By Sam Bourne
(Harper, Mass Market Paperback, 9780061240874, 416pp.)
Publication Date: September 2007
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A teenage computer prodigy is strangled in Mumbai. A far-right extremist is killed in a remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest. A wealthy businessman is murdered in Thailand. A pimp in Brooklyn is found stabbed to death and mysteriously covered by a brown shroud.
What connects the victims is an ancient prophecy that foretells the end of everything. Now it's up to fledgling New York Times reporter Will Monroe to prevent it. But his investigation could cost Monroe the woman he loves, as it leads him into a dangerous shadow world of fundamentalist religion, mysticism, and biblical prophecies—and toward a set of ancient texts that could save humankind . . . or destroy every man, woman, and child on the face of the Earth.
Sam Bourne is the literary pseudonym of Jonathan Freedland, an award-winning British journalist and broadcaster. He is a weekly columnist for the Guardian (UK), having served as that papers Washington correspondent. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek, and the New Republic. He is a regular contributor to the Jewish Chronicle (UK) and presents BBC Radio 4s contemporary history series The Long View.
Bourne is the author of the New York Times and number one UK bestseller The Righteous Men, which has been translated into twenty-eight languages, and The Last Testament. He has also written two nonfiction works, Jacobs Gift and Bring Home the Revolution. He lives in London with his wife and two children.
“a sweaty-palm roller-coaster ride through the dark side of religion and mysticism.”
-Jeffery Deaver, author of The Cold Moon
“[A] swiftly moving plot...the multiple action scenes and shocking twist at the end are sure to please readers.”
“A dramatic, full-throttle adventure”
“Good clean fun...with real tension and drama.”
-The Times (London)
“more readable than the Da Vinci Code - the sense of menace is darker...the characters more believable.”
“A turbo-charged thriller.”
“READ IT. Sam Bourne has spun a highly-charged, theologically accurate tale.”