Sanctus (Paperback)Simon Toyne (author)
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The bestselling thriller debut of 2011 - the apocalyptic conspiracy thriller that has set the world alight...
REVELATION OR DEVASTATION?
The certainties of the modern world are about to be blown apart by a three thousand year-old conspiracy nurtured by blood and lies ...
A man throws himself to his death from the oldest inhabited place on the face of the earth, a mountainous citadel in the historic Turkish city of Ruin. This is no ordinary suicide but a symbolic act. And thanks to the media, it is witnessed by the entire world.
But few understand it. For charity worker Kathryn Mann and a handful of others in the know, it is what they have been waiting for. The cowled and secretive fanatics that live in the Citadel suspect it could mean the end of everything they have built - and they will kill, torture and break every law to stop that. For Liv Adamsen, New York crime reporter, it begins the next stage of a journey into the heart of her own identity.
And at that journey's end lies a discovery that will change EVERYTHING ...
SANCTUS is an apocalyptic conspiracy thriller like no other - it re-sets the bar for excitement and fascination, and marks the debut of a major talent in Simon Toyne.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm
'A fast moving, thoroughly enjoyable, adventure - plenty of action, plenty of intrigue and a wonderfully imaginative reinterpretation of a slice of religious history. The sort of novel to devour in one sitting' KATE MOSSE
`A cool, confident debut ... A talented new writer who instinctively grasps the broad rules of superior action thrillers and adapts them with pace, grace, humour and a keen eye for cinematic effect' DAILY TELEGRAPH
`In this thriller Toyne creates an intriguing and engaging centrepiece in The Citadel ... Relentless pace ... An exciting and interesting read. I look forward to returning to Ruin, where there are plenty of stories waiting to be told' THE SUN
`High concept, debut conspiracy thrillers don't come with higher expectations than this. Hard to think of it as a debut, better to think of it as the beginning of a massive new adventure, and a so-long to Dan Brown' MIRROR
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“Amazing first book”
Simon Toyne looks like he is all set to give Dan Brown a run for his money! If you like Dan Brown then there's every chance you are going to love The Sanctus.
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“A page turning blockbuster”
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I have seriously fallen in love with this book! I don’t really read many books of this genre either so I wasn’t expecting my reaction to it to be so enthusiastic about how great it really is! See…I’m rambling... More
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