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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (831 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Knox Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781449839956
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A thrilling and startling novel from the author of the international bestseller The Genesis Secret

When David Martinez, a young lawyer, receives an ancient map from his dying grandfather, the mysteries of his past begin to open up before him. The map leads David into the heart of the dangerous Basque mountains, where a genetic curse lies buried—and a frightening secret about the Western world’s past is hidden.

Meanwhile, London journalist Simon Quinn may have found his big break. A wealthy, elderly woman has been murdered in the most horrific fashion, and another homicide soon follows. Both victims came from villages in the Basque region, both were interred at a top-secret Nazi camp, and both have been silenced for what they know about the experiments conducted on the Basques, the Jews, and a dwindling mystical tribe of pre-Caucasian locals called Cagots.

From the North Sea islands to the Arizona desert, from the graveyards of the Basque countryside to the heart of colonial Africa, the quests of the two men intersect to reveal the shocking roots of racial persecution, human violence, and war.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Stephen Crossley...deliver[s] a multifaceted performance.”

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  • “Intriguing and well told.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeff | 2/17/2014

    " Brutally bad one of the worst reads ever... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 elscorcho | 2/2/2014

    " way better then a dan brown book.... though some of the elements did seem a bit flat and could have been made a bit more exciting! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monika | 1/6/2014

    " I feel this book was even better than his first one. I really enjoyed it. I was scared, I was praying for my hereos and it was an awesome book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/20/2013

    " It seemed a little fast paced and slightly everywhere at times. I did like all the facts in the book and found myself stopping frequently to search things I didn't know much about, so at least I learned something new from reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 12/14/2013

    " While I could have done without some of the scenes, it was a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Mitchell | 12/9/2013

    " Very Da Vinci code, but that's not a bad thing. A good read that kept me gripped until the end. I do enjoy a book that twists real facts into a who-dunnit and this didn't disappoint. Okay for some parts you do have to just go with the flow and no question too much, but for a gripping read that you'll finish in a few days this does the job very nicely indeed :) "

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

    " This was a really good historical fiction book. Very easy to read, very interesting, and lots of action. Will read more books by this author. "

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

    " Great story, lots of different facets and levels to it. However, it does have some pretty graphic descriptions so be prepared. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Winnie | 11/2/2013

    " This is another great read from this relatively new author - as far as I am concerned he is already one of my favourite writers - I love his style of narrative and find this story wonderfully well written and extremely exciting just falling slightly short of deserving 5 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Schwan | 8/8/2013

    " The end of the novel reveals a far fetched plot. The bad guys in this book are to stereo-typically bad. This book reads well. Like the authors previous novel there are two story lines that are intertwined. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 7/16/2013

    " By itself, this is a really good fast paced book, with a very interesting plotline. But, having read Tom Knox's first book, I'm wondering if they are all going to use the same formula for plot development? If so, they are going to start getting predictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fan Francis | 6/4/2013

    " Another first time with this writer.... storyline is pretty weak... about Cagots and Busques lineage.... easy read and predictable story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria Capretta | 5/18/2013

    " Loved it!!! Very suspenseful , ending was terrific! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachael | 4/16/2013

    " certainly not one of the best books of this genre "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 2/18/2013

    " Interesting plot, but a little too predictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dale Clarke | 11/20/2012

    " Readable, but thats about it, I found the story very disjointed and lacked the ending the story deserved. I did ask several times why! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vickie | 4/27/2012

    " I liked this one better than The Genesis Secret, did keep me turning the pages and the ending wasn't quite as lame. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rusty Wright | 3/29/2012

    " Lots of fun. A real page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Duwayne Engman | 2/3/2012

    " Overall, a good story, if a bit too long, a bit too violent and gory in parts, and a few too many 'the bad guy is going to kill me' moments. The author needs to learn to create tension without the villain being right on the verge of killing off the main character every chapter or two. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 1/3/2012

    " Two storylines merge in this thriller that harkens back to Nazi eugenics experiments. Very suspenseful and thought-provoking. Something I've always wondered: Why does human evolution appear to have stopped? Has it? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rita | 12/13/2011

    " If you like Devinci Code you will like this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky Massingham | 12/7/2011

    " This was amazing!!!! :-D Even when I was half way through i was having to talk myself into stopping every now and then so I could do things around the house, even cook and clean! lol It is THAT good! Very well written, loving the writing style, it keeps you guessing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kilgallen | 11/25/2011

    " I found The Marks of Cain to be a good page turner. The plot moved along well and had enough twists and turns to keep my intrest. A really good example of agreat thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 5/3/2011

    " I really enjoyed this one. It moved along, but had enough details to explain the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Duff | 2/14/2011

    " while there was plenty of action I found the lead character David really whiny and annoying, I could see why Miguel would want to kill him. "

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About the Author
Author Tom Knox

Tom Knox is the pseudonym of British writer and journalist Sean Thomas. Born in Devon, England, he studied philosophy at University College London. He is the author of The Genesis Secret, The Marks of Cain, Bible of the Dead, and The Babylon Rite. He also wrote a memoir under his own name, Millions of Women are Waiting to Meet You, in 2006; it became a bestseller and was translated into eight languages.

About the Narrator

Steven Crossley, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, has built a career on both sides of the Atlantic as an actor and audiobook narrator, for which he has won eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. He is a member of the internationally renowned theater company Complicite and has appeared in numerous theater, television, film, and radio dramas.