The Prophet #1 by John Matthews

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Sam Tynnan is convinced that with his latest novel, The Prophet – a unique interweaving of ancient prophecies with current-day Islamic terrorism – he’s written the thriller of the year. But when he finds himself targeted, he realizes that some people are determined to bury what’s he’s written.

Adel Al-Shaffir, Egyptian-born, heads an Arabic language ‘activity’ tracking centre at the forefront of hunting down the world’s leading terrorist, Abu Khalish.

But as Tynnan’s manuscript starts being played out in real-life with a chain of bomb attacks and his path collides with Al-Shaffir’s, the question begs: could what Tynnan’s written be used to avoid the prophesied Armageddon of his manuscript?

Or are both of them merely being used as bit players in that script, a terrifying odyssey in which ultimate conflict is unavoidable. A case of art mirroring life or life mirroring art? – with the stakes as never before.


A clever premise for an epic page-turner written with wit, compassion (and) highly evolved characters. --Daily Telegraph

A tightly written novel.... a masterful tale of international intrigue and espionage. --Crime Squad

Breathless, ingenious plot, the segments with Adel, Omari and Akram are classic Hosseini territory, give the reader an Islamic rather than purely western view on terrorism rare in thriller fiction. And one of the most poignant and ironic links to 9/11 and its aftermath that I've ever read in a book. Came completely out of the blue and so had all the more impact, literally took my breath away.
--Thrillers etc

How you would feel if the book you'd written started to come true? This is a chilling and thrilling novel, one in which real people start to wonder if they are insane, and have to come to terms with a terrifying reality that threatens their own life. Mesmerising.
--Books Monthly


The Prophet #1 is part of a two-book set. Book #1 has a build up of events with some issues resolved and ends on a cliffhanger. However, Book #2 is required for the full denouement and resolution to ALL issues.

From March 28th, 2013* Book #1 is approx 150 pages and Book #2 approx 250 pages. Both parts #1 and #2 are available on Kindle. Those downloading Book #1 free prior to March 28th, please download again to include the expanded sequence on Book #1 (extra 80 pages).

About John Matthews

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Published January 11, 2013 by e-media books. 137 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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