The Witch Of Babylon: Book One In The Mesopotamian Trilogy

Paperback | May 29, 2012

byD J Mcintosh

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John Madison is a Turkish-American art dealer raised by his much older brother Samuel, a respected Mesopotamian scholar. Caught between Samuel's obsession with saving a priceless relic looted from Iraq's National Museum and a deadly game of revenge staged by his childhood friend, John must solve a puzzle to find the link between a modern-day witch and an ancient one. Aided by an archaeologist and an Iraqi photojournalist, he races against time to decipher a Biblical prophecy that leads to the dark history behind the science of alchemy.

John's quest unearths a fabulous treasure trove and the truth behind a famous story long believed to be a myth.

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John Madison is a Turkish-American art dealer raised by his much older brother Samuel, a respected Mesopotamian scholar. Caught between Samuel's obsession with saving a priceless relic looted from Iraq's National Museum and a deadly game of revenge staged by his childhood friend, John must solve a puzzle to find the link between a mode...

D.J. (Dorothy) McIntosh left her professional job to carve out a career as an author. It took almost ten years to research and write her debut novel, The Witch of Babylon, shortlisted for the Crime Writer Association’s Debut Dagger Award and winner of an Arthur Ellis Award for best unpublished crime novel. The Witch was an instant hit,...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 7.49 × 4.23 × 1.36 inPublished:May 29, 2012Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780143175735

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McIntosh combines stellar research with superb writing skills. This book is the first of a planned three featuring Madison and Mesopotamia. I can't wait for the next two. - The Globe and MailA sinuous barnburner of a story, steeped in reams of fascinating Mesopotamian history and conjecture but not derailed by it. McIntosh has taken on the (largely American) arcane masters, and beaten them at their game. Good on her. - Winnipeg Free PressSoaked in the blood of centuries, yet as fresh as tomorrow's headlines. D.J. McIntosh is articulate, literate, and scary. - Alan Bradley, bestselling author of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the PieIs D.J. McIntosh the next Dan Brown? - The Globe and MailFrom Iraq, ancient history and alchemy combine to terrorize us in this stunning historical thriller. A terrific read. - Louise Penny, NYT bestselling author of Bury Your DeadWith a plot that moves like a racetrack pickpocket and a hero who has more lives than a cat and uses them all, D.J. McIntosh's The Witch of Babylon is one terrifying ride. Connecting the recent looting of antiques in war-torn Iraq with Mesopotamian conspiracy contrived almost three thousand years ago, the plot ingeniously weaves the two, keeping the reader on edge and guessing to the very last page. Full of an equal amount of mayhem and erudition, this novel marks a remarkably inventive and lively debut. - James W. Nichol, bestselling author of Midnight CabAn impressive debut. The first of a projected trilogy, The Witch of Babylon is a well-crafted novel that will appeal to readers in search of fast-paced action thrillers. Containing puzzles within puzzles, plot twists and complex characters, it will appeal to fans of The Da Vinci Code - though in fairness it is much better written. - The Sherbrooke RecordThe Witch of Babylon is hard and gritty, with enough satisfying twists and surprises to please the most ardent thriller fan. - Quill & QuireA book so good, you should buy it twice. - National Post"Rich in characters, puzzles, and historical significance, this shivery thriller is so good I wish I had written it." - Eric Van Lustbader, bestselling author of Blood Trust and the Jason Bourne series"This first instalment of a projected trilogy should keep readers glued to their seats.... This exciting and fast-paced novel ... is tailor-made for the ever-increasing numbers of historical-mystery fans. Highly recommendable to fans of James Rollins, Steve Berry, Clive Cussler’s Fargo Adventures, and Raymond Khoury." - Booklist