The Witch of Babylon by D.J. McIntosh

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Out of the searing heat and sandstorms of the infamous summer of 2003 in Baghdad comes The Witch of Babylon, a gripping story rooted in ancient Assyrian lore and its little-known but profound significance for the world.
John Madison is a Turkish-American art dealer raised by his much older brother, Samuel, a mover and shaker in New York's art world. Caught between his brother'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 Tomas, an archaeologist, and Ari, an Iraqi photojournalist--two men with their own secrets to hide--John races against time to decipher a biblical prophecy that leads to the dark history behind the science of alchemy. Kidnapped by villainous fortune hunters, John is returned to Iraq, where a fabulous treasure trove awaits discovery--if he can stay alive long enough to find it.
International thriller-writing sensation D. J. McIntosh makes her American debut with The Witch of Babylon.

 

About D.J. McIntosh

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D. J. McIntosh’s The Witch of Babylon has been sold in nineteen countries, was short-listed for the Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger Award, and won a Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award for best unpublished novel. McIntosh is a member of the Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies. She is a strong supporter of Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists.
 
Published October 16, 2012 by Forge Books. 417 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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As McIntosh's debut adventure novel opens, New York City art dealer John Madison is depressed, in a "black hole."

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McIntosh’s debut, the first in the Mesopotamian trilogy, will strike many thriller readers as old hat, despite its having won the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award for best unpublished novel.

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I think all myths started out with some truth, how they are retold and embellished over the years launches them into myth territory.

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