by Scott Mariani
Avon Books (UK)
Pub Date: 2008
Foreign Rights sold in 17 countries
* In Development as a major feature film
‘Scott Mariani brings it all to the table in this fast-paced thriller that rockets off the first page and never slows down. TThe Alchemist's Secret is packed with dark intrigue, danger around every corner, bullets flying, sexual tension, and an endless assault of nasty villains bent on stopping ex-SAS hero Ben Hope from finding the secret to an ancient manuscript. It’s everything a thriller should be, and more.’
- Joe Moore, international best-selling co-author of The Grail Conspiracy.
‘The Alchemist's Secret establishes Scott Mariani as an author to watch.’
- M.J. Rose, international bestselling author of The Reincarnationist.
Where there’s Hope there’s trouble…
THE ALCHEMIST’S SECRET introduces hero Ben Hope, a former elite SAS soldier tortured by a tragedy from his past, who now devotes his life to rescuing kidnapped children.
But 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. It seems that everyone – from the Nazis of the past to the shadowy modern organisation known as Gladius Domini – wants to uncover the secrets of immortality.
Teaming up with attractive American scientist Dr Roberta Ryder, Ben is led on a wild and dangerous trail from Paris to the ancient Cathar strongholds of the
Languedoc, where an astonishing secret has lain hidden for centuries…
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