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The Patmos Enigma
Author: Ken Fry
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1975849035
Pages: 414
Year: 2017-09-19
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A mysterious man walking the earth for millennia... And a discovery we might not be ready for... With the success of his UK #1 bestselling religious mystery, The Lazarus Succession, Ken Fry once again crafts a cunning and explosive historical thriller unlike any you've read before. Tel Aviv, Israel. Archaeologist Joshua Agar makes a stunning discovery when on one of his excavation sites, they unearth an ancient ossuary, untouched since the day it was buried. Evidence and analysis reveals that the contents of the find appear to be the six of the Seven Seals mentioned in the bible's Book of Revelations. The Seventh is missing. Meanwhile, a mysterious man has been walking the earth for millennia. He waits... amassing knowledge and power, seeking to bring about the one event that would release him from his endless existence. With the discovery in Tel Aviv, his waiting might soon be over. Joshua Agar and his team, Professor Simon Rockwell and Dr. Rachel Carver soon realises the significance of their find. An ancient society known as The Keepers awakens, and they are after the Seven Seals. For it has been told, that whosoever breaks the seven seals will have unimaginable power and control over the new world promised through the Second Coming of Christ. The frantic hunt for the Seventh Seal begins. Through dusty caves, ancient churches, and even within the most secretive vault on earth, they search for clues to the possible resting place of the missing seal. The archaeologists are not alone. Another ancient secret brotherhood called the Guardians have long protected the Seven Seals, since the time John of Patmos entrusted to them the Seventh. Using their resources, they attempt to discover the identity of The Grand Keeper and impede his plans for global upheaval. As scientists, the archaeologists perceive their discovery as a historical relic and not a religious find. But with the forces aroused by the unearthing of the artefact, they start to question if there is indeed truth in the story. The Patmos Enigma will take you on a journey of wonders and thrills as it hurtles from dark truths to enlightening revelations as the war between science and mysticism commences.
The Lazarus Succession
Author: Ken Fry
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1542913624
Pages: 366
Year: 2017-02-03
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A LEGEND TO SLAUGHTER FOR... A TRUTH TO DIE FOR... A Novel of Murder. Mystery. Faith. Hope. Redemption Bestselling Religious Mystery recommended for readers of Dan Brown. The Lazarus Succession is a modern-day thriller with a medieval mystery attached to it. The discovery of which could change mankind forever. Praise for The Lazarus Succession: "A thrilling plot ... I can imagine it being given the big screen treatment." - Amazon UK "A brilliant read. Could be screenplay for the next Indiana Jones...." - Amazon UK "If you like Dan Brown then this one is for you." - Amazon UK ..".we are treated to a fast-paced page-turner of cat and mouse intrigue. A very exciting story indeed, which kept me on my toes right up until the end with twists and turns all of the way." - Goodreads Review "Ken Fry writes with such fluidity that characters and situations spring to life." - Goodreads Review ..". frightening and beautiful. A dying Countess, an artist torn between the woman he loves and a faith which compels him... I recommend it highly." - Amazon US According to legend, Annas Zevi, an artist who witnessed the raising of Lazarus, was told by Christ to paint what he saw. Over the centuries, his completed works has vanished, along with every other painting depicting Lazarus' resurrection. They were rumoured to be sacred icons with miraculous powers. Broderick Ladro and Ulla Stuart are hired by a disgraced High Court judge, Sir Maxwell Throgmorton, to locate a long lost medieval painting by Spanish artist Francisco Cortez. Like Zevi, his work is said to be divinely inspired. Throgmorton's client, a wealthy Spanish Condesa, is terminally ill and the icon is her last hope. She will pay and do whatever it takes to find the missing work of Cortez. Unbeknown to the Condesa, Throgmorton seeks to make a vast personal fortune from the discovery of the paintings, and plans to use it to reclaim his place in society. When Ladro and Stuart learns of Throgmorton's deceit, they begin a battle to stop his plans. In the process, they discover the Lazarus secret that changes their life forever. Just as it changed the lives of everyone it touched across the centuries.
Suicide Seeds
Author: Ken Fry
ISBN: 1537268163
Pages: 408
Year: 2016-08-24
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From the author of suspense thrillers, Ken Fry, comes a fitting novel for our times.Is this the beginning of the GMO Apocalypse? What if there was a genetically modified seed that could stop the famine in West Africa? Local growers would clamor for the product. The government would welcome the company with open arms. Lloyd Olsen, a top executive in a major western GM seed company, NewCrop, is asked to move to West Africa and head the company's operation. He is unaware of the true nature of the seed.A seed that could stop the famine and feed the hungry millions... But a seed that kills itself and all other natural seeds in its proximity... eventually devastating the continent's agriculture, and wreaking havoc to its biodiversity. Farmers would have no choice but to buy their yearly supply from NewCrop. Either that, or starve and die. Chambers, NewCrop's CEO, extensively bribes a top agricultural official, Bathurst, to cajole and menace local growers into accepting the company's products. Bathurst is prepared to murder anyone who stands in his way, and he hires a psychotic killer to silence everyone who threatens the operation. A disabled senior agriculturist, Dr. Khan, discovers the conspiracy and tries to expose the real purpose of NewCrop. In doing so, he has placed himself in grave danger. Will he survive and save what's left of West Africa's crops? When Olsen learns about the true nature of the genetically modified seed, he has to choose sides. Will he give up his chances of becoming CEO, and risk his life and everything he loves to expose NewCrop?
Out of the Black
Author: Lee Doty
Publisher: Booksurge Publishing
ISBN: 1419696858
Pages: 548
Year: 2008-07
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In a world made nearly perfect by man's enlightened progress, an ancient, hungry apocalypse slithers from the shadows and onto the clean, brightly-lit streets. Though few realize anything is wrong, it's already too late: Too late for the authorities to face this new threat, for science to discover a cure, for the world's warriors to gear up to fight. It is humanity's swan song and the fat lady's on the stage and clearing her throat. Now it's up to five damaged strangers: A homicide detective, a lonely nurse, a college student, his insecure girlfriend, and a methodical killer with the heart of a child. Now it is the perfect society's misfits who must piece together the mystery and find the courage to stand together against impossible odds. Sometimes destiny falls unexpected into the most broken lives, like a careless brick fallen out of the clear black sky.
Author: Barbara Freitag
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134282486
Pages: 232
Year: 2005-08-15
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Here Barbara Freitag examines all the literature on the subject since their discovery 160 years ago, highlighting the inconsistencies of the various interpretations in regard to origin, function and name. By considering the Sheela-na-gigs in their medieval social context, she suggests that they were folk deities with particular responsibility for assistance in childbirth. This fascinating survey sheds new light on a controversial phenomenon, and also contains a complete catalogue of all known Sheela-na-gigs, including hitherto unrecorded or unpublished figures.
The Seventh Commandment
Author: Tom Fox
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 1472242416
Pages: 352
Year: 2017-06-15
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Fans of Simon Toyne and Dan Brown will be gripped by The Seventh Commandment, the electrifying new conspiracy thriller by Tom Fox, author of Dominus. Not every curse is ancient. Not every prophecy is true. Not every fraud is what it seems. The Eternal City is about to become a hotbed of chaos... The River Tiber will run red with blood. The hills of Rome will be cloaked in darkness. A deathly fog will stalk the streets. And that is just the beginning. Seven predictions the world is calling prophecies, and the clock is ticking. But can any of it be real? As the world watches on, it is up to Akkadian specialist Angelina Calla and Vatican expert Ben Verdyx to find out. In a race where every secret conceals a lie and the strange verses of an ancient stone seem to hold the answers, the real question is, can the terrifying truth be unravelled before their time runs out?
The Messiah Matrix
Author: Kenneth Atchity
Publisher: Story Merchant Books
ISBN: 0996368957
Pages: 408
Year: 2016-05-02
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a unique combination of carefully researched material and breathless adventure story," Book, Bones & Buffy. LIMITED TIME SPECIAL OFFER PRICE To what lengths would the Vatican go to suppress the secret origins of its power? A renowned priest is killed in Rome. A Roman coin is recovered from a wreck off the coast of ancient Judea. It s up to a young American Jesuit priest and a vivacious, brilliant, female archaeologist to connect these seemingly disparate events and unravel the greatest mystery of all. Together they pursue their passion for truth, while fighting to control their passion for each other. What they uncover is an ancient Roman imperial stratagem so controversial the Vatican fears it could undermine the foundations of the Catholic faith. From the ancient port of Caesarea to Rome's legendary catacombs and the sacred caves of Cumae, this straight from the headlines thriller follows their quest to uncover the truth about the historical existence of the real "Christ Savior." Essential Reading for fans of Dan Brown or James Rollins."
Author: Stefanie Knauss, Alexander D. Ornella
Publisher: Alexander Darius Ornella
ISBN: 3825807754
Pages: 286
Year: 2007
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"From Once Upon a Time in the West to Moulin Rouge, fromGhanaian video-movies to Japanese Manga, from Christian symbolismin advertising to the mythic significance of female messiahfigures, from the relationship of the arts and theology to the role of theaudience in the meaningmaking process, the book provides a feast foranyone wanting to explore the interconnectivity of religion, mediaand society" -Robert Johnston, Fuller Theological Seminary
The Brodsky Affair
Author: Ken Fry
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1530979978
Pages: 434
Year: 2016-04-11
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3RD RUNNER-UP, UK Novel Writing Competition 2017 LOST ART. MURDER. A COLLECTOR WHO WILL STOP AT NOTHING. THE BRODSKY AFFAIR will keep you on the edge of your seat as UK bestselling, and award winning author, Ken Fry, weaves a tale of murder, mystery and intrigue. PRAISE for THE BRODSKY AFFAIR "Brooding, sinister, atmospheric..." "This will make an excellent movie, and as a read it's thrilling, mesmerising and downright entertaining." "The mystery itself is classy and intelligent, and develops into a killer of a finale." Jack Manton, an art dealer, and his partner, Tamsin Greene, did not expect to be targets of assassination attempts. But, when they began to track down the lost paintings of Russian artist, Mikhail Brodsky, now worth millions... that is what happened. An unscrupulous Russian art collector, Berezin, is hot on their trail, and he hires a vicious ex-Soviet agent to follow Manton and use whatever means necessary to steal what he finds. The chase moves from Australia to UK, to Russia and France, as Interpol attempts to unravel a complex trail of murders and art thefts. Jack Manton faces a perilous path of murder and deceit, before Brodsky's last unfinished work is revealed, and its destiny decided at a final confrontation. Get your copy and hop on a rollercoaster ride!
The Lazarus Continuum
Author: Ken Fry
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1726418634
Pages: 414
Year: 2018-09-02
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An age-old secret must be kept safe... Until a successor is chosen. From the author of the UK Religious Mystery bestseller, The Lazarus Succession, this sequel is a highly emotional suspense novel with strong religious themes that will plunge the reader deeper into the mystery of The Resurrection Chronicles. A Standalone Novel. It's been seventeen years since Brother Baez, formerly Broderick Ladro, entered the monastery to fulfill his legacy, turning his back on all earthly affairs. His strange visions and doubts have steadily increased through the years and he goes on a desert retreat to make sense of it all. Brodie's painting, The Raising of Lazarus, is endowed with the power to heal. A secret that must be guarded, as it has been since the first was painted thousands of years ago by Annas Zevi who witnessed the miraculous event. Brodie senses that a new artist is being summoned. But who? The players are being brought together once again to protect an ancient, unbroken legacy. Martha, Ulla's daughter, the daughter Brodie has never seen or met, is experiencing the same visions. An unknown hand seems determined that father and daughter should meet. Amidst a series of baffling revelations, the action moves across the USA, UK, Spain, Israel and Cyprus. A pastor and an incredibly wealthy Las Vegas casino owner knows the secret and are hell-bent on stealing the miraculous painting for wealth and power. Unless Brodie, his daughter, Martha, and their close friends succeed in keeping the Lazarus legacy alive and the succession unbroken, a powerful secret will fall on evil hands. Explore the Mystery.
Finding Zero
Author: Amir D. Aczel
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466879106
Pages: 256
Year: 2015-01-06
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The invention of numerals is perhaps the greatest abstraction the human mind has ever created. Virtually everything in our lives is digital, numerical, or quantified. The story of how and where we got these numerals, which we so depend on, has for thousands of years been shrouded in mystery. Finding Zero is an adventure filled saga of Amir Aczel's lifelong obsession: to find the original sources of our numerals. Aczel has doggedly crisscrossed the ancient world, scouring dusty, moldy texts, cross examining so-called scholars who offered wildly differing sets of facts, and ultimately penetrating deep into a Cambodian jungle to find a definitive proof. Here, he takes the reader along for the ride. The history begins with the early Babylonian cuneiform numbers, followed by the later Greek and Roman letter numerals. Then Aczel asks the key question: where do the numbers we use today, the so-called Hindu-Arabic numerals, come from? It is this search that leads him to explore uncharted territory, to go on a grand quest into India, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and ultimately into the wilds of Cambodia. There he is blown away to find the earliest zero—the keystone of our entire system of numbers—on a crumbling, vine-covered wall of a seventh-century temple adorned with eaten-away erotic sculptures. While on this odyssey, Aczel meets a host of fascinating characters: academics in search of truth, jungle trekkers looking for adventure, surprisingly honest politicians, shameless smugglers, and treacherous archaeological thieves—who finally reveal where our numbers come from.
Hitler's Priestess
Author: Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814731112
Pages: 278
Year: 2000-10-01
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Each year, thousands of Chinese children, primarily abandoned infant girls, are adopted by Americans. Yet we know very little about the local and transnational processes that characterize this new migration. Transnational Adoption is a unique ethnographic study of China/U.S. adoption, the largest contemporary intercountry adoption program. Sara K. Dorow begins by situating the popularity of the China/U.S. adoption process within a broader history of immigration and adoption. She then follows the path of the adoption process: the institutions and bureaucracies in both China and the United States that prepare children and parents for each other; the stories and practices that legitimate them coming together as transnational families; the strains placed upon our common notions of what motherhood means; and ways in which parents then construct the cultural and racial identities of adopted children. Based on rich ethnographic evidence, including interviews with and observation of people on both sides of the Pacific—from orphanages, government officials, and adoption agencies to advocacy groups and adoptive families themselves—this is a fascinating look at the latest chapter in Chinese-American migration.
Dying Days
Author: Ken Fry
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1848763212
Pages: 320
Year: 2010-04
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Scott Anderson is terminally ill, and is not expected to live much longer. As an ex-RAF officer from World War Two, operating in Bomber Command, he has come to realise that once he is dead, there will be no one to pass on what he knows about his life; what he did with it, and the lives of his ancestors.He wants his adult children to know about his history so they, in turn, can pass it onto their children. It’s important, he thinks, to know where you come from, your roots and your heritage.He begins to dictate his story to his son Hugh. It’s an extensive and highly surprising account of Anderson’s wartime experiences and his early life. He also reveals the whereabouts of a large, locked wooden chest, which is only to be opened once he has died. Inside, he says, they will find part of their inheritance.In fact, what Anderson’s children find in the box will ensure that their lives will never be the same again. There was, it seems, a darker reason for his deathbed revelation, and the box contains a shocking legacy that will impact deeply on all their lives and, in doing so, will take them around the world.
The Antiquary
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Year: 1897
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The Chronicles of Aveline
Author: Ken Fry
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 198624069X
Pages: 234
Year: 2018-03-06
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Struck by the sword of injustice, driven by love and loyalty... An unlikely heroine is born. From the bestselling author of The Lazarus Succession and The Patmos Enigma, The Chronicles of Aveline is an unforgettable historical thriller. A saga of love, history, adventure, and suspense. 12th Century, England In the time of Saladin Before The Third Crusade... It is the year 1181, and an ageing, battle worn, Sir Philip Fitzwilliam contemplates the changes the last Crusade inflicted on the landscape and on his estates. The weathered grey bricks of Froulingham Manor look down the valley, the nearby woods and a countryside decimated by holy wars, where once men dwelt, but never returned from the religious hatred and conflict the Holy Land inflicted upon them. Sir Phillip, concerned by rumours of a shifting balance of power favouring Saladin's Muslim armies in the Holy Land, fears yet another conflict. He contemplates the future of his estates, and those of his two sons, Giles, his favourite, the other Raymond, an aspirant monk, and his beloved, gifted daughter... Aveline. Aveline who thrived in the pursuits of men, skilled with a bow and arrow, and destined to be married off to a suitable man someday. Aveline, who discovered the joys of love, to her own, and her lover's detriment. Persecuted by the Church and separated from her lover and family. THIS IS HER STORY. The Chronicles of Aveline is the epic tale of a young woman's incredible courage and loyalty even in the most desperate circumstances. A captivating story of family, love, heartbreaking trials, deception, and one woman's determination to reclaim everything that was taken from her. Get your copy and experience this turbulent time with a most unlikely heroine. One you'll find hard to forget.