Titel: The Third Secret
Autor/en: Steve Berry
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
8. Mai 2006 - kartoniert - 416 Seiten
What is the Third Secret?
It is rumoured to be a prediction so shocking that it has been locked away for over eighty years. Could this be what is drawing Pope Clement XV to the Vatican archive, night after sleepless night?
When Father Colin Michener is sent on a secret mission to the highlands of Romania, he is pitched into a vortex of suspicion, deceit, murder and forbidden passion. Suddenly, he is forced to face the very thing that has so distressed the Pope - and to unravel a mystery that will shake the world.
Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of THE LINCOLN MYTH, THE KING'S DECEPTION, THE COLUMBUS AFFAIR, THE JEFFERSON KEY, THE EMPEROR'S TOMB, THE PARIS VENDETTA, THE CHARLEMAGNE PURSUIT, THE VENETIAN BETRAYAL, THE ALEXANDRIA LINK, THE TEMPLAR LEGACY, THE THIRD SECRET, THE ROMANOV PROPHECY, and THE AMBER ROOM. His books have been translated into 40 languages with 17,000,000 copies in 51 countries.
History lies at the heart of every Steve Berry novel. It's his passion, one he shares with his wife, Elizabeth, which led them to create History Matters, a foundation dedicated to historic preservation. Since 2009 Steve and Elizabeth have crossed the country to save endangered historic treasures, raising money via lectures, receptions, galas, luncheons, dinners and their popular writers' workshops. To date, nearly 2,500 students have attended those workshops. In 2012 their work was recognized by the American Library Association, which named Steve the first spokesman for National Preservation Week. He was also appointed by the Smithsonian Board of Regents to serve on the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board to help promote and support the libraries in their mission to provide information in all forms to scientists, curators, scholars, students and the public at large.
He has received the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award; the 2013 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award; his novel The Columbus Affair earned him the Anne Frank Human Writes Award; and International Thriller Writers bestowed him the 2013 Silver Bullet for his work with historic preservation.
Steve was born and raised in Georgia, graduating from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He was a trial lawyer for 30 years and held elective office for 14 of those years. He is a founding member of International Thriller Writers - a group of more than 2,600 thriller writers from around the world - and served for three years as its co-president.
For more information, visit www.steveberry.org.
'Conspiracies and plots abound ... Berry handles his thriller tradecraft skilfully, [and] his descriptions are stellar.' -- Booklist 'The links to religion in The Da Vinci Code...pale beside those in The Third Secret. Here's a lurid, churning thriller...ruthless behind-the-scenes ambition in Vatican City...Berry raises this genre's stakes...' -- New York Times 'Pure intrigue. Pure fun' -- Clive Cussler on Steve Berry 'Sexy, illuminating ... my kind of thriller' -- Dan Brown on THE AMBER ROOM 'Writes with the self-assured style of a veteran' -- Dan Brown on Steve Berry 'Grabby stuff' -- Wall Street Journal on THE TEMPLAR LEGACY 'Steve Berry is a writer on the rise' -- David Morrell, author of NIGHTSCAPE and CREEPERS 'Intricate...pacy' -- The Financial Express, India 20060312 'Not to be missed. Anagrams and complicated symbology abound, and comparisons to The Da Vinci Code are inevitable, but Berry distinguishes himself with a complex, well-written, and extremely readable story.' -- Library Journal on THE TEMPLAR LEGACY 20060312 'Sexy, illuminating ... my kind of thriller.' -- Dan Brown on THE AMBER ROOM 20060312 'International intrigue, swashbuckling action, indestructible hero from the American South... Not to be missed.' -- Kirkus Reviews, on THE ROMANOV PROPHECY 20060312