The Lost Goddess by Tom Knox
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From the internationally bestselling author of The Genesis Secret-a seductive, exotic new thriller

In the silent caves beneath France, young archaeologist Julia Kerrigan unearths an ancient skull-with a hole bored through the forehead. After she reveals her discovery, her mentor is brutally murdered. Deep in the jungles of Southeast Asia, photographer Jake Thurby is offered a mysterious assignment by a beautiful Cambodian lawyer who is investigating finds at the two-thousand-year-old Plain of Jars-finds that shadowy forces want kept secret.

From the temples of Angkor Wat and the wild streets of Bangkok to the prehistoric caves in Western Europe, what links Jake's and Julia's discoveries is a strange, demonic woman whose unquenchable thirst for vengeance-and the horrors she seeks to avenge- are truly shocking.

Readers have become enthralled by Knox's vivid blend of buccaneering modern adventure, gothic horror, and grand intellectual puzzles. The Lost Goddess is his most exciting novel to date.

 

About Tom Knox

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TOM KNOX is the pseudonym for the English journalist and writer Sean Thomas. He lives in London.
 
Published February 2, 2012 by Plume. 445 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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After learning of the horrific crossbreeding experiments conducted by the Khmer Rouge during the '70s—and the international conspiracy of silence that surrounds those experiments still—a female archaeologist and male photographer have their lives threatened and their sanity questioned.

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This quirky novel from the pseudonymous Knox (British journalist Sean Thomas) combines elements of the best of several genres, shakes them up, then lays them out in surprisingly original patterns. In

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This quirky novel from the pseudonymous Knox (British journalist Sean Thomas) combines elements of the best of several genres, shakes them up, then lays them out in surprisingly original patterns.

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Book Reporter

Rather than a moment of truth, the narrative is turned on its head when Julia points at Jake’s companion, Chemda, and claims she is the evil woman who killed her mentor and several others in an attempt to avenge those alleged to be linked to the horrible series of experiments the archaeological f...

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Dallas News

This thriller moves in leaps and bounds but always keeps us feeling what the characters — often dismayed, sometimes brilliant, nearly always worried if not terrified — are feeling, as when in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, our hero suffers the troubling sensation of “the scorpion of fear” scuttling down h...

Feb 10 2012 | Read Full Review of The Lost Goddess: A Novel

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By jonSun, 03/18/2012 - 16:34.

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I was pleasantly surprised to find a theological discussion interwoven toward the end, as the characters learn about a theory that humans are “hard wired” for belief: belief in a higher spirit, belief in a greater good, or perhaps belief in a Communist regime.

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Geeks of Doom

You can read all about the ghastly true stories behind the mysteries depicted in The Lost Goddess and Knox’s adventures in the Far East by visiting his website.

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