THE SENSATIONAL ADVENTURE FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR
‘Deadly conspiracies, bone-crunching action and a tormented hero with a heart . . . packs a real punch’ Andy McDermott
TO POSSESS IT HE WILL PAY IN BLOOD
Where ex-SAS major Ben Hope goes, trouble always follows…
Ben Hope is trained to identify danger. So when he finds out that someone very important to him is working on a US container ship in the treacherous seas off the East African coast, he fears the worst.
Within days the ship is hijacked by pirates. Taking matters into his own hands, Ben embarks upon the most daring rescue mission of his career … because this is no ordinary hostage situation.
There is something on board the ship that’s more precious than life itself – and a bloodthirsty tyrant will kill to possess it.
As events spiral out of control, Ben Hope’s skill and resourcefulness will be tested like never before. Ben would die to protect those close to him, but in a hostile environment, against ruthless warriors, even the ultimate sacrifice might not be enough…
The Ben Hope series is a must-read for fans of Dan Brown, Lee Child and Mark Dawson. Join the millions of readers who get breathless with anticipation when the countdown to a new Ben Hope thriller begins…
Whilst the Ben Hope thrillers can be read in any order, this is the thirteenth book in the series, and forms a two-part sequence with next book THE DEVIL’S KINGDOM.
Praise for Scott Mariani:
‘Deadly conspiracies, bone-crunching action and a tormented hero with a heart . . . Scott Mariani packs a real punch’ Andy McDermott
‘James Bond meets Jason Bourne meets The Da Vinci Code’ J. L. Carrell
‘Fans of Dan Brown will love this thrilling adventure’ Closer
'Non-stop action – this book delivers’ Steve Berry
‘If you’ve got a pulse, you’ll love Scott Mariani; if you haven’t, then maybe you crossed Ben Hope’ Simon Toyne
‘Full of authentic detail and heart-stopping action – a real thrill ride’ Ed Macy
‘Establishes Scott Mariani as an author to watch’ M. J. Rose
‘Packed with dark intrigue, danger around every corner, bullets flying, sexual tension, and an endless assault of nasty villains . . . everything a thriller should be and more’ Joe Moore
‘Scott Mariani is an awesome writer’ Chris Kuzneski
About the author
Scott Mariani is the author of the worldwide-acclaimed action / adventure series featuring maverick ex-SAS hero Ben Hope. Scott’s books have topped the bestseller charts in his native Britain, with The Alchemist’s Secret, the first Ben Hope novel, having held the #1 Kindle position for a record-breaking six straight weeks. The Ben Hope series is translated into over twenty languages worldwide.
Scott was born in Scotland, studied in Oxford and now lives and writes in rural west Wales.