Republished as Ark of Blood, April 2015. Same book, different title and cover.
Cairo, Egypt. When the curator of the Museum of Antiquities is slaughtered in a horrific ritual by a group wearing the masks of Ancient Egyptian deities, local authorities ask for help from ARKANE, the agency tasked with investigating religious and paranormal events. Then, in Washington DC, a decapitated Arab body is discovered. The head is placed on the replica Ark of the Covenant along with a chilling message that warns of a terrifying escalation of violence in the Middle East.
ARKANE agent, British-Israeli psychologist Dr Morgan Sierra, must race against time to uncover the real Ark – aware that her nemesis, the vicious mercenary Natasha, is also in the hunt and out for bloody revenge. Morgan travels across Egypt and Jordan, retracing the steps of the Biblical Exodus and following a trail of clues that takes her into the mists of history – and mortal danger…
The third novel in the bestselling ARKANE series, EXODUS is a pulse-pounding thriller for fans of Dan Brown and James Rollins. Filled with puzzles, adventure and excitement, it also asks serious questions about the nature of religion…and the beliefs that lie at the very heart of humankind.
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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! … One of the author’s real skills lies in her ability to paint a wonderful picture of the many locations and settings of the book – rich details and intricate observations bring the story to life … The author seems to have a genuine respect and understanding of history and culture rarely exhibited in a novel of this type. “ Read more from of this review from Alyson Sheldrake
“The book is well researched and cleverly compiled, facts about Freemasonry and clever Biblical references intermingle with a fictitious storyline to great effect. The author seems to have a genuine respect and understanding of history and culture rarely exhibited in a novel of this type.” Ferragudofan on Amazon
“Brimming with historical fact and heart pumping action, Exodus is just my kind of book. It shocks, entertains and thrills the reader with a good does of fast paced action. The author has a knack for creating cold and violent baddies full of blood lust! The opening scene is a graphic ritual killing that makes you squirm and definitely hooks you into the story.” Bletchley Park Research on Amazon
“Dr Morgan Sierra races to piece together ancient clues to the location of the Arc even as she wrests with her own spiritual questions. On a quest worthy of Homer, it's a race through the slums and antiquities of Cairo, the arid plains of Ethiopia, the terrible beauty of the Sinai, the timeless caves of Jordan, and the streets of London to the head waters of the Nile. And as in a Homeric adventure, the protagonists and antagonists must reach deep into their beings to meet their challenges. It is a truly excellent adventure and like its Biblical namesake, Exodus is not only a struggle between evil and good but a journey deep into the human soul.” Kathleen W. Hayward on Amazon