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Scott Mariani - Author

About the Author

Scott Mariani is the author of the worldwide-acclaimed action-adventure thriller series featuring ex-SAS hero Ben Hope. Scott’s novels have topped the bestseller charts in his native Britain and are translated into over twenty languages worldwide. To date the Ben Hope series comprises the #1 Bestseller The Alchemist’s Secret, The Mozart Conspiracy, The Doomsday Prophecy (published in the USA as The Hope Vendetta), The Heretic’s Treasure, The Shadow Project, The Lost Relic, The Sacred Sword and the forthcoming The Armada Legacy (May 2013). Scott is also the author of the bestselling Kindle eBook novella, Passenger 13. Scott’s novels have been described as ‘James Bond meets Jason Bourne with a historical twist’.

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Featured books by Scott Mariani

The Forgotten Holocaust

The Forgotten Holocaust

Author: Scott Mariani Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2015

The breathtaking new adventure starring Ben Hope A lost, aimless and hard-drinking Ben Hope has wandered back to his old haunt in Ireland. The ex-SAS soldier is searching for peace, but trouble soon appears when Kirsten Hall, a young journalist, is brutally murdered right in front of him. Unable to prevent it, Ben is driven by guilt to hunt down the killers. All he has to go on is a handful of clues from Kirsten's research - but how can the journals of Lady Stamford, the wife of an English lord during the time of the Irish Great Famine, have put Kirsten in mortal danger? Ben's quest for the truth leads him across the world and finally to Oklahoma, USA, where a deadly secret awaits. What connects the journals, a wealthy American politician and an intrigue surrounding the Irish famine? What Ben uncovers is a shocking historical conspiracy linked to the deaths of some two million people: a veritable holocaust that time has all but forgotten. Those who are still profiting from the lies and corruption of the time, and who are ready to kill anyone to protect their secret, are about to pay ...

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The Nemesis Program

The Nemesis Program

Author: Scott Mariani Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

The explosive, thrilling new BEN HOPE adventure from the top 10 bestselling author A BRUTAL MURDER While secretly researching the bizarre discoveries of Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla many years earlier, physicist Claudine Pommier becomes the victim of a remorseless and cruel murderer who breaks into her Parisian apartment. Is he just a serial killer, or is there more to her death than the Paris cops believe? A SCIENTIST ON THE RUN Maverick American biologist Dr Roberta Ryder receives a mysterious letter from her friend Claudine and travels to Paris to see her, only to learn of her shocking death. Before she knows it, Roberta becomes the target of ruthless men with a deadly agenda that only the letter can unmask. She's alone and vulnerable. But she knows someone - the only someone - who can help her. A PLOT TO KILL MILLIONS Ben Hope, ex-SAS soldier and Roberta's old flame, now trying to retire to a life of peace with his fiancee Brooke, suddenly finds his life turned upside down by Roberta's sudden arrival in England. She needs his help; he can't turn her down. In a frantic race to Paris and halfway around the world, Ben and Roberta battle to uncover the mystery of Claudine's research, with the killers just half a step behind. In the process they uncover a global conspiracy that will claim the lives of millions of people ...unless Ben can stop it.

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Other books by Scott Mariani

Scott Mariani 3 Book Bundle

Scott Mariani 3 Book Bundle

Author: Scott Mariani Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2013

A bargain set of three Ben Hope conspiracy thrillers.In The Alchemist's Secret, ex SAS member Ben Hope is recruited to locate an ancient manuscript which could save a dying child. It turns out to be the deadliest quest of his life.The Doomsday Prophecy sees Ben Hope in a risky mission searching for a missing biblical archaeologist. What is the ancient secret she uncovered? And just who is willing to do anything to protect it?Ben Hope is running for his life in The Mozart Conspiracy. Enlisted by the beautiful Leigh Llewellyn - opera star and Ben's first love - to investigate her brother's mysterious death, Ben finds himself caught up in a centuries-old puzzle.

Sacred Sword

Sacred Sword

Author: Scott Mariani Format: eBook Release Date: 24/05/2012

In the seventh bestselling Ben Hope conspiracy thriller, the action shoots back in time to the days of Jesus Christ - and a buried secret that has staggering implications for the world as we know it... Returning to the UK to try to sort out his stormy personal life, Ben runs into two old friends. Simeon and Michaela were once his fellow students at Oxford - now they are The Reverend and Mrs Arundel. Ben senses that Simeon is deeply troubled and frightened, but before the truth can emerge about his secretive research project concerning a mysterious, ancient `sacred sword', both he and Michaela are wiped out in a devastating road crash. Convinced that his friends' deaths were no accident, Ben is propelled on a global quest from the UK to France, the Holy Land and America to unlock the enigma of the sacred sword. At every step, he is pursued by ruthless agents of the sinister organisation that will stop at nothing to acquire it. In the course of his investigations, Ben will discover an incredible secret, not just about the history of Christianity but about his own past . . .

Ben Hope Collection: 6 BOOK SET

Ben Hope Collection: 6 BOOK SET

Author: Scott Mariani Format: eBook Release Date: 24/05/2012

SPECIAL BUNDLE OFFER FOR THE NUMBER 1 BESTSELLING BEN HOPE SERIESBen Hope is unstoppable, unbreakable, unforgettable. For a limited period, discover the first 6 Ben Hope novels at an unbeatable price, to celebrate publication of the seventh and most explosive book yet - The Sacred Sword.This special offer bundle by bestselling author Scott Mariani comprises of the first six Ben Hope novels, together for the very first time:The Alchemist's SecretThe Mozart ConspiracyThe Doomsday ProphecyThe Heretic's TreasureThe Shadow ProjectThe Lost Relic

Hope Vendetta

Hope Vendetta

Author: Scott Mariani Format: eBook Release Date: 06/03/2012

From the author of The Mozart Conspiracy, Scott Marianis newest international thriller raises the stakes as Ben Hope returns to prevent an attack of biblical proportions. Still reeling from a devastating personal loss, ex-SAS operative and hero-for-hire Ben Hope has decided to put down his gun for good and return to the theology studies he had abandoned years ago. When his professor and friend asks him to help find his missing daughter, archeologist Zo Bradbury, Ben declines, but puts his former SAS buddy, Charlie Palmer, on the case. But when Charlie runs into trouble on the Greek island of Corfu, Ben reluctantly joins him to find out what might have happened to Zo. Ben has no idea hes just embarked on the most dangerous mission of his life.As Ben investigates on Corfu, he realizes that Zos most recent archeological discovery of an artifact related to the Book of Revelation is at the heart of her disappearance. What is the ancient secret that Zo uncovered? And just who is willing to do anything to protect it? The investigation leads Ben from the Greek islands to Savannah, Georgia, and the holy city of Jerusalem, and he soon discovers that its not just Zos life on the line, but those of millions.Listeners will be on the edge of their seats as Ben Hope battles to prevent a deadly end-of-days attack, staged by those hell bent on gaining political power at any cost.

The Mozart Conspiracy

The Mozart Conspiracy

Author: Scott Mariani Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/07/2011

FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR `Deadly conspiracies, bone-crunching action and a tormented hero with a heart . . . packs a real punch' Andy McDermott Former SAS operative Ben Hope is running for his life. Enlisted by the beautiful Leigh Llewellyn - world famous opera star and Ben's first love - to investigate her brother's mysterious death, Ben finds himself caught up in a centuries-old puzzle. The official line states that Oliver died whilst investigating Mozart's death, but the facts don't add up. Oliver's research reveals that Mozart, a notable freemason, may have been killed by a shadowy and powerful splinter group of the cult. The only clues lie in an ancient letter, believed to have been written by Mozart himself. When Leigh and Ben receive video evidence of a ritual sacrifice being performed by hooded men, they realise that the sect is still in existence today...and will stop at nothing to remain a secret. From the dreaming spires of Oxford to Venice's labyrinthine canals, the majestic architecture of Vienna and Slovenia's snowy mountains, Ben and Leigh must forget the past and race across Europe to uncover the truth behind THE MOZART CONSPIRACY... The Ben Hope series is a must-read for fans of Dan Brown, Lee Child and Mark Dawson. Join the millions of readers who get breathless with anticipation when the countdown to a new Ben Hope thriller begins... Whilst the Ben Hope thrillers can be read in any order, this is the second book in the series.

The Heretic's Treasure

The Heretic's Treasure

Author: Scott Mariani Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/07/2011

AN EXHILARATING TREASURE-HUNT THRILLER FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR AN ANCIENT FORTUNE LIES HIDDEN. LOST FOR THUSANDS OF YEARS, UNTIL NOW. An ancient fortune has lain hidden for thousands of years, one so powerful that men will kill to protect it. And only one man can unearth it... Ex-SAS operative Ben Hope is living a peaceful life in rural France - until a phone call from an old army comrade turns his world upside down. Eminent Egyptologist Morgan Paxton has been brutally murdered while working on the mysterious 'Akhenaten Project' in Cairo, and Colonel Harry Paxton wants Ben to find his son's killer. Ben is unable to refuse the request from the man who once saved his life - but when Harry asks him to avenge his son's death he's in dangerous territory. Made worse by the fact that he finds himself attracted to Zara Paxton, Harry's new bride. Carving through the seedy Cairo underworld, Ben soon realises that there was more to Paxton's research than meets the eye as he is plunged into one double-cross after another. His mission leads him from Italy and Paris via the coast of Scotland to the banks of the Nile, climaxing in a tense showdown in the war-torn Sudanese desert. At the end of the trail lies the ultimate treasure, hidden away by three rebel High Priests during the reign of the 'Heretic' Pharoah Akhenaten - a collection so valuable that some will stop at nothing to possess it... A super-charged, heart-racing thriller, perfect for fans of Dan Brown, Sam Bourne and Wilbur Smith. BEN HOPE is one of the most celebrated action adventure heroes in British fiction and Scott Mariani is the author of numerous bestsellers. Join the ever-growing legion of readers who get breathless with anticipation when the countdown to the new Ben Hope thriller begins...

The Doomsday Prophecy

The Doomsday Prophecy

Author: Scott Mariani Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/07/2011

FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR `Deadly conspiracies, bone-crunching action and a tormented hero with a heart . . . packs a real punch' Andy McDermott When ex-SAS operative Ben Hope decided to give up rescuing kidnap victims in favour of the Theology studies he abandoned years before, he should have known that fate would decide differently. Searching for missing biblical archaeologist Zoe Bradbury, Ben finds himself embroiled in his riskiest mission yet. What is the ancient secret that Zoe uncovered? And just who is willing to do anything to protect it? The investigation leads Ben from Greece to the American Deep South and the holy city of Jerusalem, and he soon discovers that it's not just his and Zoe's lives on the line, but those of millions, threatened by a fundamentalist plot to gain ultimate power. The stakes are terrifyingly high as Ben races to prevent a disaster that could kick-start apocalyptic events as foretold by the Book of Revelation... The Ben Hope series is a must-read for fans of Dan Brown, Lee Child and Mark Dawson. Join the millions of readers who get breathless with anticipation when the countdown to a new Ben Hope thriller begins... Whilst the Ben Hope thrillers can be read in any order, this is the third book in the series.

The Alchemist's Secret

The Alchemist's Secret

Author: Scott Mariani Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/07/2011

THE #1 BESTSELLER Introducing the explosive first Ben Hope adventure 'Non-stop action - this book delivers' STEVE BERRY Ben Hope lives on the edge. A former elite member of the SAS, Ben is tortured by a tragedy from his past and now devotes his life to finding kidnapped children. When Ben is recruited to locate an ancient manuscript which could save a dying child, he embarks on the deadliest quest of his life. The document is alleged to contain the formula for the elixir of life, discovered by the brilliant alchemist Fulcanelli decades before. But it soon becomes apparent that others are hunting this most precious of treasures - for far more evil ends. When the secrets of alchemy hidden within the pages remain impenetrable, Ben teams up with beautiful American scientist Dr Roberta Ryder to crack the code. It seems that everyone - from the Nazis during WW2 and powerful Catholic organisation Gladius Domini - wants to unearth the secrets of immortality. The trail leads Ben and Roberta from Paris to the ancient Cathar strongholds of the Languedoc, where an astonishing secret has lain hidden for centuries... 'Compelling from the first page until the last, Mariani and Ben Hope entertain in a gripping tale that will have you turning the pages well into the night' MARK DAWSON The Ben Hope series is a must-read for fans of Dan Brown, Lee Child and Mark Dawson. Join the millions of readers who get breathless with anticipation when the countdown to the new Ben Hope thriller begins...

Das Fulcanelli-Komplott

Das Fulcanelli-Komplott

Author: Scott Mariani Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2010

Die Formel fur ewiges Leben. Doch vielleicht birgt sie den TodEntfhrte Kinder zu befreien ist das Spezialgebiet des ehemaligen SAS-Majors Ben Hope. Daher zgert er, als man ihn beauftragt, ein altes Manuskript ausfindig zu machen. Es soll aus der Feder des brillanten Alchemisten Fulcanelli stammen. Inhalt: Die Formel fr ein Unsterblichkeitselixier. Doch daran sind offenbar auch andere interessiert. Eine gefhrliche Jagd beginnt. Die Spur fhrt von Paris zu den Katharerfestungen im Languedoc

The Shadow Project

The Shadow Project

Author: Scott Mariani Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2010

AN ADRENALINE-FUELLED THRILLER FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR `Deadly conspiracies, bone-crunching action and a tormented hero with a heart . . . packs a real punch' Andy McDermott Only one man can foil a plot set to change the course of history... Ex-SAS soldier Ben Hope is enjoying life at Le Val, the facility in Northern France where he trains others in the dangerous art of hostage rescue, until a chance incident forces him to take on the role of bodyguard to the Swiss billionaire Maximilian Steiner. The victim of a recent abduction attempt, Steiner believes that a neo-Nazi terror group are bent on seizing a prized document from his personal collection - one that could support claims that the Holocaust never happened. But what initially seemed like a straightforward VIP protection job is turned upside-down by the appearance of a mystery woman from Ben's past. Could he be right about her, or is he losing his edge? On a quest across Europe, Ben finds himself embroiled in a deadly kidnap intrigue and a sinister project that has lain dormant since 1944. The stakes are global - and this time Ben is also fighting to protect the people closest to him... The Ben Hope series is a must-read for fans of Dan Brown, Lee Child and Mark Dawson. Join the millions of readers who get breathless with anticipation when the countdown to a new Ben Hope thriller begins... Whilst the Ben Hope thrillers can be read in any order, this is the fifth book in the series.

Die Mozart-Verschworung

Die Mozart-Verschworung

Author: Scott Mariani Format: eBook Release Date: 11/11/2009

Die Wahrheit totetEigentlich ist der ehemalige SAS-Major Ben Hope auf scheinbar aussichtslose Flle von Kindesentfhrung spezialisiert. Doch als ihn seine Jugendliebe um Hilfe bittet, zgert er keine Sekunde. Leigh, inzwischen eine berhmte Opernsngerin, wre beinahe gekidnappt worden. Ihren Verfolgern geht es nicht um Geld: Sie wollen jene Aufzeichnungen, die Leighs Bruder Oliver ihr hinterlie Der junge Musiker arbeitete vor seinem mysterisen Tod an einem Buch ber Mozart. Bei seinen Recherchen war Oliver auf den "e;Orden des Knigs"e; gestoen - einen ebenso einflussreichen wie skrupellosen Geheimbund ...

How To Write A Thriller

How To Write A Thriller

Author: Scott Mariani Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2007

This book is designed to help aspiring thriller writers to create exciting, suspenseful novels and to give you the best chance of getting your work published and into the bookshops. Thrillers have become the number one genre in commercial fiction, with millions of potential readers across the world - learn how you can become a part of it. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Beginnings; 3. The Idea; 4. The Plot; 5. Character; 6. Impact; 7. Language, style and dialogue; 8. Going the distance; 9. Getting it out there; An exclusive interview with author Lee Child; Glossary; Appendix 1; Useful books and publications; Appendix 2 Thrillers to read and see; Appendix 3 UK literary agents and publishers; Writers' organisations; Arts councils in the UK; Courses and specialist services; Contacting the author; Index.

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