The Devil's Elixir (Sean Reilly and Tess Chaykin Series #3)

The Devil's Elixir (Sean Reilly and Tess Chaykin Series #3)

by Raymond Khoury
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The Devil's Elixir (Sean Reilly and Tess Chaykin Series #3) by Raymond Khoury

FBI agent Sean Reilly and his girlfriend, archaeologist Tess Chaykin, heroes of Raymond Khoury's bestselling Templar novels, return in another edge-of-your-seat thriller that reaches from present day back to 1700s Mexico-and possibly beyond.

What if there was a drug, previously lost to history in the jungles of Central America, capable of inducing an experience so momentous-and so unsettling-that it might shake the very foundations of Western civilization?

What if powerful forces on both sides of the law got wind of that drug and launched a vicious, uncompromising pursuit to possess it?

In Raymond Khoury's million-copy-selling Templar novels, Reilly and Tess traveled the globe to unravel ancient mysteries with present-day ramifications. In The Devil's Elixir, they find themselves dragged into a race-against the clock, against a brutal drug kingpin known as "El Brujo"-the sorcerer-and even against government authorities-to merge two divergent trails, one several hundred years old, the other as current as a heartbeat, that could drag humanity to the brink of self- destruction.

Packed with the nonstop suspense and unexpected twists Raymond Khoury fans delight in, The Devil's Elixir is destined for bestseller lists everywhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525952435
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 12/22/2011
Series: Sean Reilly and Tess Chaykin Series , #3
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Raymond Khoury is the author of four consecutive New York Times bestsellers: his debut The Last Templar, The Sanctuary, The Sign, and The Templar Salvation. His books have been translated into over forty languages. To find out more about his work, visit his website at www.raymondkhoury.com, or join him on his Official Facebook Fan Page.

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The Devil's Elixir 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
leisa-lisic More than 1 year ago
A masterfully written thriller, " The Devil's Elixir", is a combination of action packed adventure, with just enough thought provoking science fiction, that leads Sean and Tess on an adventure neither thought possible, with surprises around every corner makes it hard to put down. Sean's 1 st person dialogue pulls you into his world, you' re not just a reader you' re a part of his every thought, feeling, want, need, and desire. This intimate insight leaves you with a breathless passion and sense of urgency that can only be shared with Sean Reilly and Raymond Khoury. By, Leisa Lisic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Devil's Elixir is yet another disappointment by Ray Khoury and his second book that I put aside before completing (The Sign was the other). He failed to develop the historical connections and related modern day action it should generate that he did so well in The Last Templar and again in Templar Salvation. In fact, it was hard to follow any connection back to the meager historical account he presented in the opening while the modern day story was only a monotonous repetition of police and FBI busts and narco-mob counter actions.
Reviews-ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Stephen B for Readers Favorite Sean Reilly, FBI agent, only wants to enjoy a short respite from an exasperating case over the July Fourth holiday. He can try to recharge from some emotional stress in his relationship with his girlfriend, Tess Chaykin, former archaeologist, with whom he’s had a few adventures. However, his ex-girlfriend, Michelle Martinez, calls pleading for help. Michelle and her four year old son, Alex, just escaped a kidnapping. She also tells Reilly that he is Alex’s father. Hours later, he arrives in San Diego only to almost immediately step into a gunfight with the kidnappers that ends with Michelle’s death. Sean is plunged into a mystery that involves a biker gang, a Mexican drug lord, and recent kidnappings of scientists. Reilly’s past comes back to haunt him, specifically, an operation in Mexico five years earlier where a life or death decision left him with unresolved guilt. Working with local agents and with the aid of Tess, Reilly uncovers a plot to introduce a new super drug to the unsuspecting populace. However, more secrets lie in wait for discovery, including Alex’s strange behavior. This is a thriller with a lot of action from the get-go. Khoury doesn’t take you on a worldwide tour as in his previous novels, but settles in on the California scene with a few background details in Mexico. I really enjoyed the puzzles being solved. There is a bit of science fact along with the fiction, some ‘mind blowing’ possibilities, a little profanity (but not too much), and some edge-of-your-seat action scenes. I have been a fan of Khoury’s from his first novel and was not disappointed in the least with this latest effort. There is always a bit of the mystical and speculation in his novels. "The Devil’s Elixir" is no exception and finishing it left me disappointed that it had to end. Guess I’ll have to wait, anticipating the next novel.
SteveOgilvie More than 1 year ago
Raymond's new book is exactly as I expected it to be... a page turner! I love the way Sean is written in first person and the other characters are not, well done sir. I always must start his books early in the morning, since I can't put them down! The character development between Tess and Sean provides more insight into their relationship and past life... Raymond Khoury never disappoints this reader!
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Enjoyable read. If your planning on reading in bed...you will not want to put it down to go to sleep.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not completed my reading of this book. However, I have enjoyed the other books of the series with Sean and Tess. I am sure I will enjoy this book too. "The Last Templar" was the first book I read by Raymond Khoury. I read the book in two days. I could not put it down. So, far this book is just as exciting.
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Raymond Khoury is excellent and he did not disappoint with this one!
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Really does not compare with the previous two in the series. It lacked the historical and religious undertones that I felt made the first two in the series so interesting. It is really just a cop caper.
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I love the templer series, but this latest effort fell flat
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting
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