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The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary

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by Raymond Khoury
     
 

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In the next thriller from the author of the international bestseller The Last Templar, which has more than one million copies in print in both hardcover and paperback, a geneticist becomes embroiled in a deadly quest for a secret that has destroyed everyone in its path for centuries.

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In the next thriller from the author of the international bestseller The Last Templar, which has more than one million copies in print in both hardcover and paperback, a geneticist becomes embroiled in a deadly quest for a secret that has destroyed everyone in its path for centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597226639
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
01/09/2008
Edition description:
Large Print Edition
Pages:
751
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Raymond Khoury is the bestselling author of The Last Templar and The Sanctuary. An acclaimed screenwriter and producer for both television and film, he lives in London with his family.

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The Sanctuary 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 75 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I rather enjoyed his first book, The Last Templar. But this one just started off slow and never really picked up the pace until the end. And then it seemed like all the action was stuffed into a few chapters. It felt a bit off from the rest of the book. I don't really have a problem with the storyline just the way the book was put together. I did have a rather large problem with the way the author chose to portray wolves. Like wolves don't get a bad enough rap without fiction writers adding to it. A pack of wolves that had meat to eat, would not abandon it and come after two living people with guns and a fire and try to kill them for no reason. If the wolves were starving, why would they leave a fresh kill that was enough for all of them to try and go after to people with weapons? Totally ridiculous. And the author didn't portray a wolf hunt properly at all, if you can even believe they would hunt these people for no reason. The wolves in the book seemed crazed and ultra aggressive. Maybe they all had rabies. But nothing of that sort was ever mentioned. They were just vicious killer wolves that killed for the sake of killing. Absurd!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fortunately, Raymond Khoury¿s formula for The Sanctuary does not employ Hitler, the Cold War, Nazis, Templars (well, just a little), Columbian drug lords, Mary Magdalene, the Ark of the Covenant, the Holy Grail or the KGB to attract readers. Unfortunately, its plot does rely upon some very bad archeology, Saddam Hussein, a seventeenth century noble as confused about his identity as we are about his relevance to the story, the Portuguese Inquisition, cardboard characters, the Philosopher¿s Stone, bloodthirsty Iraqis, the CIA, and Templars (just a little). Mr. Khoury¿s recipe for best sellerdom mixes in plenty of bloody shoot `em ups to keep his readers awake. I am glad that I had waited to buy this book until it came out in paperback and went on remainder sale, but you can save even more by picking up a Marvel or two at your local comics stand, They are cheaper, faster to read, just as thrilling and have color pictures.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And...here we go again with harriet klausner ruining yet anotger book with her plot spoilers. When are you going to do something to her,bn? She needs to be banned.
HOG-Mama More than 1 year ago
As a Dan Brown fan, this book was recommended by a B&N salesperson. So glad I took their advice. Great plot, descriptive locale details, believable characters and the plot refues to let you put the book down until you've read it all! Must read as followup to Last Templar.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After the wonderful first book from this new author, I could hardly wait for the next However, it was not as smooth and did not capture me as before. I look forward to giving this author another go
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved his first book, the Last Templar, his newest book was a real yawner, which is disappointing, I am always seeking new authors but this current reading was dull, confusing & I had difficulty keeping up w/all the characters. I hope he does better next time. I would not have read the whole book, except after spending my hard-earned monies on it,I felt compelled to finish, I now wish I hadn't wasted my time.
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LN_Adcox More than 1 year ago
This book touches on several genres and seeks to offer something to everyone. The historical flashbacks were my favorite parts of the book. The descriptions of Beirut and the fatalism yet guarded optimism of its inhabitants was interesting. The reporting hierarchy of CIA field offices and the relationship of CIA field operatives to local authorities was also interesting. The guarding of an ancient elixir that could dramatically alter society was understandable. However, some of the problems cited as inherent in its release were a bit simplistic. The impact on society of its release today might actually be greater and more disruptive than it would have been in previous centuries.
DSFetters More than 1 year ago
I've read a couple of Khoury's "Templar" books and found this one to be on par with the others in terms of suspense, interesting characters, and an intriguing historical context - both the mythology and the current events of the past decade. Entertaining book. If you enjoyed his other work, this one won't dissapoint.
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