Raymond Khoury - Author

About the Author

Raymond Khoury is the internationally-bestselling author of three previous Reilly novels: The Last Templar, The Templar Salvation and Second Time Around (The Devil's Elixir), as well as two stand-alone thrillers, The Sign and The Sanctuary. Also an acclaimed screenwriter, his credits include the BBC Television series Spooks and Waking the Dead.

 

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Featured books by Raymond Khoury

Rasputin's Shadow

Rasputin's Shadow

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

The author is a screenwriter for the BBC series Spooks and Waking the Dead, and his ability to create fast-action mysteries is repeated in this, his fourth book starring FBI agent Sean Reilly. He here uses a nifty time-slip device to recreate the story of Rasputin and wind it into a modern-day thriller of epic proportions.  The cinematic sweep of Rasputin’s Shadow must stem from Raymond Khoury’s background as a producer in film and TV.

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Second Time Around

Second Time Around

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/01/2013

February 2013 Book of the Month. Since the phenomenal success of The Last Templar Raymond Khoury's novels have just got better and better. This is the 3rd adventure for FBI agent Sean Reilly who gets caught in a desperate race to save a woman he once loved and her four year old child. Once again packed with the non-stop suspense and unexpected twists existing fans will love - newbies really should start with The Last Templar then The Templar Salvation before this one.

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The Templar Salvation

The Templar Salvation

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/09/2011

October 2011 Book of the Month. Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 27 January 2011. The search to expose the ancient - and deadly - secrets of Christianity continues in this stunning follow-up to The Last Templar.  An urgent, pulse-pounding manhunt will take Reilly and Tess from Jordan to Vatican City, Istanbul and the otherwordly landscapes and underground cave-cities of Cappadocia, Turkey, as they follow the bloodsoaked trail of their enemy in a bid to unlock long buried secrets.

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The Last Templar

The Last Templar

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2010

A secret lost for a thousand years. A deadly race to keep it buried... 1291 AD, Acre. As the city burns under the onslaught of the Sultan's men, the Falcon Temple sets sail, carrying a small band of knights and a mysterious chest entrusted to them by the Order's Grand Master. But the ship vanishes without a trace... Present day New York. At the Metropolitan Museum, four horsemen dressed as Knights Templar storm the gala opening of an exhibition of Vatican treasures and, in a brutal and bloody attack, steal an arcane medieval decoder. For FBI agent Sean Reilly and archaeologist Tess Chaykin this is just the start of a deadly game of cat and mouse as they race across three continents in search of the ruthless killers - and a centuries-old mystery...

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The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2010

A deadly quest to uncover an ancient secret that has destroyed everyone in its path for centuries... Portugal, 1705. In the dungeons of a Templar castle, a dying old man bequeaths an ancient, half-burnt book to his young inquisitor. Keeping one step ahead of those who would kill to wrench the book's secret from his hands, the inquisitor turns his back on his calling and sets off on an impossible journey to complete the old man's quest. Baghdad, 2003. A military unit makes a horrifying discovery: a hidden state-of-the-art lab, where dozens of men, women and children have died. The scientist they were hunting is believed to be working on a bio weapons programme. But the man known only as the hakeem - the doctor - has escaped, taking with him the startling truth about his work ...

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Other books by Raymond Khoury

The Ottoman Secret

The Ottoman Secret

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/11/2019

'The best what if thriller for a long, long time' LEE CHILD PARIS, 2017. 300 YEARS AFTER ALL OF EUROPE FELL TO THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE . . . Kamal Agha is a special investigator for the state police, forced to uphold the feared sultan's strict regime. When a mysteriously tattooed, naked man appears by the Seine and murders a passerby, it's up to Kamal to track him down. But it's a trail that leads him to an astonishing secret. A secret that exposes an empire of lies - and which the sultan's men will do anything to keep hidden. Forced on the run, Kamal knows he will be killed for what he knows - unless he dares use it to save himself. But doing so could wipe out his whole world, and everyone he ever loved along with it . . . This fast-paced adventure packed with thrills and intrigue, will appeal to fans of The Man in the High Castle. ________ 'A sweeping and cinematic dystopian thriller that wears its smartness on its sleeve' Independent 'Alternate histories don't get much better than this . . . A classic of the genre' Publishers Weekly 'An alternative history tale that will blow your mind. Thoroughly engrossing' DAVID BALDACCI 'A thrilling tour de force. Left me in awe' JAMES ROLLINS 'A masterpiece on a grand scale. A stellar epic' STEVE BERRY 'A world-class writer of pure-bred thrillers' Daily Telegraph

Last Templar the Vol. 4: the Falcon Temple

Last Templar the Vol. 4: the Falcon Temple

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/05/2017

Tess has gone with Vance to look for the Falcon Temple and its precious cargo, convinced that truth must prevail. Meanwhile, the Church persuades Sean to help them keep that truth hidden - at any cost. On the dark waters of the Mediterranean, in a storm so fierce it could be the very wrath of God, a merciless battle will take place for the future of the Christian faith...

Last Templar the Vol.3: the Sunken Church

Last Templar the Vol.3: the Sunken Church

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/03/2017

After being kidnapped by Vance and subsequently escaping, Tess is now officially part of the investigative team alongside Agent Reilly. But despite the constant danger of the lurking assassins who have already nearly killed her once, the young woman refuses to play a passive role. Her research will take her far from New York, under the protection of Sean Reilly-who is about to face a terrible crisis of faith.

The End Game

The End Game

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/12/2016

Eminent scientist Dr Ralph Padley is dying - and he knows it's time to finally tell the truth. Padley has a dark secret, which, if it got out, would have deadly consequences. But there are powerful men who will stop at nothing to silence him. FBI Special Agent Reilly has an agenda of his own. For months he has sought the man who kidnapped and brainwashed his five-year-old son. But that man is a ghost - a highly protected CIA official with no name and no identity, and who may have links to Reilly's own father. Watched, manipulated, and framed for crimes he didn't commit, Reilly becomes a fugitive, making it next to impossible for him to uncover the truth about his past while protecting the family he loves. He's left with no choice but to risk everything to unearth secrets that would shake the country to its core - if he's ever allowed to get that far.

Last Templar the Vol. 2 the Knight in the Crypt

Last Templar the Vol. 2 the Knight in the Crypt

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2016

The investigation onto the museum raid continues, but it's a difficult one. One of the four 'knights' has already died in his - guarded - hospital room, and FBI Agent Reilly is unknowingly engaged in a race to find the other thieves before the mysterious assassins trying to eliminate them. Meanwhile, young archaeologist Tess Chaykin is following up the Templar lead - one that the FBI considers too far-fetched to be worth looking into...

Last Templar the Vol. 1: the Encoder

Last Templar the Vol. 1: the Encoder

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/06/2016

Acre, 1291. The last Crusadercity in the Holy Land is about to fall. TwoKnights Templar, obeying the grandmaster's orders, manage to escape theinvading Muslim army on the order's last ship. New York City, nowadays. During the unveilingof an exhibition of some of the Vatican's treasures, four men disguised asTemplars attack the Metropolitan Museum and steal several artefacts, includinga centuries-old decoder - a loss that horrifies the Church.

Malum

Malum

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Ebook Release Date: 01/04/2016

Als FBI-Agent Sean Reilly einen anonymen Anruf erhalt, scheint er dem Ratsel um den angeblichen Selbstmord seines Vaters endlich einen Schritt naher: Ein Wissenschaftler, der seit vielen Jahren mit dem CIA zusammenarbeitet und auch Reillys Vater kannte, verspricht ihm Informationen, fur die viele zu toten bereit seien. Und tatsachlich: Der Informant stirbt, noch bevor es zum verabredeten Treffen kommt, und damit ist auch Reillys Leben in Gefahr. Doch er ist entschlossen, die Wahrheit ans Licht zu bringen - koste es, was es wolle. Aber noch wei er nicht, mit wem er sich angelegt hat ...

Furia

Furia

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Ebook Release Date: 16/02/2015

Ein Angestellter des russischen Konsulats wird in New York aus einem Fenster gestoen und stirbt. Was wollte er in der Wohnung des pensionierten Physiklehrers? Dieser scheint wie vom Erdboden verschluckt. Gemeinsam mit einer russischen Geheimdienstmitarbeiterin macht sich FBI-Agent Sean Reilly auf die Suche nach Leo Sokolov. Bald findet er heraus: Der Wissenschaftler ist ein anderer, als er jahrelang vorgab. Die mysteriose Waffe in seinem Besitz ist unsichtbar und todlich. In den falschen Handen ware ihr Schaden unaufhaltbar. Doch Reilly ist nicht der Einzige auf Sokolovs Spur ...

Scriptum

Scriptum

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Ebook Release Date: 16/02/2015

Ein unscheinbares Kastchen - das grote Geheimnis der Christenheit. In New York wird eine Ausstellung eroffnet: die kostbarsten Schatze des Vatikans - aber die vier Reiter, die den Abend in einem Blutbad ertranken, haben es allein auf ein verwittertes Holzkastchen abgesehen. Die zufallig anwesende Tess Chaykin ist elektrisiert: Die Angreifer waren wie mittelalterliche Tempelritter gekleidet. FBI-Agent Sean Reilly merkt schnell, dass die junge Archaologin ihm mit ihrem Wissen von unschatzbarem Wert ist. Welches Geheimnis verbarg sich in dem uralten Verschlusselungsapparat? Was treibt den unsichtbaren Drahtzieher des Anschlags an? Tess und Reilly folgen ihm um die halbe Welt - am Ende erkennen sie, dass sie selbst die Verfolgten sind.

Memoria

Memoria

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Ebook Release Date: 01/11/2012

Ein uraltes Mysterium. Die Spur fuhrt in den Dschungel. Und Jahrhunderte zuruck. Im Urwald von Mexiko erschiet FBI-Agent Reilly einen fr die Drogenmafia arbeitenden Forscher. Jahre spter erreicht ihn ein Anruf: Seine Ex-Freundin wurde ermordet, ihr Sohn hat berlebt. Und Reilly erfhrt jetzt erst, dass er der Vater ist. Der kleine Alex zeigt allerdings eine unerklrliche Scheu vor ihm. Bald ahnt Reilly, dass die Drogenmafia hinter dem Mord steckt. Offenbar geht es um ein sehr altes Geheimnis aus dem Dschungel. Und die Narcos haben es auf das Kind abgesehen. Nur warum? Es stellt sich heraus, dass Alex in Therapie war. Bei einem Neurobiologen mit uerst seltsamen Forschungsgebieten. Der Mann ist spurlos verschwunden. Ein neuer Thriller mit FBI-Agent Reilly und Archologin Tess Chaykin - die Fortsetzung von "e;Scriptum"e; und "e;Dogma"e;. "e;Khoury schreibt groe, schnelle Thriller in der Art von Dan Brown, die mehr auf Action und Tempo setzen als auf Charakterzeichnung und Figurenpsychologie. Stilistisch ist er allerdings Brown voraus: Aus seiner kraftvollen Prosa spricht berzeugung."e; (Guardian)"e;Khourys Roman ist randvoll mit Nonstop-Thrill und gengend Tod, Verderben und Spannung, um jeden Leser zu packen."e; (Bookreporter)"e;Eine Handlung voller Leben und Energie sorgt dafr, dass Khourys Buch an keiner Stelle hinkt oder langweilt. Man knnte einen prachtvollen Film draus machen - bis dahin genieen wir das Buch."e; (Kirkus Reviews)"e;Packend und temporeich - ein perfekter Start ins Thrillerjahr."e; (Booklist)"e;Derzeit versuchen die Verlage wieder, Autoren auf den Dan-Brown-Zug zu schmuggeln. Wie erholsam, dass Raymond Khoury gerade abgesprungen ist von diesem Zug, der ihm Erfolg gebracht hat und ihn gleichzeitig als Thrillerautor von Weltniveau etabliert hat. Es war hchste Zeit, dass Khoury den Mystik-Plunder hinter sich gelassen hat, um in die Riege von Connelly, Child & Co aufzusteigen - das ist ihm mit Bravour gelungen."e; (Telegraph)

Menetekel

Menetekel

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Ebook Release Date: 01/09/2011

Ein Lichtball uber der Antarktis. Er gluht und pulsiert. Die Klimaforscher an Bord der RSS James Clark Ross in der Antarktis sind ratlos. Eine Halluzination? Eine Luftspiegelung? Die ehrgeizige TV-Journalistin Grace ist entschlossen, dem Ratsel auf den Grund zu gehen. Ein geheimnisvoller Anruf fuhrt sie zu einem Kloster in die Wuste Sinai. Dort malt ein Monch wie in Trance schon seit vielen Monaten genau dieses Zeichen an die Wande einer Hohle. Ein Zufall? Oder wei er mehr? Als der Lichtball auch am Nordpol auftaucht, bricht Panik aus. Fur Grace beginnt ein morderischer Albtraum. Weit weg, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, sieht Vince Bellinger Bilder der Fernsehubertragung. Das Zeichen erinnert ihn an irgendetwas. An etwas, das ihm sein bester Freund Danny vor zwei Jahren unter dem Siegel der Verschwiegenheit anvertraut hatte. Das Projekt, an dem Danny arbeitete, war topsecret. Und es kostete ihn das Leben ...

Dogma

Dogma

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Ebook Release Date: 02/05/2011

Todliche Jagd nach dem Buch der BucherKonstantinopel 1203: Kreuzritter belagern die Stadt. In der Nacht gelingt einer Gruppe Tempelritter der Ausbruch durch die feindlichen Linien. Doch sie kommen nicht weit. Istanbul 2010: Ein iranischer Archologe macht eine ungeheuerliche Entdeckung. Und berlebt es nicht. Wenige Tage spter wird eine Frau entfhrt. Nur einer kann sie retten. Er muss dafr brisante Akten stehlen - aus dem geheimsten Bestand der vatikanischen Archive. Und es beginnt eine tdliche Jagd: von einem Kontinent zum anderen, ber Gebirge hinweg, bis tief ins Innere der Erde. Die Fortsetzung des Welt-Bestsellers "e;Scriptum"e;"e;Die ununterbrochene Spannung, der wachsende Berg an Toten und der faszinierende historische Hintergrund werden die Leser in ihrem Bann halten."e; (Publishers Weekly)"e;Eine sehr gut konstruierte Mischung aus historischem Mystery und Actionthriller."e; (Booklist)

The Sign

The Sign

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/12/2009

What event could unite the world in peace - or in war? From the bestselling author of THE LAST TEMPLAR. A remote shelf in the Arctic circle. A small TV crew is braving the harsh conditions to film the breaking off of a major ice shelf - yet another nail in the planet's eco-coffin. Then someone calls out, pointing at something up in the sky overhead. The camera pans up and they look up to see a blazing symbol clear, burning high over the bleak, deserted terrain. Thus begins a series of strange events worldwide as the mysterious sign appears over the sites of conflict, natural disasters and terrorist atrocities. What can it portend? The world is wracked with both fear and hope. Suddenly, all this is focused onto one man. An obscure monk who recognises the symbol from the past and understands what it means for the future of humanity. But as he becomes the most sought-after man on the planet, the questions have to be asked: could this be the real deal? Or the most elaborate fake in world history? And - either way - what happens to the world now?