The Lost Goddess
From the internationally bestselling author of The Genesis Secret-a seductive, exotic new thriller
In the silent caves beneath France, young archaeologist Julia Kerrigan unearths an ancient skull-with a hole bored through the forehead. After she reveals her discovery, her mentor is brutally murdered. Deep in the jungles of Southeast Asia, photographer Jake Thurby is offered a mysterious assignment by a beautiful Cambodian lawyer who is investigating finds at the two-thousand-year-old Plain of Jars-finds that shadowy forces want kept secret.
From the temples of Angkor Wat and the wild streets of Bangkok to the prehistoric caves in Western Europe, what links Jake's and Julia's discoveries is a strange, demonic woman whose unquenchable thirst for vengeance-and the horrors she seeks to avenge- are truly shocking.
Readers have become enthralled by Knox's vivid blend of buccaneering modern adventure, gothic horror, and grand intellectual puzzles. The Lost Goddess is his most exciting novel to date.
"Mr. Knox's speculations are good ones, making you wonder what might really have been going on in dictators' secret laboratories." — The Wall Street Journal
"How terrific to find a new thriller in which the dramatic action emerges from an exemplary mix of first-rate research, interesting politics and credible characters!" — The Dallas Morning News
“The Lost Goddess is a globetrotting adventure with shades of Dan Brown and Indiana Jones....A page-turner." — Suspense Magazine
"This quirky novel from the pseudonymous Knox...combines elements of the best of several genres, shakes them up, then lays them out in surprisingly original patterns.... Knox doles out enough tantalizing scientific, social, and spiritual lore to sate even the hungriest anthropological thriller reader." — Publishers Weekly
"Tom Knox knows the DNA of an astonishing thriller. The Marks of Cain...may well be the most controversial thriller since The Da Vinci Code." — Jeff Abbott, bestselling author of ADRENALINE and THE LAST MINUTE
"[The Marks of Cain is] an intriguing, well-told story." — Booklist
“[The Genesis Secret] makes one want to tear through the pages to find out what happens next.” — The Dallas Morning News
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