The Babylon Rite

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HarperCollins Publishers, Feb 16, 2012 - Fiction - 480 pages
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The new high-concept thriller from Tom Knox, which weaves together past and present terrors in an intense page-turner

If you dig up hell, you uncover evil...

Edinburgh: a famous Templar historian dies mysteriously at the Rosslyn chapel, setting journalist Adam Blackwood on a quest for the truth to the Templar sites of Europe. Meanwhile, in London, several young people from the international party set commit suicide in very bizarre circumstances.

Peru: Ten thousand miles away, anthropologist Jess Silverton is digging up the world’s most terrifying ancient civilization: the Moche, a people mired in blood ritual and human sacrifice. But it seems that their ancient practices may not be entirely buried and forgotten...

The Amazon: Adam and Jess will both be thrown into mortal danger as it emerges that the suicides, the Templars and the sinister rituals of the Moche are all linked by a chilling secret – the secret that, quite literally, kills.

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Jess Silverton is an archaeologist investigation the Moche culture, replete with ritual torture, sacrifice and cannibalism, pornographic pottery, and sex with dead people. Adam Blackwood is ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Another thriller about the Knights Templar results in a disappointing and amateurish effort to emulate a best-selling novel.It's a hair-whipping race to figure out who the bad guys are and what they ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Tom Knox is the pseudonym of the author Sean Thomas. Born in England, he has travelled the world writing for many different newspapers and magazines, including The Times, the Guardian, and the Daily Mail. His first thriller was translated into twenty-two languages; he also writes on art, politics, and ancient history. He lives in London.

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