by Sam Bourne
Category: Crime, Mystery & Thrillers / Thrillers
Publication date: 19 June 2006
Number of pages: 576
Prizes: Shortlisted for British Book Awards: Crime Thriller of the Year 2007.
Will Monroe follows a trail that leads to a mysterious sect right on his own doorstep - fervent followers of one of mankind's oldest faiths. He will have to break through multiple layers of mysticism and ancient prophecy, unearthing riddles buried deep in the Bible - until he finds the secret that is said to have animated the world!
What the papers say:
'The best thriller I've read in years.' Piers Morgan 'The biggest challenger to Dan Brown's crown ! a highly charged, theologically accurate tale' Mirror 'Compulsive reading ! successfully blends ancient teachings with the highly charged ways of the 21st century ! bears all the hallmarks of a blockbuster' Daily Express 'More readable than The Da Vinci Code - the sense of menace is darker and the characters more believable' Esquire 'A turbocharged thriller' In Style 'Will be compared, inevitably, to The Da Vinci Code. The similarities are difficult to ignore, but it's far better written ! will thrill any conspiracy-theory fans ! a highly enjoyable read' Psychologies
Sam Bourne is a pseudonym for Jonathan Freedland, an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. He writes a weekly column in the Guardian, as well as a monthly piece for the Jewish Chronicle. He also presents BBC Radio 4's contemporary history series, The Long View. In the annual What the Papers Say awards of 2002 Jonathan Freedland was named Columnist of the Year and praised for his incisive, original, strong and very outspoken views. He lives in London with his wife and their two children. 'The Righteous Men' is his first novel.
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