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The Lost Quatrains
In 1557, the sixteenth century oracle Nostradamus published his opus entitled Les Propheties, a collection of four-line, rhyming prophetic verses called "quatrains." The initial collection was supposed to have ten "centuries," or a total of one thousand prophecies in all. However, only 942 have survived...until now.

The Prophet Speaks

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The Lost Quatrains
In 1557, the sixteenth century oracle Nostradamus published his opus entitled Les Propheties, a collection of four-line, rhyming prophetic verses called "quatrains." The initial collection was supposed to have ten "centuries," or a total of one thousand prophecies in all. However, only 942 have survived...until now.

The Prophet Speaks
John Morse was once a happy UCLA Anthropology Professor with a gorgeous Latino wife and two quirky children. However, his optimism died on 9/11 when his wife's plane crashed into the World Trade Center. Now cynical and aloof, he spends his days debunking the mystical world. When he is summoned to France to investigate a startling new discovery about Nostradamus, he is skeptical. But something about Father Du Bois' invitation intrigues him. Taking along his long-haired, gangsta rapping, skateboard-riding teenage son Zach and his guitar-toting, forever-bored teenage daughter Zoey, he uncovers the lost vault of Nostradamus, which contains clues to the missing 58 prophecies. As he embarks on a cross-country European treasure hunt with his teenagers, he is pursued by assassins at every turn. When Morse unravels the final clues in Verona, Italy, he learns that the 58 verses contain not only successful predictions of past events, but also prophecies of what lies in the weeks ahead. The prophecies are chilling--a massive terrorist attack on the United States, followed by a nuclear war.

A Terror Unleashed
Meanwhile, a team of Islamic fundamentalists known as the Abisali, or Warriors of the Faith, have engaged in a multi-staged attack on America. Their first attack was the bombing of a Cincinnati elementary school. Then they attempted to assassinate the President. The final attack will be a land and air assault on the Superbowl. Can John Morse use the lost prophecies of Nostradamus to stop the terrorist attacks? And will anyone believe him?

Quatrain is a new fiction thriller from St. Louis author and trial lawyer John Medler. It is also available as an eBook.

Quatrain (c) 2010 by John Medler
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Quatrain 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
MichaelBeas More than 1 year ago
Nostradamus and his 58 missing quatrains take center stage in this phenomenal thrill ride that is fit to last the test of time.  From the very start, to the very end you will immerse your self in this great action and adventure story. Yes there are hints political nostalgia mixed into the story, but I don’t feel they take away from the plot theme in any way. All of the characters are well developed perfectly with likeable personalities and the story flows smoothly making it a quick read that I was able to put down in a just a few nights.  There are times of suspense, times of emotional thrills, a treasure hunt and even a terrorist attack that is about to take place. I thought this novel to be original and unique in a well-written manner that left me wanting more.  5 Stars and cannot wait to read more from Author John Medler.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's superb! I could not put it down after I started reading it. It's captivating and impressive. The storyline is great to read, I loved the flow and the execution. This novel deserves full credit with 5 stars. Great job, John!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First i bought Fountain from Medler now i bought Quatrain.His books are the best action adventures i have read so far . Quatrain has very interesting plot which is mix of several genres (action,adventure,mystery and conspiracy). The best part of the book is the searching for the quatrains in the small European cites then the bombing attempts and so on.. I certainly recommend this book for anyone who is fan of this genre ..IT'S MUST READ :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're fan of Dan Brown's books this is a must read for you..The plot is mixture of action and adventure it has mentioned several terrorist attacks and also the presidential election ..The main characters trip to Europe for treasure hunting the Nostradumus's quatrains was the most interesting part for me.. The action starts when Morse (The main character ) gets back in the US and starts contacting the FBI about the attacks that Nostradamus predicted.I wont tell you more because you need to read it :) .Also this book is very addictive and i recommend it for every crime and mystery book fans out there . If wish i could give more than five stars to Quatrain by John Medler
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Captivating in every sense and totally natural, John has to be commended for this work of art. No time for relaxing when as the suspense hits this fascinating book. There are some books that just take you away without you even realizing, and this is definitely one. I loved every minute of it, a must read for any avid reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love a good thriller story but to be honest, I approached this one with some level of skepticism. Now I am pleasantly ashamed, yes the author obviously gave this book all that was needed to create a gem. I loved it all the way through; these missing 58 quatrains certainly caused some stir. Now my sister and I enjoy chatting about how it turned out.  This Indiana Jones Type thriller is perfect for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nostradamus is an intriguing historical figure. The idea that he could prophesize actual events hundreds of years before they occurred seems completely unbelievable. It goes against our logical view of the world. But it makes a wonderful foundation for the political thriller Quatrain, a sleek, edge-of-your-seat narrative bathed in history, with action that moves at the speed of light. The story is ripped from today’s headlines, looming terrorist attacks and the race to stop them. Medler writes like a more polished and scholarly Dan Brown, investing heavily on the details while plunging the reader through a race course of wicked twists and turns. I was surprised at the course of events at a few points during the novel, there are definite moments that you don’t expect. Especially if you are a religious reader of the political thriller genre. While this has been my first exposure to John Medler, he has definitely earned himself a place on my to-read list.
BookloverJJ More than 1 year ago
This author is very organized. He presents his information in a very convincing way. Good writing skills, great author.
Brian_MooreBM More than 1 year ago
I just finished this one and it is an excellent read. This book was addictive to me. One of those that once you start you don't want to put down.
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TEST NOOKUSER More than 1 year ago
Great characters, great story, great research! I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Well done! I especially liked the new 58 french quatrains. Obviously a lot of work went into this and it shows!
STORE NOOKUSER More than 1 year ago
You have to order this book immediately! I felt like i was in france! I was glued to my chair for three days! And i loved the ending! Please please write a sequel!!!
TEST NOOKUSER More than 1 year ago
Best book i have read in a long time! Loved the story!
TEST NOOKUSER More than 1 year ago
This is a fictional story about the prevention of a terrorist attack on the united states by osama bin laden's sons. Last night i finished this excellent book and this morning woke to the news that osama had been killed by navy seals! What a great way to end the book! Here's wishing peace and closure to all the victims of 9-11!
TEST NOOKUSER More than 1 year ago
I am missing meals reading this book! Tom clancy meets dan brown! I am almost done and i cannot wait to finish! Nostradamus predicts great things for this author!
TEST NOOKUSER More than 1 year ago
Dan brown move over! I could not put the book down! Extremely well written, thoroughly researched and fast-paced! This one will keep you up all night! Look forward to more from this talented author!
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Princez099 More than 1 year ago
As the character Zach would say, 'Great thriller, but the typos are a killer!' As an English teacher, the many error in punctuation and missing words lessened my enjoyment of the book. I found it to be a well paced adventure with lots of interesting quatrains and would have given it five stars if the editing was better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Check out this new historical thriller! If you like the TV show 24, the movie National Treasure, or the Da Vinci Code, you will love this book. It's a thrill ride!