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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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The Ottoman Secret

The Ottoman Secret

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

'Alternate histories don't get much better than this thought-provoking mind bender... This ranks as a classic of the genre.' Publishers Weekly 'A sweeping and cinematic dystopian thriller that wears its smartness on its sleeve' Independent PARIS, 2017. 300 YEARS AFTER ALL OF EUROPE FELL TO THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE . . . Kamal Agha is a special investigator for the state police, upholding the feared sultan's strict regime. When a mysteriously tattooed, naked man appears by the Seine and murders a passerby, Kamal is tasked with finding him. But the man holds an astonishing secret-a secret which could put the empire's entire future, and history, in doubt. A secret the sultan's men will do anything to suppress. 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 . . . _________ '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

The Ottoman Secret

The Ottoman Secret

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2019

PARIS 2017. THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE HAS RULED EUROPE FOR OVER 300 YEARS As a respected special investigator for the state police, Kamal Agha is committed to keeping the empire safe from threats inside and out. But these are dangerous times in the empire. Under the sultan's autocratic regime, no one is beyond suspicion. When a naked man covered in tattoos appears on the banks of the Seine and murders a passerby, Kamal is tasked with tracking him down. But asking too many questions can be a highly risky endeavor-especially when the mysterious man's trail leads Kamal to a secret buried deep in the empire's past, a secret that goes to the very core of the empire's success. A secret the sultan and his security services will do anything to silence. Kamal is forced to question his own loyalty when his own family attracts unwelcome attention from the security services. Soon, he has no choice but to flee. But on the run from the all-seeing organisation with which he made his reputation, can he save himself and his family? And, if he does, what might that mean for the existence of the Empire itself? Its past, it's present and its future ...

The Ottoman Secret

The Ottoman Secret

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2019

'The best what-if thriller for a long, long time' LEE CHILD 'An alternative history tale that will blow your mind. A story strung along the centuries that is thoroughly engrossing and one you will long remember' DAVID BALDACCI The Ottoman Secret is a sweeping thriller which will captivate fans of Man in the High Castle, Fatherland and The Handmaid's Tale _________ PARIS 2017. THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE HAS RULED EUROPE FOR OVER 300 YEARS As a respected special investigator for the state police, Kamal Agha is committed to keeping the empire safe from threats inside and out. But these are dangerous times. Under the sultan's autocratic regime, no one is beyond suspicion. When a naked man covered in tattoos appears on the banks of the Seine and murders a passerby, Kamal is tasked with tracking him down. But asking too many questions can be a highly risky endeavour - especially when the mysterious man's trail leads Kamal to a secret buried deep in the empire's past, a secret that goes to the very core of the empire's success. A secret the sultan and his security services will do anything to silence. Kamal is forced to question his own loyalty when his own family attracts unwelcome attention from the security services. Soon, he has no choice but to flee. But on the run from the all-seeing organisation where he built his reputation, can he save himself and his family? And, if he does, what might that mean for the existence of the Empire itself? Its past, its present and its future ... __________ Alternate histories don't get much better than this thought-provoking mind bender... Superior and plausible worldbuilding matches an ingeniously imaginative conceit. This ranks as a classic of the genre. Publishers Weekly 'A dystopian thriller that wears its smartness on its sleeve. Will appeal to fans of The Handmaid's Tale . . . I suspect that this summer, you'll never be far from someone who has been claimed by The Ottoman Secret' Independent 'A tour de force of storytelling and concept. Thrilling, disturbing, inspiring, it left me all too often in awe' JAMES ROLLINS 'The Ottoman Secret is a masterpiece. A compelling saga, on a grand scale. A stellar epic' STEVE BERRY

The One-Armed Knight

The One-Armed Knight

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2018

Reilly has tracked down the fake Professor Sharafi to Turkey. But the man is crafty, and not only does he manage to escape, he also recaptures Tess along the way. A chase begins across the hills of Cappadocia, with the FBI agent hunting down his enemy while Tess, in order to survive, does her best to follow the trail of Knight Templar Conrad and the mysterious treasure he was protecting - the one everyone thought was a threat to all of Christianity...

The Devil's Handiwork

The Devil's Handiwork

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2018

16.00 800x600 1203. Constantinople is besieged ... by the Christians of the 4th Crusade! Under cover of night, a small group of knights flees the doomed city. They're taking three mysterious chests to Antioch - but never reach their destination. Nowadays, in Rome, Agent Reilly has come with a Professor Sharafi to request access to the Vatican's archives. But once inside, he reveals that the document they're here to consult is one that the Church doesn't want anyone to see... Normal 0 21 false false false FR X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

The Falcon Temple

The Falcon Temple

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Paperback / softback 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...

The Sunken Church

The Sunken Church

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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.

The End Game

The End Game

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Paperback / softback 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.

The Knight in the Crypt

The Knight in the Crypt

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Paperback / softback 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...

The Encoder

The Encoder

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2016

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 ...

The End Game

The End Game

Author: Raymond Khoury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2016

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.

Pit Stop

Pit Stop

Author: Raymond Khoury, Linwood Barclay Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

This original short story from the New York Times bestselling thriller anthology FaceOff pairs bestsellers Raymond Khoury and Linwood Barclay - and features characters from their bestselling novels - in a one-of-a-kind thriller match-up. FBI Agent Sean Reilly (hero of Khoury's multi-million-copy bestseller The Last Templar) is tracking a criminal who is in possession of a lethal biological agent and threatening to unleash it on innocent civilians. But now Reilly has a bigger problem: his quarry, known online as Faustus, has created an explosive diversion and stolen a truck from a restaurant car park - and inside that truck is a teenage girl. General contractor and single dad Glen Garber (of Barclay's bestseller The Accident) had stopped to grab a snack for his daughter Kelly when they both got caught up in the chaos in the car park. Thinking she'd be safest in the truck, he ordered her inside, and that was the last time he saw her. Agent Reilly must navigate the chase with nerves of steel, attempting to free Kelly Garber from the madman's clutches without endangering thousands of lives in the process - and all with her terror-stricken father right by his side. For more exciting short story pairings, don't miss all eleven short stories in Face Off!

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.