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Publisher Description

An action-packed archaeological thriller from the USA Today bestselling author of LOCH and the Australian Shadows Award winning author of HIDDEN CITY!

An ancient order. A deadly conspiracy. A race against time.

When Jake Crowley rescues Rose Black from assailants on the streets of London, the two find themselves embroiled in a mystery that could cost them their lives. People are dying, and all the victims have one thing in common with Rose: a birthmark in the shape of an eagle.

From beneath the streets of London, to castle dungeons, to the heart of Christendom and beyond, Jake and Rose must race to stay alive as they seek to unlock the secrets of the Blood Codex.

Praise for David Wood and Alan Baxter

"Blood Codex is a genuine up all night got to see what happens next thriller that grabs you from the first page and doesn't let go until the last." Steven Savile

"Rip roaring action from start to finish. Wit and humor throughout. Just one question - how soon until the next one? Because I can't wait." Graham Brown

"A page-turning yarn. Indiana Jones better watch his back!"Jeremy Robinson

"A a story that thrills and makes one think beyond the boundaries of mere fiction and enter the world of 'why not'?" David Lynn Golemon,

"A twisty tale of adventure and intrigue that never lets up and never lets go!" Robert Masello

"A fast-paced storyline that holds the reader right from the start,. and a no-nonsense story-telling approach that lets the unfolding action speak for itself." Van Ikin

"With mysterious rituals, macabre rites and superb supernatural action scenes, Wood and Baxter deliver a fast-paced horror thriller." J.F.Penn

"Wood and Baxter have taken on the classic black magic/cult conspiracy subgenre, chucked in a toxic mix of weirdness, creepshow chills and action, and created a tale that reads like a latter-day Hammer Horror thriller. Nice, dark fun." Robert Hood

Fiction & Literature
July 8
Adrenaline Press
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

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Good read start to finish

KathrynStarr ,

Don’t waste your time .

Childish half explanations poised as a plot

Coach G... ,

Exciting new adventure series!

Blood Codex is the newest adventure novel from authors David Wood and Alan Baxter. In it we meet a new hero, John Crowley, a history teacher with a military past. When his first date with the beautiful museum guide, Rose Black, ends in an attempted kidnapping, Crowley is compelled to help her discover why she has become a target. Together, they follow the trail of clues from Rose's strange birthmark to the elusive book known as the Devil's Bible. Blood Codex is an exciting tale that is sure to be loved by fans of the Dane and Bones series, as well as readers who are new to Wood's works. An excellent read!

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