Journalist Liv Adamsen has escaped from the highly secretive Citadel at the heart of the ancient city of Ruin and now lies in isolation, staring at hospital walls as blank as her memory. Despite her inability to recall her past, something strange is stirring within her. She feels possessed by a sensation she can't name and plagued by whispers only she can hear: "KuShiKaam", the key. Worlds collide in a race to uncover a revelation dating from the creation of man in this electrifying follow-up to the best seller Sanctus.
A man climbs a cliff face in the oldest inhabited place on earth, a mountain known as the Citadel, a Vatican-like city-state that towers above the city of Ruin in modern-day Turkey. But this is no ordinary ascent. It is a dangerous, symbolic act. And thanks to the media, it is an event witnessed by the entire world.
"Intrigue, Drama. Suspense, Mystery and more..."
When a cyber-attack disables the Hubble telescope and the Nobel Prize-winning scientist in charge disappears, the only clues left behind are a cryptic countdown clock and a chilling message displayed on the missing man's computer: Mankind Must Look No Further. Newly appointed FBI agent Joe Shepherd, with degrees in astrophysics and computer science, is uniquely qualified to handle the investigation. He discovers a note in the missing scientist's handwriting that reads "end of days." But what does it really mean for humankind?
"not bad at all ..."
On a windy hilltop in the town of Redemption, Arizona, people have gathered at an old cemetery to bury a local man who died in a tragic accident. But the occasion is suddenly disrupted by a thunderous explosion several miles away. A plane has crashed, pouring a pillar of black smoke into the air. As Sheriff Garth Morgan speeds toward the accident, he nearly hits a man running down the road, with no shoes on his feet and no memory of who he is or how he got there.
"Strange and Gripping"
An explosive apocalyptic conspiracy thriller from a major new British talent that will set the world alight…REVELATION OR DEVASTATION?The certainties of the modern world are about to be blown apart by a three thousand year-old conspiracy nurtured by blood and lies …A man throws himself to his death from the oldest inhabited place on the face of the earth, a mountainous citadel in the historic Turkish city of Ruin. This is no ordinary suicide but a symbolic act.
"So Much Better than the DaVinci Code!"
Who is Solomon Creed? The first in an electrifying new high-concept series from Sunday Times best-selling author of Sanctus, Simon Toyne. A plane crash in the Arizona desert. An explosion that sets the world on fire. A damning pact to hide an appalling secret. And one man bound to expose the truth. He is Solomon Creed. No one knows what he is capable of.
Conspiracy thrillers don’t come any bigger or better than The Key – from the author of Top 5 Bestseller Sanctus: ‘Plenty of action, plenty of intrigue and wonderfully imaginative. The sort of novel to devour in one sitting' Kate Mosse Hounded. Haunted. Hunted. She is the most important person in the world. She is The Key. In the ancient Turkish city of Ruin, American journalist Liv Adamsen lies in an isolation ward staring at walls as blank as her memory.
A cyber-attack on NASA’s deep space search for the origins of the universe destroys the program and delivers a grave warning: Mankind Must Look No Further. Rookie FBI Agent Joseph Shepherd has the unique skills needed to investigate the breach. But he’s also hiding a secret of his own.…Former New York crime reporter Liv Adamsen’s life has led her from the Turkish city of Ruin to an abandoned oil field in the Syrian Desert. An oasis grows around her new home but the desert is a hostile place, and danger draws ever closer. Charity worker Gabriel Mann abandoned Liv to protect her from the disease that is killing him. But this terrible plague, born in Ruin’s ancient Citadel, has already started to spread.
Our first parody on the show kicks off with a BOOM with Simon Toyne, author of last year’s incredible best selling apocalyptic thriller Sanctus. Toyne sets a blistering pace with his second book, The Key, leaving the reader hanging after every short chapter. Don’t let the heavy subject matter put you off because this podcast talks to Toyne about his thoughts on those avid Dan Brown fans, his journey from being a television writer to published author, and how he quit his job and set off in a knackered van to France to begin writing his first religious thriller.
Die Welt hält den Atem an, als sie dank CNN Zeuge von etwas Unglaublichem wird: Auf der Bergzitadelle von Trahpah steht ein menschliches Kreuz...