The Alchemist’s Secret (Ben Hope, Book 1)
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Ben Hope lives on the edge. A former élite member of the SAS, Ben is tortured by a tragedy from his past and now devotes his life to finding kidnapped children.
When Ben is recruited to locate an ancient manuscript which could save a dying child, he embarks on the deadliest quest of his life.
The document is alleged to contain the formula for the elixir of life, discovered by the brilliant alchemist Fulcanelli decades before. But it soon becomes apparent that others are hunting this most precious of treasures - for far more evil ends.
When the secrets of alchemy hidden within the pages remain impenetrable, Ben teams up with beautiful American scientist Dr Roberta Ryder to crack the code.
It seems that everyone - from the Nazis during WW2 and powerful Catholic organisation Gladius Domini - wants to unearth the secrets of immortality.
The trail leads Ben and Roberta from Paris to the ancient Cathar strongholds of the Languedoc, where an astonishing secret has lain hidden for centuries…
‘Fans of Dan Brown will love this thrilling adventure.’
‘Establishes Scott Mariani as an author to watch.’
M.J. Rose, international bestselling author of The Reincarnationist
‘Packed with dark intrigue, danger around every corner, bullets flying, sexual tension, and an endless assault of nasty villains bent on stopping ex-SAS Ben Hope … everything a thriller should be and more.’
Joe Moore, international bestselling co-author of The Grail Conspiracy
About the author
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’.
the alchemist's secret
a must read for the summer... good plot and easy to read. got it as ibook for .49p and could not put it down.
Very good book
A great little book. Very entertaining and fast paced. Great character and plot. Excellent grammar and very well written. Compared to all the other books I've read on iBooks, this author is head and shoulders above the rest. Will definitely read more of his novels.
Bought this book in paperback And it was a very good read
- Category: Crime & Thrillers
- Published: 03 March 2008
- Publisher: Avon
- Print Length: 496 Pages
- Language: English