RAYMOND KHOURY SERIES:

The Ottoman Secret

The Ottoman Secret

Raymond Khoury

Mystery & Thrillers / Historical Fiction / Crime

'The best what if thriller for a long, long time' LEE CHILDPARIS, 2017. 300 YEARS AFTER ALL OF EUROPE FELL TO THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE . . .Kamal Agha is a special investigator for the state police, forced to uphold the feared sultan's strict regime.When a mysteriously tattooed, naked man appears by the Seine and murders a passerby, it's up to Kamal to track him down.But it's a trail that leads him to an astonishing secret.A secret that exposes an empire of lies - and which the sultan's men will do anything to keep hidden.Forced on the run, Kamal knows he will be killed for what he knows - unless he dares use it to save himself.But doing so could wipe out his whole world, and everyone he ever loved along with it . . .This fast-paced adventure packed with thrills and intrigue, will appeal to fans of The Man in the High Castle.___________'A sweeping and...
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Empire of Lies

Empire of Lies

Raymond Khoury

Mystery & Thrillers / Historical Fiction / Crime

Empire of Lies is a sweeping thriller in the tradition of The Man in the High Castle, Fatherland, and Underground Airlines from New York Times bestselling author Raymond Khoury."The best what-if thriller for a long, long time—makes you think, makes you sweat, and makes you choose, between what is and what might have been."—Lee Child Istanbul, 1683: Mehmed IV, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, is preparing to lay siege to Vienna, capital of the Holy Roman Empire, when a mysterious visitor arrives in his bedroom—naked, covered in strange tattoos—to deliver a dangerous, world-changing message. Paris, 2017: Ottoman flags have been flying over the great city for three hundred years, ever since its fall—along with all of Europe—to the empire's all-conquering army. Notre Dame has been renamed the Fatih Mosque. Public spaces are segregated by gender. And Kamal Arslan Agha, a feted officer in the...
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Raymond Khoury

Mystery & Thrillers / Historical Fiction / Crime

From New York Times bestselling author Raymond Khoury comes a blistering new Reilly & Tess thriller, published exclusively as a Kindle ebook. TO AVENGE HIS PAST, HE HAS TO RISK HIS FUTURE While tracking down the men behind a DarkNet marketplace where everything, even murder, is available for barter, FBI Special Agent Sean Reilly crosses paths with a man who claims to know the truth about the death of Reilly’s father, back when Reilly was ten. A death that had been considered a suicide—until now. In chasing after the potentially devastating revelations about that hidden past, Reilly awakens other dormant monsters—a cabal of assassins whose unusual methods have escaped detection for decades, whose victims have spanned continents, and whose leaders would rather remain hidden in the shadows. At any cost. Watched, manipulated, and framed for crimes he didn't commit, Reilly becomes a fugitive, making it next to impossible for him to uncover the truth while protecting his family. He's left with no choice but to risk everything to unearth secrets that would shake the country to its core—if he were ever allowed to get that far. Read THE END GAME and dive into Reilly’s most personal—and most dangerous—story yet. “History, mystery, suspense, and action—Khoury knows the recipe for a good read.” —Library Journal “A world-class writer of pure-bred thrillers.” —The Telegraph “Khoury’s thrillers engage the reader’s mind, even as they move at a breakneck pace.” —Booklist **Review "History, mystery, suspense, and action--Khoury knows the recipe for a good read." --Library Journal on Rasputin's Shadow "A fast-paced thrill-ride... a fine thriller to start the new year with." --Booklist on The Devil's Elixir "A world-class writer of pure-bred thrillers ... [joins] Connelly, Child, Crais & Co at the top table-a feat this achieves with aplomb." --The Telegraph (UK) on The Devil's Elixir "Vivid, energetic scenes ensure that Khoury's tale never falters or bores. It's the sort of novel that could make a colorful movie, but meanwhile, enjoy the book." --Kirkus Reviews on The Devil's Elixir "Sublime narrative ... a full-throttle action-adventure thriller wrapped in a political cautionary tale with a gratifyingly eloquent center." --Library Journal on The Templar Salvation "A thoughtful book with a powerful message and yet also a thrilling read with compelling, well-developed characters. Highly recommended." --Library Journal on The Sign "Khoury's thrillers engage the reader's mind, even as they move at a breakneck pace. Readers who like their thrillers to have a solid intellectual component will enjoy Khoury's books very much. Given the high quality of each of his novels, it seems fair to say that he may be around for a while." --Booklist on The Sign (Starred Review) "This story captivates with plausibility and imagination. It's fiercely intelligent and equally curious. [Khoury] has an intense brand of storytelling all his own. The Sign is a prize to be savored."  --Steve Berry, bestselling author of The 14th Colony, on The Sign "A pulse-pounding thriller that spans continents in pursuit of an audacious if implausible hi-tech conspiracy to reshape the global balance of power, told in 85 punchy chapters, which cries out Hollywood blockbuster." --The Telegraph (UK) on The Sign "Maybe the most ambitious fictional work of 2007... enough adventure, excitement and speculation to fill three books." --Joe Hartlaub, Bookreporter.com on The Sanctuary "Khoury makes the conspiracy feel utterly believable and imbues his characters with infectious passion for finding the truth. A surefire hit with fans of conspiracy-based historical thrillers." --Booklist on The Sanctuary "Remember the impact of The Last Templar? Well, here we go again. More dual time (1750 and 2003), this explores the secret of human longevity. Terrific Stuff." --Bookseller Magazine on The Sanctuary "Fans of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code who are searching for another outstanding historical thriller need look no further than Raymond Khoury's spectacular debut novel ... An insanely fast paced thriller that includes breathtaking twists and jaw-dropping bombshells on practically every page, Khoury's conspiracy-laden debut -- a blend of historical fiction, suspense, romance, and wild religious speculation -- will open up a can of existential worms that will be all but impossible to close ... The highly volatile subject matter discussed within The Last Templar will spark endless hours of heated debate -- and the conclusion (oh, the brilliant conclusion!) will leave readers absolutely dumbstruck." --Paul G Allen, Barnes & Noble Editor on The Last Templar "Any reader encountering The Last Templar will want 1) a film version, and 2) more novels from Khoury, not necessarily in that order. Recommended." --Joe Hartlaub, Bookreporter.com on The Last Templar About the Author RAYMOND KHOURY is the New York Times and international bestselling author of four previous Reilly novels: Rasputin's Shadow, The Devil's Elixir, The Templar Salvation, and his debut, The Last Templar, as well as two stand-alone thrillers, The Sign and The Sanctuary. His books have been translated into over thirty-eight languages and, in the case of The Last Templar, adapted for television. Also an acclaimed screenwriter, his credits include the BAFTA award-winning BBC Television series Spooks (aka MI:5 in the US) and Waking the Dead.****
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The Sign

The Sign

Raymond Khoury

Mystery & Thrillers / Historical Fiction / Crime

A remote shelf in the Arctic circle. A small TV crew is braving the harsh conditions to film the breaking off of a major ice shelf - yet another nail in the planet's eco-coffin. Then someone calls out, pointing at something up in the sky overhead. The camera pans up and they look up to see a blazing symbol clear, burning high over the bleak, deserted terrain. Thus begins a series of strange events worldwide as the mysterious sign appears over the sites of conflict, natural disasters and terrorist atrocities. What can it portend? The world is wracked with both fear and hope. Suddenly, all this is focussed onto one man. An obscure monk who recognises the symbol from the past and understands what it means for the future of humanity. But as he becomes the most sought-after man on the planet, the questions have to be asked: could this be the real deal? Or the most elaborate fake in world history? And - either way - what happens to the world now?
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The Devil's Elixir

The Devil's Elixir

Raymond Khoury

Mystery & Thrillers / Historical Fiction / Crime

Sean Reilly and Tess Chaykin, heroes of Raymond Khoury's bestselling Templar thrillers, return in an edge-of-your-seat story that reaches from the present day back to 1800s Mexico-and possibly beyond.What if there was an herb, previously lost to history in the jungles of Central America, capable of inducing an experience so momentous it might shake the very foundations of Western civilization?What if powerful forces on both sides of the law got wind of that herb, and launched a violent, uncompromising pursuit to be the first to exploit it?And what if FBI agent Sean Reilly and his girlfriend, Tess Chaykin, were, unknowingly, the only two people who could keep the lid on this existential Pandora's box, one that's capable of destabilizing the world?In Raymond Khoury's million-copy-selling Templar novels, Sean and Tess traveled the globe to unravel ancient mysteries with present-day ramifications. In The Devil's Elixir, Sean and Tess find themselves in a race-against...
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The Templar Salvation (2010)

The Templar Salvation (2010)

Raymond Khoury

Mystery & Thrillers / Historical Fiction / Crime

At last, the book more than a million fans are waiting for: the sequel to The Last Templar. With its iconic title and unmistakable cover, Raymond Khoury's million-copy- selling The Last Templar remains one of the most memorable thriller publications of the last decade. Finally, after four long years, Khoury returns to the world of the Templars with The Templar Salvation, a sequel that's every bit as eye-popping and as gripping as its predecessor. Constantinople, 1203: As the rapacious armies of the Fourth Crusade lay siege to the city, a secretive band of Templars infiltrate the imperial library. Their target: a cache of documents that must not be allowed to fall into the hands of the Doge of Venice. They escape with three heavy chests, filled with explosive secrets that these men will not live long enough to learn. Vatican City, present day: FBI agent Sean Reilly infiltrates the Pope's massive Vatican Secret Archives of the Inquisition. No one but the Pope's trusted secondi get in-but Reilly has earned the Vatican's trust, a trust he has no choice but to violate. His love, Tess Chaykin, has been kidnapped; the key to her freedom lays in this underground tomb, in the form of a document known as the Fondo Templari, a secret history of the infamous Templars... With his trademark blend of incendiary history and edge-of-your-seat suspense, Raymond Khoury's The Templar Salvation marks a triumphant return to the rich territory that launched his bestselling career.
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The Last Templar

The Last Templar

Raymond Khoury

Mystery & Thrillers / Historical Fiction / Crime

"The Last Templar" miniseries is now available on DVD! For more information, click here. "It has served us well, this myth of Christ." Pope Leo X, 16th Century In a hail of fire and flashing sword, as the burning city of Acre falls from the hands of the West in 1291, The Last Templar opens with a young Templar knight, his mentor, and a handful of others escaping to the sea carrying a mysterious chest entrusted to them by the Order's dying Grand Master. The ship vanishes without a trace. In present day Manhattan, four masked horsemen dressed as Templar Knights emerge from Central Park and ride up the Fifth Avenue steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art during the blacktie opening of a Treasures of the Vatican exhibit. Storming through the crowds, the horsemen brutally attack anyone standing between them and their prize. Attending the gala, archaeologist Tess Chaykin watches in silent terror as the leader of the horsemen hones in on one...
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The Templar Salvation (2010) ts-2

The Templar Salvation (2010) ts-2

Raymond Khoury

Mystery & Thrillers / Historical Fiction / Crime

At last, the book more than a million fans are waiting for: the sequel to The Last Templar. With its iconic title and unmistakable cover, Raymond Khoury's million-copy- selling The Last Templar remains one of the most memorable thriller publications of the last decade. Finally, after four long years, Khoury returns to the world of the Templars with The Templar Salvation, a sequel that's every bit as eye-popping and as gripping as its predecessor. Constantinople, 1203: As the rapacious armies of the Fourth Crusade lay siege to the city, a secretive band of Templars infiltrate the imperial library. Their target: a cache of documents that must not be allowed to fall into the hands of the Doge of Venice. They escape with three heavy chests, filled with explosive secrets that these men will not live long enough to learn. Vatican City, present day: FBI agent Sean Reilly infiltrates the Pope's massive Vatican Secret Archives of the Inquisition. No one but the Pope's trusted secondi get in-but Reilly has earned the Vatican's trust, a trust he has no choice but to violate. His love, Tess Chaykin, has been kidnapped; the key to her freedom lays in this underground tomb, in the form of a document known as the Fondo Templari, a secret history of the infamous Templars... With his trademark blend of incendiary history and edge-of-your-seat suspense, Raymond Khoury's The Templar Salvation marks a triumphant return to the rich territory that launched his bestselling career.
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Pit Stop

Pit Stop

Raymond Khoury

Mystery & Thrillers / Historical Fiction / Crime

This short story from the anthology FaceOff pairs Raymond Khoury and Linwood Barclay—and features characters from their bestselling novels—in a one-of-a-kind thriller matchup.FBI Agent Sean Reilly (hero of Khoury’s five-million-copy bestseller The Last Templar) is tracking a criminal who is in possession of a lethal biological agent and threatening to unleash it on innocent civilians. But now Reilly has a bigger problem: his quarry, known online as Faustus, has created an explosive diversion and stolen a truck from a restaurant parking lot—and inside that truck is a teenage girl. General contractor and single dad Glen Garber (of Barclay’s 2011 bestseller The Accident) had stopped to grab a snack for his daughter Kelly when they both got caught up in the chaos in the parking lot. Thinking she’d be safest in the truck, he ordered her inside, and that was the last time he saw her. Agent Reilly must...
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The Devil's Elixir ts-3

The Devil's Elixir ts-3

Raymond Khoury

Mystery & Thrillers / Historical Fiction / Crime

FBI agent Sean Reilly and his girlfriend, archaeologist Tess Chaykin, heroes of Raymond Khoury's bestselling Templar novels, return in another edge-of-your-seat thriller that reaches from present day back to 1700s Mexico-and possibly beyond. What if there was a drug, previously lost to history in the jungles of Central America, capable of inducing an experience so momentous-and so unsettling-that it might shake the very foundations of Western civilization? the sorcerer - and even against government authorities-to merge two divergent trails, one several hundred years old, the other as current as a heartbeat, that could drag humanity to the brink of self- destruction.
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The Last Templar ts-1

The Last Templar ts-1

Raymond Khoury

Mystery & Thrillers / Historical Fiction / Crime

From Publishers Weekly The war between the Catholic Church and the Gnostic insurgency drags on in this ponderous Da Vinci Code knockoff. The latest skirmish erupts when horsemen dressed as knights raid New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, lopping off heads and firing Uzis as they go. Their trail leads FBI agent Sean Ryan and fetching archeologist Tess Chaykin to the medieval crusading order of the Knights Templars. Anachronistic Gnostic champions of feminism and tolerance against Roman hierarchy and obscurantism, the Templars, they learn, discovered proof that Catholic dogma is a "hoax" and were planning to use it to unite all religions under a rationalist creed that would usher in world peace. Screenwriter and first-time novelist Khoury spices up the doctrinal revisionism with Da Vinci–style thriller flourishes, including secret codes, gratuitous but workmanlike action scenes and a priest–hit man sent out by the Vatican to kill anyone who knows anything. The narrative pauses periodically for believers-vs.-agnostics debates and tutorials on everything from the Gospel of Thomas to alchemy. Though long-winded and sophomoric, these seminars are a relief from Tess and Sean's tedious romance, which proceeds from awkward flirtations as they listen to Sean's mix CD to hackneyed intimacies about childhood traumas. The novel's religious history is as dubious as its conspiracy plot, but anti-clericalists—and Catholics taking a break from the church's real headaches—could unwind with it.
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