The Covenant of the Flame [NOOK Book]

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From the master of high action comes a novel of deception and intrigue that paved the way for the history-based religious thrillers of Dan Brown, Steve Berry, and James Rollins.

In 1244, at the infamous fortress of Montségur in southwestern France, Christian Inquisitors massacred the last vestige of a heresy known as Mithraism, once the dominant religion of the Roman Empire. But was the heresy in fact destroyed? In today’s New York City, ...
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Overview

From the master of high action comes a novel of deception and intrigue that paved the way for the history-based religious thrillers of Dan Brown, Steve Berry, and James Rollins.

In 1244, at the infamous fortress of Montségur in southwestern France, Christian Inquisitors massacred the last vestige of a heresy known as Mithraism, once the dominant religion of the Roman Empire. But was the heresy in fact destroyed? In today’s New York City, reporter Tess Drake discovers a mysterious altar in the apartment of a friend whose charred body was discovered in a nearby park. The altar (a version of it exists in the British Museum) depicts a man astride a bull, plunging a knife into its neck while a dog, a scorpion, and a snake drink the blood. The meaning of that altar propels Tess on a furious hunt for the truth about what happened to her friend, a labyrinth of intrigue and danger that leads to the highest levels of power as well as to the depths of a secret cave in Spain.

This special e-version of THE COVENANT OF THE FLAME has a revised text and an introduction in which David Morrell describes the unusual personal events that prompted him to write this novel.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013447714
  • Publisher: David Morrell Enterprises
  • Publication date: 11/11/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 126,916
  • File size: 872 KB

Meet the Author

David Morrell is the acclaimed author of First Blood, the novel in which Rambo was created. His numerous New York Times bestsellers include the classic spy trilogy The Brotherhood of the Rose (the basis for a top-rated television miniseries that premiered after a Super Bowl), The Fraternity of the Stone, and The League of Night and Fog. An Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity nominee, Morrell is the recipient of three Bram Stoker awards as well as the International Thriller Writers’ prestigious Thriller Master award. Send him an email at www.davidmorrell.net.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2014

    The covenant of the flame

    Characters were shallow with no real depth, uninteresting and inconsistent in their reactions to events, especially Tess. Author tries to mimic Dan Brown style novel and misses the mark by a wide margin. Dialogue is stilted and unbelieveable. Gave it a shot in the beginning but at this point just slogging through to the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Not so good Having just read David Morrell's Murder as a Fine A

    Not so good

    Having just read David Morrell's Murder as a Fine Art, I was looking forward to another great read.  But I didn't find it in The Covenant of the Flame. Covenant was very disappointing.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    My favorite by far

    When you start reading this intriguing story you just can't stop and you don't want the story to end. This is definitely my favorite book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    RADAR

    Another 5 star read...RADAR...04-01-13...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Great Read

    Morrell continues to intrigue and impress!

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  • Posted March 2, 2009

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    Get those brain cells hopping!

    Many years ago, I was just booked out. Nothing interested me. I had gotten tired of reading. REALLY. It was sad.
    Picked up this book on a whim and couldn't put it down. Completed it on a rainy weekend and then began the rest of Morrells' books. Couldn't get enough.
    This book started me reading again for pleasure!
    I have since read all of the Morrell books on the market but I think the cream of the crop are his earliest ones. Brotherhood of the Rose, The League of Night and the Fog, etc. Read them in order as they do tie together somewhat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2003

    By far one of the BEST psychological thrllers I've read yet!

    I couldn't disagree more with the Editor. I am an avid reader of psychological thrillers by Crighton, King, Saul, Koontz, and others, and picked this book up in a group I had purchased at a Flea Market, and was shocked to find I'd never read anything by this author that has some very interesting titles. I have of course seen all of the Rambo movies, but felt them to be overdone and over acted, and hadn't taken the time to read the books. What I have been missing! This book won't let you put it down, and the internal story of the battles between the heretics and the Inquisition are incredibly insightful. The chase to find as much information as possible about both sides keeps you reading long into the night. The possibilites are frightening. No one can read this and not question Christianity...what don't we know?? The story line of a reporter who is commited to a career of helping the environment, and the occurences of "revenge" to those who are ruining it, show us a possiblilty of our earth's future should we not practice maintaining the balance of nature as it was given to us. I have noticed that Mr. Morrell has written further non-fiction titles that delve even deeper into these problems. A book for me is my favorite form of entertainment, and this author doesn't let you down. Mr. Morrell captures you within his spell and he doesn't let go! Great read and puzzling possiblities are in store for the reader of this novel. I want to read everything this man has written--immediately!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2000

    Tops All His Best Sellers

    I could not put this wonderful story down, From the onset of meeting Tess and her strange 'grey' eyed 'freind' I was hooked! From NYC to Washington to the mysterious caves of Spain. A must read for all Theological Suspence Readers!! TWO THUMBS UP!!

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