It’s always a good sign when established authors take time out to spruik a new novelist, and Matthew Reilly has done just that.
In a post on his Facebook page, Reilly said, “today sees the release of a great new novel by a young author who I think could become a true global success.”
“It is by Scott Baker and he is simply a fantastic new talent.”
High praise indeed, particularly as excitement builds towards the release of Reilly’s own book The Tournament, due out in November.
So let’s take a closer look at Scott Baker’s debut novel The Rule Of Knowledge.
by Scott Baker
Faith, history, science and love collide in this fast-paced action adventure.
High school teacher Shaun Strickland is shocked when he receives a last-minute invitation from Cambridge University to deliver a paper on the relationship between space and time, something he has been studying for years. This could be the break he s been longing for. But as he and his wife drive through the cold North Carolina night to catch their flight, their car slams hard into something exploding from the bushes. From that moment, a mind-bending mystery unravels.
A strange package seems to be the key. Breaking the seal, Shaun discovers a bundle of ancient documents written in Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic. But there is something else amongst the pages; a book, seemingly sealed airtight for millennia, written in perfect English, telling a story that will change history.
Soon Shaun discovers others are after the book . . . and they won t let anything stand in their way. A debut action thriller that will keep you turning the pages
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Andrew Cattanach is a regular contributor to The Booktopia Blog. He has been shortlisted for The Age Short Story Prize and was named a finalist for the 2015 Young Bookseller of the Year Award. He enjoys reading, writing and sleeping, though finds it difficult to do them all at once.
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