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When former MI6 agent turned archaeologist Dr Ava Curzon is engaged by American intelligence to track down an African militia claiming to hold the Ark of the Covenant, she is plunged into a world where nothing is what it seems.

Her breakneck descent into the shadowy realm of dark biblical magic hurls her across continents and into the opaque worlds of the Knights Templar, freemasons, occultists and extremist neo-Nazis, pushing her mentally and physically to the limits.

As the plot twists and turns across the centuries, she requires all her skills to solve a trail of ancient clues leading her inexorably towards a terrifying ritual. Taking centre stage, she faces the ultimate battle against an age-old evil she must stop at all costs.

©2016 Dominic Selwood (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Historical thrill ride

Lots of twists & turns. Much of the story line gets rather "creative" in its historical "theories ", but it is woven with verified historical events & in the end, it is just a fun read.

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Terrible

The story line is very predictable, with poor character development, overall a waste of time to listen to.

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  • James Kite
  • 03-20-18

loved it

Just what a book should be, exciting and non stop all the way to the end :) and I learnt a bit too.

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  • Lavinia White
  • 08-23-18

great book

It kept me interested right to the end.
i will find other books by this author.




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  • Bluesky
  • 08-22-18

Most annoying character

I enjoyed the overall story. However, I found the character of Dr Ava Curzon really irritating and more so the longer the story went on. A few times I nearly gave up listening but the storyline was good enough for me to grit my teeth and continue. For a supposing intelligent woman trained in archeology AND a background in secret service she was a complete airhead it was a miracle she survived the first 10 chapters. I really had to work at ignoring disbelief.

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  • Debbie
  • 08-17-18

Could have been very good

Dreadful writing accompanied by a flat and toneless reading equaled my abandoning the book half way through. First time that has ever happened

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  • katie stokoe
  • 04-11-18

All in all, a great story

Everything you’d want in a story! Action, adventure, mystery, codes, villains... if you love Scott mariani and the Ben hope series then you’ll love this!!

Only drawback is the author tends to repeat himself a lot making this a longer than necessary read but it does not take away from the fantastic story!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-11-18

Great story

good interesting and well researched book. I really enjoyed all the contradictory to popular belief facts interwoven into the story