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The Devil's Elixir

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Sean Reilly and Tess Chaykin, the heroes of Raymond Khoury's New York Times bestselling Templar novels, return in an edge-of-your-seat thriller that reaches from the present day back to 1700s Mexico—and beyond…

What if there was a drug, previously lost to history in the jungles of Central America, capable of inducing an experience so momentous—and so shocking—that it might shake the very foundations of Western civilization?

What if powerful forces on both sides of the law launched a ruthless, no-holds-barred pursuit to get their hands on it?

What if FBI agent Sean Reilly and archaeologist Tess Chaykin were the only ones who could stop the unthinkable from happening?

And what if they’re already too late?  

From Publishers Weekly

Oct 31, 2011 – An amazingly powerful drug provides the MacGuffin for Khoury s exciting thriller with a paranormal twist. Narco kingpin Raoul Navarro (aka El Brujo, the shaman), who for years has been ingesting a medicinal herb known in 18th-century Mexico as the Devil s Elixir, sees a huge market for the drug if the chemical can be synthesized into a convenient pill form ( It ll make meth seem as boring as aspirin ). FBI agent Sean Reilly is at home in Mamaroneck, N.Y., when he receives a panicked phone call from ex-girlfriend and former DEA agent Michelle Martinez, who says she s fled her San Diego home after armed men broke in and shot her boyfriend. Catching the next flight to California, Sean discovers a strange link between Michelle s four-year-old son and the Devil s Elixir. Khoury has to work hard to make the drug s earth-shattering ramifications believable, but fans of the author s bestselling Templar novels (The Templar Salvation, etc.) will play along.

Customer Reviews

Fun read

All of khoury's books are cut from the Cussler cloth. Quick, addicting, fun and mindless. I enjoyed all of them. Books don't need deep inner meaning to be good... Just entertaining.


Another excellent Khoury adventure! Loved every page!


I enjoyed Khoury's previous books but was very disappointed with this one. The story was too far fetched and it made it difficult to get absorbed into the book. Usually Khoury's books are fun because there is a kernel of truth to the central plot idea, which makes the story seem plausible. Without introducing any spoilers, I can just say that this book was way out there and hard to finish! Also, the middle of the book dragged on for too long.

The Devil's Elixir
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Historical
  • Published: Dec 22, 2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 528 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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