Arkane Thrillers, Books 1 - 3 : An ARKANE Thriller

  • by J F Penn
  • Narrated by Veronica Giguere
  • Series: An ARKANE Thriller
  • 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Meet Morgan Sierra. Ex-Israeli military psychologist, specialist in religious cults at Oxford University, Krav Maga expert, and now recruited to work for ARKANE, a secret British government agency investigating supernatural mysteries around the world.
Three full-length thrillers in one box-set.
Stone of Fire #1
India. When a nun is burned alive on the sacred ghats of Varanasi, and the stone she carried is stolen, an international hunt is triggered for the relics of the early church. Morgan Sierra is forced into the search when her sister and niece are held hostage. She's helped by Jake Timber from the mysterious ARKANE. Morgan must risk her own life to save her family, but will she ultimately be betrayed?
From ancient Christian sites in Spain, Italy, and Israel, to the far reaches of Iran and Tunisia, Morgan and Jake must track down the stones through the myths of the early church, before the fires of evil are summoned again.
Crypt of Bone #2
The prophecy in Revelation, declares that a quarter of the world must die .
Israel. A man jumps to his death from the top of the Western Wall, his body smashed on the ancient stones. Another disembowels himself under the scrawled figure of the Pale Horse of the Apocalypse. As she investigates the deaths, Morgan Sierra becomes embroiled in an international conspiracy that will use technology to carry an ancient curse to mankind. Working with ARKANE agent Jake Timber, they hunt down the Devil's Bible, pursued all the way by the evil forces of Thanatos.
From the catacombs of Paris, to the skeletal ossuaries of Sicily, and the Czech Republic, Morgan and Jake must find the Devil's Bible and stop the curse being released into the world, before one in four are destroyed in the coming holocaust. Because in just seven days, the final curse will be spoken, and the prophecy will be fulfilled.
Egypt. The curator of the Museum of Antiquities is ritually murdered by a group wearing the masks of Ancient Egyptian deities.
USA. In Washington DC, a decapitated head is placed on a replica Ark of the Covenant, with a chilling message that warns of a terrifying escalation of violence in the Middle East.
Morgan Sierra must race against time to find the real Ark, while her nemesis, the vicious mercenary Natasha, is in the hunt and out for bloody revenge. Morgan travels across Egypt, Jordan, and back to London, following a trail of clues that takes her into the mists of history - and mortal danger.


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Most Helpful

Good story, hard to listen to

I enjoyed the story lines even though they are pretty much formulaic. A few mis-used (or mis-pronounced) words caused some stumbling in the flow. But the narrator's voice is altogether too strident and too high-pitched. I had to slow it down by 10% before I could bear to listen.
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- Amazon Customer


While not my usual genre, I enjoyed these books. The concept alone is gripping, though the execution wasn't quite to my liking.

Keep in mind this is all opinion, and these books may be perfect for you.

My real issue was with the pacing. Everything happened a little too quickly, with answers to mystical-type questions being a bit too convenient. While every answer wasn't immediate, and every bit of conjecture wasn't perfect, the mystery solving was still too quick for me to believe. This took a lot more suspension of disbelief than I'm accustomed to, and I usually read fantasy.

That aside, characters are solid, and the adventures are a lot of fun. Giguere's performance is exceptional, bringing an extra layer of life to the narrative.
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- August

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-08-2017
  • Publisher: The Creative Penn Ltd