An invitation to visit one of Cairo's antiquarian booksellers sets in train a series of terrifying ordeals for Jack Goodrich. Having been shown a priceless sword claimed to have belonged to the Prophet Muhammad, Jack returns home brimming with excitement. But that's when the nightmare begins ...
A dangerous new movement within the ranks of fundamentalist Islam wish to put a new Caliph on the throne, to rule the Muslim world. To do this they require the Sword, and they will stop at nothing to get it. With the deadliest of weapons in his hands, if the new Caliph were to declare jihad, the consequences would be catastrophic.
A thriller on a truly international scale that poses a chilling question: how can you stop a holy war before it starts?
About the Author
In 1984, Daniel Easterman (Denis MacEoin) embarked on what was for many years his principal career, writing international thrillers. Under the Easterman name, he has published fifteen novels, many of them best-sellers. Among the best known are : The Seventh Sanctuary, The Ninth Buddha, Midnight Comes at Noon, Maroc, 'K', The Judas Testament, The Sword, and The Spear of Destiny. As Easterman, he has been translated into about fifteen languages, including French, German, Spanish, and Italian. The most recent, The Sword, was published in 2007 and The Spear of Destiny appeared in spring 2009. Under a second pen-name, Jonathan Aycliffe, he has written a further eight novels, all ghost stories in the classic English tradition. Naomi's Room has been optioned for film in Hollywood, and The Vanishment and The Matrix have recently been optioned by two British film companies.
'Daniel Easterman has a string of taut, exotically plotted, internal thrillers to his credit.. He can weave a web of suspense, laced with historical and mythological reference that baits the imagination, satisfactorily embroidered with bullet holes and bloodshed. All cracking examples of the genre.' - The Times
'Daniel Easterman's thrillers are never less than enthralling, elegantly written and frighteningly credible. - Val McDermid
Number Of Pages: 510
Published: 26th May 2008
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 11.1 x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.277