I’m delighted to share with you three of my favourite five-star reviews for THE MAGUS COVENANT, Book 1 in The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series. All four books in the series are now also available in a Box Set.
About The Magus Covenant
The world as we know it is in peril – unless one man can uncover the truth…
Jotham Fletcher is in Rome to give a lecture about Simon Magus at the church where he fell to his death beside the Roman Forum. Magus was a cult leader mentioned in the Bible and his libertine sect disappeared by 400 AD. But did it really die out?
A robed man is pushed from the bell tower of the church at midnight and Jotham becomes the prime suspect. His lover Antonella, an expert on ancient documents, has a shocking secret. Rumours fly about a papyrus scroll. A ruthless Catholic Brotherhood will stop at nothing in their hunt for a hidden sect. And a reclusive billionaire has the chance of a lifetime to get his revenge.
Jotham is kidnapped, tortured and on the run. He races from Italy to England to Sweden. But the body count continues to rise and so does the heat in this non-stop thriller that will leave you breathless.
An enjoyable story full of action and adventure
Anglican Priest Jotham Fletcher is due to give a lecture about Simon Magnus at the church in Rome where Magnus died. Magnus was the leader of a religious cult that is thought to have vanished around 400 AD. When a mysterious robed man is found murdered at the church not long before the lecture, Jotham becomes the main suspect.
As rumours surface about a papyrus scroll mentioning Magnus, things get worse and more dead bodies start to appear. Jotham gets kidnapped and tortured and ends up on the run, a journey that takes him across Europe. Meanwhile his Lover Antonella might know more about what is going on than she admits.
It’s up to Jotham to fit the pieces of the puzzle together and find out what the Brotherhood, a religious order that will stop at nothing to protect their beliefs, has to do with it all? And did the Simonian Sect really cease to exist or are they somehow also involved? And can Iago Visser, the rich reclusive billionaire friend of Antonella, be trusted or does he have his own agenda?
This is a thoroughly enjoyable story full of action and adventure. The plot is well developed, gripping, fast-paced and suspenseful with unexpected twists and turns. The characters were interesting, not superhuman as in some action and adventure stories and all the more realistic because of it.
The book fits into the same genre as Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code” or “Angels and Demons”. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to read a good action and adventure novel.
A rousing and gripping story
Exciting, interesting and entertaining! I found that I couldn’t put it down after a stirring start that continued throughout the entire book. Wonderful descriptions, sensitively written to ensure that the reader is completely enthralled from start to finish, are combined with an exciting plot to produce a thrilling story. I strongly recommend it to anyone interested in the Dan Brown ‘da Vinci’ style.
Thriller of Biblical Proportions
Based on obscure Biblical fact, Pike set out to write a thriller of epic proportions and she knocked it out of the park! From page one, the characters are engrossing and clever. The plot line is action packed with more twists and turns than that street in San Francisco.
Pike’s apparent knowledge of Italy and it’s law enforcement as well as the inner workings of the Catholic church is simply amazing.
This is one of the few books I’ve read that I didn’t have the antagonist pegged by Chapter three. Highly recommended.
Thank you for stopping by. My name is Toni Pike, a multi-genre author who loves writing thrillers for adults, non-fiction, and hilarious books for children.
I’m the author of DESOLATION BLUFF, DEAD DRY HEART and The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series: THE MAGUS COVENANT, THE ROCK OF MAGUS, THE MAGUS EPIPHANY and HOLY SPEAR OF MAGUS. My latest release is for children aged 6-9: BRODY CODY AND THE STEPMOTHER FROM OUTER SPACE.
I’m also the author of two non-fiction books. THE ONE WAY DIET is a no-nonsense guide to losing weight and HAPPY TRAVELS 101 is a short book of travel tips.
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