This is the brand new spine-tingling thriller from the world's favorite thriller writer. Dr. Jonathan Lyons, a well-respected academic, has a stroke of luck when a previously missing ancient artefact - a highly valuable parchment - falls into his hands. Stolen from the Vatican in the fifteenth century, it was assumed to be lost forever - until now ...
This is the brand new spine-tingling thriller from the world's favorite thriller writer. Dr. Jonathan Lyons, a well-respected academic, has a stroke of luck when a previously missing ancient artefact - a highly valuable parchment - falls into his hands. Stolen from the Vatican in the fifteenth century, it was assumed to be lost forever - until now. Unsure of his next move, Dr. Lyons shares his discovery with a select few but, with so much money at stake, can he trust the people he's told? Things take a turn for the worse when Jonathan is found brutally murdered in his own home. Then, as secrets in his personal life come to light, his wife, who suffers from Alzheimer's, is soon implicated. It now falls to the couple's 27-year-old daughter, Mariah, to uncover the true motive behind her father's death. But the tangled web of secrets has spread much further than she knows. With someone still hell-bent on getting hold of the priceless document, will Mariah succeed in finding justice for both her father and her mother without putting her own life in terrible danger?
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A really good book as usual from Mary Higgins Clark. Can't wait for her next one.
Jun 14, 2012
I recommend this book! It is the latest from my favorite author "Mary Higgins Clark". All her books are the kind that you can't put down until finished. She has a way of writing that is so exciting, interesting & you must keep reading!
If you want the best mystery writer there is READ HER BOOKS!
Publishers Weekly, 2012-05-28 Jan Maxwell infuses Clark's thriller with gravitas via her mellifluous narration and sensitive portrayal of protagonist Mariah Lyons, whose biblical scholar father is found dead after making a discovery (a letter written by Jesus Christ himself) that could upend modern Christianity. Jonathan Lyons is gunned down in his home office in New Jersey, and the culprit appears to be close to home: Mariah finds her mother next to the corpse, covered in blood, and holding what appears to be the murder weapon. Maxwell ably handles book's third-person narration, while also capturing the spirit of its heroine, a woman traumatized by a tragedy that threatens to rob her of both her parents. A Simon & Schuster paperback. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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