Friday, March 30, 2012

Book giveaway: 'The Hope Vendetta' by Scott Mariani

Today I'm giving away a book that, as you can see, has both flames and guns on its cover - ubiquitous signs of a modern thriller.

Just published earlier this month, "The Hope Vendetta: A Novel" by Scott Mariani, (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, March 2012, $25, 352 pp.) is written in the vein of Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne novels. Thanks to the publisher, I have a brand new hardcover version of Mariani's latest to give away to one lucky reader.

About the book (from the publisher's website):

Still reeling from a devastating personal loss, ex-SAS operative and hero for hire Ben Hope has decided to put down his gun for good and return to the theology studies he had abandoned years ago. When his professor and friend asks him to help find his missing daughter, archaeologist Zoë Bradbury, Ben declines but puts his former SAS buddy Charlie Palmer on the case. But when Charlie runs into trouble on the Greek island of Corfu, Ben reluctantly joins him to find out what might have happened to Zoë. Ben has no idea he’s just embarked on the most dangerous mission of his life. Ben realizes that Zoë’s most recent archaeological discovery of an artifact related to the book of Revelation is at the heart of her dis-appearance. What is the ancient secret that Zoë uncovered? And just who is willing to do anything to protect it? The investigation leads Ben from the Greek islands to Savannah, Georgia, to the holy city of Jerusalem, and he soon discovers that it’s not just Zoë’s life on the line but those of millions. Yet those hell-bent on staging an end-of-days–like attack for political gain will soon face the ultimate reckoning in Ben Hope.  

About the author (information from his website):

scott mariani
Scott Mariani grew up in Scotland. He studied modern languages and film studies at Oxford University and went on to work as a translator, language teacher, professional musician, pistol shooting instructor and freelance journalist before becoming a full-time writer. His books include the Ben Hope series: "The Alchemist's Secret," "The Mozart Conspiracy," "The Doomsday Prophecy," "The Heretic's Treasure," "The Shadow Project," "The Lost Relic," and now "The Hope Vendetta."

Mariani lives and writes in west Wales. He is also the author of the Vampire Federation series: which includes "Uprising and "The Cross."

 Want to win it? Simply comment on this post with your email address. I'll contact you to find out where to mail the book if you are selected.


Anonymous said...


skkorman said...

I would love to read this book—please enter me to win!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Michelle Karas said...

Congrats to Jason H. of Gilbertsville, PA, who is the winner of "The Hope Vendetta." Enjoy, Jason.