In the powerful new thriller from the author of the international bestseller The Last Templar,
a geneticist and a CIA agent on a deadly quest to find the most
dangerous book in the world discover a secret that has destroyed
everyone in its path for centuries Naples, 1750. In the
dead of night, three men with swords burst into the palazzo of a
marquis. Their leader, the Prince of San Severo, accuses the marquis of
being an imposter, and demands to know a secret only the marquis
harbors. In the fight that ensues, the false marquis escapes over the
rooftops of Naples, leaving behind a burning palazzo and a raging
prince now obsessed with finding his quarry at any cost.
Baghdad, 2003. An army unit on a routine mission makes a horrifying
discovery: a state- of-the-art, concealed lab where dozens—men, women,
children—have died, the subjects of gruesome experiments. The
mysterious scientist they were after, a man believed to be working on a
bioweapon and known only as the hakeem—the doctor—escapes,
taking with him the startling truth about his work. A puzzling clue is
left behind: a circular symbol of a snake feeding on its own tail.
As the power of the symbol comes to light, revealing the centuries of
destruction left in its wake, one unsuspecting woman stands at the
center of a conspiracy that could change the world forever. In the
masterful hands of international bestseller Raymond Khoury, The Sanctuary delivers the same rapid-fire suspense and provocative scholarship that made The Last Templar a coast-to-coast blockbuster.
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