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3.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 5 3.63 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Scott Mariani Narrator: James Langton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ben Hope Series Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781442347991
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From the author of The Mozart Conspiracy, Scott Mariani’s newest international thriller raises the stakes as Ben Hope returns to prevent an attack of biblical proportions.

Still reeling from a devastating personal loss, ex-SAS operative and hero-for-hire Ben Hope has decided to put down his gun for good and return to the theology studies he had abandoned years ago. When his professor and friend asks him to help find his missing daughter, archeologist Zoë Bradbury, Ben declines, but puts his former SAS buddy, Charlie Palmer, on the case. But when Charlie runs into trouble on the Greek island of Corfu, Ben reluctantly joins him to find out what might have happened to Zoë. Ben has no idea he’s just embarked on the most dangerous mission of his life.

As Ben investigates on Corfu, he realizes that Zoë’s most recent archeological discovery of an artifact related to the Book of Revelation is at the heart of her disappearance. What is the ancient secret that Zoë uncovered? And just who is willing to do anything to protect it? The investigation leads Ben from the Greek islands to Savannah, Georgia, and the holy city of Jerusalem, and he soon discovers that it’s not just Zoë’s life on the line, but those of millions.

Listeners will be on the edge of their seats as Ben Hope battles to prevent a deadly end-of-days attack, staged by those hell bent on gaining political power at any cost. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mariani channels Dan Brown on steroids.” 

    Booklist

  • “A solid thriller.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yana Kennedy | 2/16/2014

    " Another good pacy adventure with Ben Hope. Thoroughly good read, highly recommended "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 2/14/2014

    " Great little stories, easily devoured "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Philip Cook | 2/4/2014

    " I thought this was another great book in teh series. Ben Hope does nto disapoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vickie | 1/29/2014

    " A slightly confusing plot works its way to fantastic ending. Never once doubting the reader's intelligence but still explaining everything, this is a splendid example of intrigue and suspense and the two blend wonderfully "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 1/22/2014

    " This was another great book in the series, in fact I actually think that this was better than the first two books. It had everything, international settings, twists and turns and a great hero. I have read books Andy McNab (Nick Stone) and some of Lee Child (Jack Reacher) but Ben Hope is by far the best of this type of character and Scott Mariani's books are far more entertaining that either McNab or Child. I'm already looking forward to reading the next book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 1/16/2014

    " 9/11 conspiracy theories AND bad pacing? Poor recipe for a book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mel Horne | 12/28/2013

    " I enjoy a good Ben Hope romp, I like the character and the books are fast paced fun; this one stretched things quite a way, is there nothing that this chap can't do ? It still provided an entertaining read ;-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalija | 12/26/2013

    " You're right Dave - the guy is super human! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 12/25/2013

    " Really enjoyed it. Ben prevails again. If anyone hasn't cottoned on to Scott Mariani's work before you've read this review I advise you to start at the beginning and work your way through the series,Alchemists Secret was a great read and he hasn't disappointed with his follow ups. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elena | 12/10/2013

    " I'd say 1.5 star. Ok entertainment while I sit on the bench in the backyard waiting for my cat to come back from his 'lizard-catching' rides. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacia | 12/9/2013

    " Considering the genre, pretty good. Lots of action and so on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 7/19/2013

    " Another interesting Ben Hope novel. This one involves a conspiracy concerning a artifact relating to the Book of Revelations and the end of time. Lots of violence and action. Complex story and entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 5/12/2013

    " Multiple killings and twists and turns in the plot. It kept me reading almost non-stop. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caitlin | 3/28/2013

    " Definitely kept my attention. It's the kind of book you give your dad to read while on a holiday. Plenty of action, explosions, plot twists, and swearing to keep you turning the pages. I liked it quite a bit and didn't realize that it was book #7 in a series. It stands alone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 3/7/2013

    " fast paced- almost too much! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris The Story Reading Ape | 3/6/2013

    " This had me hooked all the way through "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ros Burrage | 3/1/2013

    " It was a very good read with believable characters and lots of intrigue and suspense "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack | 2/26/2013

    " Ben Hope loses a friend whilst seeking his professor's daughter, who has disappeared in unusual circumstances. The usual nail-biting action and suspense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jumanah Sa | 2/21/2013

    " Very good! My first conspiracy and a bit of action book! Was very good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 2/2/2013

    " It started off really brilliantly, but sort of faded out, still quite a good read though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glen | 12/30/2012

    " First time I have read author/series and enjoyed the fast pace. I would put this author more in the realms of Matthew Reilly rather than Dan Brown due to the action. I will be looking out for more of this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea Pryke | 11/24/2012

    " Ben Hope is quickly becoming one of my favorite characters - Scott Mariani's books are unputdownable "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susanne | 11/14/2012

    " This book was great and I gave it 5 stars because I simply couldn't put it down. I love a good adventure book... I'll be looking for more books that Scott Mariani has authored. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nigel | 4/2/2012

    " Loved it what a great read I could not put it down can't wait for the next one ! "

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About the Author
Author Scott Mariani

Scott Mariani grew up in St. Andrews, Scotland. He studied Modern Languages at Oxford and went on to work as a translator, professional musician, pistol shooting instructor, and freelance journalist before becoming a full-time writer. After spending several years in Italy and France, he discovered his secluded writer’s haven in the wilds of west Wales, an 1830s country house complete with rambling woodland and a secret passage. When he isn’t writing, Scott enjoys jazz, movies, classic motorcycles, and astronomy.

About the Narrator

James Langton trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner, he has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, including the international bestsellers The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro, The Virtues of War by Steven Pressfield, and The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan. He is also a professional musician who led the internationally renowned Pasadena Roof Orchestra from 1996 to 2002. He was born in York, England, and is now based in New York City.