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It is the seat of judgment. The pinnacle of holiness. It is the Ark of the Covenant… and it’s the most dangerous weapon in existence.
A group of fanatics wearing masks of Egypt’s gods slaughter the curator of Cairo’s most famous museum. A cleaner in Washington, DC, discovers a decapitated head on top of a replica of the Ark of the Covenant. And someone is sharing videos of the deaths with extremists all over the world.
It’s a job too big — and too strange — for the normal authorities, but it’s right up the alley of ARKANE, the British agency tasked with investigating mysteries on the edge of the supernatural.
Normally ARKANE would send its best agents: Morgan Sierra, ex-Israeli military and professor of psychology and religion; and Jake Timber, a man as mysterious as he is dangerous.
But Jake is in a coma, nearly killed on a previous mission — so Morgan will have to go it alone. Because the death toll is rising, and there’s no time to wait.
In over her head, in constant danger. Pursued by vicious mercenaries bent on revenge, hunted by assassins willing to do anything for their cause. But Morgan can’t stop, because the Ark of the Covenant is the prize, and it may be more than a simple religious artifact.
It may be the secret to ancient alchemy, and the unlocking of a scientific breakthrough that could save the world… or end it.
A mix of Raiders of the Lost Ark, James Bond, and The Da Vinci Code, Ark of Blood is a mesmerizing adventure by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J.F. Penn. Grab your copy today, and get lost in the world of ARKANE!
Previously published as Exodus.
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“The ‘good versus evil’ theme rampages through the book at a fast pace and draws you in – I found myself staying up late to read ‘one more chapter’ in the desire to find out what happened next!” – Alyson Sheldrake
“It is a truly excellent adventure … not only a struggle between evil and good but a journey deep into the human soul.” – Kathleen W. Hayward
“I lost a lot of sleep staying up nearly all night to read this! I am waiting for the next… with great anticipation.” – PC France
“This book grabs you with the first sentence and does not let you go until the last word.” – RTS
“J.F. Penn has once again given us an adventure story that can hold it’s own against any other I’ve read. As the hero Morgan Sierra races to find the lost Ark of the Covenant, Penn takes the reader on a wild journey through Egypt, the middle East and the Holy Land. The author’s descriptions of these ancient places really bring you into the story and let you feel as if you’re right there with Morgan during her search.” – Scott Aday
“Character development, attention to detail, and a great plot make this book one of those rare finds that you just HAVE to read straight through in one sitting. From its chilling first pages all the way through to its explosive conclusion…I simply can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next.” – John K