For fans of Dan Brown's Origin and The Da Vinci Code, by the author of the award-winning, massive bestseller The Girl with All the Gifts, comes a thriller to keep you reading until dawn.
Hidden in the Dead Sea scrolls - the secret of how Christ really died
As ex-mercenary Leo Tillman and ambitious cop Heather Kennedy investigate a series of baffling deaths, the trail leads them to the Dead Sea Scrolls - and the deadly gospel hidden within them.
But soon Tillman and Kennedy are running for their lives from a band of sinister assassins who weep tears of blood and believe themselves descended from Judas. These 'fallen angels' will stop at nothing to expose the world-changing secret of the Scrolls . . . the secret of how Christ really died.
Rocketing from a spectacular plane crash in the American desert to a brutal murder at a London university to a phantom city in Mexico, The Dead Sea Deception is the most gripping, revelatory thriller since The Da Vinci Code.
'Hits all the genre tropes in fresh and exciting ways'
'Will grip you in its vice-like jaws to the very last breathless sequence. Escapism at its very best'
Lancashire Evening Post
'Intelligence, good characterisation and an imaginative plot combine to make The Dead Sea Deceptiona delight'
Reviewing the Evidence
'The Dead Sea Deception manages to soar, breathing new spirit into the genre'
For Winter Nights
This religious action thriller from Blake (the pseudonym of British comic book writer and novelist Mike Carey) hits all the genre tropes in fresh and exciting ways. London police detective Heather Kennedy is handed the case of a murdered university professor that leads to several suspicious deaths, all linked to an ancient document known as the Rotgut Codex "a medieval translation of a lost version of John's gospel." Meanwhile, ex-mercenary Leo Tillman has been searching for his kidnapped wife and three children for 13 years. When Kennedy and Tillman realize that their separate quests are connected, they join forces against a mysterious religious sect headed by assassin Solomon Kuutma, who directs the men and women known as Messengers to carry out missions against the sect's enemies. Kennedy and Tillman eventually reach an underground city, where they find that, even after their final battle, the war is far from over. Enthralled readers will look forward to the sequel.