A trio of heart-stopping thrillers from the New York Times–bestselling author—including the “vibrant and cerebral” #1 international bestseller, The Eight (Los Angeles Times).
 
People magazine said of Katherine Neville’s debut novel and #1 international bestseller, The Eight: “With alchemical skill, Neville blends modern romance, historical fiction, and medieval mystery . . . and comes up with gold.” Mining a fertile territory of international intrigue, complex conspiracies, history-spanning storylines, and unstoppable female heroines, Neville has arguably struck gold with all three of these thrillers.
 
A Calculated Risk: In this New York Times Notable Book, computer expert Verity Banks is the one of the most powerful women in finance and has a shot at becoming director of security at the Federal Reserve. When her boss sabotages her career ambitions, Verity decides to get revenge by targeting the company’s balance sheet. Her old mentor, Zoltan Tor, will help her, but only if Verity agrees to an outlandish and dangerous wager. To beat both Zoltan and her boss, Verity must risk her professional reputation—and her very life.
 
The Eight: In sweeping parallel stories set in the 1970s and the 1790s, Catherine Velis, a computer expert, and Mireille and Valentine, novices in an abbey during the French Revolution, must prevent a legendary chess set containing secret powers from falling into the wrong hands. With its “combination of historical references, conspiracy theory and action/thriller format,” this #1 international bestseller “may have paved the way for books like The Da Vinci Code” (Publishers Weekly).
 
The Magic Circle: Suddenly in possession of a mysterious cache of medieval manuscripts that have the power to alter the destiny of humankind, nuclear scientist Ariel Behn is swept into the deadly center of international intrigue—and a mystery that dates back to the time of Christ—as she races to prevent a worldwide catastrophe in this USA Today bestseller.
Katherine Neville’s groundbreaking novel, The Eight, dazzled audiences more than twenty years ago and set the literary stage for the epic thriller. A quest for a mystical chess service that once belonged to Charlemagne, it spans two centuries and three continents, and intertwines historic and modern plots, archaeological treasure hunts, esoteric riddles, and puzzles encrypted with clues from the ancient past. Now the electrifying global adventure continues, in Neville’s long anticipated sequel: THE FIRE

2003, Colorado: Alexandra Solarin is summoned home to her family’s ancestral Rocky Mountain hideaway for her mother’s birthday. Thirty years ago, her parents, Cat Velis and Alexander Solarin, believed that they had scattered the pieces of the Montglane Service around the world, burying with them the secrets of the power that comes with possessing it. But Alexandra arrives to find that her mother is missing and that a series of strategically placed clues, followed swiftly by the unexpected arrival of a mysterious assortment of houseguests, indicates that something sinister is afoot. 

When she inadvertently discovers from her aunt, the chess grandmaster Lily Rad, that the most powerful piece of Charlemagne’s service has suddenly resurfaced and the Game has begun again, Alexandra is swept into a journey that takes her from Colorado to the Russian wilderness and at last into the heart of her own hometown: Washington D.C.

1822, Albania: Thirty years after the French Revolution, when the chess service was unearthed, all of Europe hovers on the brink of the War of Greek Independence. Ali Pasha, the most powerful ruler in the Ottoman Empire, has angered the sultan and is about to be attacked by Turkish forces. Now he sends the only person he can rely upon–his young daughter, Haidee–on a dangerous mission to smuggle a valuable relic out of Albania, through the mountains and over the sea, to the hands of the one man who might be able to save it.

Haidee’s journey from Albania to Morocco to Rome to Greece, and into the very heart of the Game, will result in revelations about the powerful chess set and its history that will lead at last to the spot where the service was first created more than one thousand years before: Baghdad.

Blending exquisite prose and captivating history with nonstop suspense, Neville again weaves an unforgettable story of peril, action, and intrigue.
Experience a heart-pumping and thrilling tale of suspense!

Originally published in THRILLER (2006),edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author James Patterson.



In this historical Thriller Short, New York Times bestselling writer Katherine Neville deals with a little known fact about Benjamin Franklin. Franklin had an obsessive penchant for creating and joining private clubs, none of which was more enigmatic than the Lodge of the Nine Sisters and its founder, Mme Helvetius, one of the wealthiest and most beautiful women in France. When an encoded message from Scotland arrives at her home, Helvetius sets out in disguise to deliver it to Benjamin Franklin, who she knows will be able to decipher its hidden meaning. As luck would have it, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson are in France at the time. What transpires is a lesson in the cryptography of the time and a warning of an impending chaos that may threaten the fledgling United States of America.

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La continuación de El ocho, el best seller internacional de Katherine Neville.

El juego vuelve a empezar...

Colorado, 2003. Alexandra Solarin recibe una inesperada invitación a la fiesta de cumpleaños de su madre, Catherine Velis, quien nunca antes había celebrado este día. Años atrás, la propia Cat, junto a su marido, había escondido por el mundo las fabulosas piezas del ajedrez de Montglane para que nadie pudiera hacerse con el poder que contienen. Cuando Alexandra llega a la casa familiar, la vivienda está vacía. Solo aparecen una serie de invitados igualmente inesperados. Algo importante está ocurriendo y Alexandra debe seguir las misteriosas pistas que ha preparado su madre.

La búsqueda la llevará desde Colorado hasta las lejanas tierras de Rusia, en medio de un juego ancestral cuya existencia ni sospechaba. Los invitados a la fiesta serán sus compañeros de viaje; sin embargo, no todos jugarán de su lado. Porque, si bien todos persiguen las piezas del ajedrez, no todos lo hacen con las mismas intenciones.

La crítica ha dicho...
«Una obra maestra, fascinante e irresistible.»
Los Angeles Times Book Review

«Estelar. Los fans de la novela de Neville, El ocho, recibirán con interés esta fantástica secuela.»
Publishers Weekly

«A los fans de El ocho, que han esperado durante mucho tiempo el resto de la historia, les encantará esta fascinante mezcla de ajedrez y aventuras al límite.»
Booklist

«El juego que creíamos acabado se reanuda y vuelve más peligros que nunca. [...] Abundan los rompecabezas ingeniosos, un ambiente histórico fascinante y los giros magistrales en el argumento. ¡Queremos más!»
Library Journal

Tras las míticas piezas de ajedrez de Montglane se oculta un secreto celosamente preservado durante siglos...

Un trepidante thriller y best seller internacional.

Nueva York, 1972. Catherine Velis, aficionada a las matemáticas y al ajedrez, trabaja en una auditoría como experta en informática. La firma la destina a Argelia, pero, antes de partir, una vidente le lee las líneas de la mano y le advierte de que un grave peligro se cierne sobre ella. Poco después, un marchante de antigüedades hace a Cat una misteriosa oferta: un cliente suyo está intentando reunir las piezas de un antiguo juego de ajedrez que presuntamente se encuentra en Argelia. Si Cat le consigue esas piezas, obtendrá a cambio una generosa recompensa.

Sur de Francia, 1790. Mireille de Rémy y su prima Valentine son dos novicias de la abadía de Montglane. Francia arde en las llamas de la revolución que, entre otros proyectos, pretende aniquilar a la Iglesia y hacerse con sus tesoros. Enterradas desde hace mil años bajo el suelo de la abadía se encuentran las piezas de un ajedrez legendario, que perteneció a Carlomagno. Quien consiga reunir dichas piezas adquirirá un poder ilimitado. Y, para mantenerlas fuera del alcance de quienes pudieran abusar de él, Mireille y Valentine deberán repartirlas por todos los confines del mundo.

Reseña:
«Una de las pocas narradoras contemporáneas que supo salpicar sus obras de las dosis justas de esoterismo, historia oculta y misterio, mucho antes de que esos ingredientes fueran mezclados en otros cócteles notables.»
Javier Sierra

Katherine Neville’s groundbreaking novel, The Eight, dazzled audiences more than twenty years ago and set the literary stage for the epic thriller. A quest for a mystical chess service that once belonged to Charlemagne, it spans two centuries and three continents, and intertwines historic and modern plots, archaeological treasure hunts, esoteric riddles, and puzzles encrypted with clues from the ancient past. Now the electrifying global adventure continues, in Neville’s long anticipated sequel: THE FIRE

2003, Colorado: Alexandra Solarin is summoned home to her family’s ancestral Rocky Mountain hideaway for her mother’s birthday. Thirty years ago, her parents, Cat Velis and Alexander Solarin, believed that they had scattered the pieces of the Montglane Service around the world, burying with them the secrets of the power that comes with possessing it. But Alexandra arrives to find that her mother is missing and that a series of strategically placed clues, followed swiftly by the unexpected arrival of a mysterious assortment of houseguests, indicates that something sinister is afoot. 

When she inadvertently discovers from her aunt, the chess grandmaster Lily Rad, that the most powerful piece of Charlemagne’s service has suddenly resurfaced and the Game has begun again, Alexandra is swept into a journey that takes her from Colorado to the Russian wilderness and at last into the heart of her own hometown: Washington D.C.

1822, Albania: Thirty years after the French Revolution, when the chess service was unearthed, all of Europe hovers on the brink of the War of Greek Independence. Ali Pasha, the most powerful ruler in the Ottoman Empire, has angered the sultan and is about to be attacked by Turkish forces. Now he sends the only person he can rely upon–his young daughter, Haidee–on a dangerous mission to smuggle a valuable relic out of Albania, through the mountains and over the sea, to the hands of the one man who might be able to save it.

Haidee’s journey from Albania to Morocco to Rome to Greece, and into the very heart of the Game, will result in revelations about the powerful chess set and its history that will lead at last to the spot where the service was first created more than one thousand years before: Baghdad.

Blending exquisite prose and captivating history with nonstop suspense, Neville again weaves an unforgettable story of peril, action, and intrigue.
Katherine Neville’s groundbreaking novel, The Eight, dazzled audiences more than twenty years ago and set the literary stage for the epic thriller. A quest for a mystical chess service that once belonged to Charlemagne, it spans two centuries and three continents, and intertwines historic and modern plots, archaeological treasure hunts, esoteric riddles, and puzzles encrypted with clues from the ancient past. Now the electrifying global adventure continues, in Neville’s long anticipated sequel: THE FIRE

2003, Colorado: Alexandra Solarin is summoned home to her family’s ancestral Rocky Mountain hideaway for her mother’s birthday. Thirty years ago, her parents, Cat Velis and Alexander Solarin, believed that they had scattered the pieces of the Montglane Service around the world, burying with them the secrets of the power that comes with possessing it. But Alexandra arrives to find that her mother is missing and that a series of strategically placed clues, followed swiftly by the unexpected arrival of a mysterious assortment of houseguests, indicates that something sinister is afoot. 

When she inadvertently discovers from her aunt, the chess grandmaster Lily Rad, that the most powerful piece of Charlemagne’s service has suddenly resurfaced and the Game has begun again, Alexandra is swept into a journey that takes her from Colorado to the Russian wilderness and at last into the heart of her own hometown: Washington D.C.

1822, Albania: Thirty years after the French Revolution, when the chess service was unearthed, all of Europe hovers on the brink of the War of Greek Independence. Ali Pasha, the most powerful ruler in the Ottoman Empire, has angered the sultan and is about to be attacked by Turkish forces. Now he sends the only person he can rely upon–his young daughter, Haidee–on a dangerous mission to smuggle a valuable relic out of Albania, through the mountains and over the sea, to the hands of the one man who might be able to save it.

Haidee’s journey from Albania to Morocco to Rome to Greece, and into the very heart of the Game, will result in revelations about the powerful chess set and its history that will lead at last to the spot where the service was first created more than one thousand years before: Baghdad.

Blending exquisite prose and captivating history with nonstop suspense, Neville again weaves an unforgettable story of peril, action, and intrigue.
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