by Khaled Talib


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Pope Gregoire XVII was last seen waving to the crowd at Saint Peter’s square from the famous Apostolic Palace window. Despite several layers of tight security, neither the Gendarmerie nor The Entity (the Vatican’s secret service) or the Swiss Guards claim to know anything about his sudden mysterious disappearance.

As the world mourns for the pope, a frantic search begins in Italy and beyond its borders amid speculation that the Holy See may know more than they are telling.

Ayden Tanner, a former British SAS commando officer — who is officially dead — is dispatched with two other crew members to find the Supreme Pontiff by The League of Invisible Knights, a covert division of Anonymous that aims to bring about the triumph of good over evil.

A secret arrangement is made for Ayden to meet Rafael Rabolini, the Papacy’s press secretary, in Geneva, who might be able to tell him more. But trouble unexpectedly starts from the moment Ayden arrives in the city that winter day...

The story unfolds to reveal an insidious plot by Willem Van Der Haas, a ruthless Dutch senator who has aligned himself with a world power bent on its own global ambitions.

In a gasping chase that races from the snowy mountains of Switzerland to the secret passages under Saint Peter’s Basilica to the hilly terrains of Istanbul to the harsh desert air of Egypt, Ayden and his crew are forced to match wits with lethal assassins as they struggle on a desperate quest to prevent a terrifying tomorrow.

A tumult of intrigue, action, suspense from the author of Smokescreen.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629896953
Publisher: World Castle Publishing
Publication date: 05/15/2017
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Born and raised in Singapore, Khaled is a former magazine journalist with local and international exposure. His articles have also been published and syndicated to newspapers worldwide. Khaled's debut thriller novel, Smokescreen, was listed "Thriller of the Month" on's September 2014 issue. The author is a member of the UK Crime Writers Association. Khaled is an avid traveler and believes in being kind to all animals, great and small.
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Incognito 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading Incognito . I was pulled in during the prologue. The fast pace and detailed descriptions kept me glued to this story. I liked the detail and would recommend this book.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Ruth Castleberry for Readers' Favorite Wow. What a ride! Incognito by Khaled Talib starts off with a passage describing where the kidnapped Pope is being held prisoner. And then it takes off, following three individuals – Ayden, Guy and Isabelle – as they try to find the Pope. The three are members of the League of Invisible Knights, a secret organization created “to bring about the triumph of good over evil.” Pursuing clues, this team is subjected to various attempts to thwart their progress, including ambushes to slow them down or kill them, kidnappings, and attempts to frame them for various crimes. In the end, the trio is being pursued by police, the media and the evildoers. Their adventure truly reads like watching an unrelenting action film. I can’t remember a novel that created the sensation that I was in the middle of a thrilling chase using only words. Yes, Mr. Talib certainly knows how to wield his words. His descriptions of action oriented encounters are tightly written and very vivid. He gives his primary characters depth and flaws, making them believable within the context of this adventure. Not only that, his story is both topical and edgy. Religious and political elements are both critical to the plot, and the author establishes realistic context and background as he incorporates the appropriate influences of both into his story. The balance between dialogue and narration is very good. Obviously, the pace is brisk, I might even say breakneck in some places. Khaled Talib's Incognito is a hard book to put down.