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The Lost Relic by Scott Mariani

The Lost Relic

Part of the Ben Hope Series
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A protagonist with heart, Ben finds himself amidst a deadly conspiracy that forces him on the run when he's accused of murder. Whilst evading capture or death he must try to unearth why, who and how in a desperate attempt to save himself and get to the truth. 'James Bond meets Jason Bourne meets The Da Vinci Code' is an accurate analogy.

If you like Scott Mariani you might also like to read books by Wilbur Smith, Steve Berry and James Rollins.

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The Lost Relic by Scott Mariani

Some secrets should stay buried! A web of deceit and Ben Hope is caught up in the mayhem. Whilst visiting a former SAS comrade in Italy, a distracted Ben nearly runs over a young boy and unwittingly walks into his deadliest mission yet. Ben's involvement with the boy's family runs deeper as he witnesses their brutal murder at a gallery robbery. A seemingly worthless Goya sketch was the principal target in the bloodbath heist. Now it's up to Ben to find out the truth behind the elusive painting. Wrongly accused of murder and forced to go on the run, he must get to the heart of the conspiracy while he still has the chance...


'James Bond meets Jason Bourne meets The Da Vinci Code.'
J. L. Carrell, bestselling author of The Shakespeare Secret

'Deadly conspiracies, bone-crunching action and a tormented hero with a heart ...Scott Mariani packs a real punch.'
Andy McDermott, bestselling author of The Secret Vault

'Full of authentic detail and heart-stopping action -- a real thrill ride.'
Ed Macy, author of the bestselling Apache.

'This is an absolute delight to read!you really won't want to put it down.'
News of the World

'Smart, action-packed thriller!it's completely addictive.'
Closer Magazine

About the Author

Scott Mariani

Scott Mariani is the author of the worldwide-acclaimed action-adventure thriller series featuring ex-SAS hero Ben Hope. Scott’s novels have topped the bestseller charts in his native Britain and are translated into over twenty languages worldwide. To date the Ben Hope series comprises the #1 Bestseller The Alchemist’s Secret, The Mozart Conspiracy, The Doomsday Prophecy (published in the USA as The Hope Vendetta), The Heretic’s Treasure, The Shadow Project, The Lost Relic, The Sacred Sword and the forthcoming The Armada Legacy (May 2013). Scott is also the author of the bestselling Kindle eBook novella, Passenger 13. Scott’s novels have been described as ‘James Bond meets Jason Bourne with a historical twist’.

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20th January 2011


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AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


448 pages


Action Adventure / Spy
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