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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (632 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Simon Toyne Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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Hunted. Hounded. Haunted.

She is the most important person in the world. She is The Key.

Journalist Liv Adamsen has escaped from the highly secretive Citadel at the heart of the ancient city of Ruin and now lies in isolation, staring at hospital walls as blank as her memory. Despite her inability to recall her past, something strange is stirring within her. She feels possessed by a sensation she can't name and plagued by whispers only she can hear: KuShiKaam, the key.

To others the meaning is clear. For a mercenary operating in the Syrian Desert, a man known only as The Ghost, Liv may hold the key to one of history's most powerful secrets. For the brotherhood of monks in the Citadel - now cursed by a terrible plague - her return to Turkey may be the only way to ensure their survival. And for a powerful faction in Vatican City, her very existence threatens the success of a desperate plan to save the church from ruin.

At the center of events that defy explanation and hunted by someone she believes might be trying to kill her, Liv turns to the only person she can trust: a foundation worker named Gabriel Mann. Together they must elude capture and journey to the place where all life began.

From New York to Rome to the deserts of the Middle East, worlds collide in a race to uncover a revelation dating from the creation of man in this electrifying follow-up to the international best seller Sanctus.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Fordred | 1/24/2014

    " cant wait for the final book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess Holmes | 1/23/2014

    " Definitely a page turner but I was torn whether to give it 3 stars or 4 (if there was a 3.5 option that would have been my choice). I loved the first book "Sanctus" but felt this one didn't quite live up to the excitement I received from the first. Mainly due to the fact the pinnicle of the story seemed under described and rushed after such an extensive build up. Nonetheless I enjoyed reading it and didn't want to put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne | 1/17/2014

    " The follow up to Sanctus, second in a pending trilogy. I listened to Sanctus and read The Key. Both are excellent...in my opinion. If you liked the DaVinci Code, read these. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen Miller | 1/9/2014

    " just as good as the first! Can't wait for the third! The whole book just flows until the last 75 pages then you cna't put it down!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Antoinette Young | 1/8/2014

    " I took too long to read it and lost the thread, another book about Catholics hiding something sacred. It is OK, but very far fetched, Christians would be quite offended by it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela | 1/8/2014

    " The book was amazing. I love it. I like the way there's less description and more action, and that the characters are formed by the things they do and the choices they make rather than the color of their hair or the historicity of their surroundings. I like the moral conundrum that no matter whether they seem to us to be the good guys or the bad guys, they believe that they are doing what is right, what God is calling them to do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 12/29/2013

    " Not quite as good as Sanctus but still enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin Barker | 12/28/2013

    " Great follow up to Sanctus. Kept me gripped all the way though. Can't wait for the third one now "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri Giffin | 12/10/2013

    " Finally caught up to Book 2 of this trilogy. Recommended for anyone who's a Da Vinci Code/Angels and Demons fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 12/7/2013

    " I like Simon Toyne's style of writing with short chapters. It really enhanced the fast pace of the book. If I could read all books as quickly as I read this, I'd be able to complete my "to read" list in no time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amelia | 11/29/2013

    " Loved it. Was a great continuation of the trilogy. I can't wait for the next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 11/22/2013

    " Wonderful sequel to Sanctus! Could hardly stop for work and food. I enjoyed the development of the characters as well as the historical angles. Cannot wait for the next book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry Norton | 11/11/2013

    " Good follow up to Sanctus,look forward to reading the next book The Tower. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 7/29/2013

    " Second book in the series didn't hold up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Page | 6/25/2013

    " another. fantastic book from Simon toyne with some unexpected twists near the end.i can't wait for the third "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn Dunbar | 4/17/2013

    " I really got into this book and it was heading for 5 stars until the end but lost a star as I was a bit disappointed at how it all finished! Still worth a read but you must read Sanctus 1st "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Heller | 4/13/2013

    " Great follow up to Sanctus. Interesting characters and a few plot twists. If you like this type of genre, this is a good trilogy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marsha | 12/22/2012

    " Not as good as Sanctus, but still, a great rollicking read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise Almond | 12/4/2012

    " This was the follow-up to sancti, I wondered if it would be able to live up to the first one,, but yes it did.. action, mysticism and looks like the end of the world on the way.. but the next isn't out til April..,.,. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sg1scribe | 10/22/2012

    " Not as good the first book, but still a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martin Eyles | 10/17/2012

    " Second book of the trilogy & as with the first book (Sanctus). It to kept me gripped right through. There is a twist towards the end of the book which I never saw coming. I'm looking forward to the third book coming out soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 9/28/2012

    " Second in a series similar to DaVinci Code; very exciting, fascinating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 9/5/2012

    " Could not put this one down! Awesome book! "

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About the Author
Author Simon Toyne

Simon Toyne is the author of the Santi trilogy and the Solomon Creed series, as well as a stand-alone novel. Before becoming a novelist, he worked in British television for twenty years, and as a writer, director, and producer worked on several award-winning shows.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with fifty-eight Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.