Ben Hope

19 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 142 ratings

The Alchemist's Secret Publisher's Summary

The #1 best seller.

Ben Hope lives on the edge. A former élite member of the SAS, Ben is tortured by a tragedy from his past and now devotes his life to finding kidnapped children.

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.

When the secrets of alchemy hidden within the pages remain impenetrable, Ben teams up with beautiful American scientist Dr Roberta Ryder to crack the code. It seems that everyone - from the Nazis during WW2 and powerful Catholic organisation Gladius Domini - wants to unearth the secrets of immortality.

The trail leads Ben and Roberta from Paris to the ancient Cathar strongholds of the Languedoc, where an astonishing secret has lain hidden for centuries…

©2014 Scott Mariani (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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  • Book 1

    • The Alchemist's Secret

    • Ben Hope, Book 1
    • By: Scott Mariani
    • Narrated by: Will Rycroft
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The #1 Bestseller. Ben Hope lives on the edge. A former élite member of the SAS, Ben is tortured by a tragedy from his past and now devotes his life to finding kidnapped children. 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.

    Regular price: $16.77

  • Book 2

    • The Mozart Conspiracy

    • Ben Hope, Book 2
    • By: Scott Mariani
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    From the number-one best-selling author. Former SAS operative Ben Hope is running for his life. Enlisted by the beautiful Leigh Llewellyn--world-famous opera star and Ben's first love--to investigate her brother's mysterious death, Ben finds himself caught up in a centuries-old puzzle. The official line states that Oliver died whilst investigating Mozart's death, but the facts don't add up.

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  • Book 3

    • The Doomsday Prophecy

    • Ben Hope, Book 3
    • By: Scott Mariani
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    From the number one best-selling author. ex-SAS operative Ben Hope decided to give up rescuing kidnap victims in favour of the Theology studies he abandoned years before, he should have known that fate would decide differently. Searching for missing biblical archaeologist Zoë Bradbury, Ben finds himself embroiled in his riskiest mission yet. What is the ancient secret that Zoë uncovered? And just who is willing to do anything to protect it?

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  • Book 4

    • The Heretic's Treasure

    • Ben Hope, Book 4
    • By: Scott Mariani
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    An ancient fortune has lain hidden for thousands of years, one so powerful that men will kill to protect it. And only one man can unearth it.... Ex-SAS operative Ben Hope is living a peaceful life in rural France - until a phone call from an old army comrade turns his world upside down. Eminent Egyptologist Morgan Paxton has been brutally murdered while working on the mysterious Akhenaten Project in Cairo, and Colonel Harry Paxton wants Ben to find his son's killer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Think ... Indiana Jones

    • By Pam Sturgess on 02-23-17

    Regular price: $16.77

  • Book 5

    • The Shadow Project: Ben Hope, Book 5

    • By: Scott Mariani
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Only one man can foil a plot set to change the course of history.... Ex-SAS soldier Ben Hope is enjoying life at Le Val, the facility in Northern France where he trains others in the dangerous art of hostage rescue, until a chance incident forces him to take on the role of bodyguard to the Swiss billionaire Maximilian Steiner. The victim of a recent abduction attempt, Steiner believes that a neo-Nazi terror group are bent on seizing a prized document from his personal collection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastically narrated book<br />

    • By Tony on 01-31-18

    Regular price: $16.77

  • Book 6

    • The Lost Relic: Ben Hope, Book 6

    • By: Scott Mariani
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Whilst visiting a former SAS comrade in Italy, a distracted Ben nearly runs over a young boy - and unwittingly walks into his deadliest mission yet. Ben's involvement with the boy's family runs deeper as he witnesses their brutal murder at a gallery robbery. A seemingly worthless Goya sketch was the principal target in the bloodbath heist. Now it's up to Ben to find out the truth behind the elusive painting.

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  • Book 7

    • The Sacred Sword

    • Ben Hope, Book 7
    • By: Scott Mariani
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Returning to the UK to try to sort out his stormy personal life, Ben runs into two old friends. Simeon and Michaela were once his fellow students at Oxford; now they are the Reverend and Mrs Arundel. Ben senses that Simeon is deeply troubled, but before the truth can emerge about his secretive research project concerning a mysterious, ancient "sacred sword", both he and Michaela are wiped out in a devastating road crash. Convinced that his friends' deaths were no accident, Ben is propelled on a global quest.

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  • Book 8

    • The Armada Legacy

    • Ben Hope, Book 8
    • By: Scott Mariani
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Former SAS major Ben Hope is relaxing at his home in Normandy when he hears the worst news of his life. His ex-girlfriend, Dr Brooke Marcel, has been kidnapped. Racing against the clock, Ben's frantic search for Brooke leads him from Ireland to the Spanish mountains and the rainforests of Peru. What is the mysterious link between the kidnapping, the salvage of a sunken 16th-century Spanish warship and the secret activities of its wealthy discoverer?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Never a dull moment

    • By Blue Dragonfly on 01-20-15

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  • Book 9

    • The Nemesis Program

    • Ben Hope, Book 9
    • By: Scott Mariani
    • Narrated by: Will Rycroft
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    While secretly researching the bizarre discoveries of Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla many years earlier, physicist Claudine Pommier becomes the victim of a remorseless and cruel murderer who breaks into her Parisian apartment. Is he just a serial killer? Or is there more to her death than the Paris cops believe?

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  • Book 10

    • The Forgotten Holocaust

    • Ben Hope, Book 10
    • By: Scott Mariani
    • Narrated by: Will Rycroft
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The breathtaking new adventure starring Ben Hope. A lost, aimless, and hard-drinking Ben Hope has wandered back to his old haunt in Ireland. The ex-SAS soldier is searching for peace, but trouble soon appears when Kirsten Hall, a young journalist, is brutally murdered right in front of him. Unable to prevent it, Ben is driven by guilt to hunt down the killers. All he has to go on is a handful of clues from Kirsten's research..

    Regular price: $16.77

  • Book 11

    • The Martyr's Curse

    • Ben Hope, Book 11
    • By: Scott Mariani
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Could Ben Hope have found peace at last? That's the question he's asking himself after his wanderings through Europe have led him to a remote medieval monastery in the French Alps. A haven of serenity, a place he wants to remain. But wherever Ben goes, trouble is never too far behind. When a team of merciless killers invade his newfound sanctuary and slaughter the innocent monks, Ben's revenge quest quickly draws him into a bewildering mystery of stolen treasure, deception and murder.

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  • Book 12

    • The Cassandra Sanction: Ben Hope, Book 12

    • Ben Hope, Book 12
    • By: Scott Mariani
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    A tragic death. A grieving brother. A plot to deceive the entire world. Ex-SAS major and kidnap recovery specialist Ben Hope is looking for peace in a quiet Spanish town. What he gets instead is the kind of trouble that only a man like him can handle. Raul Fuentes can’t accept that his sister, Catalina, took her own life. Ben isn’t convinced, but ghosts from his own past compel him to help Raul discover the truth.

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  • Book 13

    • Star of Africa

    • Ben Hope, Book 13
    • By: Scott Mariani
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Where ex-SAS major Ben Hope goes, trouble always follows.... Ben Hope is trained to identify danger. So when he finds out that someone very important to him is working on a US container ship in the treacherous seas off the East African coast, he fears the worst. Within days the ship is hijacked by pirates. Taking matters into his own hands, Ben embarks upon the most daring rescue mission of his career...because this is no ordinary hostage situation.

    Regular price: $16.42

  • Book 14

    • The Devil's Kingdom

    • Ben Hope, Book 14
    • By: Scott Mariani
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Has Ben Hope finally met his match? The master best seller returns with the explosive follow-up to Star of Africa. The second in a two-part series. Held hostage by a despicable tyrant in the heart of Africa - within the lawless and unforgiving Congo - it's not looking good for Ben Hope. Even worse, someone very important to him has fallen into the enemy's hands, and they're using this against Ben as part of a depraved plan to bend him to their will.

    Regular price: $13.85

  • Book 15

    • The Babylon Idol

    • Ben Hope, Book 15
    • By: Scott Mariani
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    When a sniper leaves Ben Hope's friend fighting for his life, the former SAS major declares war on the men responsible. But what begins as a straightforward revenge mission gets complicated when a mysterious letter reveals Ben to be the real target. And his isn't the only name on a crazed killer's list. Professor Anna Manzini has no idea she's in grave danger from a man she'd thought dead. She's on the cusp of a major discovery: the location of the lost Babylon idol, a golden statue of immeasurable value.

    Regular price: $13.85

  • Book 16

    • The Bach Manuscript

    • Ben Hope, Book 16
    • By: Scott Mariani
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The spellbinding new Ben Hope thriller. A lost manuscript. A savage murder hunt. A deadly secret. While on a business trip to the UK, Ben Hope makes an impulse decision to attend a college reunion at his former university, Oxford. There he meets an old friend, Nick, now an internationally renowned classical musician. But storm clouds are soon once again brewing on Ben's horizon.

    Regular price: $14.91

  • Book 17

    • The Moscow Cipher

    • Ben Hope, Book 17
    • By: Scott Mariani
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    When 12-year-old Valentina fails to return from a visit to her father in Moscow, alarm bells start ringing. Her rich and powerful family know there's one man they can depend on to bring her back safe: former SAS major Ben Hope. But what starts off as an apparently straightforward case of parental child abduction quickly takes on more sinister dimensions as Ben travels to Moscow and starts to investigate the whereabouts of Valentina and her father, Yuri, a man with a hidden past not even his ex-wife knows about. 

    Regular price: $15.26

  • Book 18

    • The Rebel’s Revenge

    • Ben Hope, Book 18
    • By: Scott Mariani
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The top Sunday Times best seller returns with a gripping new Ben Hope thriller. 

    Regular price: $14.18

  • Book 19

    • Valley of Death

    • Ben Hope, Book 19
    • By: Scott Mariani
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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     The Top Ten Sunday Times best seller returns with a gripping new Ben Hope thriller.  

    Regular price: $14.18