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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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Critic Reviews

‘Fans of Dan Brown will love this thrilling adventure.'Closer‘Establishes Scott Mariani as an author to watch.'M.J. Rose, international bestselling author of The Reincarnationist‘Packed with dark intrigue, danger around every corner, bullets flying, sexual tension, and an endless assault of nasty villains bent on stopping ex-SAS Ben Hope … everything a thriller should be and more.'Joe Moore, international bestselling co-author of The Grail Conspiracy
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By Peter on 01-27-15

Very Entertaining

This book is a mix between The Da Vinci code and Jack Reacher, it was very good easy listening, with some interesting ideas and a good amount of action. I look forward to more Ben Hope novels..

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By soxvixen on 03-28-16

Brilliant

Have loved Scott's work for a long time. Having it read to you takes it to a new level.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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