Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wednesday Giveaway - Sanctus by Simon Toyne

This is another ARC I got at Bouchercon. See? Winning these things at this blog is almost like being at B'con yourself. Except without the hassles of travel*.

Sanctus by Simon Toyne (pronounced TOYNE) is a thriller with such shocking global implications that it will literally kncok your socks off to say nothing of your shoes. Forget the shoes. They're gone.

Have I read it? No. Again, my TBR pile is bigger than yours. Guaranteed. But listen to what the publisher has to say about it:

One man’s sacrifice shocks the world . . .

One woman’s courage threatens a conspiracy as old as humankind . . .

And some will do anything—anything—to keep their secrets in the dark.


A man climbs a cliff face in the oldest inhabited place on earth, a mountain known as the Citadel, a Vatican-like city-state that towers above the city of Ruin in modern-day Turkey. But this is no ordinary ascent. It is a dangerous, symbolic act. And thanks to the media, it is an event witnessed by the entire world.

Few people understand its consequence. But for foundation worker Kathryn Mann and a handful of others, it’s evidence that a revolution is at hand. For the Sancti, the cowled and secretive monks who live inside the Citadel, it could mean the end of everything they have built. They will stop at nothing to keep what is theirs, and they will break every law in every country and even kill to hold it fast. For American reporter Liv Adamsen, it spurs the memory of the beloved brother she lost years before, setting her on a journey across the world and into the heart of her own identity.

There, she will make a discovery so shocking that it will change everything. . . .

See? Not a Dan Brown ripoff at all...

Note that it's being published in fifty countries. My PRECINCT PUERTO RICO books aren't even available in Puerto Rico...

Anyway, it's free. Leave a comment expressing interest. Drawing a week from today.

* Or those damned annoying witty conversations.


Blogger r2 said...

Count me in.

September 28, 2011 11:39 AM  
Blogger Kevin R. Tipple said...

Me too.

Years and years ago, I remember reading about some small village that was built in the cliff faces in Turkey or nearby and how the residents considered themselves their own nation. They somehow had farms and everything carved out of the cliff walls and peaks and took care of a couple of hundred folks. They had no use or dealings with the authorities or their lower level neighbors in the valleys and the feeling was mutual.

If somebody has the inclination to search for it, I think the piece was in a National Geographic Magazine issue. Around 30 years or so ago.

September 28, 2011 1:49 PM  
Blogger Cindy Kerschner said...

This is suppose to be the first in a "Sanctus" triolgy. I usually wind up reading the first book in a series AFTER I checked out number two or three! Kinda spoils the suspense that way. Count me in please!

October 01, 2011 4:22 PM  

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