The Discovery Author:Steve Shagan For three thousand years it lay hidden beneath the desert sands of Syria--the ultimate artifact, an inscription bearing the last word of God. Its text could shatter the precepts of all theological history and threatens the very fabric of modern civilization. — At the center of The Discovery are Lieutenant Jack Raines of the Los Angeles Police Tac... more »tical Division and the brilliant beautiful archaeologist, Gabriella Bercovici. They are inexorably drawn together in a deadly pursuit that races across three continents. Arrayed against them are agents of Surian intelligence. CIA operatives, private collectors consumed by the need to process at any price, and perhaps even the malevolent spirit of a Canaanite devil-god.
The taut and thrilling action of The Discovery moves from the mean streets of Los Angeles's narcotics underworld to great museums and universities, from ancestral English estates to a heart-stopping climax in a dark, forbidding crypt beneath the ruins of ancient Megiddo.
The Discovery is the new best seller from Steve Shagan author of an archaeological treasure hunt, the hard-hitting action of a contemporary international thriller, and the romance of a haunting love story.
Steve Shagan is the author of the novel and award-winning screenplay Save the Tiger, which won the Writers Guild Award as best original screen drama of 1973. His second novel, City of Angels, was the basis for the Paramount movie Hustle. In 1976, he received his second Academy Award nomination for the screenplay of Voyage of the Damned. His most recent novels were the smash best sellers The Formula and The Circle.« less