiet English seaside town, antiquarian bookseller Robin Jessop has acquired an odd medieval volume. What appears to be a book isn’t a book at all, but a cleverly disguised safe, in which she finds a single rolled parchment, written in code. For encryption expert David Mallory, the text is impenetrable. Until an invaluable clue opens the door to a mystery, and a conspiracy, stretching back seven centuries, when the most powerful man in Europe declared war on the most powerful military order, the Knights Templar. Now Jessop and Mallory find themselves on a global hunt for an unsurpassed treasure, and this much closer to unlocking the secrets that could change history, topple an empire, and bury them both alive. Because soon they’re not only the hunters. They’re also the hunted. Praise for James Becker ‘[Becker’s] intelligent mixture of fact with fiction really hits the spot and gets your adrenaline racing. Once you start it is impossible to stop!’ Eurocrime ‘A thrilling historical mystery full of ingenious clues and unexpected twists’ Good Book Guide ‘An entertaining, hunt-and-chase thriller ... appealing and clever protagonists coupled with intriguing history’ Publishers Weekly ‘Deserves the widest possible audience’ Reviewing the Evidence ‘Superbly crafted ... it breaks new ground ... a tightly worded, sharply written thriller’ CrimeSquad.com James Becker spent more than twenty years in the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm and served during the Falklands War. Throughout his military career he was involved in covert operations and numerous classified projects. He has an abiding interest in ancient and medieval history. His previous novels are The First Apostle, The Moses Stone, The Messiah Secret, The Nosferatu Scroll, Echo of the Reich and The Lost Testament.

The Last Pope


Author: Luis Miguel Rocha
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440637458
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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Almost thirty years after the world was stunned by the shocking death of Pope John Paul I, journalist Sarah Monteiro finds an envelope stuffed in her mailbox. The contents hold the key to uncovering the truth about that mysterious death. Drawn into a vortex in which deadly mercenaries, crooked politicians, and princes of the Church itself have formed an alliance of deception, Sarah must decide between revealing the truth and saving her own soul.

Curse of the Painted Lady


Author: K. Patrick Donoghue
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780997316469
Category:
Page: 380
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The gruesome death of Anabel Simpson, a retired archaeologist living in a small college town, had rocked her friends and neighbors and stymied the medical examiner. After all, she had been a quiet woman known for her ornate garden, Holstein knickknacks and stories of her days exploring ancient ruins. Little did they know, it was all a cover for a woman with a terrible secret steeped in treachery, jealousy and murder. But Anabel's secret began to unravel after Jennifer Stevens first visited the crime scene. Then came the bank robbery, followed by the armed intruder in Anlon Cully's home and the ransom demand for the safe return of Pebbles McCarver. For Anlon, Pebbles and Jennifer, the ensuing chase to solve the mysteries hidden by Anabel's carefully crafted persona is a perilous journey with rapid-fire twists and turns. It is a hunt that stirs up old terrors and new, leading to an epic showdown with an ancient tyrant, the discovery of a priceless, prehistoric treasure and the haunting truth about sweet, little Anabel. Curse of the Painted Lady is the third installment in The Anlon Cully Chronicles series, a thrilling saga of ancient myths, mystical relics and murder. It is the conclusion of the mystery first explored in Shadows of the Stone Benders and continued in Race for the Flash Stone. Fans of series from Dan Brown, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, and James Patterson will most appreciate the blend of murder mystery, archaeology and fantasy baked into Curse of the Painted Lady and the preceding installments of The Anlon Cully Chronicles.