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Robert Masello - Author

About the Author

Robert Masello is an award-winning journalist, television writer, and the author of many previous books, most recently Blood and Ice. His articles and essays have appeared often in such publications as the Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine, People and Parade, and his nonfiction book, Robert's Rules of Writing, has become a staple in many college classrooms. His television credits include such popular shows as Charmed, Sliders and Early Edition. He lives in Santa Monica, CA.

Featured books by Robert Masello

The Romanov Cross

The Romanov Cross

Author: Robert Masello Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2013

Almost a century ago, a desperate young woman crawled ashore a desolate Arctic island carrying a mysterious emerald-encrusted cross and a terrible secret. In the present day, Army epidemiologist Frank Slater is facing a court-martial, but after his punishment is mysteriously lifted, Slater is offered a job no one else wants - to travel to a small island off the coast of Alaska and investigate a potentially lethal phenomenon: The permafrost has begun to melt, exposing bodies from a colony that was wiped out by the dreaded Spanish flu of 1918. Frank must determine if the thawed remains still carry the deadly virus in their frozen flesh and, if so, ensure that it doesn't come back to life. The colony, it transpires, was once settled by a sect devoted to the mad Russian monk Rasputin, but there is even more hiding in the past than Frank's team is aware of. By the time Frank discovers that his mission has been crashed by a gang of reckless treasure hunters he will be in a brutal race against time. With his signature blend of fascinating history and fantastic imagination, critically acclaimed author Robert Masello has once again crafted a terrifying story of past events coming back to haunt the present day ...and of dark deeds aching to be unearthed.

Other books by Robert Masello

The Night Crossing

The Night Crossing

Author: Robert Masello Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/2018

The Night Crossing

The Night Crossing

Author: Robert Masello Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/09/2018

Meduza-amulett

Meduza-amulett

Author: Robert Masello Format: eBook Release Date: 27/04/2018

Robert Masello uj thrillereben David Franco, a zsenialis, de szkeptikus ifju kutato egy legendas mutargy nyomaba ered: egy amulettet keres, amelyet Benvenuto Cellini, a reneszansz Italia kezmuvesmestere keszitett. Az amulettet a szepsege mellett a varazsereje teszi ertekesse, ugyanakkor igen veszedelmesnek tartjak.Az egyszeru nyomozasnak indulo kaland intrikak szovevenyeve valik. Franco Loire menti kastelyokban es romai palazzokban kutat a kincs utan, hogy megfejtsen egy rejtelyt, amely osidok ota foglalkoztatja az emberiseget.A tudos egy sotet titkokat ismero, gyonyoru firenzei lanyt hiv segitsegul, s orgyilkosokkal a nyomaban nez szembe egy sokkal erosebb gonosszal, mint amitol remalmaiban rettegett. Lelegzetelallito fordulatokban bovelkedo utazasuk Chicago utcaitol a nagy francia forradalom kaoszaig vezet. Egy regeny, amelyben a tortenelmi tenyek talalkoznak az irodalmi kreativitassal, es a lehetetlen felelmetes valosagga valik. A Meduza-amulett Cellini muvehez hasonloan egyedi alkotas, eppen olyan vonzo, mint amilyen ijeszto, es eppen olyan monumentalis, mint amilyen meresz.Robert Masello az Egyesult Allamok egyik legsikeresebb tortenelmi es misztikus krimi iroja, regenyeit 15 nyelvre forditottak le. A magyar kozonseg Az Einstein-profecia es A Romanov-kereszt cimmel megjelent regenyein keresztul ismerhette eddig meg.

The Jekyll Revelation

The Jekyll Revelation

Author: Robert Masello Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2016

Jekyll Revelation

Jekyll Revelation

Author: Robert Masello Format: eBook Release Date: 08/11/2016

A spellbinding thriller from the bestselling author of The Einstein Prophecy.A chilling curse is transported from 1880s London to present-day California, awakening a long-dormant fiend.While on routine patrol in the tinder-dry Topanga Canyon, environmental scientist Rafael Salazar expects to find animal poachers, not a dilapidated antique steamer trunk. Inside the peculiar case, he discovers a journal, written by the renowned Robert Louis Stevenson, which divulges ominous particulars about his creation of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It also promises to reveal a terrible secretthe identity of Jack the Ripper. Unfortunately, the journalwhose macabre tale unfolds in an alternating narrative with Rafesisnt the only relic in the trunk, and Rafe isnt the only one to purloin a souvenir. A mysterious flask containing the last drops of the grisly potion that inspired Jekyll and Hyde and spawned Londons most infamous killer has gone missing. And it has definitely fallen into the wrong hands.

Writer Tells All

Writer Tells All

Author: Robert Masello Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2016

A witty and candid firsthand account -- for writers by a writer -- on how to write, sell, publish, and promote a book.This invaluable book is written by a working writer -- not a professor, not a publisher, not an editor, not an agent. Robert Masello is a writer who speaks his mind with absolute candor on everything aspiring book authors need to know. He explains the publishing process step by step -what to expect, how it works, and what authors can do at each point to keep things going smoothly. Equally important, Masello has a lot of fun doing it. His book is filled with sometimes hilarious anecdotes from his own experiences in the trenches of publishing.Writer Tells All covers many topics along the way, both large and small, including the things every writer needs to know: choosing a book topic (fiction or nonfiction), writing the proposal, selecting an agent, understanding book contracts, finding an editor, losing an editor, following the production process from manuscript to bound book, using your own savvy and contacts to maximize the effect of marketing, and publicizing the finished product.

The Einstein Prophecy

The Einstein Prophecy

Author: Robert Masello Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2015

Eisiges Grab

Eisiges Grab

Author: Robert Masello Format: eBook Release Date: 24/07/2014

Eine karge Insel vor der Kuste Alaskas. Ein schrecklicher Virus. Und ein todlicher Fluch, der im ewigen Eis lauert ...Epidemiologe Frank Slater erhalt einen ungewohnlichen Auftrag: Auf einer kleinen Insel vor der Westkuste Alaskas schmilzt das Eis. Aber mit dem Eis tauen auch die sterblichen Uberreste der russischen Gemeinde auf, die 1918 der Spanischen Grippe zum Opfer fiel. Frank soll auf schnellstem Weg herausfinden, ob Gefahr besteht, dass der Virus in den im Eis konservierten Leichen uberlebt hat. Doch Frank und sein Team sind nicht allein auf der Insel. Grabrauber haben es auf die Schatze in den letzten Ruhestatten der Toten abgesehen. Und dann lauert da noch etwas ganz anderes im ewigen Eis von St. Peter Island. Etwas, das fur sie alle todliche Folgen haben konnte ...

Spirit Wood

Spirit Wood

Author: Robert Masello Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

A tale of supernatural horror set on an eerie estate known as Arcadia from the author of The Einstein Prophecy. When Peter Constantine inherited a vast, remote estate, his life began to change. Free at last from money worries, Peter and his wife, Meg, could relaxand Peter could explore his new, mysterious home. From the thick woods, the winding trails, the bizarre, sensual sculpture, came a pulsing, ancient call that stirred his very soul. Then he heard the music and saw the beautiful woman who beckoned him into the wood . . . into an ancient ritual, a blood curse, a world of violent, unbridled lust. Now his wife no longer knows him. Now Peter is transformed . . . into a pagan creature, driven by the suffocating need of animal desire . . . until pleasure is not enough, and no evil is forbidden.

Raising Hell

Raising Hell

Author: Robert Masello Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

If the history of black magic and the occult reveals anything, it's that the drive to marshal the unseen powers of the dark, and bend them to mortal will, is as old as mankind itself.Men and women have believed, in virtually every age and in every land, that there is another worlda world of spirits and souls, angels and demons, gods and monsters, a world that might hold the answers to all the great mysteries: What is life all about? Does man decide his own fate?Is there a Heaven?And, perhaps more important, is there a Hell?As they sought the answers to these questions, the occult pioneers often stumbled upon real and verifiable truthsthe astrologers mapped the heavens and thereby paved the way for the astronomers who followed.The alchemists, in their futile quest to make gold from lead, discovered everything from phosphorous to the manufacturing of steel.Even the seers, who read palms and interpreted dreams, contributed to the vast catalog of human thought and deed, anticipating such later practices as psychology and hypnosis.Here, in one spellbinding volume, is a history of the major occult artsnecromancy, sorcery, astrology, alchemy, and prophecyas they have been practiced from ancient Babylon to the present day.Raising Hell weaves history with mythology, quotes, anecdotes, and illustrations to provide a vivid chronicle of the evolution of the occult arts.From the origins of the pentagram and the sacred circle, to the incantations of necromancers, to the prophecies of Nostradamus, this definitive source offers a compelling look at the black arts . . . and those who risked their livesand some say their soulsto explore them.

Private Demons

Private Demons

Author: Robert Masello Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Everyone hides a secret from the past . . . but Lucien's secret is inescapable. A living thing that has followed him across the world, from the horrors of Southeast Asia to the penthouse suites of the rich and famous. Everyone craves money, power, and sex . . . but Lucien can satisfy his every urge, every decadent impulse, every erotic whimfor a price. Everyone has private demons . . . but Lucien's demon is all too real. All too powerful. All too hungry . . . for human souls.

Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels

Author: Robert Masello Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

';My name is Legion: for we are many.' Mark 5:9 They have been with us since the beginning of time. Walking the centuries in our myths, our art, our literature . . . and in our dreams. Victims of temptation and sin, they are spirits who fell from heaven's grace, emerging anew as servants of darkness. Here, in one spellbinding volume, are the most infamous denizens of the Underworldfrom Lucifer, the first angel who challenged God's will, to the fathomless legions of demons and fiends who haunt us to this day. Explore their world, hear their stories, unravel their secrets, and discover for yourself that even angels can have a dark side . . .

Black Horizon

Black Horizon

Author: Robert Masello Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

The gates between life and death have been opened. Musician Jack Logan holds the key. In the streets of New York, he brought a man back from the deadin plain and shocking sight of a TV news camera crew. Now the whole world is aware of his miraculous power. The media wants to expose him; the scientists to exploit him. But worst of all, the tortured souls of the deadincluding his own motherare reaching out from the void, luring him into the eternal domain, transforming his gift into the ultimate curse. Living or dead, they struggle to seize and control the secret that lies beyond the... black horizon.

The Romanov Cross

The Romanov Cross

Author: Robert Masello Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2013

Almost a century ago, a desperate young woman crawled ashore a desolate Arctic island carrying a mysterious emerald-encrusted cross and a terrible secret. In the present day, Army epidemiologist Frank Slater is facing a court-martial, but after his punishment is mysteriously lifted, Slater is offered a job no one else wants - to travel to a small island off the coast of Alaska and investigate a potentially lethal phenomenon: The permafrost has begun to melt, exposing bodies from a colony that was wiped out by the dreaded Spanish flu of 1918. Frank must determine if the thawed remains still carry the deadly virus in their frozen flesh and, if so, ensure that it doesn't come back to life. The colony, it transpires, was once settled by a sect devoted to the mad Russian monk Rasputin, but there is even more hiding in the past than Frank's team is aware of. By the time Frank discovers that his mission has been crashed by a gang of reckless treasure hunters he will be in a brutal race against time. With his signature blend of fascinating history and fantastic imagination, critically acclaimed author Robert Masello has once again crafted a terrifying story of past events coming back to haunt the present day ...and of dark deeds aching to be unearthed.

Knochengrube

Knochengrube

Author: Robert Masello Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2012

Wer die Geschopfe des Gartens Eden befreit, offnet das Tor zur HolleDie Kunsthistorikerin Beth Cox erhalt den Auftrag, eine kunstvoll illustrierte und auerst wertvolle Handschrift zu restaurieren. Es handelt sich um ein Bestiarium, eine im Mittelalter verfasste Sammlung an Fabeltierdichtungen mit kunstvollen Illustrationen, die sich im Besitz des Multimillionars Mohammed al-Kalli befindet. Voller Begeisterung geht Beth ans Werk und ist bald von der ungewohnlich echt wirkenden Darstellung der Fabelwesen fasziniert. Zudem stellt sie fest, dass die Schrift ein ungeahntes Geheimnis birgt. Zur gleichen Zeit macht ihr Mann Carter, der als Palaontologe in den Teergruben von La Brea in Los Angeles arbeitet, eine spektakulare Entdeckung. Und auch an ihn tritt al-Kalli heran. Carter soll al-Kallis wahres Bestiarium retten. Denn die in den Dichtungen beschriebenen Kreaturen sind nur allzu lebendig ...

Das letzte Relikt

Das letzte Relikt

Author: Robert Masello Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2011

USA Today BestsellerIn einer Hohle am italienischen Lago d'Averno in der Nahe von Neapel wird ein in einem Fels eingeschlossenes Fossil entdeckt. Es weist Klauen, aber auch Aspekte der Menschenartigen auf - nur dass es viel zu alt ist, um zu dieser Gattung zu passen. Professor Russo lasst das Fossil nach New York transportieren, wo er gemeinsam mit Carter Cox, einem befreundeten Palaontologen, weitere Untersuchungen vornehmen will. Bei einem Unfall im Labor erwacht die im Fels eingeschlossene Kreatur zum Leben. Ein Mitarbeiter wird getotet und Russo schwer verletzt. Er schwort, dass er ein lebendes Wesen aus Licht gesehen hat. Carter Cox hat Muhe, Russos Geschichte zu glauben, versucht aber, der Wahrheit auf die Spur zu kommen - und bringt sich und seine Frau Beth, eine Kunsthistorikerin, in Gefahr. Unerwartete Hilfe erhalten sie schlielich von einem jungen Religionsforscher, Ezra Metzger, der in Israel eine der Schriftrollen vom Toten Meer gestohlen und in die USA geschmuggelt hat - Teile des verlorenen biblischen Buchs Henoch. Ezra ubersetzt sie und stot auf Antworten auf die Frage, um welche Art von Wesen es sich bei dem Fossil handelt ...

Blood and Ice

Blood and Ice

Author: Robert Masello Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2010

When journalist Michael Wilde is commissioned to write a feature about a remote research station deep in the frozen beauty of Antarctica he is prepared for some extraordinary sights. But on a diving expedition in the polar sea he comes across something so extraordinary to be almost unbelievable - a man and woman chained together, deep in the ice. The doomed lovers are brought to the surface but as the ice begins to thaw the scientists discover the unusual contents of the bottles buried behind the pair, and realise they are all in terrible danger...

Eisiges Blut

Eisiges Blut

Author: Robert Masello Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2009

"e;Er erkannte das Gesicht einer jungen Frau, die ihn anstarrte, wie Dornroschen, gefangen in einem eisigen Kerker."e;Nach einem schweren Schicksalsschlag ubernimmt der Journalist Michael Wilde einen Auftrag, der ihn in die Antarktis fuhrt. In der frostigen Einsamkeit hofft er Abstand zu finden, doch in die rationale Welt der Polarforscher bricht urplotzlich das Dunkle und Irrationale ein: Bei einem Tauchgang entdeckt Michael Wilde die beiden Korper eines Mannes und einer Frau - aneinandergekettet und perfekt konserviert in hundertfunfzig Jahre altem Gletschereis. An ihrer Seite wird eine Truhe mit geheimnisvollem Inhalt gefunden. Der mysteriose Fund bringt Wilde auf die Spur einer Geschichte, die Jahrhunderte und Kontinente uberspannt. Und die sein Leben fur immer verandern wird...

Blood and Ice

Blood and Ice

Author: Robert Masello Format: eBook Release Date: 24/02/2009

Journalist Michael Wilde his world recently shattered by tragedy hopes that a monthlong assignment to the South Pole will give him a new lease on life. Here, in the most inhospitable place on earth, he is simply looking to find solace...until, on a routine dive in to the polar sea, he unexpectedly finds something else entirely: a young man and woman, bound with chains and sealed forever in a block of ice. Beside them a chest filled with a strange, and sinister, cargo. Now, in a bleak but breathtaking world of shimmering icebergs, deep blue crevasses, and never-ending sun, Wilde must unravel the mystery of this doomed couple. Were they the innocent victims of fear and superstition or were they something far darker? His search will lead from the barracks and battlefields of the Crimean War to the unexplored depths of the Antarctic Ocean, from the ill-fated charge of the Light Brigade to an age-old curse that survives to this day. As the ice around the murdered lovers begins to melt, Wilde will have to grapple with a miracle or a nightmare in the making. For what is dead, it turns out, may not be gone. And here, at the very end of the known world, theres nowhere to hide and no place left for the living to run.

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