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The Hope Vendetta [Mass Market Paperback]

Scott Mariani

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Dec 26 2012 Ben Hope Thrillers
WHAT DOES ZOË BRADBURY KNOW?

At first, only the parents of the lovely archaeologist are concerned. They just want to get in touch with the unpredictable party girl. In fact, Zoë has been kidnapped by a trained team and is being brutally interrogated. The problem: Zoë doesn’t have the answer.

When ex-SAS operative Ben Hope is asked by old friends to find their missing daughter, he tries to stay minimally involved. But when the search erupts into violence, Ben realizes that once again it’s all up to him. While Zoë’s sudden influx of cash right before her disappearance may be related to her recent discovery of an ancient artifact connected to the book of Revelation, the only hard evidence leads from the Greek islands to Savannah, Georgia, then on to Israel and Jerusalem. Gradually, Ben realizes that it’s not just Zoë’s life on the line, but the lives of millions.

However, the shadowy group who are hell-bent on making an end-of-days attack for political gain have made one huge mistake. Because in Ben Hope they are facing the ultimate reckoning. . . .


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; Reprint edition (Dec 26 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439193487
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439193488
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 10.4 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 222 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #505,294 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for The Alchemist's Secret: 'Fans of Dan Brown will love this thrilling adventure'. Closer 'The [Alchemist's Secret] establishes Scott Mariani as an author to watch.' M.J. Rose, author of The Reincarnationist 'Scott Mariani brings it all to the table in this fast-paced thriller that rockets off the first page and never slows down. The Alchemist's Secret is packed with dark intrigue, danger around every corner, bullets flying, sexual tension, and an endless assault of nasty villains bent on stopping ex-SAS Ben Hope from finding the secret to an ancient manuscript. It's everything a thriller should be and more.' Joe Moore, international bestselling co-author of The Grail Conspiracy.

About the Author

Scott Mariani grew up in St. Andrews, Scotland. He studied Modern Languages at Oxford and went on to work as a translator, a professional musician, a pistol shooting instructor, and a freelance journalist before becoming a full-time writer. After spending several years in Italy and France, Scott discovered his secluded writer’s haven in the wilds of west Wales, an 1830s country house complete with rambling woodland and a secret passage. When he isn’t writing, Scott enjoys jazz, movies, classic motorcycles, and astronomy.

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Amazon.com: 3.8 out of 5 stars  17 reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't get ripped off - this is a repackaging of a 2009 story April 16 2012
By An Interested Reader - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This "new" book is just a retitled reprint of the 2009 vintage Doomsday Prophecy, which is about #3 in the series. It was a fun read -- they actually get better as Mariani more fully develops his formula and his character. Nonetheless, if you have read the first six, do not buy this. You've already read it, even if Amazon chooses not to let you know that.
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Buy 1 get 1 1/2 price - now I see why April 28 2009
By Mr. A. J. Stewart - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I had high hopes for this book. I love religious thrillers but this one despite it's potentially interesting title was a dud.

I should have learned my lesson especially when they say on the front "Fans of Dan Brown will love this thrilling adventure". Oh yes? I think not.

The book is a plodding dull read. I almost put it down 2 or 3 times because nothing was really happening. You have no real clue as to what the book is about in the first 100 pages. For me to even have got this far was very patient of me. Come page 180 or so I just though what a waste of my life and promptly recycled it.

The main characters are pretty one dimensional and to be honest I couldn't have cared less if any of them lived or died. The starting up of a potential romance between a CIA operative and the so called theological student was just ridiculous and felt like someone though oh better shove in a romance as thats what you do about now in these kind of stories.

Anyway save your money and your time.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Highly formulaic Dec 11 2010
By Julia Flyte - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is the third in the "Ben Hope" series. I have not read the previous books. There's a major giveaway about what happened at the end of (presumably) the previous book, but otherwise this works perfectly well as a standalone thriller. Ben is an ex-SAS hero who has enrolled as a theology student but gets recruited to look for a friend's missing daughter. The daughter is a reputed archeologist who has disappeared from a party in Greece. The hunt will lead Ben from Greece to Georgia to Montana. This is a high paced, non-stop read.

I came to this having read The Shadow Project, which I enjoyed. This is a much weaker novel. It's highly formulaic and every twist is extremely predictable. The character development is nil and the romance sub-plot lacks any credibility at all. I liked the early part of the story in Greece, but once the action shifted to the US it got bogged down in cliches. A little bit Grisham, a little bit Child, but without their flair. Having said that, I was happy enough to keep reading - it was just that I never felt even a shred of suspense or surprise.
2.0 out of 5 stars Pulp Fiction II-Too loose, needs tightening up May 6 2014
By Rod M. Holland - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Plot: A friend and professor of Ben's wants him to find his daughter, a wild child whose gone missing on Corfu. Ben declines and passes the job to a buddy who Ben goes to Corfu to help out when the job goes sideways. The buddy is killed, and Ben is left with a vendetta against the people who did it, plus the task of finding his professor's daughter.

Pros: Somewhat disconnected from the previous books, thus you are able to do this book without a whole lot of catch-up or missing pieces. Notable, but not superlative improvement in writing over the Mozart Conspiracy.

Cons: This is better writing than the previous Mariani book I did (Mozart Conspiracy), but still flawed all over the place. Its not just one item, it's small to medium problems all over the place. This is what you get when you want an adventure story and aren't too fussy about style or details. The writing is simple, too simple at times and the short simple phrases can get annoying. The plot doesn't make sense at times and veers off at odd angles. The motivations of the various characters are suspect, in the sense that they don't always make sense. There's a tendency to be melodramatic. There's a host of small details which don't make physical sense. If you're going to claim some sort of locale, then it should be accurate, because sure enough readers will use Google earth, or street view to zoom in and check it out. Mariani shows a propensity for making these small errors. As many books as he's published, I would think he would have done better research or proofing.

Bottom Line: After two books of Mariani's, I'll say he has the structure of an adventure writer but the execution is below the level I'm willing to accept. If I get really low on material I may do another book sometime in the future, but the probability of that is reasonably slim.
5.0 out of 5 stars a great read Feb. 12 2014
By Mitchel brown - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
a very fast paced , keeps you not wanting to put it down and makes you want to buy another book to hear what going on next

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