Simon Toyne - Author

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Simon Toyne is the bestselling author of the Sanctus trilogy: Sanctus, The Key and The Tower. He wrote Sanctus after quitting his job as a TV executive to focus on writing. It was the biggest selling debut thriller of 2011 in the UK and an international bestseller. His books have been translated into 27 languages and published in over 50 countries. The Boy Who Saw is the second book in a new series of epic thrillers that will span the world and centre around the enigmatic Solomon Creed.

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Broken Promise A Solomon Creed Novella

Broken Promise A Solomon Creed Novella

Author: Simon Toyne Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2018

One secret could destroy a family. One lie could save them. The brilliant prequel to The Boy Who Saw, a gripping thriller from Sunday Times bestseller Simon Toyne, featuring the enigmatic Solomon Creed. A stranger Solomon Creed is an outsider with an unknown past, travelling through a remote part of Texas. He doesn't look for trouble - but trouble finds him. A family At a roadside diner, he runs into a worn-down family whose ancestral land and home is about to be auctioned. But when Solomon suspects it's worth a lot more than they think he decides to take things into his own hands. A secret As Solomon races to find hard evidence of the land's true value, he uncovers a dark truth - hidden for generations - that changes everything. But how far is he willing to go to save a family from potential ruin? And how far will others go to stop him?

The Boy Who Saw A Gripping Thriller That Will Keep You Hooked

The Boy Who Saw A Gripping Thriller That Will Keep You Hooked

Author: Simon Toyne Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2018

The electrifying new thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author, Simon Toyne. Only one boy can see the darkness. Only one man can save him from it. `Perfect for fans of Lee Child' SUN A MURDER An elderly tailor is found tortured and murdered in the ancient town of Cordes. Written in blood beside the body are the words: FINISHING WHAT WAS BEGUN. A SECRET But the dead man has left a cryptic message for his granddaughter and her son, Leo - one that puts them in immediate danger. A RACE They are forced to go on the run, accompanied by the enigmatic Solomon Creed. What began as small-town murder becomes a race to uncover a devastating secret dating from World War II. The few men who know the truth are being killed by a powerful organization, and only one man stands in its way. Only Solomon Creed can stop the murders. Only he can save the boy.

The Boy Who Saw A Gripping Thriller That Will Keep You Hooked

The Boy Who Saw A Gripping Thriller That Will Keep You Hooked

Author: Simon Toyne Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/06/2017

The electrifying new thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author, Simon Toyne. Only one boy can see the darkness. Only one man can save him from it. `Finishing what was begun' These are the words written in blood beside the body of an elderly tailor who has been tortured and murdered in the ancient town of Cordes. He leaves behind a cryptic message for his granddaughter and her son, Leo - one that puts them in immediate danger. When the mother and child are forced to go on the run, accompanied by the enigmatic Solomon Creed, they find themselves hunted across France, on a journey that will take them into the heart of Europe's violent past. What begins as small-town murder will become a race to uncover a devastating secret dating from World War II. The few men who know the truth are being killed by a powerful organization, and only one man stands in its way. Only Solomon Creed can stop the murders. Only he can save the boy.

Boy Who Saw: A gripping thriller that will keep you hooked

Boy Who Saw: A gripping thriller that will keep you hooked

Author: Simon Toyne Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2017

The electrifying new thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author, Simon Toyne.Only one boy can see the darkness. Only one man can save him from it.'Perfect for fans of Lee Child' SUNA MURDERAn elderly tailor is found tortured and murdered in the ancient town of Cordes. Written in blood beside the body are the words: FINISHING WHAT WAS BEGUN.A SECRETBut the dead man has left a cryptic message for his granddaughter and her son, Leo - one that puts them in immediate danger.A RACEThey are forced to go on the run, accompanied by the enigmatic Solomon Creed. What began as small-town murder becomes a race to uncover a devastating secret dating from World War II. The few men who know the truth are being killed by a powerful organization, and only one man stands in its way.Only Solomon Creed can stop the murders.Only he can save the boy.

Solomon Creed The Only Thriller You Need to Read This Year

Solomon Creed The Only Thriller You Need to Read This Year

Author: Simon Toyne Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/05/2016

WHO IS SOLOMON CREED? The first in an electrifying new high concept series from Sunday Times bestselling author of SANCTUS, Simon Toyne. Perfect for fans of Lee Child and Stephen King. A plane crash in the Arizona desert. An explosion that sets the world on fire. A damning pact to hide an appalling secret. And one man bound to expose the truth. He is Solomon Creed. No one knows what he is capable of. Not even him. When Solomon Creed flees the burning wreckage of a plane in the Arizona desert, seconds before an explosion sets the world alight, he is acting on instinct alone. He has no memory of his past, and no idea what his future holds. Running towards a nearby town, one name fires in his mind - James Coronado. Somehow, Solomon knows he must save this man. But how do you save a man who is already dead?

Solomon Creed

Solomon Creed

Author: Simon Toyne Format: eBook Release Date: 10/09/2015

WHO IS SOLOMON CREED?The first in an electrifying new high concept series from Sunday Times bestselling author of SANCTUS, Simon ToyneA plane crash in the Arizona desert.An explosion that sets the world on fire.A damning pact to hide an appalling secret.And one man bound to expose the truth.He is Solomon Creed. No one knows what he is capable of.Not even him.When Solomon Creed flees the burning wreckage of a plane in the Arizona desert, seconds before an explosion sets the world alight, he is acting on instinct alone. He has no memory of his past, and no idea what his future holds. Running towards a nearby town, one name fires in his mind - James Coronado. Somehow, Solomon knows he must save this man. But how do you save a man who is already dead?

Solomon Creed

Solomon Creed

Author: Simon Toyne Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2015

`A fast-moving thriller that makes for an exhilarating read. Perfect for any fans of Lee Child' Sun HIS PAST IS UNKNOWN. HIS FUTURE UNWRITTEN. WHO IS SOLOMON CREED? The first in an electrifying new thriller series from Sunday Times bestselling author, Simon Toyne. Perfect for fans of Lee Child, and I AM PILGRIM, by Terry Hayes. A plane crashes in the Arizona desert. One lone figure emerges alive from the wreckage. He has no memory of his past, and no idea of his future. He only knows he must save a man. But how do you save someone who is already dead?

Bestselling Conspiracy Thriller Trilogy: Sanctus, The Key, The Tower

Bestselling Conspiracy Thriller Trilogy: Sanctus, The Key, The Tower

Author: Simon Toyne Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2014

The complete SANCTUS trilogy including an EXCLUSIVE FOREWORD from bestselling author Simon Toyne, whose apocalyptic conspiracy thrillers have set the world alight...SANCTUS: The certainties of the modern world are about to be blown apart...A man throws himself to his death from the oldest inhabited place on the face of the earth, a mountainous citadel in the historic Turkish city of Ruin. This is no ordinary suicide but a symbolic act. And thanks to the media, it is witnessed by the entire world.But few understand it. For charity worker Kathryn Mann and a handful of others in the know, it is what they have been waiting for. The cowled and secretive fanatics that live in the Citadel suspect it could mean the end of everything they have built - and they will kill, torture and break every law to stop that. For Liv Adamsen, New York crime reporter, it begins the next stage of a journey into the heart of her own identity.And at that journey's end lies a discovery that will change EVERYTHING ...THE KEY: Liv Adamsen lies in an isolation ward staring at walls as blank as her memory. She knows she entered the monumental Citadel at the heart of Ruin but can remember only darkness. Something strange is stirring within her, whispering that she is 'the key'. But the key to what?Hunted across continents and caught up in events that defy explanation, Liv turns to the only person she trusts - a charity worker named Gabriel Mann. Together their paths lead to a shocking discovery - one that will tear them apart and change the world forever...THE TOWER: The forbidden Citadel at the heart of the ancient Turkish city of Ruin opens its gates for the first time in history.A deadly disease has erupted within, and threatens to spread beyond its walls. Infected charity worker Gabriel Mann may hold the cure - but can one dying man stop an epidemic?Without him, former journalist Liv Adamsen is vulnerable, surrounded by strangers in the desert oasis that is her new home. Liv, however, has far bigger concerns than just her own life...Something big is coming. Something that will change everything. But will it be a new beginning or the End of Days?

Tower: Part Three

Tower: Part Three

Author: Simon Toyne Format: eBook Release Date: 21/11/2013

PART 3 OF 4. This book has been serialised into 4 parts. This Sunday Times bestselling conspiracy thriller from the author of SANCTUS is guaranteed to blow you away.After centuries of secrecy, the forbidden Citadel in the historic Turkish city of Ruin opens its gates. A deadly disease has ravaged everything within. Charity worker Gabriel Mann is dying - but may also hold the only cure.Without him, ex-journalist Liv Adamsen stands alone against those who want her silenced. However, Liv soon has far bigger concerns than just her own life...In America, FBI agent Joe Shepherd searches for NASA's missing head scientist. His investigation unearths a global conspiracy that is preparing for an event beyond all reckoning.But nobody is ready for what is coming. And when it does - it will change everything.

Tower: Part Four

Tower: Part Four

Author: Simon Toyne Format: eBook Release Date: 21/11/2013

PART 4 OF 4. This book has been serialised into 4 parts. This Sunday Times bestselling conspiracy thriller from the author of SANCTUS is guaranteed to blow you away.After centuries of secrecy, the forbidden Citadel in the historic Turkish city of Ruin opens its gates. A deadly disease has ravaged everything within. Charity worker Gabriel Mann is dying - but may also hold the only cure.Without him, ex-journalist Liv Adamsen stands alone against those who want her silenced. However, Liv soon has far bigger concerns than just her own life...In America, FBI agent Joe Shepherd searches for NASA's missing head scientist. His investigation unearths a global conspiracy that is preparing for an event beyond all reckoning.But nobody is ready for what is coming. And when it does - it will change everything.

Tower: Part One

Tower: Part One

Author: Simon Toyne Format: eBook Release Date: 21/11/2013

PART 1 OF 4. This book has been serialised into 4 parts. This Sunday Times bestselling conspiracy thriller from the author of SANCTUS is guaranteed to blow you away.After centuries of secrecy, the forbidden Citadel in the historic Turkish city of Ruin opens its gates. A deadly disease has ravaged everything within. Charity worker Gabriel Mann is dying - but may also hold the only cure.Without him, ex-journalist Liv Adamsen stands alone against those who want her silenced. However, Liv soon has far bigger concerns than just her own life...In America, FBI agent Joe Shepherd searches for NASA's missing head scientist. His investigation unearths a global conspiracy that is preparing for an event beyond all reckoning.But nobody is ready for what is coming. And when it does - it will change everything.

Sanctus and The Key: 2 Bestselling Thrillers

Sanctus and The Key: 2 Bestselling Thrillers

Author: Simon Toyne Format: eBook Release Date: 18/07/2013

Conspiracy thrillers don't come any bigger or better than SANCTUS and THE KEY - the first two books in Simon Toyne's bestselling apocalyptic series: 'Plenty of action, plenty of intrigue and wonderfully imaginative.' Kate MosseSANCTUS: When a man leaps to his death from a mountainous citadel in the historic Turkish city of Ruin, the media ensures his act is witnessed by the world. For a select group, it's the sign they've been waiting for. But the fanatics within the Citadel fear that it threatens everything they have built - and they will kill, torture and break every law to protect their secrets. For Liv Adamsen, New York crime reporter, it begins a journey into the heart of her own identity. And at that journey's end lies a discovery that will change everything...THE KEY: Liv Adamsen now lies in an isolation ward in Ruin. She knows she entered the ancient Citadel, but remembers only darkness. A strange whisper within her says she is 'the key': but to what? Hunted across continents by those who would use her for their own ends or ensure her silence forever, Liv turns to the only person she can trust - charity worker Gabriel Mann. Together their paths lead to an explosive discovery - a secret with devastating consequences for them and all they hold dear...

Tower

Tower

Author: Simon Toyne Format: eBook Release Date: 11/06/2013

After the rise comes the fallWhen a cyber-attack at NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland disables the Hubble telescope and the Nobel Prizewinning scientist in charge disappears, the only clues left behind are a cryptic countdown clock and a chilling message displayed on the missing mans computer: Mankind Must Look No Further.Newly appointed FBI agent Joe Shepherd, a former academic star with degrees in astrophysics and computer science, is uniquely qualified to handle the investigation, but he is also hiding some secrets of his own. He discovers a note in the missing scientists handwriting that reads end of days and further evidence linking the cyber-attack to a series of strange events from eight months earlieran explosion at the Citadel, an ancient monastery in Turkey; the deadly viral outbreak that occurred in its wake; and the disappearance of an American journalist named Liv Adamsen and exspecial forces operative Gabriel Mann.Liv has been trapped in the Syrian Desert, a prisoner of the prophecy that drove her there and now whispers of terrible things to come. Gabriel, infected and tormented by the deadly virus he carried out of the Citadel, is desperate to return before it spreads.Shepherds investigation takes him on a journey to the secrets at the very edge of the universe and also deep into his own past as the countdown clock continues and extraordinary events begin to manifest around the globeanimals migrating out of season, extreme weather battering the planet, people deserting the cities as they answer a growing urge to return to their original homes. In this exhilarating conclusion to the internationally bestselling Ruin trilogy, one womans destiny weaves the past and present together in a way that will change the future for us all. But what is the end of days and what does it really mean for humankindwill it be revelation or devastation?

The Tower

The Tower

Author: Simon Toyne Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/05/2013

As NASA's Hubble telescope looks deeper into space than ever before, it receives this message: MANKIND MUST LOOK NO FURTHER. Rookie FBI Agent Joe Shepherd is leading the investigation, but he has a secret mission of his own - In the historic Turkish city of Ruin, a lethal disease erupts in the ancient Citadel and spreads beyond its walls. Something is coming. Something that can't be stopped. But will it be a new beginning or the End of Days?

Tower

Tower

Author: Simon Toyne Format: eBook Release Date: 18/04/2013

The much anticipated final instalment in the bestselling conspiracy thriller trilogy by Simon Toyne, author of SANCTUS: 'Plenty of action, plenty of intrigue and wonderfully imaginative. The sort of novel to devour in one sitting' Kate Mosse. For all fans of Dan Brown.AFTER THE RISE, COMES THE FALL.The forbidden Citadel at the heart of the ancient Turkish city of Ruin opens its gates for the first time in history. Why now, after centuries of secrecy?A deadly disease has erupted within, and threatens to spread beyond its walls. Infected charity worker Gabriel Mann may hold the cure - but can one dying man stop an epidemic?Without him, former journalist Liv Adamsen is vulnerable, surrounded by strangers in the desert oasis that is her new home. Liv, however, has far bigger concerns than just her own life...In the USA, newly qualified FBI Agent Joe Shepherd investigates the disappearance of NASA's most senior professor. Is it a vanishing act, an abduction, or something darker? Shepherd's investigation approaches a powerful conspiracy with global reach, and profound consequences.For them all, this much is clear: something big is coming. Something that will change everything. But will it be a new beginning or the End of Days?

Key

Key

Author: Simon Toyne Format: eBook Release Date: 19/06/2012

A talented new writer who instinctively grasps the broad rules of superior action thrillers and adapts them with pace, grace, humor, and a keen eye for cinematic effect.Daily Telegraph (London)Toynes writing is stellar and downright fun. Get your Dan Brown game face on and step into the temple of Simon Toyne.Madison County HeraldSimon Toynes breathtaking international bestseller, Sanctus, had critics everywhere cheering, calling the author the new Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code) or Steve Berry (The Jefferson Key), while praising Toynes debut thriller as remarkable, thrilling, provocative, haunting, and spectacular. The adventure continues with The Key, returning readers to the dark world of a sinister religious order older than Christianity and their Vatican-like secret citadel high in the Turkish mountainsas one courageous woman must fulfill an enigmatic prophecy that could determine the ultimate fate of humankind. James Rollins, Raymond Khoury, and Chris Kuzneski fans will not want to miss this one.

Key

Key

Author: Simon Toyne Format: eBook Release Date: 12/04/2012

Conspiracy thrillers don't come any bigger or better than THE KEY - from the author of the bestselling thriller debut of 2011, SANCTUS: 'Plenty of action, plenty of intrigue and wonderfully imaginative. The sort of novel to devour in one sitting' Kate Mosse.Hounded. Haunted. Hunted. She is the most important person in the world. She is The Key.In the ancient Turkish city of Ruin, American journalist Liv Adamsen lies in an isolation ward staring at walls as blank as her memory.She knows she entered the monumental Citadel at the heart of Ruin but can remember only darkness. Something strange is stirring within her, whispering that she is 'the key'. But the key to what?For the Ghost, a mercenary operating in the Syrian Desert, Liv could unlock one of mankind's most potent secrets. For the brotherhood in the Citadel - now cursed by a terrible plague - her return is the only way to ensure their survival. And for a powerful faction in Rome, she threatens the very future of the Catholic Church.Hunted across continents and caught up in events that defy explanation, Liv turns to the only person she trusts - a charity worker named Gabriel Mann. Together their paths lead to a shocking discovery - one that will tear them apart and change the world forever...

Sanctus

Sanctus

Author: Simon Toyne Format: eBook Release Date: 14/04/2011

The bestselling thriller debut of 2011 - the apocalyptic conspiracy thriller that has set the world alight...REVELATION OR DEVASTATION?The certainties of the modern world are about to be blown apart by a three thousand year-old conspiracy nurtured by blood and lies ...A man throws himself to his death from the oldest inhabited place on the face of the earth, a mountainous citadel in the historic Turkish city of Ruin. This is no ordinary suicide but a symbolic act. And thanks to the media, it is witnessed by the entire world.But few understand it. For charity worker Kathryn Mann and a handful of others in the know, it is what they have been waiting for. The cowled and secretive fanatics that live in the Citadel suspect it could mean the end of everything they have built - and they will kill, torture and break every law to stop that. For Liv Adamsen, New York crime reporter, it begins the next stage of a journey into the heart of her own identity.And at that journey's end lies a discovery that will change EVERYTHING ...SANCTUS is an apocalyptic conspiracy thriller like no other - it re-sets the bar for excitement and fascination, and marks the debut of a major talent in Simon Toyne.

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