The Marks of Cain Paperback
by Tom Knox
The gripping new high-concept thriller from the author of The Genesis Secret, perfect for fans of Dan Brown and Sam Bourne.
In America a young man inherits a million dollars, from a grandfather he thought was poor.
Meanwhile, across Europe old men and women are being killed, in the most barbaric and elaborate of ways. And a brilliant scientist has disappeared from his laboratory in London, taking his extraordinary experiments with him.
Tying these strange events together is an ancient Biblical curse, a medieval French tribe of pariahs, and a momentous and terrible revelation: something that will alter the world forever.
One couple is intent on discovering this darkest of secrets, others will kill, and kill again, to stop them.
Shifting from the forgotten churches of the Pyrenees, to the mysterious castles of the SS, to the arid and frightening wastes of Namibia, Tom Knox weaves together astonishing truths from ancient scripture and contemporary science to create an unputdownable thriller.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 15/04/2010
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780007342617
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Review by wyvernfriend
While the travelling kept up a fast pace I didn't get a sense of place from anywhere mentioned. Some vague descriptions just whetted my appetite to read more about the regions. Amy, David and Simon really didn't come to life for me but the story kept me reading.It's a gruesome story and with not enough details left out sometimes and vaguely twitch-making pseudo eugenics science thrown in for good measure.It did keep my attention and David's mystery was what kept me reading but I think the author was trying too hard to impress.
Review by cedargrove