The Alchemist’s Secret (Ben Hope, Book 1)

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HarperCollins UK, Jun 5, 2009 - Fiction - 496 pages
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FROM THE INCREDIBLE #1 BESTSELLER

BEN HOPE LIVES ON THE EDGE.

A former Úlite member of the SAS, Ben is tortured by a tragedy from his past and now devotes his life to finding kidnapped children.

When Ben is recruited to locate an ancient manuscript which could save a dying child, he embarks on the deadliest quest of his life.

The document is alleged to contain the formula for the elixir of life, discovered by the brilliant alchemist Fulcanelli decades before. But it soon becomes apparent that others are hunting this most precious of treasures - for far more evil ends.

When the secrets of alchemy hidden within the pages remain impenetrable, Ben teams up with beautiful American scientist Dr Roberta Ryder to crack the code.

It seems that everyone - from the Nazis during WW2 and powerful Catholic organisation Gladius Domini - wants to unearth the secrets of immortality.

The trail leads Ben and Roberta from Paris to the ancient Cathar strongholds of the Languedoc, where an astonishing secret has lain hidden for centuries...

BEN HOPE is one of the most celebrated action adventure heroes ever and SCOTT MARIANI is one of the most successful home grown thriller writers of all time. Join the MILLIONS of readers who get breathless with anticipation when the countdown to the new Ben Hope thriller begins ...

 

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Really really good books, I am only three quarters way through the 1st one though but I have got the rest, I enjoy reading it, and look forward to reading the rest, Scott Mariani you are a really good writer, these books are thrillers and I am enjoying the first so I really look forward to reading the others, thank you Mr. Mariani  

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
30
Section 3
39
Section 4
41
Section 5
69
Section 6
73
Section 7
103
Section 8
222
Section 14
374
Section 15
386
Section 16
392
Section 17
421
Section 18
429
Section 19
440
Section 20
467
Section 21
470

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
299
Section 13
304
Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Scott Mariani is the author of the worldwide-acclaimed action-adventure thriller series featuring ex-SAS hero Ben Hope. Scott’s novels have topped the bestseller charts in his native Britain and are translated into over twenty languages worldwide. To date the Ben Hope series comprises the #1 Bestseller The Alchemist’s Secret, The Mozart Conspiracy, The Doomsday Prophecy (published in the USA as The Hope Vendetta), The Heretic’s Treasure, The Shadow Project, The Lost Relic, The Sacred Sword and the forthcoming The Armada Legacy (May 2013). Scott is also the author of the bestselling Kindle eBook novella, Passenger 13. Scott’s novels have been described as ‘James Bond meets Jason Bourne with a historical twist’.

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