"Indiana Jones meets the DaVinci Code" WSJ 7/19/13
For Father Pete Farrell, it begins with a horrifying phone call. The Archbishop of St Petersburg is found hung upside down in the world-renowned Hermitage museum with his throat slit in what appears to be a ritual murder. Missing are priceless relics from an international exhibition. Left behind is a cryptic warning written in a mixture of ancient languages.
The one-time Special Forces soldier turned Jesuit Priest knows he can't solve the crime alone. He cobbles together an unlikely alliance including a Rabbi, Buddhist Monk and Sufi mystic. But what first appears to be a simple case of stolen antiquities is so much more.
The four men of faith confront an ancient evil, and a sinister conspiracy whose tentacles stretch from Stockholm to Singapore. What they face on a sacred Tibetan mountain shrouded in legend and myth will rattle all of them to their core. At the heart of the thriller is a Green Beret turned Priest who is an expert in the black market sale of stolen artifacts. When you stare down evil, a few prayers can help, but so can a well-aimed sniper rifle.
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About the Author
"Over the last 20 years I've visited a number of sites in this book and I knew somewhere in between the dark alleys of Stockholm and an obscure Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka there was a good story lurking. I've always contended the occult traditions of major faiths have more in common than most people think. And just maybe there is an alliance of Holy Men of different faiths willing to battle together to put a stop to evil.
Because I was a U.S. Congressman, everyone figured my first novel would be a political thriller. Or since I spent a decade as an Emmy award-winning journalist, maybe the inside story of broadcast news. Boy, were they wrong.
I never read Advise and Consent and I think HBO's "Newsroom" is boring.
I never really wanted to be a politician. I always wanted to be an archaeologist when I grew up.
So welcome to my first novel. Think The Da Vinci Code meets "Indiana Jones."
And if I haven't bored you already, here's a little bit about my day job and background.
Scott Klug is the Managing Director of Public Affairs at the national law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP. He also co-chairs the firm's Client Service Team.
For eight years, Klug represented Madison, Wisconsin in the U.S. Congress.
Before his career in politics, Klug was an Emmy Award winning reporter for television stations in Washington, D.C., Seattle and his native Wisconsin.
. He holds an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Wisconsin, a Master's in journalism from Northwestern and a B.A. from Lawrence University. . A seasoned world traveler, he has led training programs on journalism and political campaigns for the U.S. State Department in Venezuela, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates; for the International Republican Institute in Indonesia and Guatemala and for Internews in Uzbekistan. During his tenure in Congress, he led delegations to the U.K., New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. He also participated in other trips to Algeria, Uganda, South Africa and Zimbabwe, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Intriguing plot, enjoyed the mix of faiths and traditions .
Cant believe im the first to speak about this novel. Fantastic adventure that involves several religions,comunists & a variety of heros. Goes to countries most novels of this ilk dont visit. The bad guys are planning something that I would agree with, but unfortunatly have to murder everyone along the way. Much better than all the Catholic based stories that are so popular, another religion is used that you thought was easy going! Sorry for my spelling. Doesnt seem to correct your sentencses like I'm used to.