Introducing Debut Author D.J. Niko!

Get ready to spring forward this month as we welcome a new season! March is filled with time changes, the luck of the Irish, and hopefully the start of warmer weather. It also means another fantastic new Medallion release!

This month we introduce a new author, D. J. Niko, who presents readers with a fast-paced archeological thriller in The Tenth Saint, book one of the Sarah Weston Chronicles.

“Like The Da Vinci Code, The Tenth Saint takes you to a place you have never been, creating an adventure you will not soon forget.”

~ Laurence Leamer, New York Times best-selling author of The Kennedy Women, The Kennedy Men, Sons of Camelot

Cambridge archaeologist Sarah Weston makes an unusual discovery in the ancient Ethiopian mountain kingdom of Aksum: a sealed tomb with inscriptions in an obscure dialect. Seeking to ascertain the translation and the identity of the entombed man, she and her colleague, American anthropologist Daniel Madigan, stumble upon a lethal conflict.

Tracking down clues in Addis Ababa and the monasteries of Lalibela, Sarah and Daniel uncover a codex in a subterranean library revealing a set of prophecies about Earth’s final hours written by a man hailed by Coptic mystics as Ethiopia’s tenth saint. Violently opposed by the corrupt director of antiquities at the Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism, they’re left for dead in the heart of the Simien Mountains. Surviving to journey to Paris, Sarah is given another piece of the ancient puzzle: a fourteenth-century letter describing catastrophic events leading to the planet’s demise.

Connecting the two discoveries, Sarah faces a deadly intercontinental conspiracy to keep the secret of the tenth saint buried. Risking her reputation and her life, Sarah embarks on a quest to stall the technological advances that will surely destroy the world.

The verdict is out! Reviewers are raving about D. J. Niko and her debut release:

“A new writer worth reading!”
~ Stephen Mertz, author of Dragon Games

“Interesting, intricate, and intriguing, The Tenth Saint is an archeological puzzle the reader can’t wait to solve.” ~ James O. Born, author of Burn Zone

“The characters are lively, and the story is fast-paced and exciting, especially for inveterate fans of the genre.”
~ David Pitt, Booklist (January 2012)

“An impressive and well-researched thrill ride. . . . Dark tombs, buried secrets, and apocalyptic prophesies, this book has it all!” ~Ronald Malfi, author of The Ascent and Floating Staircase

Want more? Look for book 2, The Riddle of Solomon, available July 1, 2013!

Are you a thriller writer, or do you want to be? Then come back next month to find out about More Forensics and Fiction, the follow-up guide in which crime writers' morbidly curious questions are expertly answered by author D. P. Lyle.

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Until next time . . .

Heather Musick
Vice President

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