Monday, September 13, 2010

The Atlantis Code (2009) novel

Charles Brokaw's first novel The Atlantis Code is a religious-archaeological thriller based on the legend of the lost continent of Atlantis. A secret order within the Catholic Church has been guarding a secret and with linguist hero Thomas Lourds hot on the trail of clues, this potboiler explores some unusual territory. One of the characters is the Vatican City archivist Father Emil Sebastian (p. 48, hardcover). Museums, artifacts and historical records, including old books, also abound.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Thieves of Darkness (2010) novel

According to the dustjacket of Richard Doetsch's 2010 novel The Thieves of Darkness: A Thriller, "reformed master thief" Michael St. Pierre helps an imprisoned friend in a quest to find "a map containing the location of a holy place lost to the mists of time, a repository of knowledge and treasure predating Judaism, Christianity, and Islam."

Heresy (2010) novel

S.J. Parris' 2010 novel Heresy features the late 16th monk and early scientist-philosopher Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) and the time he spent in England. The plot involves secret and old, even by 16th century standards, manuscripts and books.