The explosive and brilliant new thriller from bestseller Dominic Selwood
The Turin Shroud has been stolen in a violent assault. Why? And by whom?
Drawn into the investigation, archaeologist and former spy Ava Curzon finds herself plunged into a desperate struggle against an apocalyptic Russian cult. Recruited by the UK’s clandestine MI13 intelligence agency – and aided by the Vatican’s security division and her former colleague Ferguson – Ava is sucked into a world of dark extremism and Biblical secrets.
As the chase catapults her around Europe, she must unravel the mysteries of an ancient icon belonging to the shadowy Order of Malta.
With time running out, and cataclysmic war in the Middle East the price of failure, the world stands on the brink...
Perfect for readers of Dan Brown and Scott Mariani, this crypto-thriller from the masterful Dominic Selwood will keep you gripped until the very end.The Ava Curzon Thrillers
'Imagine the best of James Bond and the Da Vinci Code rolled into one, and that is what you get with this book.' Soldier Magazine
'Keeps the tension ratcheted up ... Selwood breathes life into the conspiracy thriller by knowing his history and deploying it well.' The Catholic Herald
'A fantastic book ... a rip-roaring page-turner ... among the cream of the crop in its genre.' Barnsey's Books
'Expertly paced and filled with explosive action.' A Literary Vacation
'The fast pace of the story continues throughout ... Selwood is one to watch.' Quench Magazine
‘The plot moves so quickly the reader is at times left gasping for breath ... combines the daring and resolve of the Hollywood archaeologist with the razor-sharp mental agility of a Conan Doyle super sleuth’ Oxford Times
‘Rollercoaster crypto-thriller ... move over Lara Croft! (Five stars)’ Daily Express
‘A fast-paced Biblical thriller backed by impeccable research. Fans of The Da Vinci Code will love this!’ JF Penn, bestselling author of the Arkane series
‘I did not get much sleep ... page-turning ... ’ Nancy Bilyeau, bestselling author of The Crown, The Chalice, The Tapestry
‘This book burns ... grabs one’s attention at page one and won’t let go until the very end ... excitement, drama, action ... breathless ... riveting read’ The Square Magazine
Dominic Selwood is a fan of everything historical, the quirkier the better. He writes on history for the UK’s Daily Telegraph, and contributes to a range of other newspapers and magazines. He appears regularly on television and radio. He is the author of Knights of the Cloister on the Knights Templar, and also writes ghost stories. He has a doctorate from the University of Oxford, and degrees from the Sorbonne, London, Poitiers, and Wales. He has taught and lectured in the UK and Europe on warfare, religion, the crusades, Templars, heresy, law, and all the fun stuff. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and lives in London with his wife and their two children. www.dominicselwood.com
The gripping and bestselling first Ava Curzon thriller that will keep you hooked until the very end
Dr Ava Curzon is Lara Croft meets Evelyn Salt – the first real challenger to Dan Brown's Robert Langdon.
“Rollercoaster crypto-thriller ... a ride that thrills and educates ... move over Lara Croft!” (Daily Express – Five Star – Pick of the Week)
“ONE OF THE TOP 5 RELIGIOUS THRILLERS OF ALL TIME” (BestThrillers.com)
When former MI6 agent turned archaeologist Dr Ava Curzon is engaged by American intelligence to track down an African militia claiming to hold the Ark of the Covenant, she is plunged into a world where nothing is what it seems.
Her breakneck descent into the shadowy realm of dark biblical magic hurls her across continents and into the opaque worlds of the Knights Templar, freemasons, occultists, and extremist neo-Nazis, pushing her mentally and physically to the limits.
As the plot twists and turns across the centuries, she requires all her skills to solve a trail of ancient clues leading her inexorably towards a terrifying ritual. Taking centre stage, she faces the ultimate battle against an age-old evil she must stop at all costs. For readers of Dan Brown and Kate Mosse, comes The Sword of Moses, an extraordinary and gripping adventure.The Ava Curzon ThrillersThe Sword of MosesThe Apocalypse FireBook 3 coming 2017
Thriller - occult - bible - code - Templar - freemasonry - nazi - archaeology - ark of the covenant
They look like an everyday family living an ordinary life. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, unimaginable forces of light and dark have been unleashed.
Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before—the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted—and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden.
In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries. She will learn the old ways of healing; study and spar; encounter faeries and elves and shifters; and find powers within herself she never imagined. And when the time is right, she will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into the woman she was born to be, the world outside will never be whole again.
This collection includes three books from the Dane Maddock Origins series: The Sons of the Republic Trilogy.
What dark secret did the Founding Fathers of America hide, and who will stop at nothing to uncover it?
Navy SEALs in-training, Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake can’t be in the same room without trying to kill each other, but soon find themselves caught up in a race with a secret society to solve a mystery that dates back to the founding of America. Find out how it all began in the action-packed first Dane and Bones Origins novella… Freedom!
September, 1787- A clandestine group of founding fathers gather to debate a decision that could change the fate of America.
Once again, Navy SEALs Dane Maddock and "Bones" Bonebrake find themselves pitted against the revolutionary group, The Sons of the Republic, as they seek to unravel a centuries-old mystery. Action, thrills, and mystery abound in the exciting new Maddock and Bones Origins story- Liberty!
A lost relic.
A pirate’s treasure.
A mystery from the time of America’s Founding Fathers.
A break-in at Mount Vernon sets Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake on an action-packed search for the lost treasure of the most notorious pirates in history, and once again hurls them into the path of the Sons of the Republic. From famous landmarks to secret passages, danger lurks around every corner as Maddock and Bones race to find JUSTICE!
Claudia Gold author of The King's Mistress: The True and Scandalous Story of the Woman Who Stole the Heart of George I and Women Who Ruled: History's 50 Most Remarkable Women
Spies, Sadists and Sorcerers unveils the history you were never taught at school. With a breath-taking sweep spanning Rome to the modern day, popular historian and author Dominic Selwood challenges the traditional version of some of the best-known events of the past. From ancient Christianity to the voyages of Columbus, and from the medieval Crusades to ISIS and the modern Middle East, this book debunks dozens of historical myths.You will learn that: