From Washington to London to Paris and the castles of the Templars, Mrs G has only weeks in which to decrypt clues from the distant past of the Kaballah and the bloodline of Christ himself. As she delves into a world of mysticism she exposes modern science to criticism in its suppression of a superior occult intelligence known only to those who have ruled the world down the Centuries, as they still do today.
John Bentley is a first-time novelist but no stranger to the headlines. After winning Harrow school’s coveted Coward History Prize – he travelled on an emigrant grant by boat to Australia returning aged 20 by road, in a series of adventures on the overland hippie trail to England, to begin a business career. By thirty he was a self-made multi-millionaire, heading up a global media empire, which included the UK’s largest movie company and film studios producing the cult movie The Wicker Man among others. At thirty-two, described by the international press as a corporate buccaneer, forgoing a promising political career, he sold up to retire and study philosophy, transcendentalism and metaphysics, living between New York, Paris, St Tropez and Ibiza, and the remote highlands of Scotland.
Returning to commerce in 1980, the video rental business he then started became the largest in Europe. By the mid 80’s, branded by the Press with a playboy reputation, he disappeared from the headlines to sail half way round the world. From 1990 he immersed himself in the new digital world, creating and producing the world’s first Internet TV, launched in the US in 1996, which business he sold to America’s largest software corporation. After retirement to Portugal’s Algarve coast he has with his first novel fulfilled an ambition to be a writer.“The Royal Secret” combines his love of history and mystery with his own unique take on living in a world where freedom is under constant attack, in which without a spiritual revival mankind cannot survive. As always controversial he has written an audacious, thought-provoking epic thriller with a solid foundation in reality. Fans of Dan Brown, Bernard Cornwell, CJ Sansom, and of the Holy Grail, The Tudors and the Templars, as well as of the occult, will enjoy this scintillating blend of sixteenth-century intrigue and modern-day conspiracy. The concept of the book as a technology first in providing the reader’s progress with instant online intelligence adds a further typical inventiveness.