The Hope Vendetta

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The Hope Vendetta

By Scott Mariani

Touchstone, Hardcover, 9781439193471, 368pp.

Publication Date: March 6, 2012

Description
From the author of The Mozart Conspiracy, Scott Mariani's newest international thriller raises the stakes as Ben Hope returns to prevent an attack of biblical proportions.
A DEADLY CONSPIRACY. AN ANCIENT PROPHECY. A RACE TO STOP AN ATTACK OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS.
Still reeling from a devastating personal loss, ex-SAS operative and hero for hire Ben Hope has decided to put down his gun for good and return to the theology studies he had abandoned years ago. When his professor and friend asks him to help find his missing daughter, archaeologist Zoe Bradbury, Ben declines but puts his former SAS buddy Charlie Palmer on the case. But when Charlie runs into trouble on the Greek island of Corfu, Ben reluctantly joins him to find out what might have happened to Zoe. Ben has no idea he's just embarked on the most dangerous mission of his life.
Ben realizes that Zoe's most recent archaeological discovery of an artifact related to the book of Revelation is at the heart of her dis-appearance. What is the ancient secret that Zoe uncovered? And just who is willing to do anything to protect it? The investigation leads Ben from the Greek islands to Savannah, Georgia, to the holy city of Jerusalem, and he soon discovers that it's not just Zoe's life on the line but those of millions. Yet those hell-bent on staging an end-of-days like attack for political gain will soon face the ultimate reckoning in Ben Hope.


About the Author
Scott Mariani studied at Oxford and went on to work as a translator, professional musician, pistol-shooting instructor, and a freelance journalist before becoming a full-time writer.