December 2012 Book of the Month.
His debut Sanctus was a pacey high octane thriller made for fans of the Da Vinci Code and The Key is the follow-up and second in a planned trilogy. American journalist Liv Adamsen is unwittingly at the centre of a dangerous religious conspiracy that warring factions want very different outcomes from. Who can she trust, what is the key and how is it connected to her? A cracking action adventure but we urge you to read Sanctus first as it will all make a lot more sense.
Conspiracy thrillers don't come any bigger or better than THE KEY - from the author of the bestselling thriller debut of 2011, SANCTUS. Hounded. Haunted. Hunted. She is the most important person in the world. She is The Key. In the ancient Turkish city of Ruin, American journalist Liv Adamsen lies in an isolation ward staring at walls as blank as her memory. She knows she entered the monumental Citadel at the heart of Ruin but can remember only darkness. Something strange is stirring within her, whispering that she is 'the key'. But the key to what? For the Ghost, a mercenary operating in the Syrian Desert, Liv could unlock one of mankind's most potent secrets. For the brotherhood in the Citadel - now cursed by a terrible plague - her return is the only way to ensure their survival. And for a powerful faction in Rome, she threatens the very future of the Catholic Church. Hunted across continents and caught up in events that defy explanation, Liv turns to the only person she trusts - a charity worker named Gabriel Mann. Together their paths lead to a shocking discovery - one that will tear them apart and change the world forever...
Praise for THE KEY: 'Among the best current thrillers
SUNDAY EXPRESS Praise for SANCTUS:
'A cool, confident debut ... with pace, grace and a keen eye for cinematic effect'
'Intriguing and engaging ... Relentless pace. An exciting and interesting read. I look forward to returning to Ruin, where there are plenty of stories waiting to be told'
'High concept, debut conspiracy thrillers don't come with higher expectations than this. Hard to think of it as a debut, better to think of it as the beginning of a massive new adventure, and a so-long to Dan Brown'
'A fast moving, thoroughly enjoyable, adventure - plenty of action, plenty of intrigue and a wonderfully imaginative reinterpretation of a slice of religious history. The sort of novel to devour in one sitting'
Publication date: 22/11/2012
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||22nd November 2012|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense,|
Simon Toyne is the bestselling author of the Sanctus trilogy: Sanctus, The Key and The Tower. He wrote Sanctus after quitting his job as a TV executive to focus on writing. It was the biggest selling debut thriller of 2011 in the UK and an international bestseller. His books have been translated into 27 languages and published in over 50 countries. The Boy Who Saw is the second book in a new series of epic thrillers that will span the world and centre around the enigmatic Solomon Creed. Author photo © Toby MaddenMore About Simon Toyne