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The Sanctuary by Raymond Khoury
  

The Sanctuary

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A cross between Indiana Jones and Dan Brown, an electrifying thriller of ancient secrets, of the quest for an extended life and of horrific scientific experiments. It mixes history with the present in a gripping tale of adventure and suspense. Well worth buckling your seat belt for and heading straight into a hell of a ride.

Comparison: Dan Brown, Stel Pavlou.

If you like Raymond Khoury you might also like to read books by Scott Mariani, Steve Berry and Michael Cordy.

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The Sanctuary by Raymond Khoury

Naples, 1750. In the dead of the night, three men with swords burst into the palazzo of a marquis. The intruders' leader, the Prince of San Severo, accuses the marquis of being an impostor, and demands to know a secret that he believes the man harbours. In the fight that ensues, the false marquis escapes over the rooftops, leaving behind a burning palazzo and a raging prince who is now obsessed with finding his quarry at any cost.

Baghdad, 2003. An American army unit hunting down Saddam's inner circle makes a horrifying discovery: a state-of-the-art, concealed lab where dozens - men, women, children - have died after enduring gruesome experiments. The mysterious scientist they were after, a man believed to be working on a bioweapons program and known only as the hakeem - the doctor - escapes, taking with him the startling truth about his work. A puzzling clue is left behind, crudely carved into the wall of one of the underground prison's cells: a circular symbol of a snake feeding on its own tail.

So begins Raymond Khoury's explosive new novel, placing two bold women at the centre of the action as they get caught up in a murderous trail of ancient clues.

Reviews

'A high octane rollercoaster ride of thrills and spills'
IRISH MAIL ON SUNDAY

'Ancient, mysterious clues mingle with the latest scientific advances in this cinematic thriller. The pace is fast, the dialogue sharp, the characters plausible. Khoury knows what he is doing.'
GLASGOW EVENING TIMES

'A tense thriller'
LANCASHIRE EVENING POST

About the Author

Raymond Khoury

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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Publication date

12th June 2008

Author

Raymond Khoury

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback

Categories

Historical Fiction
Action Adventure / Spy
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780752893402

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