The Key

The Key

Book - 2012
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Hunted. Hounded. Haunted.

She is the most important person in the world. She is The Key

Journalist Liv Adamsen has escaped from the highly secretive Citadel at the heart of the ancient city of Ruin and now lies in isolation, staring at hospital walls as blank as her memory. Despite her inability to recall her past, something strange is stirring within her. She feels possessed by a sen-sation she can't name and plagued by whispers only she can hear: "KuShiKaam," the key.

To others the meaning is clear. For a mercenary operating in the Syrian Desert, a man known only as "the Ghost," Liv may hold the key to one of history's most powerful secrets. For the brotherhood of monks in the Citadel--now cursed by a terrible plague--her return to Turkey may be the only way to ensure their survival. And for a powerful faction in Vatican City, her very existence threatens the success of a desperate plan to save the church from ruin.

At the center of events that defy explanation and hunted by someone she believes might be trying to kill her, Liv turns to the only person she can trust--a foundation worker named Gabriel Mann. Together they must elude capture and journey to the place where all life began. From New York to Rome to the deserts of the Middle East, worlds collide in a race to uncover a revelation dating from the creation of man in this electrifying follow-up to the international bestseller Sanctus.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2012, c2012
ISBN: 9780062204660
9780062038333
9780062038340
Branch Call Number: TOYN
Characteristics: 436 p. : maps ; 24 cm

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dwlueth
Feb 27, 2017

Rarely is the second book as good as the first in a series - but I might have liked this one even more than Sanctus. A very fast-paced, enjoyable read.

Simon Toyne is being compared to Dan Brown. With the amount of research Dan Brown puts into his books I don't consider them quite on the same tier...yet. However, I really enjoy the enigmatic psuedo-history fictions.

DO READ SANCTUS BEFORE YOU READ THIS ONE. I don't believe you would enjoy this book without reading Sanctus first.

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AlmadenAFS
Jan 17, 2013

Sanctus is a must read before reading The Key. Toyne is fast becomming one of my favorites. Both good stories and inter-woven characters.

howardpoole Nov 29, 2012

Much like the first one,the writing was supurb. The ending was a little anti-climatic as compared to the rest of the book. The characters continued to impress. Looking forward to the final chapter.

LaBeteNoir Sep 19, 2012

I got hooked onto this trilogy with the first book, Sanctus. The second continues same pace, same conspirators and quick read. Reads fast enough, that I don't start making judgements about possibility this could really happen. I enjoyed and will read the final trilogy.

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emerge
Aug 26, 2012

The second of a trilogy, this instalment requires a fair bit of suspension of belief (or perhaps a good dose of faith?) as the good guys continue to unravel the secrets of the church. Something always seems to pop up just in time to save them in potentially fatal situations. There's also much more in the way of the supernatural or the hand of God, if you take the religious view. Same cast as the first one with some interesting new comers thrown in.

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