The Alchemist's Secret

By Scott G. Mariani

'Fans of Dan Brown will love this exciting adventure'. nearer journal 'The [Alchemist's mystery] establishes Scott Mariani as an writer to watch.' M.J. Rose, foreign bestselling writer of The Reincarnationist 'Mariani does an exceptional task of balancing the historic stuff with the elemental plot to maintain the pages turning.' Oxford Mail 'Scott Mariani brings all of it to the desk during this fast paced mystery that rockets off the 1st web page and not slows down. The Alchemist's key's full of darkish intrigue, threat round each nook, bullets flying, sexual rigidity, and an unending attack of nasty villains bent on preventing ex-SAS Ben wish from discovering the key to an historical manuscript. It's every thing a mystery may be and more.' Joe Moore, foreign bestselling co-author of THE GRAIL CONSPIRACY

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Please, name me Roberta. ’ They shook palms. She watched him for a response, awaiting the inevitable raised eyebrow and mock-surprise ‘oh–a girl! ’ or ‘my, scientists have gotten prettier nowadays’ form of remark that just about each guy she met got here out with, to her nice annoyance. It had nearly turn into her common attempt for gauging males she met. It was once simply an identical infuriating knee-jerk reaction she received while she informed men approximately her black belt in Shotokan karate: ‘oh, I’d greater watch my step’. Assholes. yet as she invited Ben to sit, she didn’t observe a flicker of something go his face. attention-grabbing. He wasn’t the common kind of Englishman she’d come to know–no crimson jowls, beer abdominal, lousy style in outfits or combed-over bald patch right here. the guy contrary her used to be tallish, whatever lower than six toes, with a simple grace in denims and a mild jacket over a black polo-neck that held on a narrow yet muscular body. He used to be probably 5, six years older than she was once. He had the deep tan of somebody who’d been spending time in a scorching nation, and his thick blond hair was once bleached by means of the sunlight. He used to be the type of guy she may perhaps opt for. yet there has been a hardness within the set of his jaw, and anything in these blue eyes that used to be chilly and indifferent. ‘Thanks for agreeing to work out me,’ he acknowledged. ‘My assistant Michel stated you have been from the Sunday instances’ ‘That’s correct. I’m engaged on a characteristic for our journal complement. ’ ‘Uh-huh? and the way am i able to assist you, Mr desire? ’ ‘Ben. ’ ‘OK, what am i able to do for you, Ben? Oh, incidentally, this is often Michel Zardi, my good friend and helper. ’ She waved a hand at Michel, who had come into the lab to appear for a dossier. ‘Listen, i used to be simply going to make a coffee,’ she stated. ‘Want one? ’ ‘Coffee will be good,’ Ben stated. ‘Black, no sugar. i have to make a short name. Do you brain? ’ ‘Sure, cross correct ahead,’ she stated. She became to Michel. ‘You desire a espresso? ’ she requested him. Her French was once ideal. ‘Non, merci. I’m going out in a minute to get a few fish for Lutin. ’ She laughed. ‘That rattling cat of yours eats larger than I do. ’ Michel grinned and left the room. Roberta made the espresso whereas Ben took out his mobilephone. He referred to as the quantity for Loriot, the ebook writer Rose had pointed out. No answer. Ben left him a message and his quantity. ‘Your French is beautiful solid for an English journalist,’ she stated. ‘I’ve travelled round. Yours is beautiful stable too. How lengthy have you ever lived the following? ’ ‘Nearly six years now. ’ She sipped the new espresso. ‘So let’s get all the way down to enterprise, Ben. you need to check with me approximately alchemy? How did you listen approximately me? ’ ‘Professor Jon Rose at Oxford college positioned me directly to you. He’d heard approximately your paintings and notion you're capable of aid me. Naturally,’ he lied, ‘you’ll be absolutely credited for any details utilized in the item. ’ ‘You can go away my identify out of it. ’ She laughed grimly. ‘Probably top let alone me in any respect. I’m formally the untouchable of the medical global nowadays. but when i will assist you, i'm going to. What d’you need to know? ’ He leaned ahead in his seat.

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