Naples, 1750. In the dead of the night, three men with swords burst into the palazzo of a marquis. The intruders' leader, the Prince of San Severo, accuses the marquis of being an imposter, and demands to know a secret that he believes the man harbours. In the fight that ensues, the false marquis escapes over the rooftops, leaving behind a burning palazzo and a raging prince who is now obsessed with finding his quarry at any cost.
Baghdad, 2003. An American army unit hunting down Saddam's inner circle makes a horrifying discovery - a state-of-the-art, concealed lab where dozens - men, woman, children - have died after enduring gruesome experiments. The mysterious scientist they were after, a man believed to be working on a bio-weapons program and known only as the hakeem - the doctor - escapes, taking with him the startling truth about his work.
A puzzling clue is left behind, crudely carved into the wall of one of the underground prison's cells - a circular symbol of a snake feeding on its own tail. So begins Raymond Khoury's explosive new novel, placing two bold women at the centre of the action as they get caught up in a murderous trail of ancient clues.
About the Author
Raymond Khoury is an acclaimed screenwriter and producer for both television and film. Educated in France and the United States, Khoury now lives in London with his wife and two children. Raymond is one of the writers of the massive hit tv show, SPOOKS .
murder and mayhem and a heart-stopping seat-of-pants ride that will leave you thoroughly glad you decided to stay in to read it' - DAILY SPORTA high octane rollercoaster ride of thrills and spills - IRISH MAIL ON SUNDAYAncient, mysterious clues mingle with the latest scientific advances in this cinematic thriller. The pace is fast, the dialogue sharp, the characters plausible. Khoury knows what he is doing. - GLASGOW EVENING TIMESA tense thriller - LANCASHIRE EVENING POSTFrom a sinister experimental camp in Saddam's Baghdad to every dark corner of the globe, Khoury ensures that the pace never relents. - GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 5th September 2007
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 15.9 x 4.0
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 1