The Sanctuary Author:Raymond Khoury PORTUGAL, 1705. In the dungeons of a Templar castle, a dying old man bequeaths an ancient half-burned book to his young inquisitor. Keeping one step ahead of those who would kill to wrench the book's secrets from his hands, the inquisitor turns his back on his calling and sets off on an impossible journey to complete the old man's quest.... more »
BAGHDAD, 2003. Hunting for a mysterious bioweapons scientist, an army unit discovers a concealed state-of-the-art lab where gruesome experiments have been carried out on men, women and children. The scientist escapes, but a puzzling clue is left behind: a circular symbol of a snake feeding on its own tail.
As the power of the symbol comes to light, revealing centuries of destruction left in its wake, one unsuspecting woman stands at the center of a conspiracy that could change the world forever.« less
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The Sanctuary is a book that once you start it you won't be able to put it down. Khoury is a screen writer and his books have the same thrill as the "big screen". Every time I thought I had figured the novel out it took me in another direction. Highly recommended for those who like exciting reading.
I absolutely loved this author for his ability to capture your attention quickly and keep the story moving jumping back between now and the 1700's. Lots of action, history, a long read (which I love) so this was definitely a huge hit for me. :)
I guess I was a little disappointed in Khoury's follow up novel to "The Last Templar." Others may really like it, but it never really did it for me. The book read alright, and kept my interest, but It didn't seem to have the same "stuff" as his first book. No, their not supposed to be related, and I knew this going in, so I can't really put my finger on any one thing that caused me to feel the way I did. There were just little things here and there, and I guess I was a left a little wanting at the end.
Having said all this, I finished it, and never considered not... in fact I'm looking forward to reading his next novel, so... use this review, or don't... in the end it's just an opinion.