James Becker - Author

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James Becker spent over twenty years in the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air arm and served during Falklands War . Throughout his career he has been involved in covert operations in many of the world's hotspots; places like Yemen, Northern Ireland and Russia. He is an accomplished combat pistol shot and has an abiding interest in ancient and medieval history.

Featured books by James Becker

The Lost Testament

The Lost Testament

Author: James Becker Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/11/2013

From the publishers that brought you Dan Brown. For thousands of years we guarded it. But now it has been found. This could be the end - for us; for our organisation; for the world. You must destroy it, and those who have taken it. An ancient object is discovered in a Cairo souk. Hours later, the market trader who sold it is tortured to death. As the bodies begin to pile up, a request for help is sent to British Museum historian Angela Lewis. Angela travels to Spain with her ex-husband, undercover police officer Chris Bronson. There they discover the key to the greatest secret in the history of Christianity. Their only problem is deciphering it before they are brutally murdered like those before them...

Other books by James Becker

Titanic Secret

Titanic Secret

Author: James Becker Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2018

Was it really an iceberg that sunk the Titanic? Or is that what they want you to think? On Sunday 15 April 1912, the 'unsinkable' RMS Titanic sinks on her maiden voyage to New York. But the truth is quickly suppressed.On board she carries three men scheming to create a new military alliance between the USA and Germany. Their goal - war with Great Britain and the destruction of the British Empire. Alex Tremayne and his American colleague Maria Weston are sent by British Intelligence to stop the spies, and with them the greatest war in history.On a voyage bristling with intrigue, Alex and Maria have one aim: to stop the conspirators from reaching America - at any cost...From Sunday Times bestseller James Becker, The Titanic Secret is perfect for fans of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler and James Rollins.

Templar Heresy

Templar Heresy

Author: James Becker Format: eBook Release Date: 28/05/2018

An extraordinary discovery. An ancient mystery. An unputdownable conspiracy thrillerChris Bronson is looking forward to catching up with his old friend Angela unearthing ancient treasures on an archaeological dig in the Iraqi desert.But they are met with a scene of bloody devastation, Angela's colleagues killed and a recent discovery defaced.Their only clue is an incomplete inscription which holds the key to a centuries-old secret, one that they must uncover if they want to survive. Pursued by faceless assassins, the race is on for the last piece of the puzzle, one that will mean the difference between life and death...Fans of Clive Cussler, Chris Kuzneski and Steve Berry will love The Templar Heresy.

Dante Conspiracy

Dante Conspiracy

Author: James Becker Format: eBook Release Date: 28/05/2018

An ancient secret means the difference between life or death in this chilling thriller, perfect for readers of Dan BrownWhen the body of a poetry professor is found tortured in a deserted barn outside Florence, Inspector Perini is assigned to the case.No murder of passion, it is clearly a professional job. When, hours later, thieves break into Dante's cenotaph, it seems the two crimes may be connected by some missing verses from the 'Divine Comedy'.They could contain a code so valuable someone is willing to murder for it. But who? And why? As the bodies pile up, Inspector Perini is in a deadly race to find the secret before the killers. The truth will prove more shocking and dangerous then he could have imagined...The Dante Conspiracy is a chilling thriller perfect for fans of Dan Brown, Steve Berry and Alex Connor. 'An edge-of-the-seat thriller, with fantastic historical detail' Robert Foster, bestselling author of The Lunar Code

Ripper Secret

Ripper Secret

Author: James Becker Format: eBook Release Date: 28/05/2018

A priceless relic... and a monster that will do anything to get hold of it. Perfect for fans of Ripper Street or From HellIn the summer of 1888, a killer is about to rampage through East London. But what are the real motives behind the murders?Police Commissioner Charles Warren has in his possession an ancient artefact of incredible value, and unknowable danger. Discovered on a mission to Jerusalem, he smuggled the relic back to England, never imagining the peril he would place himself in, and more devastatingly, the women of Whitechapel.As the Ripper strikes, again, and again, the truth may finally be uncovered... Fans of Iain King, Scott Mariani and Boyd Morrison will love The Ripper Secret, a thriller that blows the legend of Jack the Ripper wide open.'Interesting, original' Historical Novel Society

Templar Brotherhood

Templar Brotherhood

Author: James Becker Format: eBook Release Date: 03/10/2017

The thrilling conclusion of the Hounds of God trilogy takes readers into the shadowy chambers of the Knights Templar themselves... Having barely escaped the crosshairs of a deadly cult, Robin Jessop and David Mallory are determined to unlock the truth behind a conspiracy unresolved for seven hundred years - the mystery of what gives the enigmatic Templars their unwavering power. Infiltrating the group's archives, Jessop and Mallory make a startling find. An ancient Templar passport hints at a sacred mission: the transportation of a priceless treasure, an artefact of incomprehensible value. Delving through centuries of deception, the two come face-to-face with a secret that could shake Christendom to its core - and cost them their lives.From New York Times bestselling author James Becker comes a breakneck conspiracy thriller, perfect for fans of Dan Brown, Scott Mariani and Chris Kuzneski.

The Templar Heresy

The Templar Heresy

Author: James Becker Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2017

An extraordinary discovery. When his old friend, Angela, invites him out to her archaeological dig in the Iraqi desert, Chris Bronson is expecting a relaxing few days and an overdue catch-up. But when they arrive at the site they find her colleagues slaughtered and a recent discovery defaced. An ancient mystery. Their only clue is an incomplete inscription, which holds the key to uncovering the truth behind a centuries-old secret. With unknown assassins hot on their heels, Chris and Angela are forced into a desperate hunt across the globe for the final piece of the puzzle. And if they don't find it first, the consequences could be fatal . . . The race of their lives.

Templar Archive

Templar Archive

Author: James Becker Format: eBook Release Date: 19/09/2016

The most precious prize of them all...Robin Jessop and David Mallory return in the nail-biting new Hounds of God novel from Sunday Times bestseller James BeckerWhile deciphering what few clues they have managed to recover about the Templar's secrets, Jessop and Mallory make a discovery about their legendary treasure. Rather than gold or jewels, the long-sought prize may, in fact, be something far more valuable: information.For the Knights Templar were the original inventors of international banking. And not all of it was in money. Lands, titles and the fates of entire noble houses were placed in their keeping. The records of such transactions, though centuries old, may possibly yield the greatest wealth in the world.But hunting for such an archive places Jessop and Mallory in the crosshairs of Europe's most powerful families...James Becker delivers a breakneck thriller perfect for fans of Mario Reading, Iain King and Scott Mariani.The Hounds of God series1. The Lost Treasure of the Templars2. The Templar Archive 3. The Templar BrotherhoodPraise 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.comJames 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.

Lost Treasure of the Templars

Lost Treasure of the Templars

Author: James Becker Format: eBook Release Date: 11/07/2016

An ancient sect. A modern mystery. The most dangerous secret ever unearthed.The bestselling author of The Lost Testament returns with a thrilling new series about a shocking conspiracyAntiquarian bookseller Robin Jessop has acquired a strange medieval volume. What appears to be a book is 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. Now Jessop and Mallory find themselves on a desperate hunt 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.Perfect for fans of Mario Reading, Scott Mariani and Iain King.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.comJames 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.

Trading for Profits

Trading for Profits

Author: James Becker Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2016

The Lost Testament

The Lost Testament

Author: James Becker Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/11/2013

From the publishers that brought you Dan Brown. For thousands of years we guarded it. But now it has been found. This could be the end - for us; for our organisation; for the world. You must destroy it, and those who have taken it. An ancient object is discovered in a Cairo souk. Hours later, the market trader who sold it is tortured to death. As the bodies begin to pile up, a request for help is sent to British Museum historian Angela Lewis. Angela travels to Spain with her ex-husband, undercover police officer Chris Bronson. There they discover the key to the greatest secret in the history of Christianity. Their only problem is deciphering it before they are brutally murdered like those before them...

The First Apostle

The First Apostle

Author: James Becker Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/05/2011

An Englishwoman is found dead in a house near Rome. Her distraught husband enlists the help of his closest friend, Chris Bronson, who discovers an ancient inscription on a slab of stone above their fireplace. It translates as 'Here Lie the Liars.' But who are the liars? And what is it they are lying to protect? Pursued across Europe, Bronson uncovers a trail of clues that leads him back to the shadowy beginnings of Christianity; to a chalice decorated with mysterious symbols; to a secret code hidden within a scroll. And to a deadly conspiracy which - if revealed - will rock the foundations of our modern world.

The Messiah Secret

The Messiah Secret

Author: James Becker Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/07/2010

AD 72: A band of warriors march across a mountainous wasteland. Only they know what they carry. And once they've reached their destination, they must all die to protect it. AD 2010: In a crumbling mansion deep in the English countryside a piece of ancient parchment has been found. Written in arcane code is the answer to a mystery that has explosive implications. Enter Chris Bronson. Determined to solve the mystery that has puzzled scholars and thinkers for nearly two millennia, he embarks on a journey to one of the most remote and hostile parts of the world. But someone is following him. Someone desperate to protect the centuries-old secret. And who is far more dangerous than he could ever have imagined...

The Moses Stone

The Moses Stone

Author: James Becker Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/07/2009

AN ANCIENT CODE A clay tablet covered in ancient writing is found by an English couple in Morocco. A day later they are dead, killed in a car crash. But where is the relic they died to protect? A SINISTER SECRET Determined to uncover a secret that's endured for two millennia, Chris Bronson follows a trail of clues that lead him from the hustle of a Moroccan souk to the deserted caves of Qumran; from the sinister echoes of a water-filled tunnel under the city of Jerusalem to a windswept fortress whose name spells death. A DEADLY CHASE FOR THE TRUTH ... Threatened on every side by violent extremists, Bronson is plunged into a mystery rooted in biblical times. For the stone he must find is older and far more dangerous than he could ever have imagined ...

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