By Charles Brokaw
Publication 2 within the Thomas Lourds series.
The Atlantis Code's Thomas Lourds is again and in over his head, dodging spies, crooks, and bullets.
Thomas Lourds ventures to Istanbul college in Turkey to ascertain artifacts by no means earlier than obvious through Western students. He's slightly off the aircraft ahead of he's abducted by way of ruthless those who depart a string of useless our bodies of their wake. they wish Lourds to translate coded writings that they wish will make them a misplaced scroll authored by means of John of Patmos -- an identical John who wrote the booklet of Revelation within the Bible.
The writings at the scroll may well lead to the tip of the realm -- or may perhaps cease it. they may even bring up the satan himself -- yet there are indicators that the satan has already risen and that he's very attracted to Thomas Lourds. nobody is familiar with evidently what is going to occur if the scroll is located, decoded, and translated, yet a number of robust males are searching for it, and they'll cease at not anything to get it. And a type of humans has ties to the USA executive, ties that lead on to the White House.
Before he is familiar with it, Thomas Lourds is in over his head, dodging spies, crooks, and bullets. He wishes support to stick alive -- and he has it within the kind of a gorgeous yet lethal Irish Republican military operative, and in his past love, Olympia Adnan. Can they navigate the secrets and techniques hidden in historic Istanbul's such a lot mystery depths earlier than they're killed? Or will they be too past due to forestall the poor workings of the satan himself ahead of he can convey the realm down round them?
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I understand you went with him on pilgrimage. You have done well by your master, I commend your loyalty, and I trust the journey has done great good to you, living, as to your master, who died still a pilgrim. There could be no more blessed death. Leave us now. ” Elave made him a deep reverence, and went out from the chapter house with a buoyant step, like a man going to a festival. Canon Gerbert had refrained from comment while the petitioner was present, but he cleared his throat vociferously as soon as Elave had vanished, and said with weighty gravity: “My lord abbot, it is a great privilege to be buried within the walls.
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